eBikes have skyrocketed in popularity as of late, representing not only an environmentally friendly, but convenient way to take your daily commutes. Riese & Müller are eBike veterans, having released models spanning a wide range of form and functionality. Now the company is back with 2 new electric rides, both of which sport Riese & Müller’s iconic design alongside boasting ranges of up to 100 miles.
To kick off 2018, Riese & Müller has unveiled 2 new eBikes that will be joining its lineup of electric vehicles. Both the New Charger and Supercharger are the first fully integrated eBikes from the company, which carries with it some interesting new designs as well as allowing Riese & Müller to incorporate new noteworthy functionality.
With any new eBike, the first metric that stands out is always tied to range. And in this case, both of Riese & Müller’s new rides can make it up to 100 miles on a single charge. This impressive range has a few new upgrades to thank, mainly that these eBikes can now be outfitted with dual batteries.
Relying on what has been deemed the Bosch PowerTube charging system, both bikes can now store 2 batteries within their frames. This preserves the classic bike design without added bulk or sacrificing functionality. You can expect to hit top speeds of up to 28 mph thanks to the built-in dual 500W batteries.
Ensuring that the new eBikes packed the visual appeal to back up functionality was a big emphasis for the folks at Riese & Müller as well. Thanks to the Bosch PowerTube-based system, the New Charger and Supercharger boast a combination of “sporty design and comfortable riding”, at least according to Riese & Müller’s CEO, Heiko Müller.
Both new eBikes are available in a variety of configurations that offer Fox suspension fork, Rohloff gear hub, and off-road tires and more should you need further enhancements. You’ll be able to choose between electric red metallic, black and pearl white color schemes.
Availability is still unknown at this point, so there’s no telling when you’ll be able pick up Riese & Müller latest. As of now we do know how much the w eBikes will cost; with both models running a pretty hefty retail price tag. The New Charger enters at the low-end price point, costing $5,469. On the higher-end side, the SuperCharger starts at $5,699.
Both are by no means inexpensive, but they certainly offer some of the most compelling feature sets on the market, so at least you’d be getting your moneys worth should you need the bolstered range.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — Riese & Müller manufacturer of premium E-Bikes, kicks off the 2018 season with the launch of the New Charger and Supercharger models in North America.
The New Charger and Supercharger are the first, fully integrated E-Bikes from Riese & Müller, and incorporate the Bosch PowerTube battery into the successful Charger lineup. The integration of the Bosch PowerTube creates a seamless aesthetic, with the battery blending into the downtube.
All New Charger and Supercharger models can be fitted with an optional DualBattery delivering a total of 1,000 Wh and up to 100 miles of range on a single charge. The Supercharger can house the second Bosch PowerTube battery in the top tube; the Charger DualBattery option sits atop the down tube, with no impact on performance or handling due to the unique frame shape. Riese & Müller was among the first E-Bike companies to offer DualBattery technology, ideal for all-day excursions as well as long-distance commuters and anyone who requires greater range and wants to avoid frequent charging.“With the full integration of the Bosch PowerTube battery, the New Charger and Supercharger are new generation E-Bikes, both technologically and aesthetically,” said Heiko Müller, co-founder and CEO of Riese & Müller. “The success of our Charger range is its combination of sporty design and comfortable riding, and we’ve brought that to the redesign of the New Charger and Supercharger as well.”The New Charger is Riese & Müller’s first fully integrated E-Bike design, with a Bosch PowerTube battery incorporated into the down tube and internally routed cables, preserving the classic bike look yet with all the quality and high-performance for which Riese & Müller are known. The combination of a sleek design with the signature kink in the seat stays, high performance, and comfortable riding position has earned the Charger awards from Eurobike and Red Dot. The New Charger is available in Touring (20 mph) and HS (high-speed – 28 mph) configurations, as well as Charger mountain, equipped with the Bosch Performance CX motor, 500 Wh PowerTube battery, Fox suspension fork, and off-road tires. The New Charger is available in seven different configurations and in electric red metallic, black and pearl white.The Supercharger is a completely new E-Bike design concept, evolving the successful Charger line by incorporating not one but two Bosch PowerTube batteries into the tubes of the ultra-rigid frame. Internally routed cables and signature two-tone frame coating create a bold, seamless appearance. The Supercharger GT touring – also available in an HS (high-speed) model – offers a sporty 11-speed Shimano Deore XT derailleur. The model is also available as Supercharger mountain, featuring the 11-speed Shimano Deore XT derailleur, a Fox suspension fork and off-road tires. The Supercharger is available in electric blue metallic and urban silver metallic and in seven different configurations.The elevated chainstays of the New Charger and Supercharger allow the addition of the quiet and low-maintenance carbon belt drive with options of adding a NuVinci or Rohloff gear hub. The New Charger is also available in a Mixte (step-through) version.