Bosch Gen2 / Gen3 Tuning

Bosch Gen2 or Active Line / Performance Line / CX Line Tuning

 

1 About Bosch Active & Performance & CX Motors

At the moment, Bosch eBike Systems is the most successful manufacturer of electric bike drive systems in Europe. Bosch is a very well-known company from Germany, it was founded in 1886. Primarily, the company is famous as a manufacturer of high-quality household appliances, electrical tools and industrial technology etc. In the year of 2009 Bosch entered the electric bike market with the foundation of Bosch eBike Systems. The newly developed electric bicycle drive system was presented for the first time on the 2009 Eurobike trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. In early 2011 the new system was produced in series already. Within shortest time Bosch eBike systems became the most influential impulse generator on the electric bike market. In the meantime, Bosch electric bike systems are installed in more than 50 electric bike brands including such well-known names as Bulls, Cannondale, Cube, Diamant, Flyer, Focus, Ghost, Giant, Grace, Haibike, Hercules, Kalkhoff, Kettler, Kreidler, KTM, Merida, Pegasus, Raleigh, Scott, Sinus, Univega, Winora and so on. The Bosch electric bike systems consist of engine, accumulator, charger and the easy-to-use trip computer. All of these components are optimally matched to one another.

2 Bosch Electric Bike Motors

At the moment, there are 3 different types of Bosch electric bike drive systems: The approved Classic Line and the newer Active Line and Performance Line systems (both launched in 2014). With these 2 new product lines Bosch tries to address new target groups: The Active Line (even available with back pedal brake) was designed especially for comfort-oriented leisure time- and everyday-cyclists, whereas the Performance Line with its strong motor was created especially for sportive bikers. By the way, all Bosch electric bike engines are mid-mounted engines. At this point, we would like to present you the new Bosch Active and Performance Line engines:

a Bosch Active Line

The Bosch Active Line system with its well-dosed motor support up to 25 km/h is equally suitable for everyday errand trips as well as for excursions to the country. It is aimed at cyclists who want to use their electric bike as an everyday item, but who also want comfort – that´s the reason why Active Line systems can optionally be equipped with a backpedal brake, too. The Active Line system is based on the approved 3-sensor concept from Bosch which ensures optimal pedal assistance in every situation. The Bosch Active Line engine can be installed into electric bikes with derailleur gears or hub gears. Due to its gearing layout the design is perfectly integrated and secures more ride height. The improved drive concept has stronger electrics and convinces with very low vibration. This ensures a very unique driving experience. By the way, the Bosch Drive Unit has been awarded with the desired Red Dot Award for product design!

Here the most important technical data of the Bosch Drive Unit Active Cruise:

  • - Engine support up to 25 km/h.
  • - Max. Torque: 48 Nm
  • - Backpedal brake: Yes (derailleur system) / optional (hub gears)

 

b Bosch Performance Line

The strongest Bosch electric bike drive system is developed especially for sportive, powerful driving. There are two versions of the drive unit (engine): One with motor support until 25 km/h (Drive Unit Cruise Performance) and another version with motor support up to 45 km/h (Drive Unit Speed Performance). Both versions convince with high-performance electronics, low-vibration running and low weight (< 4 kg). Something special is the 3-sensor concept which secures an absolutely unique driving experience.

Here the most important technical data of the Bosch Drive Unit Cruise Performance:

  • - Engine support up to 25 km/h (or 45 km/h)
  • - Max. Torque: 60 Nm (derailleur system) / 50 Nm (hub gears)

 

Both the Bosch Active- and the Bosch Performance Line systems come with the appropriate accumulators (Li-Ion batteries with optionally 300 Wh or 400 Wh, placed at the frame or at the luggage carrier), suitable chargers and the “Intuvia” on-board computer. The Intuvia shows you relevant data like speed, charge level etc. Furthermore, you can use it to choose one of the 5 driving modes (Turbo, Sport, Tour, Eco, Off). A very useful new feature is the shift recommendation which allows you to save energy and battery power.

