Riese & Muller are redefining e-bikes for the city. The Multitinker Vario is designed to go everywhere with you - its collapsible stem and seatpost make it compact and easy to fit in the back of a car for far-flung adventures or onto a subway for inner city public transport, but the rear platform doubles its utility by allowing you to carry passengers or cargo with ease. The small but wide 20" wheels ensure a low centre of gravity for a comfortable ride, even fully loaded. It's super adjustable for an entire family of riders between 4'11" - 6'5" so sharing is easy! And with German precision engineering, this is a bike that's made to last.
Any good e-bike worth its salt has a motor and battery up to the task of hauling goods and people, and Riese & Muller knocks it out of the park with its Bosch systems. Powered by a Bosch PowerTube 625 battery that provides 125km of range on a single charge, the Performance Line CX motor with Smart System provides more torque than other motors, giving 85Nm acceleration at low cadences to make uphill journeys a lot sweeter. It reads your pedal input 1,000 times a second for an extremely accurate and sensitive intuition that boosts you with just the right amount of power exactly when you need it. The Extended Boost feature allows for smooth traction over stone, root, and cobblestone obstacles - even when going uphill. The Smart System motor features a new Tour+/Auto riding mode that automatically toggles the assist level to compensate for headwinds and hills without you needing to adjust any controls mid-ride.
The Intuvia display is a centremount backlit dashboard that provides information on speed, battery life, and shift recommendation to get the most out of your battery on long rides. A thumb shifter sits separate from the display beside your grip for secure control of the bike at all times. It also features a USB port to charge your phone along your commute.The eBike Flow app auto-updates your e-bike ecosystem for smart, seamless operation and features an eBike Lock to protect your bike when you leave it locked up.
The Enviolo 380 hub has stepless shifting technology to change gears under load without any resistance and is designed specifically to work with the high torque of an e-bike, and the Gates belt drive adopts motorcycle technology to give you 30,000km of riding before needing replacement - over three times longer than any chain. This bike comes spec with the Passenger kit to carry an older child or adult and cargo front carrier, and you can customize the longtail with a selection of passenger platforms, safety bars, and cargo bags to carry up to 140lbs and make this bike exactly what you need. The integrated frame bag lets you keep small sundries close at hand, and an interface to connect a trailer means this can be a full-throttle grocery-getter with two kids in tow. Hungry for adventure? Get the GX Option and take it off-roading. An ABUS rear wheel lock ensures your bike remains yours with solid German engineering and construction.
Combine these with Magura hydraulic disc brakes, super-bright Supernova/Busch & Muller light system, and Selle Royal saddle, and you get the crème de la crème of electric city bikes - the Riese & Muller Multitinker Vario.
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- 2023 Riese & Muller Multitinker Vario
- Lightweight Aluminum frame with Front Fork Suspension - Provides strength and agility on even the roughest roads, makes carrying the bike easy
- Bike comes spec with a Passenger Kit (to carry an older child or adult on the longtail) and cargo front carrier
- Motor: Quiet & reliable Bosch Performance Line CX provides more torque than other motors, up to 85Nm acceleration at low cadences
- Battery: Bosch PowerTube 625Wh internal battery gives you up to 125km of range on a single charge
- Cockpit Display: Intuvia 100 with Smart System
- Lighting: Super-bright Supernova/Busch & Muller lighting system - German build quality for robust and dependable lighting
- Enviolo 380 Internal Gear Hub: Stepless shifting technology changes gears under load without any resistance
- Gates Belt Drive: Lube-free, durable, and winter-friendly with a 30,000km lifetime before needing replacement
- Magura hydraulic disc brakes offer absolute stopping power in absolutely every weather condition - Keeps precious cargo safe
- Easily adjust bike for riders of different heights with quick-release stem and seatpost
Schwalbe tires are highly puncture-resistant - Made in Germany
- Comfortable ergonomic Selle Royal saddle - Made in Italy
- This product can only be purchased in Canada
- PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
|Aluminum - Pearl White & Black Matte
|Bosch PowerTube 625 - 36V 625Wh
|Performance Line CX
|Bosch Intuvia 100
|MAX ASSISTED SPEED
|32km/hr as per Canadian regulations
|Eco, Tour, Sport, Tour+/Auto, Turbo
|Suntour Mobie A34 CGO Boost
|TH No. 9 semi-integrated
|JD/Riese & Muller, Aluminum, 34.9 x 430mm
|TranzX QR 40mm
|Schwalbe Super-Moto X / Schwalbe SmartSam Plus
Mach1 Trucky30, 20" CNC
|Novatec Boost Cargo Disc 32H
|Enviolo 380 36H
|Riese & Muller, 170mm
|63T for Gates Belt Drive CDX
|Gates Belt Drive CDX
|24T for Gates Belt Drive CDX
|Selle Royal New Lookin Male Eco
|VP R&M Custom
|Enviolo grip shift Twist Display Pure, continuous
|Enviolo grip shift Twist Display Pure, continuous
|Satori Horizon, 31.8mm, 9-degree, B=620mm
|Riese & Muller, adjustable height & angle
|Herrmans Grips Line / Hermans Grips (2x)
|Magura MT4, hydraulic disc / Magura MT5, hydraulic disc
|Supernova Mini2 Pro
|Busch & Muller Toplight 2C LED
|Riese & Muller
Will this take up a lot of space on the road?
