Maserati Launches 8CTF Bicycle to Commemorate Indy 500 Win

We’re not sure why, but lately an array of automakers have released their own branded bicycles. McLaren teamed up with Specialized on a carbon-fiber racing bike, BMW unveiled a lineup of mountain and road bikes, and Audi applied its logo to a set of hardwood bicycles made in Oregon. Now it’s time for something a little more traditional, in the form of a Maserati-branded bike built by Italy’s Montante Cicli.

The Maserati 8CTF is a retro affair -- fitting, as builder Montante was founded in the 1920s -- and celebrates the 70th anniversary of a Maserati 8CTF winning the Indianapolis 500. The single-speed bike is adorned with historic Maserati logos, including a 1930s-style chassis plate and trident emblem. The bike has a “1” logo in reference to the number on the Indy 500-winning 8CTF of the 1930s. Each one is hand-built based on the buyer’s measurements to ensure it fits perfectly.

The design, including the red-on-black color scheme and bulging whitewall tires, is based on one of Montante’s original bicycles, but there is one modern touch: A front disc brake. Just 200 of the bikes will be produced at a price of £3204 (around $5200) apiece. Get your checkbooks ready, Maserati fans.

Source: Maserati

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