by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

Even more zero-emission fun on two wheels - World premiere in Geneva: smart BRABUS ebike

The two-wheel success story from smart is picking up speed. Just a few weeks before orders for the smart ebike start at the end of April, the company will present its vision for a particularly sporty variant at the International Motor Show in Geneva (8 - 18 March 2012). The near-series smart BRABUS ebike study can reach a speed of up to 45 km/h and offers a further enjoyable way of getting around the city and countryside without producing any emissions.

With more style, more power and more exclusiveness this two-wheeler boasts virtues typical of BRABUS. It has a dynamic look with the frame and fork in matt black and components such as quick release skewers, pedals and brake callipers in anodised green providing a striking contrast. The saddle and grips come in green leather. A four-piston brake system is fitted on the front wheel. The matt black four-spoke wheels are made of carbon. Further components that distinguish the smart BRABUS ebike from the smart ebike are Sport Contact tyres, weight-optimised cranks and pedals and the carbon seatpost.

With 500 watts the electric motor is twice as powerful as the motor on the smart ebike. At the same time it was possible to reduce the weight of the ebike by more than ten percent. This makes for agile performance: the two-wheeler that is liable to registration has a top speed of 45 km/h. The rider decides how much assistance to their muscle power they would like from the electric motor with the throttle grip. There is a choice of four power levels with the fourth and highest level providing maximum pushing power. The production version of the smart BRABUS ebike is expected to be available from dealers from the end of 2012.

Sporty smarts are called BRABUS – and have been for ten years already. In 2002 smart and the tuning specialist BRABUS from Bottrop founded a joint company. As early as 2003 the first premium models developed by the joint venture smart-BRABUS GmbH were introduced on the market.

The smart BRABUS tailor made individualisation programme has also been very well received by smart fans. With paint finishes in thousands of different colours, leather in 30 basic colours and exclusive design variants, six cabrio soft top colours and the extensive smart-BRABUS accessories portfolio it enables creative customers to configure a smart in line with their own personal wishes.
* Official photos and details courtesy of BRABUS GmbH *

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