Mladá Boleslav / Palermo, 11 October 2017 – ŠKODA continues in its model campaign also on two wheels. The range of ŠKODA bicycles has been expanded with three retro models and upgrades the other models. The classically designed VOITURETTE, CITY and CITY LADY bicycles, which hark back to the origins of the car manufacturer from Mladá Boleslav, are all new to the portfolio. The new STRETCHGO folding bike and the two modern e-bikes are high quality, practical and sophisticated. Overall, the product range encompasses of 13 models – from children’s bikes to racing bikes, mountain bikes, folding and retro bikes through to e-bikes.
Bikes with the perfect retro look
ŠKODA’s new retro bicycles combine the brand’s history with state-of-the-art technology. The VOITURETTE (21- or 22-inch steel frame) and CITY (21-inch frame) models have a black finish, a brown saddle and brown handlebar grips as well as beige-coloured tyres. The absence of a luggage rack, the traditional chain guard and the chrome-plated handlebars round off the retro look perfectly. Shimano brakes and 7-speed drivetrain ensure safety and provide state-of-the-art drive technology. The shifting mechanism is tried and tested, maintenance-free, robust and totally reliable. The frame of the third retro model, the CITY LADY (19-inch frame), has a cream finish with brown tyres providing a contrast.
Travel through the city with ease
The STRETCHGO folding bike weighs just 12.5 kg and is the perfect companion for commuters. The black city bike with 7-speed Shimano drivetrain can be easily folded up for storing in a car boot or in the office, offers taller cyclists a comfortable ride once unfolded and also provides a clear view of city traffic thanks to its high seat position.
Electricity on two wheels
When required, the eBIKE (19- and 21.5-inch frame) and the eBIKE LADY (16.5- and 18-inch frame) electric models deliver ample support. The 9-speed Shimano drive system providing 250 watts (50 Nm) can be used in three different modes: Eco (approx. 70 per cent support), Normal (approx. 150 per cent support) or High (up to 230 per cent support) and reaches a speed of up to 25 km/h. The electric drive system can also be reduced to walking speed if all that is needed is support while pushing the bike, or it can be turned off completely. The frame has a black and white finish and is made from aluminium. The bike, including the drive system, weighs 17.4 kg, while the battery weighs an additional 2.7 kg.