Brose Tuning

Brose Tuning

 

1 About Brose

Brose is a very well-known and highly successful German automobile supplier with a history of more than 100 years. Nowadays, Brose supplies about 80 automotive brands and has more than 22.000 employees in 23 countries. The company produces high-quality components for electric drive systems, vehicle doors, tailgates and seats. In matters of electric engines Brose even is the actual world market leader. In every year the company produces more than 100 millions of electric motors.

It comes as no surprise that “Brose Antriebstechnik” (“Brose Drive Technology”), a division of the Brose group, used its Know-how to develop an own electric bike engine. For this purpose, the whole development team came together in Berlin to work on their first drive system especially for electric bicycles – and they succeeded! Since July 2014 Brose produces an innovative, highly efficient electric bike engine – the first one which is really “Made in Germany”!

2 Brose Electric Bike Engines

In the summer of 2014 Bose launched its first electric bike drive system onto the market. The system is based on a popular, approved engine for cars. This motor has been consequently refined for the use in electric bikes. The result was a highly efficient, compact and lightweight 36V mid-mounted engine for electric bikes. It is available in two different performance variants:

- 250 W for “normal” electric bikes / pedelecs with motor support until 25 km/h
- 500 W for fast “S-Pedelecs” with motor support until 45 km/h or more (available from 2015)

Weight only 3.4 kilogram / Measurements 205 x 115 x 130 mm / Torque at the chain wheel 90 Nm.

All advantages of the Brose Electric Bike Engine at a glance:

- Engine support nearly vibration-free and very silent.
- Excellent frame geometry, because the compact mid-mounted engine can be perfectly integrated into the frame.
- Excellent driving behaviour due to a perfect weight distribution.
- Driving characteristics won´t be affected.
- Bicycling without engine support is possible, too.
- Different integration possibilities and customer-specific design.

The Brose electric bike drive system has not been on the market for that long, and thus it is not used in too many electric bikes up to now. But among the manufacturers who already install Brose drive systems are such famous brands like Bulls, Flitzbike and Rotwild (Date May 2015). We are sure that many other electric bike manufacturers will use Brose engines in the future, too.

3 Is it possible to optimize Brose Electric Bikes?

Yes! Even though Brose electric bike drive systems are being used by relatively few manufacturers so far, there already exist at least four highly efficient tuning tools which can make Brose electric bikes much faster.

4 Which Brose Tuning Tools do exist?

A Badass Box for Brose

Badassebikes Box for BoschThe Badass Box is a brilliantly simple tuning tool that allows you to get the full potential out of your Brose E Bike drive in no time at all. The tool's functional scope is reduced to the absolute essentials. After installation, the box completely removes the speed limitation (Badass Box Type 4) or doubles the maximum speed to over 50 km/h (Badass Box Type 3.4). There are no further functions. Very simple installation, as the Badass Box basically only has to be attached to the speed sensor. The tuning can be easily switched on and off by simply plugging the box on or off and moving the spoke magnet a little (the Badass Box Type 4 has a patented snap lock for even faster mounting and dismounting). The Badass Box is powered by a replaceable battery with a mileage of around 6,000 km (Type 3.4) or over 7,000 km (Type 4). If the tuning is active, the correct speed is no longer displayed. The Badass Box is not only available for "normal" Brose E Bike engines, but also in a special version for Specialized Turbo Levo 2019 E Bikes. more

Badass Box V3.4 for Brose Badass Box V4 for Brose 

B Sx2 Dongle

Sx2 Dongle BroseThe highly recommendable Sx2 Dongle, produced by the German company maintronic, is now also available for Brose mid-mounted engines. This approved device takes away the 25 km/h speed limit within seconds. This allows you to drive up to 50 km/h with full engine support. more

 

Sx2 Dongle for Brose Sx2 Dongle for Brose Turbo Levo

C PearTune MSO for Brose

PearTune MSO for BroseWith this innovative tuning module you can easily de-restrict electric bikes with Brose engines. The PearTune MSO BR2 takes away the 25 km/h speed limitation completely (“MSO” stands for “Max Speed Off”). This means that you can finally get the full power out of your E Bike and drive much faster with full engine support than before! An additional advantage of this tuning module is that the display of your bike will continue to display all values such as the current speed, average and maximum speed, distance etc. correctly. During the ride, the tuning module can be switched on or off at any time via the light switch of the electric bike. You can tell whether the tool is currently activated by the regular flashing of the power indicator on your display. The installation of the PearTune module is uncomplicated and does not pose a problem even for technical amateurs. Completely new is the “still on” variant: E Bike on = tuning on / E Bike off = tuning off. This variant is particularly suitable for Brose electric bikes without display. more

 

PearTune for Brose PearTune for Brose Specialized Vado PearTune for Brose "Still On" 

 

C.1 PearTune MSO 3.0 for Specialized 2.1 Turbo LEVO 2019-2020

PearTune MSO for BroseThis proven tuning module lifts the 25 km/h speed limit of E-Bikes completely. Even with active tuning, the correct speed is shown on the display. The PearTune module can be switched on and off at any time using the WALK button (for bikes without WALK button the module is also available in a "Still On" version). Easy installation thanks to "Plug & Play" principle. The tool does not need its own battery. Compatible with Specialized engines type 2.1 (model year2019-2020) / Turbo LEVO / Displays: TCU, TCD. Also compatible with Specialized "Mission Control". more

 

PearTune MSO 3.0 for Specialized 2.1 Turbo LEVO 2019-2020

 

C.2 PearTune MSO 3.0 for Specialized SL 1.1 engines 2020 (Turbo LEVO SL)

