Greater safety, improved stability

BOSCH eBike ABS

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Greater safety, improved stability

BOSCH eBike ABS

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For more safety and riding enjoyment

Safety is a decisive factor for eBike riders and their environment. The world's first production-ready eBike ABS now enables controlled and stable braking, even under difficult conditions. Bosch is an expert with over 40 years of experience in ABS systems, is market leader in motorbike safety systems and is now applying its expertise to pedelecs. 

The eBike ABS was developed using the already established ABS motorcycle as a starting point. Your safety is enhanced through the combination of front wheel ABS and rear wheel lift control. The pressure at the front brake is regulated during difficult braking manoeuvres and stabilises the riding situation – this provides advantages particularly while trekking and riding in the city. Enjoy extended sporty rides, the cycle to work or a cruise in the country with added safety.

Presentation of the ABS for the 2019 Model Year

The ABS developed by Bosch eBike Systems is designed to prevent pedelec accidents and to increase cycling safety by effectively supporting the components while braking.

Presentation of the ABS for the 2019 Model Year

The ABS developed by Bosch eBike Systems is designed to prevent pedelec accidents and to increase cycling safety by effectively supporting the components while braking.

Market launch of Bosch eBike ABS

ABS for Performance Line Cruise and Speed

The first ABS eBikes were already on German roads with selected fleet partners in spring 2018. Bosch eBike ABS was initially used for the Performance Line Cruise and Speed in combination with Intuvia on trekking and city bikes with 28 inch tyres.

Since autumn 2018 pedelecs from different producers equipped with Bosch eBike ABS have been available for purchase. 

The team for greater safety: The Bosch eBike ABS in summary

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) from Bosch reduces the risk of eBikers flying over the handlebars or skidding. The eBike ABS was developed on the basis of the already established ABS motorcycle and consists of different components:

    1. the ABS control unit
    2. the ABS control light (or integrated into Kiox)
    3. two ABS wheel speed sensors, one on the front wheel and one on the rear wheel
    4a. The CMe ABS brake developed by Magura
    4b. with ABS sensor disc and brake disc

The set weighs around 800 grams. The ABS is automatically enabled above a speed of six kilometres per hour.

Compatible with

The eBike ABS is compatible with all Bosch eBike components starting from model year 2019, except for eShift, SmartphoneHub and COBI.Bike products.

Front-wheel ABS

Front-wheel ABS Wheel speed sensors monitor the speed of both wheels. The Bosch eBike ABS regulates the brake pressure if the front wheel is locked if the brake is applied too forcefully, thus optimising the riding stability and steerability of the eBike – especially on slippery road conditions. Harmonious and sensitive braking behaviour significantly increases control, stability and safety.

Front-wheel ABS

Front-wheel ABS Wheel speed sensors monitor the speed of both wheels. The Bosch eBike ABS regulates the brake pressure if the front wheel is locked if the brake is applied too forcefully, thus optimising the riding stability and steerability of the eBike – especially on slippery road conditions. Harmonious and sensitive braking behaviour significantly increases control, stability and safety.

Rear wheel lift control

The intelligent rear wheel lift control of Bosch eBike ABS reduces the possibility of the rear wheel lifting when the front wheel brake is applied forcefully. The likelihood of being ejected over the handlebar is reduced. This enables you to use the front brake more actively and efficiently.

Rear wheel lift control

The intelligent rear wheel lift control of Bosch eBike ABS reduces the possibility of the rear wheel lifting when the front wheel brake is applied forcefully. The likelihood of being ejected over the handlebar is reduced. This enables you to use the front brake more actively and efficiently.

"The introduction of such a system can sustainably increase traffic safety"

Claus Fleischer - Manager Bosch eBike Systems

The history of ABS

1936


Patent application for a 'locking inhibitor'

1969


Development of the ABS by Bosch

1978


Production started for the first electronically controlled four-wheel ABS for passenger cars

1986


1,000,000th system

1995


Presentation of the Electronic Stability Program ESP

1995


First ABS for motorcycles

1999


50,000,000th system

2014


EU-wide prevention of 190,000 accidents and rescue of more than 6,000 lives since ESP was launched in the market

2014


ESP is compulsory for all passenger cars and new registrations of light trucks across Europe

2015


> 190 million Bosch anti-lock systems since 1978

2016


Development of the lighter, smaller ABS 10 for motorcycles, now for all vehicle classes and markets

2017


ABS compulsory for all newly registered motorized two-wheelers >125cc (cubic capacity) throughout EU

2017


Presentation of the first eBike ABS and introductory phase involving fleet partners for ABS

2018


Market launch of eBike ABS