Brose Unveils Light Weight Drive Systems

BERLIN, Germany – Brose is expanding its range of drive systems with the new Drive S Mag; an e-MTB drive with magnesium housing. The Drive S Mag is the fourth member of the product family Brose Drive and will be presented at Eurobike.
The Brose Drive S Mag comes with weight saving magnesium housing. – Photo Brose

“Thanks to its innovative magnesium housing, it is 15 percent smaller and 500 grams lighter than the current drive models and achieves an even higher power-to-weight ratio,” says Brose Antriebstechnik GM Joachim Volland today in a press release. Software modifications and in combination with new electronics provide up to 410% support and a maximum torque of 90 Nm.

Software features

“Our Brose Drive S Mag meets the demands of ambitious e-mountain bikers. At the same time, we enable manufacturers to reduce the weight of their bikes even further. Thus, they can respond to the market trend towards lighter e-bikes,” explains Joachim Volland.

Along with the Drive S Mag Brose introduces a new assist level. The company combines two new software features: thanks to the torque and cadence sensitive support called Cadence Power Control (CPC) e-bikers can receive up to 30% more support at higher cadences.

Progressive Pedal Response

The newly developed Progressive Pedal Response (PPR) provides an even faster drive response when pressure is applied to the pedals. “The instant power output of the new Brose Drive S Mag ensures a more controlled start on inclines and an even more agile riding experience. With this lightweight drive e-bikers can confidently master even the steepest inclines and extreme challenges,” emphasizes Volland.

Worldwide service

Brose developed diagnosis and service tool for dealers and workshops. The new service tool will soon enable a fast and precise diagnosis and maintenance of Brose drives. A test version will be presented at Eurobike and its market launch is scheduled for mid-2019.

“The new service tool reflects our priority of service. In addition, we are also consistently expanding our worldwide partner network,” says Volland. “New service partners have been assigned in North America, Southern and Eastern Europe as well as in Switzerland. More countries will follow soon. The dealer trainings we conducted last year will be offered again this autumn. The schedule will be announced shortly.”
Brose is at Eurobike on stand A1-502.