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Bosch unveils concept ebike designed for the company's tech

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The eBike Design Vision is intended for both on- and off-road use
The eBike Design Vision is intended for both on- and off-road use
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The front cargo rack and headlight sit in front of the eBike ABS module
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The front cargo rack and headlight sit in front of the eBike ABS module
The bike's Performance Line CX motor
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The bike's Performance Line CX motor
The integrated Nyon computer displays data such as current speed and battery charge level
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The integrated Nyon computer displays data such as current speed and battery charge level
The eBike Design Vision is intended for both on- and off-road use
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The eBike Design Vision is intended for both on- and off-road use
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Bosch is already well-known for its electric bike motors and related technologies. Now, the German company has unveiled a concept ebike, created to show how smoothly those products could be incorporated into one vehicle.

Called the eBike Design Vision, the bicycle is described as an urban sports cruiser, made for "city adventures, commuter trips and off-road trails." This versatility is made possible by both front and rear suspension, with the latter utilizing a shock absorber built directly into the top tube.

The bike's carbon fiber frame seamlessly incorporates a variety of Bosch components, including a Performance Line CX motor adjacent to the bottom bracket, a removable PowerTube 625 lithium-ion battery pack in the down tube, and an eBike ABS braking module hidden behind the front cargo rack.

That rack has an always-on daytime LED headlight mounted beneath it, which is powered by the main battery and is complemented by a frame-integrated tail light in the rear. Cooling channels in the side of the down tube help keep the electric drive system from overheating.

The front cargo rack and headlight sit in front of the eBike ABS module
The front cargo rack and headlight sit in front of the eBike ABS module

Up top and in front, the carbon fiber handlebar incorporates a Bosch Nyon ebike computer in its stem. The hydraulic brake hoses and motor control cables are discretely routed through the inside of the bar itself – Magura has previously developed a similar hose-hiding system.

Little else has been provided in the way of specs, and there's no suggestion that the ebike may ever reach production … since that's not really the point of the exercise.

"Our aim in developing the eBike Design Vision is to show what is already possible today when it comes to functional design integration and investigate where the journey might take us in the future", says Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems.

Source: Bosch via BikeRadar

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4 comments
Brian M
Quite a clever design and there is a bit of gap in the market for a bike that can do the daily compute but also do off road for the weekend warrior. Can only think of one that comes close at the moment with full suspension and sensible commute features as standard.
JohnMTO
What is the price of this puppy?
Thanks
JMTO
mediabeing
Bosch, once world famous for unreliable electrical components, appears to be thinking well now.
The electronics are better too.
David V
Among the many new ebike designs recently seen on New Atlas, I really like this concept.
I love the small rack up front with the wide front light there, The uni-sex friendly frame and suspension.
It doesn't seem busy but clean and well designed. Agree that a normal mountain bike is not necessary for the urban commute but the wider tyres would make it comfortable and being an ebike the normal inherent heaviness would not be a problem. But I'm guessing the price would be above $3000 or even more looking at those wheels and when Van Moof sell their latest ebikes under the $2000 price tag, well would they find a market ?