New Audi eMTB Redefines Electric Two-Wheel Driving

Audi has broadened its lineup of e-mobility offerings by introducing a limited-edition enduro-style electric pedal assist mountain bike (eMTB) in collaboration with Fantic, available through Audi Genuine Accessories.

With a rich history in off-road endeavors, Audi made its mark in the World Rally Championship during the 1980s with the introduction of quattro® all-wheel drive, a defining feature that shaped the brand’s performance DNA for years to come. Drawing from this legacy, the new Audi eMTB showcases a captivating design inspired by the innovative aesthetics of Audi’s electrified Dakar Rally-winning RS Q e-tron racecar.

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Similar to Audi’s fully electric e-tron vehicle lineup, the Audi eMTB boasts versatile capabilities at its core. Developed in partnership with Italian motorcycle and e-bike manufacturer Fantic, and based on its XEF 1.9 Factory enduro e-bike platform, the lightweight aluminum frame of the eMTB is engineered for a comfortable riding posture, enabling riders to navigate obstacles and terrain with ease. Its mixed wheel setup, with a 29-inch front and 27.5-inch rear wheel, combines the benefits of excellent rollover capability and agile cornering prowess.

Equipped with full-suspension design, e-bike-specific Mavic tubeless-ready wheels, and Vittoria e-bike-rated off-road tires, the Audi eMTB excels across various terrains, from leisurely bike paths to demanding off-road trails. Featuring premium, fully adjustable suspension components with 180mm of travel, the Audi eMTB stands out with a coil-sprung Öhlins TTX22m.2 rear shock and an air-sprung Öhlins RXF38 m.2 fork. Shifting is managed by SRAM’s GX rear derailleur and bar-mounted shifter, operating across an 11-51-tooth rear cassette. Braking power is delivered by Sunstar Braking’s F.I.R.S.T. calipers and S3 Batfly rotors (220/203mm F/R).

The Audi eMTB, powered by Fantic, offers riders four levels of electrical assistance, allowing speeds of up to 20 mph – Eco, Tour, Sport, and Boost – with an estimated battery range of 12 to 90 miles (20-150 km) depending on factors such as terrain, rider weight, and assist level. Eco mode prioritizes efficiency and range with significant electrical assistance, while Tour mode provides a moderate boost. Sport mode enhances assistance for sport cycling, while Boost mode delivers maximum electrical assistance for conquering challenging, hilly routes.

Housed entirely within the aluminum frame, the 720-Wh, 36-volt lithium-ion battery pack powers the Brose S-MAG 250-watt motor, delivering up to 90 Nm of torque. A compact digital display on the handlebars offers essential information at a glance, including assist level, battery charge status, and speed. When the battery level falls below 10%, the charge level indicator flashes in the top right corner of the display. The Audi eMTB powered by Fantic is slated for delivery this summer, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $9,795, excluding local taxes.

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