FACTOR® Bikes was created by bf1systems®, a visionary firm developing electrical and composite engineering and hardware for the automotive and aerospace industries and other high-tech sectors. Their expertise has revolutionised Formula 1 cars and is used in the world’s most advanced supercars, including those from Bugatti and Aston Martin. Within the aerospace industry, bf1systems®’ specialist composites are being used for the next generation of airframe and engine applications on civilian aircraft.
start the journey
In 2007, bf1systems® turned their attention and focus towards producing the next evolutionary step in road racing bicycles and in 2009 launched the FACTOR001. The ground-breaking design left an indelible impression on bike designs worldwide. Incorporating advanced electronics with over 100 channels of bio-metric data, full hydraulic disc brakes, and lithium polymer battery system supplying power to the on-board computer, sensors, and Shimano Di2 shifting system simultaneously, the FACTOR001 was a bike like no other.
the here and now
In 2013, FACTOR® will release its first production road bike, the Vis Vires.
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FACTOR®’s Vis Vires has been created with the express purpose of advancing road bike technology. Bringing the legacy of bf1systems to the cycling market, the Vis Vires will allow riders to monitor and improve their technique as never before. Delivering a complete system of advanced electronics, integrated seamlessly with design elegance, the Vis Vires is the next step in road bike evolution.
FACTOR and are registered trademarks of bf1systems Limited.
Factor is a trading name of bf1systems Limited, incorporated in England & Wales under Company number 02902036, with its registered office at Technical Centre, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4ER, UK.
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