Düsenspeed Launches Model 1, 2 and 3 Lineup of eBikes

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Model 1

Swiss eBike Start-up Builds Dreamy Limited Edition Bikes

Seems like new electric bicycle/motorcycle hybrids are popping up regularly these days as more designers and engineers undertake the challenges. Among them is Düsenspeed of Switzerland, which has begun limited production of three eBike models, each with a specific target market in mind.

The Model 1, the Boardtracker, pays homage to the racers of the early 20th century. A time when men were men and racing motorcycles had skinny tires and no brakes. The Model 1’s carbon fiber frame weighs just under nine pounds, with total weight between 48 and 68 pounds depending on the battery pack and accessories. The company offers a selection of battery packs, with a range of output from 500 to 1800 Wh, and output from 250 to 2000 W.

The listed torque peak is 59 lb-ft, with range, contingent on the amount of wrist applied, of 25 to 124 miles. The figures are based on the use of electric power only, without pedaling.

Model 2

The Düsenspeed Model 2, the Cafe Racer, combines the styling cues of the Sixties roadsters with the bobber motif of the Forties. The monocoque frame weighs in at 12 pounds, and features the same battery pack selection as the Model 1, but overall weight with the high-output pack goes up to 106 pounds. We figure the Model 2 is built to more stout specs given its reported top speed of 100 mph. On a bicycle!

Model 3

The Model 3, the Freeride/Downhill, carries the more conventional profile of a standard mountain bike. With a listed weight of 55 pounds, a 1200-Wh battery, the bike has a peak power output of 500 W and a torque peak of 37 lb-ft. Maximum range is listed at between 31 and 93 miles, depending on the rider’s level of enthusiasm.

Each bike is hand made and carries a serial number. The Model 1 production run is limited to 222 bikes; Model 2 is limited to 164 units. The company, located near Bern, Switzerland, is also at work on an electric-powered watercraft.

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15 responses to "Düsenspeed Launches Model 1, 2 and 3 Lineup of eBikes"

  1. mx says:

    Model 1 for dates.
    Model 3 for downhill & trail fun.

  2. Warren says:

    They say it is “designed to handle” 100 mph speeds. However, they say their fastest motor wind will do 75 mph. Even that is not happening with their 2000 watt maximum. The motor looks to be a Crystalyte Crown motor. I plugged in their numbers, and assumed a 160 pound rider, no pedaling. I even assumed they are talking about a 24s, 88.8 volt nominal pack, which is 100.8 volts hot off the charger. There are electric assist bikes that will do 75 mph, but they are pulling way more 2000 battery watts.

    http://www.ebikes.ca/tools/simulator.html?bopen=false&motor=MTC40100_SA&batt=cust_100.8_0.03_50.6&cont=cust_100_70_0.03_V&frame=road&mass=120&hp=0&grade=0&axis=mph

    1. Nick says:

      Thanks for the reality check!

      It’s a bummer they feel they have to push dubious marketing claims to move their product. Disappointing.

      1. Gerhard says:

        the statement is not from Düsenspeed. The maximum speed is 100 kmh with 6000 Wat engine.

    2. Djoni says:

      Pretty neat calculator.
      I wonder if I could find one for unassisted cycle?
      2000 watts sprinter move their bike above 75 km/h.

      1. Warren says:

        Yeah Grin Tech’s calculator just keeps getting better.

        This one has been around for many years. I suspect G.T. simulator was modeled on it.

        http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm

        1. Djoni says:

          Warren, you are an ace here.

          Many thanks!

    3. Will Davis says:

      The claim is it actually does 100 mph, which anyone who knows about Ebikes knows is BS. I had a Stealth Bomber. 4.9 kW. It did about 52 mph tops. Downhill, 55, maybe 56, but I never found a steep enough hill to exceed that. To do 100 mph you’d probably need, under most circumstances, at least 8.5 kW

      1. Will Davis says:

        And of course there’s more to it than just raw power. The motor has to be wound for top speed. My Zero FXS doesn’t even reach 100, and it’s 44 kW…

  3. Hans Wurst says:

    13.720€
    12.795€
    11.680€
    in the order of appearance in this article.
    https://www.greenfinder.de/e-bikes/marke/duesenspeed-gmbh/

    1. Mark.ca says:

      Shockingly high!

      1. wavelet says:

        The Model 1 & 2 would be classified as S-Pedelecs where that category exists. Despite being limited to 45km/h (28mph), they would still need to registered with plates, insurance and a motorcycle driver’s license, so none of the e-bicycle benefits.

        The prices Hans Wurst linked to are pretty much Zero Motorcycle model S territory — 20x the motor & 3x the range 9 at city speeds) of Düsenspeed’s, not to mention full motorcycle suspension, handling & components, and real speeds of >100mph.

        The Zero FX/FXS is even cheaper than the Düsenspeeds…

        Why would anyone ever buy this?

  4. Jim J Fox says:

    FUGLY. All of them.

  5. Michael Merten says:

    According to Swiss law in Switzerland they’ll be limited anyway. Unless they’re all made for export. Which would be sad.

  6. Will Davis says:

    A much nicer Swiss E-Bike is the Stromer ST2

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