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Riese and Muller 2020

Riese and Muller 2020 New Models, Features and Upgrades – images coming very soon.


Naming strategy and options


I feel RM have been on a journey to a logical naming strategy, one that infers the best of each product for each type of rider and ride. The naming strategy matters because this reflects the goal of each model / variant and each model variant equipment option and communicates this clearly to the dealers and potential customers. It demonstrates a clarity of thought and sense of purpose that is totally customer centric. It took a matter of minutes for me to understand what RM2020 offers and why and what it means for our mutual customers. I believe they have reached the ideal naming strategy for 2020. I believe the options will allow customers to specify their perfect RM2020 model. If it were not for Brexit I’d only feel excitement for this coming model year.


Equipment Options Explained


GT – starting point for most models 27.5 tyres and air suspension

GX – Grippy pedals, Bar ends, knobbly tyres

GH – For heavier riders/loads with upgraded saddle and pedals

GT Light - Multicharger only - no abus bordo lock and Deore gear groupset instead of Deore XT.


eGroupset – RM Continue to Exclusively Offer Bosch Drive Systems


They refer to to continued development and great quality and service of the Bosch offer according to the experience of RM customers and also pointing to awards from various testing bodies and media.


New Bosch Motors


You’ll find the performance line motor with the most silent drive available in it’s category

Key features improvements are:        

  •                                                             weight 3.3Kg =  -18%
  •                                                             Dimensions -40%
  •                                                             Higher cadence response
  •                                                             65Nm torque
  •                                                             Reduced Q factor for natural ride 185mm

You’ll also find the updated 2020 Bosch Performance Line CX motor with up to 340% assistance

Key features improvements are:        

  • weight 2.9Kg = -25% magnesium casing
  • Dimensions -48%
  • Shorter chain stay up to 30mm reduction
  • Punchy acceleration and playful riding
  • 75Nm torque 340% assist
  • Reduced Q factor for natural ride 175mm


The all new Bosch Cargo Line motor makes an appearance on the Load 60 and 75 with up to 400% assistance.

Key features improvements are:        

  • weight 2.9Kg
  • Dimensions same as CX motor
  • Sensible Sensors – detect and adapt to loading to provide consistent acceleration and predictable power integration to safeguard rider and cargo
  • Range Optimisation by reducing assist approaching top speed
  • 75Nm torque 400% assist
  • Q factor 175mm
  • Compatible with hub gears.


The updated 2020 Bosch Performance Line Speed motor

Key features improvements are:        

  • weight 2.9Kg = -25% magnesium casing
  • Dimensions -48%
  • More power available at top speed
  • Punchy acceleration and playful riding
  • 75Nm torque available above approx 15mph
  • Reduced Q factor for natural ride 175mm


2020 Bosch Kiox features adopted:   

  •  eLock – 
  • eSuspension integration
  • Bosch ABS integration


Smartphone Hub by Bosch and Cobi:

  • ride using your smartphone or integrated display
  • Charges phone while riding
  • Clamp mount or stem integration
  • Connects to various smartphone health/sport apps


Model Year 2020


Where do we start? It has to be the brand new Delite and SuperDelite.


Riese and Muller Delite & SuperDelite


The Delite children have come of age and are ready to let Mummy and Daddy retire. If you had kids this good looking you’d send them to Hollywood as stardom surely awaits.

What I’m trying to say is that the Delite and SuperDelite are gorgeous mean machines. They stand out without being overstated and most importantly with Delite pedigree they will ride like they were created just for you.

Riese and Muller expect these models to attract a younger crowd without putting off the people that have worked hard most of their lives and feel they deserve the best.


The big news is that both the Delite and SuperDelite are going intube with Bosch PowerTube batteries and they are launching with the Boscg Gen4 Performance Line CX motor pitched at a high bottom bracket level for clearance.

The motor interface is gravity cast for beauty and strength.

A low profile supercool pannier rack has been designed to complement the clean lines and integrated cable routing and 4 new colours make them pop.


Riese and Muller Swing and Swing 3


An intense focus on the fundamentals – comfort, balance, safety, low maintenance and beauty. 









Posted by Eddie Kehoe