Purion on-board computer: display and remote control in one
Available from dealers in 2017 for the Active and Performance Lines
Stuttgart/Reutlingen – For the 2017 model year Bosch eBike Systems presents Purion, an on-board computer aimed especially at pragmatic pedelec users. The display shows the eBiker the most important information and can be operated from the handlebar by thumb pressure. Purion combines design and functionality and provides a compact solution for both urban and cross-country use that is a meaningful addition to the Bosch display portfolio.
2-in-1 solution: display and remote control in one Unlike the Bosch Intuvia and Nyon on-board eBike computers, each of which includes a remote control near the handlebar grip, Purion is a 2-in-1 solution. The display and remote control are combined in one device on the left of the handlebar that is easily and safely operated by thumb pressure and provides the most important functions for the purist eBiker. Easy-to-use keys set the assistance levels (Off, Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo). The display is optimally readable from every angle and informs the eBiker about speed, total mileage, range and distance travelled. Purion also shows when the next service check is due at the eBiker’s dealer – provided that the dealer has pre-set this function. The benefit is that regular service intervals keep the eBike in good condition.
Design meets functionality “With Purion we continue to pursue our course consistently, developing individual solutions for different needs and expectations. By no means all eBikers need functions such as navigation, fitness tracking or a centrally positioned control unit on their bike. Some prefer uncluttered handlebars with a puristic design,” says Tamara Winograd, Head of Marketing and Communication at Bosch eBike Systems. That is why Bosch is now offering in Purion a compact display for pragmatic eBikers. Purion combines ergonomic design and functionality. “Minimalist looks coupled with maximum cycling fun. Concentration on the essential. That is the idea on which Purion is based,” Winograd explains. The new on-board computer will be available from dealers for the Bosch Active Line and Performance Line drive systems in time for the 2017 season.
Further Purion functions at a glance:
Lighting: Can be switched on or off by a keyboard combination
ADAC in Germany and ÖAMTC in Austria launch eBike projects
Vienna police also rely on eBikes that are “epowered by Bosch”
Electromobility as a solution in inner-city traffic
Stuttgart/Reutlingen – Austria's ÖAMTC is into its second roadside assistance season with eBikes in Vienna and Germany's ADAC has followed suit with an eBike project of its own. What the roadside assistance teams for cars, motorcycles and bicycles in Germany and Austria have in common is that they are using eBikes with a Bosch drive system. A large number of police officers in Vienna are now in action on power-assisted eBikes too.
ADAC launches eBike pilot projects in Stuttgart and Berlin The ADAC's “Yellow Angels” are putting to good use the experience gained by their opposite numbers in Vienna and launching pilot project. In Stuttgart and Berlin trials are under way to see whether using eBikes improves flexibility and speed in the provision of roadside assistance. The ADAC is now using pedelecs power-assisted by the most dynamic and powerful Bosch Performance Line and Performance Line CX drives. The ADAC eBikes have a trailer with a hydraulic brake system that can carry up to 70 kg of tools. The Yellow Angels are directly connected to the central database via a tablet that is part of their equipment.
Based on positive experience gained in Vienna The ÖAMTC reports excellent results from Vienna. In nine out of ten pilot phase callouts the eBike roadside assistance team was able to get the vehicle up and running again. eBikes make swift progress in traffic jams, can use cycle tracks and need very little space in which to park. So they are back in service with this modern form of mobility for a second season from May. The Vienna police are also using power-assisted eBikes. Compared with cyclists and motorists who are in breach of traffic regulations the police officer with power assistance is clearly at an advantage, and on an eMountain bike that includes cross-country assignments.
eBikes: A sign of smart mobility “eBikes open up unforeseen opportunities for smart mobility, especially in urban areas. The fact that eBikes now assist the 'Yellow Angels' with their customer service and even power the police on duty is indicative of the wide-ranging uses to which this technology can be put,” says Tamara Winograd, Press spokesperson for Bosch eBike Systems.
Riva del Garda - Season's start in the Mecca of mountain biking
eMountain biking with Bosch: Riding technique, test trials, eBike races
Performance Line CX takes sporting eMountain biking to a new level
Stuttgart/Reutlingen – From 29 April to 1 May Riva del Garda in northern Italy is hosting the 23rd bikeFESTIVAL. This event on Lake Garda marks the start of the new mountain biking season. The latest trend is toward eMountain biking. More and more people are discovering how much easier battery-powered assistance makes off-road biking. Bosch eBike Systems is supporting this trend with the Performance Line CX, a drive system specially developed for the needs of sporting eBikers. On site Bosch eBike Systems is offering interested bikers a wide range of information and trial facilities: from its own Expo stand via training sessions in riding technique to eMountain bike races.
Perfect conditions for mountain bikers South Tyrol is a popular tourist destination. Nearly 6.2 million people a year visit the region to relax or to pursue sporting activities. Forty percent of the region's surface area is at altitudes of over 2,000 meters, which is ideal for mountain bikers. The area around Riva on the northern shore of Lake Garda is especially attractive for mountain bike fans with its breathtaking setting. Riva has hosted the bikeFESTIVAL since 1994, and around 40,000 visitors and 180 exhibitors will jointly usher in the mountain bike season there.
eMTB: Cycling fun for mountain bike freaks, downhillers, and free riders A varied framework program awaits visitors in Riva. It includes an exhibition, trial runs and races in different mountain bike disciplines, one of which is eMountain biking. In the Bosch eMTB Marathon competitors face a distance of 41.5 kilometers and a cumulative elevation gain of around 1,500 meters. The uphill flow sections are a special attraction for eBikers. For everything to do with eMountain biking, the latest products and trends, the Bosch eBike Systems will be the place to go. There will also be an opportunity to go on guided eBike tours. A special highlight will be the riding technique training sessions with former trials world champion and mountain bike professional Stefan Schlie.
“Cycling with power assistance is like many other new developments. You can only pass judgment if you have tried it out yourself,” says Tamara Winograd, head of marketing and communication at Bosch eBike Systems. “Anyone who wants to know more about the trend toward eMountain biking as a sporting discipline and about the latest eBike technology is cordially invited to visit our stand, to try out the latest models extensively and to experience the unique feeling for themselves.”
Properly equipped for off-road racing As a pioneer in a young discipline that combines sport, nature and technology, Bosch eBike Systems is promoting mountain biking with battery-powered assistance, and in the Performance Line CX its portfolio includes a drive system that is exactly geared to the needs of mountain bikers. Starting on steep ascents is no problem thanks to a torque of 75 Newton meters. Maximum power assistance of up to 300 percent in Turbo mode takes eMountain bikers forward fast and makes ascents fun. In combination with the new PowerPack 500 battery eMountain bikes can now cover even longer off-road distances.