c Bosch Performance Line CX

The new Bosch Performance Line CX drive engine is the strongest of all Bosch electric bike systems so far. It was created for the model year 2016. The Bosch Performance Line CX drive unit supplies more power than ever and a much faster acceleration – even on mountain trails with many steep climbs. The strong engine with its powerful acceleration provides the ultimate Uphill Flow – that means, the Performance Line CX system is absolutely perfect for E-Mountainbikes and sporty cyclists. The maximum torque has been increased from 60 Nm to much stronger 75 Nm. If the rider uses the Turbo Mode, the engine support goes up to 300% - even at high speeds. Thanks to the “Direct Flow” feature the motor support already starts at very low pedal frequencies – this makes it easier to set off uphill or to drive out of tight curves. Despite its enormous power, the Performance Line CX drive unit is very compact and has a low weight (< 4 kg). By the way, many electric bikes driven by the new Bosch Performance Line CX systems will be equipped with the brand new Bosch PowerPack 500 battery – with its capacity of 500 Wh the strongest Bosch electric bike accumulator ever. Good news: All Performance Line tuning tools will be compatible with the new Performance Line CX, too.

Here the most important technical data of the Bosch Drive Unit Cruise Performance:

  • - Engine support up to 25 km/h
  • - Max. Torque: 75 Nm

 

3 Is it possible to optimize / tune Bosch Active & Performance Line motors?

Yes! Meanwhile, there are several highly efficient tuning tools which take away the 25 km/h (or 45 km/h) speed limit to make Bosch electric bike engines much faster.

4 What Bosch Active & Performance Line Tuning Tools do exist?

We compiled some recommendable tuning products for electric bikes with Bosch Active & Performance Line engines for you:

A ASA B25.14

ASA eSpeedA tuning tool with microprocessor-controlled electronics which takes away the 25 km/h speed limit without making any concessions to the functionality of your HMI. This means: Even if your electric bike is tuned, the display will always show the correct speed. Every other data like kilometres, average & maximum speed will be displayed correctly, too. If you tune your Bosch engine with the ASA B25.14 device, your electric bike engine will work exactly like it did before – the only difference is that you will reach much higher speeds with full motor support (the maximum speed you can reach depends on the system). If you install this tool, no cables will be damaged and thus you can restore your electric bikes original condition at any time. The ASA has the capability to make a self-calibration for different wheel sizes. The light function will maintain its original purpose, too. more

ASAeSpeed B25.14

C Sx2 Dongle

Sx2 Dongle BoschThe Sx2 Dongle is a tuning tool that can shift the speed limit of Bosch engines from 25 km/h up to 50 km/h. Thanks to the “plug & drive” principle the installation is very easy. You only have to use the provided cable kit to connect the Dongle to your electric bikes speed sensor. This requires no intervention in the engine electronics, so that all assistance levels will be retained. The Dongle is 100% maintenance free, needs no extra battery and is 100% outdoor suitable. If you want to undo the tuning process, simply pull off the Dongle. To install the device you need a special cable kit which is already included in the scope of delivery - if you order the Dongle directly from us. You only have to indicate your wheel size (20” / 26” / 27.5” / 28” / 29”). Tip: You got the optional possibility to order a cable kit with “Power Switch” – this will enable you to switch the Dongle on / off with the light switch of your Bosch display. more

Sx2 Dongle for Bosch

D Badass Box 4

Badassebikes Box for BoschThe Badassebikes Chiptuning Box will shift your electric bikes speed limitation from 25 km/h to more than 50 km/h. The Box is very compact and has only the size of a matchbox. It simply has to be connected to the speed sensor and secured with an O-ring. After that, the magnet has to be shifted a little on the bicycle spoke – now your Bosch electric bike is tuned and ready to go! After the installation, the Tool will halve the transmitted speed when you reach a speed of approx. 16 km/h, by which the engine support will be raised to (at least) 50 km/h. The power supply comes from a battery with a range of about 5.000 kilometres – thanks to low-power-technology. Of course, you can undo the tuning whenever you want to: Simply open the O-ring and pull off the Box. After that, shift the magnet back to its original position and the original condition of your electric bike is restored. The Badassebikes Chiptuning Box works with all electric bikes within the same system, regardless of model, wheel size or year of manufacture. more

Badass 4 for Bosch

E SpeedBox

SpeedBox 2A microprocessor controlled tuning module which takes away the engines speed limitation and shifts it from 25 km/h to 99 km/h! One advantage of this tuning tool is that the display will still show the real speed. Other relevant data like maximum speed, average speed, daily distance and range will be displayed correctly, too. The microprocessor of the Speed Box 2 module has even been certified for the automotive industry. The installation of the Speed Box 2 module is easy; due to the shape of the plugs a faulty connection is not possible. more

Speedbox 2 for Bosch Speedbox 2 B-Tuning for Bosch 

Speedbox 3 for Bosch 

 

