Many Riese & Müller E-Bikes and Cargo Bikes are equipped with Bosch Performance Line CX, Performance Line or Active Line motors. The drives impress with absolutely no need for maintenance and are among the most reliable on the market. With pedal assistance of up to 25 km/h, and up to 45 km/h on our HS models, you can reach any destination effortlessly.
With the tremendous driving force of the Bosch motors, you can conquer any terrain and any mountain. Its aesthetically pleasing integration into the crank bearing ensures plenty of ground clearance, a low centre of gravity, directional stability and the direct transfer of force to the back wheel via a chain or belt. The riding experience provided by the mid-mounted motor most closely approximates the sensation of riding a normal bike. All Riese & Müller E-Bikes are Pedelecs and S-Pedelecs (with the HS models). The driving force is controlled using the pedals, not via an accelerator handle as on a motorbike. The harder you push on the pedals, the more the electric drive supports you. When you stop pedalling, the motor stops, and you continue to roll – just like on any normal bike.
A pushing and starting aid fitted as standard helps your E-Bike up slopes even when you’re not sitting in the saddle. The button used to make your bike push itself at 6 km/h is located on the external control unit. The maintenance-free motors have an electronic control unit with an ultra-modern 32-bit processor and sensors for power, pedal rate and speed. Thanks to 1,000 sensor measurements per second, its coordination is superb. The higher the power, the higher the torque and therefore the faster the acceleration. The maximum speed up to which your motor provides assistance is 25 km/h, while the Performance Speed motor on our HS models assists you at up to 45 km/h. Combining the motors with a derailleur or Rohloff gear provides for greater efficiency than combining them with an Enviolo hub gear.
The Bosch Performance Line CX motor
The fourth generation of the Performance CX is the most powerful E-Bike motor to have been produced by Bosch. It currently represents the benchmark with up to 340% pedal assistance, a maximum torque of 85 Nm, extremely sporty start-up characteristics, and pedalling rate assistance of up to 120 rpm. It stands out on account of its outstanding dynamics, minimal pedalling resistance and low weight of about 2.9 kg. At the same time, it is small and compact, ensuring ultra-aesthetic and unobtrusive integration.
The Bosch Performance Line CX motor (smart system)
The Bosch Performance Line CX motor is also available for the new Bosch smart system. This system is based on a modified data exchange between the individual components. The motor boasts the same performance data as the 4th generation Bosch Performance Line CX motor. It currently represents the benchmark with up to 340% pedal assistance, a maximum torque of 85 Nm, extremely sporty start-up characteristics, and pedalling rate assistance of up to 120 rpm. It stands out on account of its outstanding dynamics, minimal pedalling resistance and low weight of about 2.9 kg. At the same time, it is small and compact, ensuring ultra-aesthetic and unobtrusive integration.
The Bosch Performance Line Speed motor
Assistance up to a speed of 45 km/h makes the Performance Speed drive the fastest Bosch E-Bike motor. It currently represents the benchmark with 250 watts of power, up to 340% pedal assistance, a maximum torque of 85 Nm, extremely sporty start-up characteristics, and pedalling rate assistance of up to 120 rpm. For the Speed motor, you need an insurance certificate and a driving licence for small powered bikes. A driving licence for class MA (from the age of 16 upwards) or for cars includes this. Helmets are mandatory on HS models. We recommend using an E-Bike helmet that complies with the NTA 8776 standard.
The Bosch Cargo Line Cruise motor
The Bosch Cargo Line Cruise motor is the most powerful E-Bike motor Bosch has yet produced with programming optimised for Cargo Bikes. It currently represents the benchmark with up to 400% pedal assistance, a maximum torque of 85 Nm, extremely powerful start-up characteristics, and pedalling rate assistance of up to 120 rpm. Its excellent dynamics, very low pedalling resistance, weight of about 3 kg and compact dimensions cannot fail to impress, ensuring that it can be integrated ultra-aesthetically and unobtrusively.
The Bosch Performance Line motor
250 watts of power, increased maximum drive torque of 65 Nm and pedal assistance of up to 300% make the Bosch Performance Line drive a real top-performer. Its dynamic start-up characteristics and reliable powerful assistance up to 25 km/h guarantee the best possible performance on all terrains. It is winning over customers with its extremely quiet running and very low pedal resistance – even when switched off. The Bosch Performance Line motor is integrated unobtrusively, thanks to its minimal dimensions and low weight.
The Bosch Active Line Plus motor
With pedal assistance of up to 250%, the Active Line Plus drive is perfect for city trips, for example. Thanks to its low-profile design, it fits inconspicuously onto the frame. The torque of up to 50 Nm ensures smooth and agile acceleration. A balanced riding experience, motor coasting and no pedal resistance at over 25 km/h transform every trip into an adventure.
The drive concepts at a glance.
|Active Line Plus||Performance Line||Performance Line Speed||Performance Line CX||Cargo Line Cruise|
|Maximum speed with assistance||25 km/h||25 km/h||45 km/h||25 km/h||25 km/h|
|Number of levels of assistance||4 (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo)||4 (Eco, Tour, eMTB***, Turbo)||4 (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo)||4 (Eco, Tour, eMTB***, Turbo)||4 (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo)|
Increase of pedal force
|TURBO: 270%||TURBO: 300%||TURBO: 340%||TURBO: 340%||TURBO: 400%|
|SPORT: 180%||eMTB: 120-300%||SPORT: 240%||eMTB***: 140-340%||SPORT: 240%|
|TOUR: 100%||TOUR: 120%||TOUR: 140%||TOUR: 140%||TOUR: 140%|
|ECO: 40%||ECO: 55%||ECO: 60%||ECO: 60%||ECO: 60%|
Max. possible drive torque* (excluding Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gear)
|TURBO: 50 Nm||Turbo: 65 Nm||TURBO: 85 Nm||TURBO: 85 Nm||TURBO: 85 Nm|
|SPORT: 45 Nm||eMTB: 60 Nm||SPORT: 60Nm||eMTB***: 75 Nm||Sport: 60 Nm|
|TOUR: 40 Nm||Tour: 45 Nm||TOUR: 50Nm||TOUR: 50 Nm||TOUR: 50 Nm|
|ECO: 35 Nm||ECO: 35 Nm||ECO: 40 Nm||ECO: 40 Nm||ECO: 40 Nm|
|Mechanical force (at 70 rpm)||365 W||455 W||565 W||540 W||540 W|
|Insurance certificate required||no||no||yes||no||no|
|Start-up characteristics||harmonious agile||very sporty||sporty||very sporty||powerful|
|Gear detection**||with derailleur gear||with derailleur gear||with derailleur gear||with derailleur gear (dynamic)||with derailleur gear|
|Weight||approx. 3,2 kg||3,0 kg||3,0 kg||3,0 kg||3,0 kg|
* converted to a gear ratio of 1:1 foot pedal to chainwheel
** only with derailleur gear
*** In the Performance Line CX the eMTB mode replaces the Sport mode. On the Intuvia Display the eMTB mode is displayed as Sport mode.
The Bosch range calculator.
Calculate the range of your next E-Bike tour in advance online. You can enter parameters such as the rider’s weight, motor, battery or type of terrain. You can also influence the range independently of your E-Bike's technology. Reduced pedal assistance and more muscle power on your part can increase the range significantly.