Brose Turns to Deliveries of Complete Drive Systems Including Batteries and Displays
BERLIN, Germany – System integration is the news Brose has in store for MY 2020. The German mid-motor manufacturer expanded its portfolio and is now offering completely integrated Brose drive systems for e-bikes which, next to mid-motors, also includes control units, batteries and displays. Also new in the Brose drive family is that the mid-motors are available as aluminium and magnesium platforms.
Brose is turning to system integration without compromising on its objectives which are delivering flexible designs, individual components and complete systems that meet the most varied of customer requirements.
The single-source solution for drive, battery and display that with MY2020 Brose is offering for the first time provides the optimum combination. This is claimed by Thomas Leicht, Senior Vice President of Brose Antriebstechnik. “By coordinating these components, the overall Brose riding experience is optimised. At the same time, the customer can now also benefit from a range of services from a single source.”
Brose’s flexible e-bike kit remains in place: manufacturers can still select from various Brose components but can now also opt for the complete drive system too.
New aluminium and magnesium platforms
Brose mid-motors are now available as aluminium and magnesium platforms. The aluminium drives can be installed in any position around the bottom bracket. The magnesium versions are 500 grams lighter and 15 percent smaller. New are the magnesium models Brose Drive C Mag and Brose Drive T Mag.
The Brose product family features drives with very different characteristics. They are geared towards the diverse areas of e-bike use – from the gentle, well-balanced Drive C for the city, to the efficient Drive T which is designed for touring, through to the Drive TF which provides support up to speeds of 45 km/h, right up to the Drive S, the product family’s very own elite designed for sporting use, for example in top-class e-MTBs.
Brose Battery 630
The power pack of the Brose drive system and specially designed for the Brose drive product range is the 630 battery. It can be integrated in the bike frame and is connected to the drive with the ultra-robust Brose standard plug. It’s a 17 amp hours at 36 volts battery thus offering a capacity of 630 watt hours. The lockable Brose Battery 630 measures a slim 387 x 84 x 72 millimetres, weighing just 3.8 kilograms. The casing, made from black anodized aluminium, is robust and scratchproof. Thanks to a patented locking system, the battery remains securely mounted, even during the most extreme riding conditions, yet can be easily clipped into and out of the frame.
Three new displays
Brose’s complete drive system includes the recently developed “Brose Display Allround”, “Brose Display Remote” or “Brose Display Central”. They are intuitive and ergonomic to use – the buttons are all within easy reach directly on the thumb indentation, with the support level button positioned in the centre, the light and menu buttons above this, and the walk assist button below.
The new Brose displays are part of the Brose drive system but can also be retrofitted to previous versions of the Brose drive product family. They are suitable for most electric bikes with Brose drive. Depending on the model, the display shows battery level, support level, speed, range, odometer, trip information, light and time, as well as the walk assist.