Bosch CX and Speed motor (eSwoop/Classic) VS. Bosch Cruise motor (10e, 8e)

This article compares the Bosch Performance Cruise* motor available on 2016 model year EdgeRunners - like the  EdgeRunner 10e and EdgeRunner 8e - and the Bosch Peformance CX and Speed motors available on the new eSwoop and eClassic

For a battery comparison, please refer to  this article

*A quick note about the Cruise motor. In previous years, this motor was refereed to as the Bosch Performance Sport motor but in 2018 was changed to the Bosch Performance Cruise motor.  

  Cruise motor

CX motor

Speed motor 

Available on... 10e, 9e, 8e eSwoop, eClassic eSwoop, eClassic
Display on Xtracycles Intuvia Purion Purion
Motor name and line Performance
Line Cruise
Performance Line CX Performance Line Speed
Maximum support up to 20 MPH 20 MPH 28 MPH
Gear type on Xtracycles Derailleur system Derailleur system Derailleur system
Power 250 W (570 max) 250 W (600 max) 350 W (575 max)
Support Level (%) TURBO: 275%
SPORT: 190%
TOUR: 120%
ECO: 50%
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: 63 
SPORT: 55 
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40
TURBO: 75 
eMTB: 75 
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40
TURBO: 63 
SPORT: 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
TURBO:120 
SPORT:120 
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120
Start-up behavior Dynamic Very sporty Sporty
Backpedal function None None None
Gear shift detection Yes Yes, dynamic Yes
Weight approx. ~9 lbs. ~9 lbs. ~9 lbs.
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