Choosing a Bosch drive unit and battery for your Xtracycle

Bosch Performance Line: Drive Unit and battery technical details

This manual includes all the technical details of the Bosch Performance Line CX and Speed drive units (also called the motor) along with the technical details for the Bosch 400 or 500 wH battery PowerPacks. For additional questions, please reach out to Xtracycle Support Staff at support@xtracycle.com  

Contents

1. Bosch drive unit comparison

2. Bosch battery comparison

3. Bosch battery charge times


1. Bosch drive unit comparison

Quite simply, the CX motor can deliver more power than the Speed motor (up to 75 Nm for the CX vs 63 Nm for the Speed), while the Speed motor has a higher top speed (28 MPH for the Speed vs 20 MPH for the CX). In addition the CX motor has eMTB mode which automatically adjusts the level of assist based on how hard the rider pushes on the pedals. The CX motor will be best for most riders, and the Speed motor is best for experienced cyclists who prefer to ride faster than 20 MPH.


CX motor Speed motor
Motor name and line Performance Line CX Performance Line Speed
Maximum support up to 20 MPH 28 MPH
Gear type Derailleur system Derailleur system
Power 250 W (600 max) 350 W (575 max)
Support Level (%) TURBO: 300
eMTB: 120-300
TOUR: 120

ECO: 50

TURBO: 275
SPORT: 190
TOUR: 120

ECO: 55

Maximum possible drive torque (Nm)(converted to a gear ratio of 1:1 crankset to chainring) TURBO: 75
eMTB: 75
TOUR: 50

ECO: 40

TURBO: 63
eMTB: 55
TOUR: 50

ECO: 40

Maximum cadence (rpm) with drive support TURBO: 120
eMTB: 120
TOUR: 120

ECO: 120

TURBO: 120
eMTB:120
TOUR: 120

ECO: 120

Start-up behaviour Very sporty Sporty
Backpedal function None None
Gear shift detection Yes, dynamic Yes
Weight approx. ~9 lbs. ~9 lbs.

2. Bosch battery comparison

A fully-charged PowerPack 500 will give a 25% greater range than a PowerPack 400. Actual range varies greatly by terrain, speed, wind, weight of rider and cargo, level of assist, etc. The typical range of a 400Wh setup is 20 - 40 miles, of a 500Wh setup is 25 - 50 miles, of a 800Wh setup is 40 - 80 miles, and of a 1000Wh setup is 50 - 100 miles.
PowerPack 400 500
Mounting type Frame mount Frame mount
Voltage 36 V 36 V
Capacity 11.0 aH 13.4 aH
Energy content approx. 400 Wh 500 Wh
Weight approx. 5.5 lbs. 5.7 lbs.
Size of battery: 325 X 92 X 90 mm 325 X 92 X 90 mm
Dual battery compatible Yes Yes
Typical Range 20 - 40 miles 25 - 50 miles

3. Bosch battery charge times

400 Wh 500 Wh 800 Wh 1000 Wh
50% charge Compact Charger 2.5 hours 3.5 hours 5 hours 7 hours
50% charge Standard Charger 1.5 hours 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours
100% charge Compact Charger 6.5 hours 7.5 hours 13 hours 15 hours
100% charge Standard Charger 3.5 hours 4.5 hours 7 hours 9 hours

**Dual battery set-ups include two of the PowerPacks - either 400wH or 500wH. The 800wH set-up is two PowerPack 400wH batteries.The 1000wH set-up is two PowerPack 500wH batteries.

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