Fashion & Style

Hermès goes green

The bicycle in its custom pumpkin shade.
The bicycle in its custom pumpkin shade.

For cruising the bustling summer streets or bright parks of the city there is no more ideal option than a bicycle.

Following the current environmentally friendly “green” trend, Hermès has released a new super-sporty model leaving no excuse not to take to the pavement.

Revamping the 2008 model, an entire list of specifications of the luxury French fashion house’s new release is yet to be known.

It will however, be lacquered stainless steel with Taurillon Clemence (a very supple grained leather), frame, handles and saddle.

Also featured is a stylish carrier with bungy cord, mud flap, spoke protector, front and back lighting, and a kickstand.

The first Hermès bicycle dominated the windows of the brand’s Faubourg Saint Honoré store in 1980. Now in 2009, the bicycle from Dutch brand Batavus swathed in Hermès style comes in a fresh havana or pumpkin shade while keeping its original black finish.

There are no complementing accessories for the bicycle although desiring customers can have them created by the special orders workshop. The ultimate in city-chic design, the 2009 edition will cost US$4,000.

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  • The bicycle in its custom pumpkin shade.
  • Taurillon Clemence leather frame handles.
  • Taurillon Clemence saddle.

By: superyachts.com

Published: 8th May 2009

Swathed in Hermès style, it comes in a fresh havana or pumpkin shade while keeping its original black finish