Bosch eBike Systems have announced the launch of its new energy-saving riding mode for sporty tours, the Tour+.
The new Tour+ riding mode features continuous support depending on the rider’s own effort, which eliminates the need for manual switching between the common drive modes. With the Tour+, eBikers are able to pedal harder on flat routes in comparison to the familiar Tour mode. By increasing the rider’s own effort, the riding mode saves energy and extends the boundaries for extended excursions.
Additionally, sensors located on the motor measure riding data more than 1,000 times per second, allowing the Tour+ to deliver optimum support for riders and a natural riding sensation. However, the degree of support varies between the Eco and Turbo drive modes.
Claus Fleischer, CEO at Bosch eBike Systems, said: “With the Tour+ riding mode, eBikers who like to exert themselves a little more and put more of their own effort into pedalling get a comfort-oriented and range-optimised support level. There is no need to switch between the familiar modes, riders can devote themselves completely to their eBike experience and enjoy maximum riding pleasure. The system supports a little less on flat and easy routes to increase range. If needed, the support is adjusted situationally based on the pedal pressure to overcome inclines.”
The new Tour+ riding mode is available from July 2021 for eBikes with the Bosch Performance Line CX from model year 2020 and derailleur system.
Earlier this year, the company launched two online training courses for the 2021 model year which are now available to dealers.