No more than any other bike you pass in the bike lane!
How does a Riese & Muller compare to other e-bikes?
Honestly, there isn't really a comparison to be made - Riese & Muller are literally the best e-bikes on the market. It's like comparing any other car to a Land Rover. Now that urban cycling is taking off, we're seeing more and more e-bikes on the streets ferrying people all over the place, but most were designed for use in cities with paved roads and bike paths. Riese & Muller has achieved the pinnacle of e-bikes in speccing theirs with full-suspension GT and GX options, meaning you can take them off-road - on dirt track, mountain roads, even forested trails. They're armed to the teeth with every luxury item you could ever think of - Magura hydraulic disc brakes, Thudbuster or dropper seatposts, internal gear hubs, Gates belt drives, blindingly bright Supernova and Busch & Muller lighting systems, and the absolute best cockpit control computer systems. They're intuitive and built to last.
How the heck do I buy one of these?
We've done all the legwork for you! Take a read through our extensive spec options, build up your bike just the way you want it, place an order and we'll be in touch when your bike arrives fully built!
Can I use this bike for a business?
Absolutely. With the smorgasbord of options for cargo boxes, rear racks, and on/off-road capabilities, this bike will excel at whatever you ask it to do. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in discussing a Riese & Muller for your business or business idea.
How many passengers will this carry?
One adult, two kids up to age 5, or one kid 6 years or older with a total maximum weight of 65 kg / 140 lbs. Customize your bike for adult passengers with the Passenger Kit (foam seating pad, handles, footrest) or for children with the Safety Bar Kit (safety bars, foam seating pad, footrest). The Safety Bar Kit allows you to attach a rack-mounted child bike seat for your smallest while still having space for a second small passenger sitting behind on the seating pad.
What is an internal gear hub?
In Europe, a bike with an internal gear hub is what makes it a definitive city bike. Because the chain isn’t derailed up and down a set of external cogs (using a derailleur), the chain will never fall off again, and best of all, the chain can be covered so you can wear whatever you want. The gears are sealed inside the rear hub and they hold a tune two times longer than a derailleur, minimizing tune-ups and allowing you to store the bike outside throughout the winter problem-free.
What is a belt drive?
Belt drives have been developed over the last 30 years for use in racing engines and motorcycles. They are a band of nylon teeth held together with a series of carbon fibre cords, paired with alloy chainrings and stainless-steel cogs. They've recently made the jump to bikes because they're nearly silent, don't require lube (and are much more winter-proof as a result), don't rust or get jammed with debris, and last for up to 30,000km of riding before needing replacement. We don't see them often on North American bikes because they can't be used with external derailleurs, only internal hubs or crank-based gearboxes.
Can I store it outside?
Of course. But if you are storing it outside during the winter, we strongly recommend going with the Vario or Rohloff internal hubs over an external-gear Touring derailleur, as they're built for year-round use and keep maintenance costs to a minimum. Should you have your heart set on a derailleur Riese & Muller, be sure to pick up a Bike Parka to keep it covered from ice and snow.
Does the battery lock to the bike?
Yep. That’s one expensive chunk of Lithium Ion. Frame-mounted batteries lock on to the down-tube and only you can remove them with the key provided. Internal frame batteries are built into the bike, so no need to worry!
How long does it take to charge the battery?
It takes about five hours to charge a single battery from flat to full, and twice as long if you have a dual battery system on your Riese & Muller. The batteries don't have memory so there is no problem if you only charge the battery a little bit, halfway, or whatever. You’ll get over 1000 complete charges, which is typically 5+ years of use before a replacement is required.
Is the unit serviceable?
You bet it is. For years the e-assist market was dominated by small fly-by-night companies with good ideas and no balance sheet. The consumer took all the risk and were often left with technical assistance phone numbers that no longer worked. Riese & Muller partner with Bosch, a huge player in the e-bike market – and they are sophisticated, which means they are updatable, diagnosable, and if something does break, fundamentally repairable.
What's the lifetime on the battery?
On average you will get about 18,000-20,000 miles from the battery before it needs to be replaced.
This is expensive! Will it get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs (unfortunately) and most bike losses are due to inferior or cheap locks. Make sure you buy a good ABUS U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
For the original owner, Riese & Muller offers a two-year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, five years for frame / swingarm breakage, and two years on the battery. Does not include wear and tear.