Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Italian racer-chic: Colnago Ferrari bikes

From left: Colnago CF4 Racing and Ferrari 60th Light. Stylish, light, fast, sporty and Italian. Just pedal away as hard as you can!

Ernesto Colnago started his bike building business back in 1954, in the small town of Cambiago, in Italy. Since then, Colnago bikes have been raced by more than a hundred professional racing teams and have won thousands of races.

The two Colnago bicycles you see here have been built in Italy, to celebrate the friendship between Ernesto Colnago and the late, great Enzo Ferrari. The limited edition Colnago CF4 Racing has a monocoque chassis and is constructed entirely of carbonfibre. Each bike costs US$11,500.

The limited edition Colnago Ferrari 60th Anniversary Light is also almost entirely built of carbonfibre and gets a Ferrari-red paintjob and the prancing horse badge. Colnago say this is an extremely light and stiff racing bike that can easily be entered in events like the Tour de France. Only 60 units of this bike will be built, and each bike costs US$14,000.

We guess on the days when you can’t be bothered to take your MV Agusta F4 CC or Ducati 1098R out of the garage, one of these Colnago bikes should be just the thing to pedal down to the pub for a beer or two. (Do F4 CC owners actually drink beer in their local pubs?) Anyway, for more details and pics, see the Colnago website here.

More two-wheeler exotica:
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2008 KTM 1190 RC8: Ready to rumble!
MotoGP face-off: 1974 MV Agusta 500 vs 2007 Ducati GP7...
The US$270,000 Ecosse Heretic. Expensive!
Honda RVF750R RC45: The most desirable Honda ever built...
The best repli-racer Honda NSR500 ever!
Acabion GTBO 70: The FASTEST bike in the world...

External link:
The Rickshaw Run: Riding a three-wheeler to the Himalayas!

The glory days of Cagiva. A video from the days when Cagiva were present in off-road events like the Paris-Dakar Rally, as well as 500cc GP racing!

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