Smaller, lighter Brose motor announcedHot off the heels of Shimano announcing their new E7000 motor today Brose have announced a new smaller, lighter motor. It is 15% smaller than the Drive S Alu and 500 grams lighter due to the magnesium housing. The current Drive S motor is used on the popular Levo and Kenevo, so no doubt these updated Brose motors will make their way into the new bikes, hopefully this year at some point. This could be the first real glimpe we see into an all new Levo.
This smaller, lighter motor has a significantly improved power to weight ratio. Riders will now benefit from an increased maximum power over an even wider cadence range. Brose are positioning this motor for riders who are looking for 'extremely sporty e-mountain biking'. With an instant power output to achieve a more controlled start on steep inclines and an even more agile EMTB riding experience.
Brose also say:
In addition, this drive also features the new "Flex Power Mode". In this riding mode, e-mountain bikers can shift to a combination of torque- and cadence-sensitive support. Brose’s Flex Power Mode combines two new software capabilities – Cadence Power Control (CPC) enabling up to 30% more support at higher cadences and Progressive Pedal Response (PPR) providing a fast drive response when pressure is applied to the pedals. The effect? Instant power output for more agility.