Can’t afford a Porsche? Well, now you can! The German sports carmaker has added the Porsche eBike Sport and eBike Cross to its portfolio.
Automakers across the globe are beginning to shift focus and have set their sights on an electrified future. Porsche has also thrown its name into the EV (electric vehicle) ring with the full electric Taycan as well as the recently launched Taycan Cross Turismo.
The new Porsche eBike Sport and Porsche eBike Cross arrive with a timeless design, technical features as well as high-grade performance reminiscent of the brand. Both models were developed in collaboration with renowned eBike expert Rotwild and feature full-suspension carbon frames, the latest-generation Shimano motor and Magura high-performance brakes.
The Everyday Companion: Porsche eBike Sport
The Porsche road bike is perfect as a daily ride as it is kitted out with a powerful and ultra-compact Shimano EP8 motor, which provides motor support up to 25 km/h. Coupled with a Shimano electronic gear shifting system, the eBike Sport should be a breeze to ride. Stopping power comes in the form of Magura high-performance brakes, which are integrated into the handlebars.
The elegant, streamlined design of the bike is emphasised by M99 LED lights from lighting specialist Supernova. These are embedded in the handlebar stem and aerodynamic seat post for a sleek and sporty look.
The eBike Sport is also equipped with high-quality suspension components such as the Magura upside-down suspension fork and Fox rear shock absorber. Combined with smooth-running tires, they provide a sporty and balanced ride on asphalt or gentle terrain.
Off-Road Adventurer: Porsche eBike Cross
The eBike Cross is perfectly at home off the beaten path thanks to several features. The bike’s powerful motor delivers optimal performance in difficult terrain. The mechanical Shimano XT 12-fold shifting system also enables fast gear changes according to the rider’s needs and the terrain.
Brake-wise, Porsche has equipped the bike high-performance, heat-resistant Magura-MT trail brakes. The hydraulically adjustable Crankbrothers Highline seat post ensures the seat can be quickly adjusted to varying degrees for the perfect position.
The ergonomically designed handlebars features a Shimano colour display, showing speed and distance and range in real time. The clean design is rounded out by a full-suspension carbon frame, which perfectly combines the spirit of adventure with style.
The relationship between the new eBikes and their four-wheeled cousins is ever-present. The models were influenced by the sporty character of the Taycan, states Porsche. The wheels draw inspiration from the naturally shaped carbon frame of the vehicle’s fly line. The elaborate design, developed by Studio F. A. Porsche, ensures optimum reflection of light.
To coincide with the launch of the new eBikes, the sportscar maker has developed a unique load-bearing rear carrier, exclusively for the new Taycan Cross Turismo. The innovative carrier can be easily installed and is perfectly designed for transporting the eBikes.
Thanks to long wheel rails and a high payload of 50 kilograms, up to two eBikes can be mounted and the tailgate can still be opened while loaded. The Porsche eBike Sport weighs 21.2 kg while the eBike Cross weighs 21.7 kg respectively, so both will fit well. The carrier can also be used universally for different types of bikes and can be upgraded with an additional rail for a third if desired.
(Images: Porsche Design Group)