For almost a decade, the electric tailwind "epowered by Bosch" has put a smile on eBikers' faces. Bosch eBike Systems was founded in 2009 and since then has been developing products that enable a unique driving experience and make sustainable mobility even more convenient and safer. Thus, the model year 2020 has a lot to offer as well:
Evolution of the Performance Line CX
No route is too steep, no challenge is too big: With the new Performance Line CX in model year 2020, Bosch eBike Systems is launching a drive system for eMTB use that is light and compact but at the same time extremely powerful and efficient. The most powerful Drive Unit from Bosch convinces even the most demanding of riders with up to 340 percent support. The motor accelerates extremely powerfully, reacts to the rider’s pedal pressure without deceleration and provides dynamic handling from the first pedal stroke. For eMountain bikers this means even more agility and control over the bike – and increased riding enjoyment on the trails.
PowerTube 625 – integrable eBike battery for even more range and riding enjoyment
The new PowerTube 625 is Bosch’s energy supplier for maximum range and altitude. The powerful, integrable lithium-ion battery is the ideal companion for eMountain bikers and eBikers who travel long distances. Also new: the compact PowerTube 400, which can be elegantly integrated into the frame of city bikes.
Clever connected biking experience with the SmartphoneHub
The new SmartphoneHub from Bosch eBike Systems connects the eBiker with the online world by means of the smartphone and the COBI.Bike app. The smart control centre offers a wide range of useful functions - from navigation, music control, fitness tracking and making calls to the connection to other services and apps, such as Strava or komoot. An integrated display that supplies the eBiker with the most important riding data, even without the smartphone, ensures sufficient flexibility while on the road.
Cargo Line – powerful drive for transporting heavy loads
Bosch eBike Systems is presenting a new product line for the 2020 model year that has been specially developed for cargo bikes. The Cargo Line makes transport easy and comfortable, as the powerful motor enables controlled acceleration with or without loads. This also offers families the chance to get out and about in the fresh air, carrying shopping and children in a flexible and environmentally friendly way. Mail and parcel services can also deliver packages to their destinations quickly and efficiently. The drive is available in two versions: with support up to 25 km/h or as Cargo Line Speed for S-pedelecs up to 45 km/h.
Performance Line – constant sporty riding
Sporty rides in the mountains, active adventures through woodlands and meadows or a quick way to get to the office: the new Performance Line that Bosch eBike Systems is presenting for model year 2020, is the most versatile drive system in the portfolio. The efficient drive unit supports eBikers at just the right moment. The drive offers a convincingly natural sporty riding sensation and accelerates dynamically and powerfully, even at low ca-dences. Designed for recreational athletes, trekking and touring riders as well as commuters - and for even more riding enjoyment over long distances.
The Performance Line Speed supports S-pedelecs up to 45 km/h and is the the ideal drive for commuters, offering a relaxed and stress-free way to get to work.
Kiox - connectivity for the next model year
Kiox, the compact colour display for sporty riders, uses the eBike Connect smartphone app to connect eBikers with the digital world. As a result, riding and fitness data recorded by Kiox can be transferred to the eBike Connect online portal via the app. After the ride, activities can be conveniently evaluated using the smartphone or computer. The data is automatically synchronised be-tween Kiox and the app via Bluetooth, and software updates can be download-ed to the on-board computer wirelessly.
Lock – a smart complement to the mechanical lock
According to police crime statistics about 800 bicycles are stolen in Germany every day. This is particularly annoying when the bike in question is a costly eBike. That makes it all the more important to take appropriate protective measures. A mechanical lock is indispensable. The new premium Lock function from Bosch eBike Systems now offers pedelec riders additional digital protection: The function enables motor support to be blocked by removing the on-board computer Kiox.
eSuspension – fully integrated electronic suspension
Bosch eBike Systems has teamed up with FOX to offer eMountain bikers an electronically controllable suspension designed for maximum performance on the trail. FOX E-Live Valve can be easily controlled via the Kiox on-board computer. Using a sophisticated system of sensors, the E-Live Valve determines the conditions of the terrain 1,000 times per second and adjusts the fork and rear shock accordingly within fractions of a second. This means that the eMountain biker can always be sure of the ideal suspension setting and can concentrate fully on the trail.
New software protects against tuning
Tuning pedelecs is a risky business. Many people don't realise that using tuned eBikes on public roads may not only lead to technical problems and safety-related issues, but can also result in serious legal consequences. Awareness and prevention are important. Technological measures will also be taken to make manipulation more difficult in the future. For model year 2020, Bosch eBike Systems is launching software that recognises eBike tuning and consequently reduces support. This solution is the Bosch response to a requirement included in the current European standard (EN 15194: 2017) for electric motor-supported bicycles, marking another important step in the fight against tuning.