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Haibike FLYON bikes with TQ motor usher in a new era of integration

Haibike presented an entirely new ebike platform based on the powerful TQ motor on EUROBIKE’s main stage. The FLYON range of bikes promises to set the new benchmark regarding performance and integration.

Haibike presented the highlights for 2019 at EUROBIKE in Friedrichshafen

Haibike has been developing the FLYON range for two years, and now the ebike pioneers finally let the cat out of the bag. Based on the hitherto little-used TQ motor, Haibike presented a whole series of new bikes loaded with unique features that are undoubtedly among the absolute highlights at EUROBIKE.

The biggest surprise of EUROBIKE: Haibike presents a flood of innovations

New design

The air intakes at the front are to become an idiosyncratic design feature

Haibike’s new range attracts attention just standing there. The characteristic bend in the top tube remains, otherwise, the new FLYON models clearly distinguish themselves from all previous Haibikes. The striking head tube has air inlets for cooling the battery, giving the new bikes a unique face. The TQ motor is completely integrated into the carbon frame.

Haibike is the first major manufacturer to rely on the TQ-Motor

Haibike has elegantly integrated the TQ motor into the bikes while refining the motor housing

At the heart of the bikes is the TQ HPR120S motor, currently the most powerful motor on the market with a torque of up to 120 Nm. Thanks to the patented transmission, the TQ motor is very compact despite the immense power it’s capable of delivering. Haibike has refined the housing with a stylish polished finish and developed a matching chainring to echo the design. The chainring is available with 38 teeth for eMTBs and 42 teeth for touring bikes and is mounted to the drive shaft via direct mount.

The chainring echoes the design on the drive side and is a real eye-catcher

Instead of a commercially available speed sensor, Haibike uses a sensor disc that was previously only used in ABS systems. With 18 impulses per revolution, the system is much more precise than previous solutions, and a specially coded disc prevents tampering.

The sensor disc replaces the usual speed sensor and offers a much higher sampling rate

Battery and charging technology to set the standard

The 48 V onboard power supply is powered by a 630 Wh battery, which is integrated into the down tube, though still fully removable when unlocked. The battery and frame were developed together to ensure optimal integration, and with 56 cells the battery should offer the highest energy density on the market. All bikes will be delivered with a 4A charger as standard. Optionally, Haibike offers a quick charger with an incredible 10A charging current. The fast charger only takes 60 minutes from 0-80% charge level, which makes the Bosch Fast Charger presented yesterday already seem outdated.

Cockpit control centre

The compact remote lever controls all functions of the bike and is comfortable to reach and operate

The cockpit takes a huge stride towards improved ergonomics with a compact remote control and a large display. Using the remote control, you can navigate the display, control the lighting, control the throttle and switch between the five support levels. The mode switch is ergonomically positioned for the thumb, and a coloured LED bar informs the rider of the selected mode. ECO mode should guarantee the longest possible range, to which the low mode already feels significantly more supportive. This is followed by mid and high mode, both of which dynamically adapt to the rider’s input. To top it off, you’ve got the Xtreme mode to provide maximum performance.

The large display is positioned centrally above the stem

The transflective colour display is centrally mounted above the stem and keeps the rider informed about all the relevant data. The display adapts dynamically; when riding faster, the value displaying the speed swells and all other values recede into the background. Fitness data such as heart rate, cadence and power can also be displayed.

Integrated lighting

On high beam, the headlamp offers an incredible 5000 lumen light output

At first glance, integrated lights look a bit strange on an aggressive eMTB, but Haibike sees headlights and taillights as an elementary component of ebikes. While the electric motor increases the riders range, the lighting system extends the available riding time well into the night. Christened the Skybeamer, the headlamp carries the design philosophy with a striking daytime light. The main light can be activated manually or via a light sensor and offers a low and a high beam. The high beam puts out an incredible 5000 lumens and is StVZO approved, thanks to the new regulations. At the rear Haibike has integrated taillights on both sides of the dropouts, a neat solution and a further distinguishing feature.

The tail lights are completely integrated into the frame

Numerous improvements in the details

Finally, Haibike riders can enjoy stealth dropper seat posts, the 34.9 mm diameter better fits the proportions of the frame

Given all these innovations, the many improvements to the details almost go unnoticed. The new Haibike frames finally feature stealth dropper seat posts. A flip chip allows you to adjust the geometry to your own preferences, and an elegantly integrated block-lock headset prevents the handlebar from contacting the top tube. Furthermore, Haibike has integrated a revised version of the Haibike eConnect system into all of the FLYON bikes. The technology is now integrated even deeper into the onboard system, meaning updates can be installed automatically and the display shows the current reception status of the GPS sensors.

Four model ranges with FLYON technology

The XDURO ALLMTN 10.0 is probably the most versatile bike in the new lineup.

All FLYON bikes belong to the XDURO series and are available in many models. With 180 mm of travel, the XDURO NDURO is the top end model concerning off-road performance; there will be three NDURO models featuring the new technology. The top of the range XDURO NDURO 10.0 is the new flagship of the NDURO line and costs an impressive €8,999. The XDURO NDURO 5.0 goes for €6,299 and rounds off the series, while the familiar models with Bosch and Yamaha motors complete the range.

We give you an overview fn the complete lineup: All specs, prices and geometry data

The XDURO ALLMTN will also come in three FLYON models and for the first time uses mixed wheel sizes with 29″ in the front and 27.5″ at the rear. The TQ bikes cost between € 5,999 and € 8,999. With the XDURO ALLTRAIL, Haibike has presented a new hardtail series with a long reach, slack head angle and 140 mm forks to appeal to aggressive riders. The ALLTRAIL is available exclusively with the TQ motor, and there will be two models to choose from for € 5,999 and € 4,999. Not wanting to leave trekking riders out in the cold, Haibike has released the XDURO ADVENTR. The taillights of the ADVENTR have been moved into the rear rack featuring the integrated modular rail system.

Our first impression

Haibike is back! With the new FLYON bikes, the ebike pioneers have dropped a bomb of innovations and surprised everyone with a radical new concept. We’ll still have to see how the bikes ride, but Haibike has shown courage by presenting probably the most significant developmental leap in years. We can’t wait to put the new bikes through their paces!

More info available soon on the Haibike website

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Words: Photos: Valentin Ruhl