When it comes to designing bicycles Estonian company Viks likes something a little different to the norm. So when they wanted to produce a sleek, low-profile racer they naturally looked towards the Lamborghini sports car for inspiration.
Does it look familiar? Look closer as this is not your ordinary Viks bicycle. This edgy and bold version of Viks was initially inspired by the sharp edges and triangles found in the design of Lamborghini supercars from Italy. The Lamborghini like Viks, or Gran Turismo as they call it, has the same geometry and size as classic Viks bicycles, but the silhouette looks extra fast and mean.
Replacing stainless steel with 100% aluminium alloy has shaved off 40% of the frame’s weight compared to the standard frame in size S, giving them an opportunity to enter the market of sub 10kg urban commuters.
The idea to replace famous curved angles to sharper ones came about in the early days of Viks in 2013. The polishing, fine tuning and experimentation with different materials took a couple of years, and it wasn’t until late this summer that the very first Viks Gran Turismo was handcrafted. The looks of the frame is very Viks, with sharper, leaner and more masculine feel.
There will be a patch of specially made alloy GT frames in different Lamborghini colors and frame sizes available soon, so head on over to their official website here for more information, and see more pictures below.