4 September 2019
Design, integration, function: Bianchi launches e-SUV
Human-machine interaction reaches a new threshold with the new Bianchi e-SUV unveiled at Eurobike: a disruptive e-MTB, with 720Wh battery and integrated lights, that embodies the marriage of style and function
More than a revolution. Human-machine interaction reaches a new threshold with Bianchi e-SUV, the special e-bike unveiled today September 4th at Eurobike, the most important bike expo in the World. Bianchi’s vision on the future of mobility takes shape in an innovative bike concept with disruptive design converting into function.
Bianchi e-SUV is the new generation of e-bikes designed with user interaction in mind. “E-SUV” stands for electric sports utility vehicle. It’s about going anywhere, following your spirit of adventure. It’s the bike that embodies the Bianchi Lif-E program of electric intelligence – mobility, safety, and freedom.
With the idea to create a new generation of e-bikes, Bianchi let design, integration and function be the guides of its product development process.
The design of Bianchi e-SUV is highly innovative. The full carbon frame shows edgy shaped triangles, inspired by the unique shape of the Dolomites to create a connection between nature and technology.
Bianchi e-SUV’s handlebar is designed as a single lightweight carbon element with integrated cable system. The design of the handlebar can be completed with an extension that features additional control systems such as GPS and battery level.
The Bianchi e-SUV is powered by a 720Wh full integrated battery. The battery cover features a unique cooling system inspired by self-ventilated facades in modern architecture. It works as a forced air vertical duct that prevents the engine and the battery from overheating.
An intake allows the fresh air to enter from the top. The fresh air flows through an internal duct above the battery and escapes from the bottom. This flow works as a vacuum system and reduces the heat of both the battery and the motor.
Attention to rider’s safety and well-being is key to the Bianchi Lif-e project. With this in mind we have designed the new e-SUV with integrated front, side and rear led lights, designed in cooperation with Spanninga. The advantages are improved visibility during night time and the opportunity to see and be seen with low light conditions when riding in the mountains or commuting in the city.
Besides assuring an aesthetic advantage, the asymmetrical carbon swing arm prevents chainstay damages and decreases the noise from the chain hitting the frame.
ONE MODEL. THREE VERSIONS.
Bianchi e-SUV family consists of three full carbon models: Racer, Rally and Adventure, all powered by a Shimano E8000 drive unit and 720Wh battery.
- Racer: a modern trail e-MTB, with essential design solutions and a racing soul, ideal for e-MTB competitions. This bike has a 150mm rear travel and 160mm front travel, 29×2.6 wheel size and features Shimano XTR 1x12speed groupset.
- Rally: a fully accessorized e-SUV bike, with integrated lights and mudguards for extreme day&night rides, featuring 150mm both rear and front travel, 27. 5 rear and 29 front wheel size, and Shimano XTR 1×12 speed. The Binchi e-SUV Rally is powered by an additional light with 1.100 lumen and 200m beam distance.
- Adventure: an all-terrain e-SUV ideal to ride more trails and urban rides with low light conditions. It features 150mm rear and front travel, 27. 5 rear and 29 front wheel size, Sram GX Eagle 12sp. e-SUV Adventure is equipped with integrated front, side and rear lights
All three models come in size M, L and XL.
Bianchi e-SUV models will be available in March 2020. Suggested retail prices (EU):
•E-SUV Racer: 10.490 euro
•E-SUV Rally: 9.490 euro
•E-SUV Adventure: 6.790 euro