F VOLspeed V3

PearTuneThis is the very latest generation of one of the most popular tuning modules ever. VOLspeed V3 offers much more than most common tuning tools. You can not only remove the speed limit, you can even set the maximum motor support to an individual value (up to 99 km/h). In addition, the "Dynamic Mode" allows you to reduce the annoying "wall effect" that occurs when reaching the maximum supported speed. The result is a much more pleasant driving experience. You can switch the module on or off at any time using the control buttons of your E Bike. Even with active tuning, the correct speed is still displayed. Unlike previous models, you can now even set an activation code to protect the tuning from unauthorized access. VOLspeed V3 is not only compatible with most previous Bosch drives (Active Line, Active Line Plus, Performance Line, CX Line), but also with the brand new Bosch 2020 E Bike drive systems (e.g. Performance CX 2020). more

VOLspeed V3 for Bosch

G PearTune MSO 3.0 

PearTuneThe so far best version of this popular tuning module for Bosch E Bikes - now also compatible with the brand new Bosch 2020 drives! Thanks to the "Plug and Play" principle and the smaller housing, the PearTune MSO 3.0 is easier to install than ever before. New, improved software ensures that the 25 km/h speed limit of the engine is completely removed. Even when the tuning is active, the display shows the correct speed. By pressing the WALK button the tuning can be switched on or off at any time (alternatively there is a "Still On" version of the module especially for Bosch E Bikes without WALK button - in this case the tuning is always active). Compatible with all Bosch E Bike drives and displays from 2014 to (including) 2020 (drives: Active Line, Performance Line, Performance CX, Active Line Plus / displays: Intuvia, Purion, Nyon, COBI, Kiox). more

PearTune MSO 3.0 for Bosch

H SpeedChip 

SpeedChipThe Tuning SpeedChip is a tuning module for Bosch drive systems. The special feature of this tuning tool is that it is equipped with a micro USB port to configure it via your PC. This enables you, for example, to set the maximum motor support to an individual level ranging from 15 km/h up to 75 km/h (about 46 mph). Another advantage of this device is that your Bosch display will still show the correct speed and kilometres (no halved values). 

SpeedChip for Bosch

 

 

I sIMPLEk

SpeedChipThis tuning tool removes the speed limit completely. Please note, however, that sIMPLEk is a kit that has to be assembled by the customer himself using a soldering iron. So a little bit of DIY is needed here. But the installation of the assembled module itself is absolutely uncomplicated. After the installation the tuning can simply be activated by switching off and on the E Bike within 10 seconds after starting it. Even if the tuning is activated, the actual speed will still be displayed - but via the second digit and the decimal place of the electric bike´s speed display (14.5 km/h on the display would correspond to a real speed of 45 km/h etc.). After installation, sIMPLEk is no longer visible from the outside. This tuning kit is absolutely recommendable for all customers with a little bit of manual dexterity, especially due to the low price.

sIMPLEk for Bosch

J sIMPLEk Stick Pro

sIMPLEk Stick Pro for BoschThis is a tuning dongle that completely removes the speed limitation of Bosch E Bikes. Since it is a tool with USB connection, all tuning-relevant parts can be removed within seconds. The real speed remains readable, but via the second digit and the decimal place of the speed display. Please note that this is the "Pro" version of the sIMPLEk stick - that means this dongle is delivered as a ready-to-use product, not as a kit. Made in Germany.

sIMPLEk Stick Pro for Bosch

 

K sIMPLEk Pro 

sIMPLEk Pro for BoschThis is a tuning dongle that completely removes the speed limitation of Bosch E Bikes. Since it is a tool with USB connection, all tuning-relevant parts can be removed within seconds. The real speed remains readable, but via the second digit and the decimal place of the speed display. Please note that this is the "Pro" version of the sIMPLEk stick - that means this dongle is delivered as a ready-to-use product, not as a kit. Made in Germany.

sIMPLEk Pro for Bosch

 

 

L sIMPLEk Stick ECOplus

sIMPLEk Stick ECOplusA tuning tool of a different kind: The sIMPLEk Stick ECOplus does not lift the 25 km/h speed limit of your Bosch drive system, but increases the range of your E Bike by about 20 percent! This works because the installed stick slowly reduces the motor support when it detects a constant speed. As soon as the speed drops below a certain value or exceeds a certain period of time, the motor support is gradually switched on again. This results in a significantly increased range. The stick can optionally be positioned directly at the handlebar. The delivery takes place in the form of a kit, and a soldering iron must be used during assembly. This is however very simple (also applies to the installation of the tool).

sIMPLEk Stick ECOplus

 

M µ-MBTK tuning-kit

µ MBTK tuning-kit This tuning kit removes the speed limitation completely. You can choose between 3 different operating modes. When the tuning is active, the speedometer shows only half of the real speed from approx. 23 km/h on. To install the tuning kit you have to cut the sensor cable of your E Bike and switch the tool in between. 

