is Handcrafted bike maker Urwahn has announced a new electric bike called the PLATZHIRSCH Urwahn’s attention to detail and the need for perfectly fine-tuned parts pushed them to use 3D printing technology in the development of the eBike.
Urwahn used 3D printing to design and print the components going into the PLATZHIRSCH. The design allows all the components to fit, integrating and tugging them away inside the steel frame of the bike. A 250 Wh battery is integrated into the down tube of the bike and powers the rear wheel hub motor, which provides a range of up to 80 km with 250 Wh.
The German bike maker created a partnership with MAHLE ebikemotion. It is a subsidiary of automotive parts manufacturer MAHLE which specializes in electronic component integration.
The frameset also has a number of hidden mounting points for racks and mudguards. A Gates carbon belt drive means maintenance is kept to a minimum, and just a splash of water is needed to clean the drivetrain.
The PLATZHIRSCH has an optional 208 Wh range extender with a range of up to 60 km. The bike produces 40 Nm of torque at the rear wheel, and has three riding modes and digital navigation via the MAHLE App. The company is taking preorders for the bike starting at EUR 4.499 with an exclusive discount of EUR 500
The PLATZHIRSCH is not the first bicycle the German manufacturer has made using of 3D printing technology. Urwahn Bikes recently partnered with lightweight bike component specialist Schmolke Carbon to develop a racing bike featuring a 3D-printed frame.