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Riese & Müller 2021 – The biggest eBike novelties for the next year

Riese & Müller has been shining for years with innovative and well-thought-out eBikes that have set new milestones, especially in the trekking and cargo sector. There are new bikes in the starting blocks for the coming year as well. An overview of the most exciting concepts including details, prices and first pictures can be found here.

The four biggest eBike novelties

  1. Riese & Müller Homage
  2. Riese & Müller Packster 70
  3. Riese & Müller Roadster
  4. Riese & Müller Roadster Mixte

Riese & Müller Homage

Riese & Müller Homage | from € 5,652 | from 29.2 kg | Manufacturer’s website

The best of two worlds: Riese & Müller would like to combine the advantages of a full-suspension bike with those of a step-through bike with the Homage. Riding comfort and safety are the top priorities for the eBike with 27.5″ tires. Those who like to ride off-road can add the GX spec option with Schwalbe Rock Razor off-road tires. Would you like a little more? For an extra charge of € 1,169, the Homage comes with two batteries and a total of 1,250 Wh. For those in a hurry, an S-pedelec version is also available, which supports speeds of up to 45 km/h. The optional RX chip, which enables GPS tracking, insurance protection and replacement service in the event of theft, is intended to provide extra security. Cost: € 97 plus subscription-based service costs. How the predecessor model performed in the test, you can find out in our affiliated magazine E-MOUNTAINBIKE (click for review).

Overview of the different Homage versions

ModelMotorDrivetrainPrice
Homage GT touringBosch Performance Line CXShimano Deore XT, 1×11from € 5,652
Homage GT touring HSBosch Performance Line Speedfrom € 6,042
Homage GT varioBosch Performance Line CXEnviolo 380from € 5,945
Homage GT vario HSBosch Performance Line Speedfrom € 6,335
Homage GT rohloffBosch Performance Line CXRohloff E-14 Speedhub 500/14from € 7,212
Homage GT rohloff HSBosch Performance Line Speedfrom € 7,602

Overview of the different upgrade options

Standard equipmentUpgrade optionExtra charge
625 Wh1,250 Wh€ 1,169
Bosch IntuviaBosch Kiox€ 146
Bosch Nyon€ 292
Without extrasBosch eBike ABS€ 487
GX option€ 48
RX Chip (without subscription)€ 97
Front carrier€ 97
Lowerable saddle€ 97
Perfect integration
The new Nyon display is available for an extra charge of € 292 and is nicely integrated into the cockpit with the internally routed cables.
Brute look
The extra-wide down tube holds up to two 625 Wh batteries, which can be removed from the side.

Riese & Müller Packster 70

Riese & Müller Packster 70 | from € 5,555 | from 40.9 kg | Manufacturer’s website

In addition to the Riese & Müller Load, which we already tested in our comprehensive cargo bike group test, the Packster is the second E-cargo bike platform of the Darmstadt-based company. Compared to the Load, the Packster comes without rear suspension. The load volume is, however, a good portion larger and with 350 liters almost on VW Golf level. The EPP box holds up to three kids and thus makes the Packster the perfect children’s cab, even a baby seat can be mounted for the junior cyclists. Support is provided by the powerful Bosch Cargo Line motor, and for a longer range, a dual-battery option is also available as usual from Riese & Müller – cleverly stored within the frame underneath the cargo box. Whether the RX Chip for more safety, the GX option for off-road tires or the Performance Package for more powerful brakes, lights and a suspension seatpost: You can configure the Packster 70 to your individual needs when you place your order.

Overview of the different Packster versions

ModelMotorDrivetrainPrice
Packster 70 touringBosch Cargo Line CruiseShimaneo Deore, 1×11from € 5,555
Packster 70 varioEnviolo 380from € 6,042
Packster 70 automaticEnviolo AUTOMATiQfrom € 6,432

Overview of the different upgrade options

Standard equipmentUpgrade optionExtra charge
500 Wh1,250 Wh€ 1,267
Bosch PurionBosch SmartphoneHub€ 146
Bosch Nyon€ 292
Without loading platform accessoriesCargo Carry System€ 146
Double child seat€ 194
Double child seat with baby seat€ 292
Three child seats€ 292
Three child seats with baby seat€ 389
Who has the choice, is spoilt for choice
Chain, hub or automatic transmission? The Packster is available with all three options.
Cleverly positioned
The charging port on the front is cleverly positioned to make the charging of the Packster as easy as possible.

