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Bosch eBike Systems expands smart system portfolio

Product innovation for minimalist eGravel bikes, stylish eUrban bikes and lightweight eMountain bikes

  • New compact Performance Line SX drive for eGravel bikes, eUrban bikes and light eMTBs
  • More riding comfort in the city: Active Line and Active Line Plus now part of the smart system
  • Purion 200: Control unit and colour display in one, Kiox 500: Large display for treks or everyday rides
  • Integrated eShift electric gear shifting for hub gear systems
  • High energy density with low weight: New CompactTube 400 and PowerMore 250 batteries
Tamara Winograd

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Stuttgart/Reutlingen - Lighter and quieter drives, fully networked colour displays, slimmer batteries – these are just some of the numerous product innovations that Bosch eBike Systems has presented for eBikes with the smart system. For the 2024 model year, the company has expanded the modular portfolio of the smart system whilst also further expanding its digital capabilities. Whether in the city or in the countryside, Bosch’s new products and digital features enable eBikers to enjoy maximum flow in all riding situations.

"The smart system represents the digital future of eBiking. With it, the physical and digital eBike experiences merge. In order to inspire eBikers again and again, we are continuously expanding the smart system with new hardware and digital features," explains Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems. "In the coming model year, we have matching product innovations for minimalist eGravel bikes, stylish eUrban bikes and lightweight eMountain Bikes – ensuring even more comfort and long-lasting riding fun."

New lightweight eBiking

Lightweight eBikes are in vogue; on the trail or for fast training laps, they enable better handling and even greater agility. They excel in the city with their sleek look and have the added benefit of being easy to carry to store in a basement or flat. The new Performance Line SX drive unit has been specially developed for light eMTBs, eGravel bikes and eUrban bikes, combining high performance with low weight – making it the Bosch drive with the highest power density.

With its particularly quiet and natural support, the Performance Line SX combines the riding sensation of a conventional bicycle with the advantages of an eBike. In conjunction with the new Sprint riding mode, it is equally suitable for sporty rides and for speedy travel in urban areas.

The necessary energy is provided by the new CompactTube 400 battery, which is optimised for the Performance Line SX. Those who have longer distances to cover can increase their range by a further 60 percent with the PowerMore 250 range extender. Together with the Performance Line SX, CompactTube 400, System Controller and Mini Remote (Dropbar), the entire drive system weighs around four kilograms.

Active Line drive units enhance riding comfort with the smart system

The Active Line and Active Line Plus drive units will also join the smart system portfolio for eCity and eTrekking bikes from Summer 2023. As the quietest drives in the Bosch eBike Systems portfolio, they are ideal for leisurely rides. Thanks to the sensitive sensor concept, the new drive units are highly responsive to riding behaviour, ensuring a smooth start. While the Active Line is suitable for city trips, the more powerful Active Line Plus is also recommended for lengthy rides beyond the city limits.

Simple and comfortable gear changes with eShift

Riding comfort is also enhanced by the electric eShift gear shifting solution, which will also be available for eBikes with the smart system and hub gear systems from autumn 2023. It makes changing gears easier and more comfortable: eBikers can simply pedal and select the desired gear. The smart system ensures optimal gear shifting at all times. For the smart system, eShift will initially be available with the Rohloff, 3x3 and Enviolo shifting system.

Lightweight batteries, high flexibility

Whether for sports use, commuting to the office or on long rides, the new batteries for the smart system will help eBikers find the right battery for every requirement. The new CompactTube 400, which has been optimally designed for lightweight eBikes, weighs only about two kilograms. Delivering 400 watt hours, it provides enough energy for trail rides, training or city trips with the new Performance Line SX.

When eBikers are planning a longer ride, the PowerMore 250 range extender increases the range by 250 watt hours. It is about the same size as a water bottle and in most cases can be retrofitted to the frame by a specialist dealer. Other additions are the new PowerPack 400 Frame as the smallest and lightest frame battery from Bosch eBike Systems (400 watt hours, approx. 2.2 kilograms) and the PowerPack 400 Rack and PowerPack 500 Rack rack batteries (400 and 500 watt hours respectively). The latter impresses with improved theft protection and a slimmer design, making it particularly suitable for eCity Bike rides.

In future, all batteries in the smart system will become DualBattery-capable: This means that batteries can be combined with each other to achieve even greater ranges for transporting heavy loads, long commutes or extensive rides. For eBikers, this means greater flexibility to meet their individual needs – whether requiring additional energy or seeking to keep the weight of their eBike down, they decide.

A new compact charger is the 2A Charger. Around 25 percent lighter and 40 percent smaller than the 4A Charger, it can be comfortably carried and easily stowed away on lengthy rides well as on the way to work.

Connected control units and displays that leave nothing to be desired

With the Purion 200, Bosch presents a compact control unit that also functions as a colour display. Thanks to the high resolution and integrated ambient light sensor, important information such as the exact battery charge percentage, riding mode, time and total distance can be optimally read when riding - even in changing light conditions.

Another advantage: Purion 200 can be combined with a second display if required. For example, eBikers can have their cadence or speed displayed on the Purion 200, while the navigation screen is shown on the second display – e.g. the Kiox 300 or the smartphone on the SmartphoneGrip. Together with the ergonomic operation of the buttons, this provides even greater comfort and flexibility on lengthy treks or rides in the city.

Another new addition to the display family is the Kiox 500. With a 2.8-inch diagonal screen, the colour display is about 40 percent larger than the Kiox 300. Thanks to its large display, the Kiox 500 can be read safely and quickly, even under demanding conditions. A particularly practical feature is the acoustic cues that signal to users during navigation if they deviate from the planned route or when they arrive at their destination. In future, eBikers will be able to customise the display on the Kiox 500 and also on the Kiox 300 via the eBike Flow app and therefore determine the order and content of the screens.

In addition, Bosch eBike Systems presents some digital features for the 2024 model year that make eBiking even safer and more customisable. Detailed information on this can be found in the other press releases in the press kit.

Product availability:

From Summer 2023:

  • Performance Line SX
  • Sprint mode
  • Active Line
  • Active Line Plus
  • CompactTube 400
  • Purion 200
  • Kiox 500
  • Individually customisable display on the Kiox 300 and Kiox 500
  • 2A Charger

From Autumn 2023:

  • PowerMore 250
  • PowerPack 400 Frame
  • PowerPack 400 Rack
  • PowerPack 500 Rack
  • Mini Remote Dropbar
  • eShift for hub gear systems
  • DualBattery function with selected batteries of the smart system

Contact for Journalist

Robert Bosch GmbH
Tamara Winograd
Head of Marketing and Communications Bosch eBike Systems
Tel.: +49 (0)7121 35-394 64

Bosch eBike Systems is shaping the future of eBike mobility with innovative products and digital services ranging from highly efficient drive systems to the first production-ready ABS for eBikes and Connected Biking solutions. On the daily routes through the city, on leisurely rides through the countryside or for sporting adventures in the mountains: Bosch eBike Systems offers eBikers the right drive system (drive unit, battery, display, and app) for every requirement and every area of use, ensuring a unique riding sensation. Today, more than 100 of the world's leading bicycle brands trust the perfectly coordinated, modular product portfolio. As an independent division within the Bosch Group, Bosch eBike Systems also makes use of the Group's technology and manufacturing expertise. For healthy, safe and sustainable mobility that is fun.

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