Bosch presents:

New eBike ABS

Pedelec riding is becoming even safer: Bosch, a leading provider of motorbike safety technology, is launching the first standard anti-lock braking system for eBikes on the market in the form of Bosch eBike ABS.

Bosch presents:

New eBike ABS

Pedelec riding is becoming even safer: Bosch, a leading provider of motorbike safety technology, is launching the first standard anti-lock braking system for eBikes on the market in the form of Bosch eBike ABS.

Greater safety, improved stability

Enhanced safety and riding enjoyment: Bosch eBike ABS

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 has been an expert in ABS systems and a market leader in motorbike safety systems for over 40 years. The eBike ABS was developed in the basis of the already established ABS motorcycle. 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 – an advantage particularly during trekking and city riding. Enjoy extended sporty rides, the cycle to work or a cruise in the country with added safety.

Market launch of Bosch eBike ABS

ABS for Performance Line Cruise and Speed

With selected fleet partners, riders have been out on Germany roads since Spring 2018 with the first eBikes to be equipped with anti-lock braking systems (ABS). Bosch eBike ABS is initially being used for the Performance Line Cruise and Speed in combination with Intuvia on trekking and city bikes with 28 inch tyres.

Pedelecs with Bosch eBike ABS will be available for purchase from autumn 2018. As an expert with over 40 years of experience in ABS and market leader in motorbike safety systems, Bosch is now applying its expertise to pedelecs. Long-term Bosch partner Magura is providing full support as a development partner for brake technologies.

Safety comes first:

The Bosch eBike ABS in summary

With Bosch's eBike ABS, the probability of overrun is reduced. The rider benefits from more stability and better steerability, while using the brake better. The eBike ABS consists of:

    1. ABS control unit
    2. Separate ABS indicator light
    3. ABS wheel speed sensors
    4a. New CMe ABS brake developed by Magura
    4b. Magura ABS sensor disc + brake disc

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

Safety comes first:

The Bosch eBike ABS in summary

With Bosch's eBike ABS, the probability of overrun is reduced. The rider benefits from more stability and better steerability, while using the brake better. The eBike ABS consists of:

    1. ABS control unit
    2. Separate ABS indicator light
    3. ABS wheel speed sensors
    4a. New CMe ABS brake developed by Magura
    4b. Magura ABS sensor disc + brake disc

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

Front-wheel ABS

Wheel speed sensors monitor the speed of both wheels. If locking of the front wheel is anticipated during severe braking, Bosch eBike ABS activates and improves the riding stability and steerability of the eBike – especially when riding on slippery surfaces. Harmonious and sensitive braking behaviour significantly increases control and safety.

Front-wheel ABS

Wheel speed sensors monitor the speed of both wheels. If locking of the front wheel is anticipated during severe braking, Bosch eBike ABS activates and improves the riding stability and steerability of the eBike – especially when riding on slippery surfaces. Harmonious and sensitive braking behaviour significantly increases control 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

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