Canyon pays homage to German band Kraftwerk in its stunning new paint job

Canyon has created 21 limited edition Kraftwerk inspired bikes, and they’re a thing of beauty.

The 21 Canyon Ultimate SLXs are inspired by the German band, who Canyon says are still shaping the legacy of music today.

The straight edged, striped paint work is striking, and totally reminiscent of both the sound and aesthetic of the techno band.

Canyon founder and CEO, Roman Arnold says that the partnership between the bike and the band carries personal significant.

According to him, it brings back “memories of partying in my friend’s basement as a teenager”. Supposedly, the band has continuously inspired work in the bike company.

In honour of Düsseldorf being where the band first made its name, Tony Martin will be given a Kraftwerk inspired Canyon Speedmax CF SLX, which he will ride down the start ramp of the Tour de France Grand Départ on Saturday.

The 21 Canyon Ultimate SLXs will come equipped with SRAM’s wireless eTap groupset and Zipp’s 303 wheelset.

According to Canyon the design was Ralf Hutter’s own design, and the most difficult paint job that the Canyon design team has ever had to apply.

Each strip is hand applied and each bike supposedly took a whopping seven hours to brand. No wonder they only made 21 of them!

The 21 bikes will go on sale on the July 3, with a price tag of £8,999. We’d recommend moving sharpish if you want to snap one of these up.