Monday, May 20, 2024

Urwahn Platzhirsch, an innovative 3D printed e-bike in a unique design

The electric bicycle market continues to increase. The German bicycle manufacturer Urwahn Engineering (previously known as Urwahn Bikes) has announced its latest innovation for bicyclists – the Platzhirsch (the German word for “Top Dog”).

The 3D printed Platzhirsch is driven by a rear-wheel-drive from MAHLE ebikemotion, which would be integrated inconspicuously. The model comes with a powerful rear engine from MAHLE ebikemotion, which delivers up to 40 Nm of torque on the rear wheel and offers three different driving modes.

All electronic components are almost invisibly integrated into the organic steel frame, including the battery that powers the rear wheel hub motor. Despite the sturdy steel frame with 3D printed parts, it offers an elastic rear triangle for increased comfort. Comfort is a top priority for the new pedelec from Magdeburg.

The “top dog” is a perfect commuter for everyday journeys.
The “top dog” is a perfect commuter for everyday journeys.

The bike can reach the top speed of up to 25km/h (15.5 mph). With 250 Wh, the battery has a range of up to 80 km. As an option, the MAHLE ebikemotion drive system also has a range extender that can feed a further 208 Wh into the system, thus extending the range by another 60 kilometers. The top dog is navigated digitally using the associated MAHLE app.

Thanks to the numerous hidden assembly points, the Magdeburg manufacturer makes the “top dog” a perfect commuter for everyday journeys. Bottle holders, luggage racks, and fenders can be easily installed. In conjunction with the low-maintenance Gates timing belt, the driver is always clean and has the lowest possible maintenance effort.

An LED lighting system, which is integrated into the handlebars, ensures that the lighting complies with the road traffic regulations. There is a rear light in the seat post.

The Urwahn e-bike can currently be pre-ordered with an exclusive discount of €500. It’s worth taking a look at the website!