Riese & Müller Roadster

Riese & Müller Roadster | from € 3,703 | from 22.5 kg | Manufacturer’s website

The Riese & Müller Roadster comes rolled up in a rather untypical slim silhouette for the manufacturer and was internally one of the most polarizing concepts. The Bosch Performance Line CX motor in combination with the sporty frame is supposed to make the urban bike a fast and fun companion. According to the manufacturer, the Suntour NCX suspension fork provides the necessary comfort on uneven paths. Whether derailleur or hub shifting, pedelec or S-pedelec: the Riese & Müller Roadster covers all preferences with the four available versions. If the stock configuration is not enough, the Purion display can be exchanged for the Bosch SmartphoneHub or the all-new Bosch Nyon display, too. However, there is only one upgrade option for the battery from 500 to 625 Wh. The Riese & Müller RX Chip is already included by default. Together with one of the service packages, which can be ordered online, you should receive quick assistance in case of damage or theft. Even people with a lot of luggage have been thought of: luggage racks are optionally available for both the front and the rear.

Overview of the different Roadster versions

ModelMotorDrivetrainPrice
Roadster touringBosch Performance Line CXShimaneo Deore XT, 1×11from € 3,703
Roadster touring HSBosch Performance Line Speedfrom € 4,385
Roadster varioBosch Performance Line CXEnviolo 380from € 4,190
Roadster vario HSBosch Performance Line Speedfrom € 4,872

Overview of the different upgrade options

Standard equipmentUpgrade optionExtra charge
500 Wh625 Wh€ 194
Bosch PurionBosch Nyon€ 292
Without extrasFront carrier€ 97
Abus Shield with lock chain and bag€ 97
Comfort kit€ 48
Cable routing à la Acros
The cables are laid internally and run from the cockpit directly through the Acros headset cap into the frame.
See and be seen
The Supernova Mini 2 headlight in combination with the Busch & Müller tail light is designed to ensure safe driving in the moonlight.

Riese & Müller Roadster Mixte

Riese & Müller Roadster Mixte | from € 3,703 | from 23.5 kg | Manufacturer’s website

The Riese & Müller Roadster Mixte is the trapezoid version of the classic Roadster eBike and should make it easier for you to saddle up thanks to the slightly lowered top tube. According to the manufacturer, the Roadster Mixte shines with agile and safe handling, without neglecting comfort. If you prefer an upright sitting position, you can add the comfort kit for € 49. A curved handlebar, a suspension seat post and ergonomic grips are designed to make riding an urban bike even more relaxed. You don’t trust the digital features of the RX chip and would rather hold something in your hand? Then the Abus frame lock including a locking chain and a saddlebag for € 97 is the right choice for you. The Roadster Mixte is, like the classic Roadster, available in four versions with derailleur or hub shifting and as a pedelec or s-pedelec. Besides an upgrade to the Bosch SmartphoneHub, the Nyon display, a 625 Wh battery and luggage racks for front and rear are available as well.

Overview of the different Roadster Mixte versions

ModelMotorDrivetrainPrice
Roadster touringBosch Performance Line CXShimaneo Deore XT, 1×11from € 3,703
Roadster touring HSBosch Performance Line Speedfrom € 4,385
Roadster varioBosch Performance Line CXEnviolo 380from € 4,190
Roadster vario HSBosch Performance Line Speedfrom € 4,872

Overview of the different upgrade options

Standard equipmentUpgrade optionExtra charge
500 Wh625 Wh€ 194
Bosch PurionBosch Nyon€ 292
Without extrasFront carrier€ 97
Abus Shield with lock chain and bag€ 97
Comfort kit€ 48
Pack mule
Those who take the Roadster Mixte with them for their weekly shopping can have it equipped with front and rear luggage racks on request.
Safety first
Besides the installed RX chip you can order the roadster with Abus frame lock, locking chain and saddlebag.

For more information about the new Riese & Müller bikes, visit r-m.de. An overview of all bikes tested at DOWNTOWN can be found here

Words: Philipp Schwab Photos: Benjamin Topf