Bentley launches a new children’s bike featuring diamond-quilted handlebars for £450

Bentley has launched a new children’s bike – complete with diamond-quilted handlebars and no pedals – for an eye-watering £450.

The British luxury car-maker has released a balance bike for children aged three and above, featuring the brand’s wing emblem and a magnesium alloy frame inspired by the ‘sleek lines’ of its motors.

Balance bikes – which have no foot pedals, chain, gears, or in most cases brakes to worry about – are a relatively new phenomenon which has cropped up in the UK in recent years.

Parents – including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their son Prince Louis, three – are ditching the stabilisers and instead purchasing the training bicycles to help children learn balance and steering.

Bentley has launched a new children's bike (pictured) - complete with diamond-quilted handlebars and no pedals - for an eye-watering £450

Bentley has launched a new children’s bike (pictured) – complete with diamond-quilted handlebars and no pedals – for an eye-watering £450

The British luxury car-maker has released a balance bike (pictured) for children aged three and above, featuring the brand's wing emblem and a magnesium alloy frame inspired by the 'sleek lines' of its motors

The British luxury car-maker has released a balance bike (pictured) for children aged three and above, featuring the brand’s wing emblem and a magnesium alloy frame inspired by the ‘sleek lines’ of its motors

Bentley’s balance bike features a safety locking brake system and is available in a range of colours matching those used for its luxury cars, such as, Onyx, Glacier White, Sequin Blue and Dragon Red.

The ‘Bentley’ name is painted across the frame of each bike, which can support up to 35 kg of weight. 

The frame itself only weighs 650g and comes complete with aluminium wheel rims and air-filled 12-inch rubber tyres.

While a normal bike with stabilisers might help children learn how to pedal, they don’t pick up any skills for when the stabilisers come off, according to some experts. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed their preference for balance bikes when sharing Prince Louis’ third birthday portrait, which showcased the young royal on a trendy Frog balance bike.

The ¿Bentley¿ name is painted across the frame of each bike (pictured), which can support up to 35 kg of weight

 The ‘Bentley’ name is painted across the frame of each bike (pictured), which can support up to 35 kg of weight

Bentley's balance bike features a safety locking brake system and is available in a range of colours (pictured) matching those used for its luxury cars, such as, Onyx, Glacier White, Sequin Blue and Dragon Red

Bentley’s balance bike features a safety locking brake system and is available in a range of colours (pictured) matching those used for its luxury cars, such as, Onyx, Glacier White, Sequin Blue and Dragon Red

Designer Chris Cooke said: ‘It was designed with the same meticulous level of detail that goes into every vehicle. 

‘The frame was inspired by the power line that can be seen on our cars and is reproduced in the key line that flows around the frame of the bike. 

‘The seat, an important contact point for both rider and parent, has hidden diamond knurling to improve grip when steadying the rider and the handlebars feature Bentley diamond quilting for comfort.’

The balance bike joins a range of Bentley products for children, including the Bentley Trike, teddy bears, blankets, ride-on cars, wooden garages and puzzles. 

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