Smart Brabus E-bike

March 23, 2012

The Smart Brabus  e-bike made its debut at the Geneva Motorshow 2012 this month. It has a 500 watt hub motor, enough power to hit about 25mph.

This is double the power of the regular smart bike which has a very under powered 250 watt hub motor.

It looks like the smart will come with a bionx  dash board with a custom made iphone holder added on. The bionx systems is a widely available pedal assist sytem, which is lightly powered and automatically adds power to the riders cadence without use of throttle.  It is though of as a wimpy system in e-bike circles. At 500 watts, this smart bike has twice the wattage of the stock Smart, getting this bike to over 20mph maybe 25mph.

It looks like the Brabus is using the BionX PL500 system, which can be used with throttle or pedal assist and also adds regenerative braking, a tricky achievement with a hub motor.


This bike looks like a serious e-bike  offering with custom carbon rims made for a hub motor and disc brakes. The bike also has a sweet belt drive system.

Smart’s goal with this bike is to release it with the Brabus electric car with same coloring with the idea of more style, more power, and more exclusivity. The slogan for the Brabus line is “green heart and black soul”.

The Brabus electric bike will be on sale later this year. Pricing has not been released yet, but we suspect based on pricing of the regular smart e-bike, this one should retail at about $5,000.



Eric has been involved in the electric bike industry since 2002 when he started a 6000 square foot brick and mortar Electric Bike store in downtown San Francisco. He is a true believer that small electric vehicles can change the way we operate and the way we think.


  1. It has a 500 watt hub motor, enough power to hit about 25mph That be great,I am happy with it.

    What the Smart Brabus E-Bike can a range of kilometers at?

  2. How do I buy this? I want it.

  3. Are they on sale yet?

    • I am not sure. Maybe in Europe?

  4. may its avilable in india

  5. is it available in INDIA.. or i can be a franchise of it it the future…

  6. when is the Smart electric Brabus 500w going to be available in europe ?
    the law on the size of the wattage is being changed imminently.
    I live on an island where european laws are not compulsory..
    WHERE CAN I BUY ONE ??????!!!!!!

  7. Why can not all e-bikes have this engine with a switch for on road or off road to comply with the law? I also want to be able to use it in other countries.

  8. When can I get on in the uk?

  9. i need parts for this bike is USA any help? i broke the headlight

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