The Ford Escape Octane, previewed at the recent SEMA motor show in Las Vegas, has been modified by carbon bike company Kestrel to accommodate four of its lightweight machines.

This SUV is bike-friendly (on the inside, that is)

"We can thank Lance Armstrong for helping America discover bicycles, and Kestrel U.S.A. for this project Escape built for those who enjoy riding them," reports US auto mag, Motor Trend.

According to the petrolhead publication this particular SUV has been upgraded with "Billy Boat performance exhaust, H&R springs and swaybar, Gorilla performance disc brakes, and Budnik GTX wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich G-Force tires."

Dull so far, but here’s the bike bit:

"The body is fitted with Octane/Concept Works/Kestrel carbon fiber grille, PIAA light bar, and an Octane/ConceptWorks/National Mallfront modified No Boundaries RX bicycle rack that holds four custom-built Kestrel Talon SL full-carbon-fiber racing/road bikes that weigh just 15 pounds each."…/index6.html (nowt on there about the Ford tie-up, mind).


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