“A lot of fun and a permanent smile on your face are definitely preprogrammed here!” – Urwahn Engineering
Urwahn Engineering (previously known as Urwahn Bikes) has just announced their latest innovation for bicyclists—and it could prove to be pretty exciting for those athletes who are tech-savvy too. With the e-printed and 3D printed Platzhirsch, the contemporary German bicycle manufacturing company hopes to reach their goal in ‘stirring up the market.’
Featuring MAHLE ebikemotion and 40 Nm of torque at the rear wheel, the Urwahn team designed the Platzhirsch to offer enormous power—and the capability for moving forward in three tuned riding modes, along with the following features:
- Rear-wheel hub motor powered by a battery assimilated into the down tube (range of up to 80km)
- 208 Wh range extender, with 60km option
- Digital navigation via the MAHLE app
- German law-compliant LED light system installed in handlebars
- Taillight in the seat post allowing expanded visibility of the bike for everyone
- Low-maintenance Gates timing belt
Aesthetics play a major role in the Platzhirsch bicycle design too:
“Thanks to 3D printing, our Platzhirsch comes up with an awesome look,” explains the Urwahn team in their latest press release sent to 3DPrint.com.
Electronics are present, but hidden within the steel frame of the bicycle, along with ‘numerous hidden mounting points.’ There are also areas for a bottle holder, mudguards, and even a luggage carrier to be installed.
“The organic shape of the steel frame guarantees noticeable riding comfort and gives the top dog an unmistakable appearance—a unique feast for the eyes!” states the Urwahn team on their website.
Urwahn is currently also marketing their Schmolke racing bike edition, stating that the Platzhirsch is a complementary effort in ‘perfect design.’ It is also meant to provide the best in commuting for users around the world. As pioneers for the future of bicycling, the Urwahn team has taken the growing populations of cities everywhere—and increasing pollution–into consideration. With an Urwahn bike, users can enjoy greater latitude in customization with progressive technology, as well as traveling emissions-free.
If you are interested in purchasing the Platzhirsch in pre-order, you can save up to 500 € now as an exclusive discount from the Urwahn. Find out more here.
We have followed this company before regarding 3D printed bicycles; however, the Platzhirsch is unique in their ‘stable’ as the first 3D printed e-bike—and the Urwahn team will be the first to tell you that they have really ‘pulled the ace out of their sleeve’ on this design.
Check out other stories on 3D printed motorcycles and cars, and even buses too. What do you think of this news? Let us know your thoughts! Join the discussion of this and other 3D printing topics at 3DPrintBoard.com.
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