for those in need of more bling
As I was wandering back from Evans I saw one of these in the window of the local Porsche dealership. First time I can recollect seeing a non-chain drive mechanism.
The price tag said £2999, so I didn't bother stepping inside for a test ride.
A brief google suggests that the 'sportier version' http://www.porsche-bike.com/porsche-bike-rs/ has a £5000 asking price. Ouch.
edit: double post
Porsche are mere amateurs compared to Ferrari's tie up with Colnago:
Don't worry Barlist it's cheaper if you buy from Ferrari direct.
When my wife and I gave up motorbikes I decided I would plough the money into a road bike and I have a 50th Anniversary Colnago and to be fair it has been bulletproof. I know I should have gone Campag being Italian but it is Shimano as every part of the groupset has a special 50th stamp on it. Mind you it was nowhere near (much less than half) the price of the Ferrari jobbie!
I had a belt drive GPZ305 in the early days and it was spot on, the belt never needed adjusting. As you say FB, Harley are belt driven and the torque those things spit out shows how reliable belt drives are. More expensive to replace as no "joining link" as you say, so removing the rear axle to do so involves more labour.
Very clean and quiet solution.
For bikes I guess would be fine if running hub gears (and the ability to wear casual clothes without getting covered in oil) but that is still a limited market.
Due to its equipment, the Porsche Bike RS is not approved for use on public streets. The required fixtures have to be installed prior to using it on public streets. When doing so, please observe the applicable regulations.
Er what? You pay 5k for a bike you can only ride in your garden? Mentalist
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