British fashion label Hackett teamed up with British cycle brand, Cooper Bikes to , to design two dual branded bicycles and a range of cycle-inspired clothing. The bikes – a £1,295 ($2,145) Chrome Single Speed and £1,995 ($3,305) Green Tourer are made by Cooper bikes but have been styled and finished by Hackett’s designers. Both models are available in three different frame sizes (52/57/61cm) and with a specially developed Cooper Bikes/Hackett head badge on the front of the frame as standard.
The Chrome Single Speed bicycle comes with a glistening chrome plated frame with red/white and blue detailing. It is based on a Cooper T200 Reynolds 531 steel frame which makes the bike sturdy without compromising its lightness. It can be configured for single speed freewheel or fixed wheel riding. The classic ‘Mustard’ coloured Brooks Swift saddle and Brooks leather bar tape, complement and highlight the brilliant finish of the frame. On the Mavic Open Sport rims, Tektro brakes provide the stopping power. This bike brings back ‘gum wall’ tyres.
The second bike is the Hackett-Cooper T which brings a touch of class to touring. Inspired by the classic lightweight racing bikes of the sixties, the Tourer combines timeless styling with the latest materials and technology. The lugged and brazed frame uses the famous Reynolds 531 steel tubing, provides a stiff yet smooth ride. The Hackett Cooper Tourer comes equipped with the striking Campagnolo 20 Speed VELOCE set-up.
To accompany the bikes, Hackett has designed a collection of practical clothing – retro inspired shirts, polos, jackets, pants and jeans, suitable for gentlemanly cycling adventures, using waterproof and breathable fabrics. Accessories include a backpack and a saddle bag for the back of the Green Tourer.
MINI has prepared for the Motor Show in Geneva a special edition Clubman models. MINI Clubman Special Bond Street has nothing to do with fast Bond cars, although it has a “fast track” Seventeen-inch diameter wheels and 184 horsepower under the hood.
Mini Clubman Special Bond Street was named after London streets, which is known for luxury stores. Except the performance, its owners will be more interested in the ability to manipulate the trunk and rear seats, as well as the overall practicality of this interesting vehicle.
The car is dressed in Midnight Black Metallic, featuring a contrasting roof, exterior mirror caps, bonnet stripes, as well as Cool Champagne-finished lower C-pillars
Special edition Bond Street is available only in black, Midnight Black Metallic, with two gray stripes on the hood, roof and rear pillars. A similar combination was used in the cabin, which is covered in black leather, with gray accents and “golden” Decorative Details Deep Champagne. The interior can be embellished with a special package – Chrome Line.
In city traffic, after exhausting shopping, owner of Mini-Special Bond Street will enjoy the rich standard equipment. This edition is available for all versions of the Clubman, the one with the two-liter diesel Cooper SD, a powerful 90 kW version of the Cooper 82 kW or strong version of Cooper D. The six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment on all versions, and an automatic transmission with the same number of transfer can be obtained for an extra charge.
The Mini Clubman Bond Street, which will only be offered for a limited period, will enter production in March and will be priced at $30,000.
The special limited edition Mini Clubman Bond Street will make its official entrance at the Geneva motor show in March before going on sale worldwide