UNITED STATES: Porsche, renowned for its luxury automobiles, has made a bold move into the electric bike market with the introduction of two new models in its highly anticipated Porsche eBike line.
However, what has truly captured everyone’s attention is the jaw-dropping price of these electric bicycles, leaving many astonished and questioning their worth.
With an estimated price of approximately €13,900 (equivalent to around Rs. 12 lakh), the Porsche eBike has instantly become a topic of conversation. It’s hard to ignore the fact that for the price of this electric bike, one could easily purchase a car.
Nevertheless, Porsche’s eBike models aim to redefine biking experiences by offering unparalleled performance, comfort, and the allure of the iconic Porsche brand.
The new additions to the Porsche eBike lineup are the Porsche eBike Cross Performance EXC and the Porsche eBike Cross Performance. The former comes in six vibrant colours inspired by the original Porsche car palette, while the latter focuses on optimising braking and chassis efficiency.
Both models strive to provide outdoor enthusiasts with an extraordinary blend of athletic activity and unmatched comfort.
For thrill-seekers craving adrenaline rushes, the Porsche eBike Cross Performance EXC promises an exhilarating ride. Equipped with Fox Factory suspension, a powerful Shimano EP-801 motor, and a 630 WH battery, this eBike ensures unrivalled performance on any terrain.
Whether conquering rugged mountain trails or cruising through urban streets, the Porsche electric bike guarantees an electrifying and memorable experience.
Porsche has meticulously designed the electric bike range to accommodate different rider sizes and preferences. The available frame sizes include S (suitable for heights around 1.56–1.70 m), M (suitable for heights around 1.68–1.82 m), and L (suitable for heights around 1.80–1.94 m).
Interested buyers can find these luxurious electric bikes online at store.porsche.com and porschedesign.com, as well as at select Porsche Centres and Porsche Design Stores.
In terms of specifications, the Porsche eBike Cross Performance boasts a lightweight carbon frame, ensuring agility and durability. The integration of an electronic 12-speed Shimano rear derailleur guarantees seamless gear shifts for both uphill and downhill rides.
The electric bike also features innovative functions such as Free Shift mode, which enables riders to shift gears without using the handle, and Auto Shift, which autonomously adjusts the entire system.
The Magura MT7 braking system, equipped with a robust four-piston calliper made of machined aluminium, delivers exceptional braking performance.
Furthermore, the Fox Float DPS Factory air shock with 100 mm of rear travel, combined with the Fox 34 Float Factory suspension fork, ensures optimal comfort and precise handling.
The Porsche eBike Cross Performance stands out with its Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Carbon wheelset, where each wheel possesses unique spoke tension, providing stability during sharp turns. The carbon Rotwild B220 Flatriser 35 handlebar, measuring 780 mm in width, adds to the electric bikes lightweight and sporty feel.
Drawing inspiration from the sleek “flyline” roofline of the iconic Porsche 911 and Porsche Taycan, the carbon frame design showcases performance writing in a complementary Fox Factory colour scheme.
While the Porsche eBikes unquestionably offer cutting-edge technology, unrivalled performance, and luxurious features, their astonishing price tags have sparked intense discussions and debates.
Priced at €12,900 (approximately Rs. 11 lakh) for the Porsche eBike Cross Performance and €13,900 (approximately Rs. 12 lakh) for the Porsche eBike Cross Performance EXC, these eBikes firmly position themselves as premium products for those seeking the ultimate in biking experiences.