µ-MBTK tuning-kit

 

 

O MBIQ-CC (Universal)

MBTK tuning-kit BoschThe MBIQ-CC completely removes the 25 km/h speed limit of E Bike engines, there are no further functions. If the tuning is active, the display does not show correct values after a speed of 25 km/h. Easy and fast installation thanks to push-in clamp. The tool is maintenance-free and does not require a separate battery. It can be programmed by the customer using certain wheel movements when the E Bike is switched on. The MBIQ-CC is a universal solution for various E Bike motors, as long as they are equipped with 2-wire speed sensors – for example, the tool is compatible with drive systems from Bosch (Active/Performance/CX), Shimano Steps (E6xxx, E7xxx, E8xxx), Panasonic (X0, Flyer), Brose (Drive S) etc.

MBIQ-CC (Universal)

O.1 MBIQ-CC 2 (Universal)

MBIQ CC 2A universal tuning solution which is compatible with E-Bike drives from different manufacturers (also Bosch Gen4). The tool lifts the 25 km/h speed limit completely. Customer programmable and "Anti-Tuning" ready. In contrast to the normal MBIQ-CC, the MBIQ-CC 2 can also be activated by an external switch (not included) or by the light signal (only for 2-wire sensors). From a speed of approx. 25 km/h the correct speed is no longer displayed when the tuning is active. For installation, the tool must be integrated into the existing sensor cable, which works easily via push-in clamp. Compatible with various E-Bike motors with 2- or 3-wire speed sensors: Bosch (Active, Performance, CX), Shimano Steps (E6xxx, E7xxx, E8xxx), Panasonic (X0, Flyer), Brose (Brose Drive S), Bafang (BBS-xxx), Yamaha (PW-xx), Fazua, AEG, etc.

MBIQ-CC 2 (Universal)

P MBIQ-P plug-in tuning kit 

MBIQ-P for BoschThe MBIQ-P is a microcontroller-based tuning solution for Bosch E Bikes, this time as a practical plug-in tool. After installation, the MBIQ-P removes the speed limit so that you can finally use the full potential of your Bosch drive system. The installation of this tuning tool is extremely simple, as it basically just needs to be plugged in between the E Bike sensor and the engine control unit. Three different modes of operation can be set by certain wheel movements during start-up. If the tuning is active, the display will not show the correct values at speeds above 25 km/h. The MBIQ-P does not require a separate battery. Compatible with most current Bosch E Bike mid-mounted engines (Active Line, Active Line Plus, Performance Line, Performance Line CX).

MBIQ-P plug-in tuning kit

Q MBIQ-S tuning sensor

MBIQ-S for BoschA microcontroller-based tuning solution for Bosch E Bikes. The functional scope of this tuning tool is reduced to the absolute essentials - it completely removes the 25 km/h speed limitation. The installation is very easy, because you just have to replace the original sensor with the MBIQ-S. You have the possibility to set three different operating modes. When the tuning is active, the display no longer shows the correct speed. The MBIQ-S does not need its own battery. If you remove the original sensor, you can always restore your E Bike´s original state. Compatible with Bosch Active Line, Active Line Plus, Performance Line, Performance Line CX and compatible with all current engine firmware.

MBIQ-S for Bosch

R DoubleDongle 

DoubleDongle for  BoschYou can use the DoubleDongle to make your E Bike either faster or slower. The DoubleDongle comes with only one cable set, but 2 dongles: One works like a normal tuning dongle and doubles the maximum engine support from 25 km/h to 50 km/h, the other dongle reduces the maximum engine support from 25 km/h to 18 km/h. You can switch between the two dongles at any time. Thanks to the pluggable design, you can turn the tuning on or off within seconds. The original Bosch driving modes are not affected by the DoubleDongle, but the current speed and the driven km are no longer displayed correctly. You can return the original riding characteristics of the E Bike at any time by removing the respective dongle.

DoubleDongle for Bosch