Porsche unveiled two e-bikes on Thursday, along with the world premiere of the Porsche Taycan Crossover Turismo, the latest model from its pioneer in electric vehicles.
Both e-bikes are said to be inspired by the Taycan, Porsche’s first electric car that started its broader electric car aspirations. While the inspiration and basic foundation are the same, they both have full suspension carbon tires, each bike has a slightly different purpose and customer.
The e-bikes are developed in cooperation with e-bike expert Rotwild and use components from renowned bicycle part manufacturers Shimano, Magura, and Crankbrothers. High-end Porsche design touches (spit and polish) and customers have a luxury electric bike priced between $ 8,500 and $ 10,700.
The Porsche e-bikes, which were made in Dieburg, Germany, will be available at Porsche dealerships and specialist bike shops and will be available in three frame sizes.
The Porsche E-bike Sport is priced at $ 10,700, while the “cheaper” Porsche Epic Cross costs $ 8,549.
The Porsche e-Bike Sport is designed to be an everyday racer. The bike is equipped with a new Shimano EP8 engine, which provides engine support of up to 25 km/h (approximately 15 mph), Shimano electronic gear shifting, and high-performance Magura brakes integrated into the handlebar. The sports bike also has Supernova M99 LEDs, which are included in the handlebar stem and the aerodynamic seat post.
In addition, high-quality suspension components, such as the Magura inverted suspension fork and Fox rear shocks, combined with aerodynamic tyres, provide a sporty and balanced ride on asphalt or smooth terrain.
Meanwhile, the Porsche e-bike Cross is aimed at cyclists who may be looking for rougher roads. The Cross features a new Shimano-developed motor, high-performance Magura-MT Trail brakes with extra-large, heat-resistant brake discs to reduce speed and a 12-position Shimano XT shifter for quick gear changes. The seat post is hydraulically adjustable from Crankbrothers. The handlebar also has a Shimano color display, which not only shows speed but also distance and range in real-time.