Porsche launched a pair of $10,000 electric bikes to match its $91,000 Taycan Cross Turismo EV — see both

  • Porsche’s new Taycan Cross Turismo EV has two matching e-bikes.
  • The Porsche eBike Sport is for the street and the eBike Cross is for rougher terrain.
  • The bikes cost $10,700 and $8,549, respectively.
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Alongside Thursday’s Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo EV launch, Porsche gave us two other electrified offerings: a pair of e-bikes that complement the car.

The first is the Porsche eBike Sport that’s intended for the road. A Shimano EP8 motor propels you up to speeds of about 16 mph. The second is the Porsche eBike Cross, meant for rougher terrain. It also uses a Shimano motor and has big, heat-resistant brake discs and ergonomically designed handlebars.

The bikes will go on sale this spring. The eBike Sport will cost $10,700 and the eBike Cross will cost $8,549.

Keep reading to see more.

Porsche launched a pair of e-bikes — the Porsche eBike Sport and Porsche eBike Cross — alongside the new Taycan Cross Turismo EV.

It developed a special carrier for the car that has a payload of 110 pounds.

The carrier fits two e-bikes and you can still open the trunk with it installed.

The first is the eBike Cross.

It's the one meant for the countryside and rougher terrain.

It uses a motor from Shimano.

There's a Fox rear suspension system.

The eBike Cross has a full-suspension carbon frame.

The handlebars were ergonomically designed.

The Magura brakes have big, heat-resistant brake discs.

The Crankbrothers Highline seat is hydraulically adjustable.

The e-bike can also apparently change gear quickly thanks to its Shimano XT 12-fold mechanical shifting system.

This is the power button.

The second bike is the Porsche eBike Sport.

This is the one for roads.

It, too, has Fox rear suspension.

The front light is an M99 LED from Supernova, a lighting company.

There's an integrated rear light, too.

The Shimano EP8 motor can propel you up to speeds of about 16 mph.

The eBike Sport also uses Magura brakes.

Both bikes were the result of a collaboration with Rotwild, an e-bike company. They are built in Germany.

The bikes have a weight capacity of 264 pounds for passenger and baggage combined.

The carbon wheels were inspired by the Taycan's roofline.

The bikes come in sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

In Medium, the eBike Sport weighs 47 pounds and the eBike Cross weighs 48 pounds.

Available this spring, the Medium-sized eBike Sport will cost $10,700 and the Medium-sized eBike Cross will cost $8,549.


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