PearTune MSO for BroseA proven tuning module that completely removes the 25 km/h speed limit of Specialized SL drive systems. Use the full potential of your E-Bike. The tuning can be switched on and off at any time via the WALK button (for bikes without a WALK button, the module is also available in a "Still On" version in which the tuning is always active). Correct values in the display, even with active tuning. Easy installation thanks to "Plug & Play". An extra battery is not required. Compatible with Specialized SL E-Bike engines 2020 / Type 1.1 / Turbo LEVO SL / Displays: TCU, TCD. Also compatible with Specialized "Mission Control". more

 

PearTune MSO 3.0 for Specialized SL 1.1 engines 2020 (Turbo Levo SL)

 

D SpeedBox 1 for Brose

SpeedBox 1 for BroseThe SpeedBox doubles the maximum engine support of Brose electric bike motors from 25 km/h to 50 km/h. This tuning tool is a small module, which has to be attached to the sensor. The module then halves the transmitted speed from a value of 18 to 24 km/h, so that the maximum engine support increases to 50 km/h. As a result, your speedometer will only show half of the real speed. It is a totally simple but highly effective tuning tool for E-bikes with Brose drives. The Speedbox 1 cannot be switched on or off. more

 

SpeedBox 1 for Brose

 

E SpeedBox 1 for Brose Specialized

SpeedBox 1 for Brose SpecializedThis simple but highly effective tuning module shifts the maximum speed of your Brose Specialized drive system from 25 km/h to twice as fast 50 km/h - there are no other functions. The module can be easily installed by yourself. After the installation the tuning is always active, this tool cannot be switched on or off. Up to a speed of 22 km/h the speed is correctly indicated, at higher speeds the indicated speed will be "frozen" (indicator constantly shows 22 km/h). more

 

SpeedBox 1 for Brose Specialized

 

F Badass Box 4 Specialized-Set Turbo Levo 2019

Badass Box 4 Specialized-Set Turbo Levo 2019This tuning tool completely removes the 25 km/h speed limitation. Please note there is no correct speed indication in the display when the tuning is activated. For the installation of the tool a small modification must be made at the E Bike. The tuning can be undone at any time. A new, exchangeable AAA battery provides a high range of approximately 7,000 km or 1 year. The device is suitable for Specialized Turbo Levo E Bikes with the new sensor at the fork end (from model year 2019 onwards). Made in Germany.

 

Badass Box 4 Specialized-Set Turbo Levo 2019

F Badass Box 4 - Specialized Set

Badass Box 4 Specialized-Set This tuning tool completely removes the 25 km/h speed limitation. Please note there is no correct speed indication in the display when the tuning is activated. For the installation of the tool a small modification must be made at the E Bike. The tuning can be undone at any time. A new, exchangeable AAA battery provides a high range of approximately 7,000 km or 1 year. The device is suitable for Specialized Turbo Levo E Bikes with the new sensor at the fork end (from model year 2019 onwards). Made in Germany.

 

Badass Box 4 - Specialized-Set

 

G siMPLEk Stick Pro for Brose

siMPLEk Stick Pro for BroseThis tuning dongle completely removes the speed limitation of Brose E Bike drive systems. There are no further functions. The real speed remains readable, but via the second digit and the decimal place of the speed display (see description). Thanks to a USB connection, you can remove all tuning-relevant parts within seconds. As this is the "Pro" version, you do not have to assemble this sIMPLEk stick yourself. Made in Germany.

 

siMPLEk Stick Pro for Brose

 

H siMPLEk  Pro for Brose

siMPLEk Pro for BrosesIMPLEk Pro is a tuning module which takes away the speed limitation of your Brose E Bike completely. The real speed remains readable, but via the second digit and the decimal place of the speed display (for more detailed information see description). In contrast to the previous sIMPLEk tuning tools, the "Pro" version is a finished product - this means that you do not have to assemble this module yourself before connecting it to the engine. After installation, the module is not visible from the outside. Made in Germany.

 

siMPLEk Pro for Brose

 

I sIMPLEk Stick ECOplus

sIMPLEk Stick ECOplusA tuning tool of a different kind: The sIMPLEk Stick ECOplus does not remove the 25 km/h speed limit of the engine support, but extends the range of the E Bike - up to 20 percent! This is a very good solution if you want to ride really long tours or if just don't want to run out of power on the road. Even when the stick is inserted, the correct speed can still be read on the display (for more detailed information, see product description). Please note that the sIMPLEk Stick is delivered as a kit of 4 individual components. The assembly is simple, but a soldering iron must be used.

 

sIMPLEk Stick ECOplus

J sIMPLEk Stick

sIMPLEk Stick BroseThe sIMPLEk Stick enables you to completely remove the 25 km/h speed limitation of your Brose engine support. The special feature of this tool is that it is the first tuning dongle where the E Bike display still shows the correct speed. However, we expressly point out that the sIMPLEk stick is supplied as a kit. But this kit consists of only 4 individual parts, which makes the assembly extremely simple. Please note that a soldering iron must be used to connect the supplied USB plug to the board of the stick. Made in Germany.

 

sIMPLEk Stick

K DoubleDongle for Brose

DoubleDongle for BroseThis unique tuning tool has an innovative double function that has never been seen before: The DoubleDongle has only one cable set, but 2 dongles, between which you can switch as you like - one dongle doubles the motor support to 50 km/h, the other reduces it to approx. 18 km/h. This allows you to adapt the riding characteristics of your E Bike optimally to the respective traffic conditions at any time. By removing the inserted dongle you can return the original riding characteristics of your E Bike within seconds. Note: If a dongle is plugged in, your speedometer will no longer display the correct speed and mileage. Compatible with E Bikes with Brose or Continental mid-mounted engines.

 

DoubleDongle for Brose

L 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)