In a story that could have been released on April 1st, Sciacallo Bikes has confirmed that it has reached a licensing deal with rock icons KISS for a premium triathlon bike emblazoned with the KISS logo and artwork. Priced at US$6,500, the Sciacallo Bacio (KISS) bike showcases the bands ubiquitous logo along with signatures from both KISS founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
Milan Skrecek, Designer at Sciacallo said, “It took many many years of planning and design but all of us at Sciacallo Bikes are honoured to be the company that is making history. We are the first company to dream up, design and develop a premium triathlon bicycle licensed to a music based entertainment licensee.
“KISS is known for licensing a considerable amount of items but they have never licensed their name to a premium race bicycle. The Sciacallo Bacio (which means the word Kiss in Italian) is a dream bike for any triathlete. It’s made from a combination of T800 and T900 carbon fibre and the frame-set clocks in at only 6.85 lbs. CeramicSpeed BB86, OSPW System and UFO Chain are standard on all complete bikes with the CeramicSpeed BB86 coming standard on all frame-sets.”
He continued, “If you’re wondering about the connection well let me explain to those who have never raced bicycles. There is a feeling you get when you out-do yourself on the bike. Words like ‘hammer’ are used along with ‘rock’. ‘Man, I just rocked my bike time in that triathlon’ has been said many times for as long I can remember. That is the connection and that is why we created this kick-ass bike.
“I am beside myself to being able to share my passion of cycling and my love of hard rock synthesized together. ‘She can move you, and improve you’ is how the song goes and this bike will help you crush your next bike time. This bike rocks…go buy one!”
Sciacallo Bikes creates road and triathlon / TT bikes that are ‘based deeply in Italian geometry and super affordable’. All Sciacallo bikes are made from Torayca 800 carbon fibre and come with a 2 year warranty.