Press release #eBike Systems

An effortless riding sensation and maximum control for bikers

  • A special mode for eMountain bikers
  • Maximum performance on trails
  • Greater enjoyment without changing modes
Tamara Winograd

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Stuttgart/Reutlingen – Bosch eBike Systems is launching a new riding mode for the Performance Line CX, specially developed to meet the requirements of eMountain bikers. The eMTB mode ensures a natural riding sensation for the rider as well as optimal support on different types of terrain. Depending on the pedal pressure, the progressive motor assistance is adapted automatically to suit the biker's individual riding technique. There is no need to change between assistance modes – eMountain bikers can concentrate wholly on the trail during their ride. With the eMTB mode, tackling steep ascents poses no problems and cycling through rugged terrain is noticeably easier. The new eMTB mode will be available at retailers in the form of a software update from July 2017 onwards.

A dynamic ride – right from the start

The eMTB mode replaces the Sport mode, which has been in use up to now. It operates with two different modes: Tour and Turbo. With a maximum torque of up to 75 Nm, the motor boosts the biker's performance dynamically between 120 and 300 percent. The motor provides the eMountain biker with ideal power at all times, even at low pedalling frequencies, without the rider having to change the support levels. The amount of assistance is dependent on the pedal pressure, starting with light pressure and increasing to maximum support from the drive unit as required and as the degree of pressure is increased. The system responds almost instantaneously and the rider continues to experience the "natural riding sensation", whether starting off or accelerating. As soon as the pedal pressure decreases, the power assistance is smoothly regulated downwards. Thus the biker has much greater control when riding through narrow, winding sections of a trail.

Better control in tricky riding situations

Thanks to the improved application of the power assistance, the eMTB mode means that bikers are ideally equipped for rides through challenging terrain. The eMountain bike is easier to control at low speeds; likewise, technical uphill stretches and obstacles are easier to deal with. The assistance level ensures optimal traction at all times, even under difficult conditions such as a loose or wet surface. With the eMTB mode, the biker is always in the "flow" – even on uphill sections.

The eMTB mode will be available from retailers in the form of a software update from July 2017 onwards. All eBike models with the Bosch Performance Line CX can be retrofitted with the eMTB mode.

Ketchum Pleon GmbH

Jens Weller

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About Bosch eBike Systems

A new generation of bikes is taking town and country by storm and is already a part of everyday life. eBikes are a modern means of transport for modern people: people in a hurry and people who prefer to take it easy, the fit and the comfort lovers, commuters and pleasure cyclists and, of course, young and old. The tailwind of technology-leading eBikes made by what are already more than 70 leading brands in Europe is powered by components that Bosch is developing to perfection. The Bosch portfolio ranges from the highly efficient drive unit (motor and gearbox) and high-quality batteries to a smart on-board and cycle computer that can be used intuitively. Perfect coordination of components holds the key to typical Bosch performance in terms of both comfort and efficiency.
Like other Bosch products, the eBike systems benefit from the Bosch Group’s technology and production know-how. From conception and engineering to manufacturing, marketing and after-sales service, Bosch eBike Systems constantly set new standards for the eBike industry. The Bosch Group’s experience in the areas of electric motors, sensor technology, displays and lithium-ion batteries ensures that Bosch eBike systems use technology that is invented for life and that eBike users have their fun.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

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