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Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design

Porsche’s $15,000 eBike is a Taycan on Two Wheels


Fasten your helmet and strap in because Porsche is cranking up the thrill factor on two wheels. Known for a pedigree in producing sleek, high-performance automobiles, the German marque has charged into the eBike scene with two electrifying new models – the Porsche eBike Cross Performance and eBike Cross Performance EXC.

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Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design

Engineered in collaboration with eBike specialists, Rotwild, these speed demons house a muscle-packed Shimano EP-801 motor within a carbon frame so seductively streamlined you’ll swear it was shaped by Eros, the Greek god of love and sex himself. The carbon frame draws inspiration from the athletic sloping roofline, also known as the “flyline,” of both the Porsche 911 and the Porsche Taycan and is embellished with performance lettering in a matching Fox Factory colour palette.

Boasting Fox Factory suspension, and a 12-speed Shimano rear derailleur, the Porsche eBike Cross Performance and its higher-tier sibling, the eBike Cross Performance EXC, are designed to tackle both the uphill grind and downhill thrill with equally relentless gusto. And with the EP‑801 motor’s dual profiles, you can switch between three support modes: Eco, Trail, and Boost, or fine-tune up to 15 support parameters for a more tailored ride.

Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design

Elsewhere, the Auto Shift function independently manages gear changes, while the Free Shift function allows for shifting without crank movement. Add an MT7 brake system from Magura with a powerful four-piston aluminium calliper, and you’ll get optimum deceleration in any scenario. Then, factor in the Fox 34 Float Factory suspension fork with 120mm of travel and a rear-mounted Fox Float DPS Factory air shock offering 100mm, and you’ve got a ride as smooth as a shot of single malt.

For the fashion-conscious thrill-seeker, the Porsche eBike Cross Performance EXC can be custom-ordered in six original Porsche hues, including the vibrant Ruby Star Neo and the cool, deep ocean tones of Shark Blue.

Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design

In tandem with the new releases, Porsche has also turbocharged its existing eBike Sport and eBike Cross models with gutsy upgrades and fresh new colours. Be it the urban jungle or the off-road trail, these enhanced eBikes are ready to conquer.

With an RRP of USD$14,250 (AUD$21,098.48) for the eBike Cross Performance and USD$15,350 (AUD$22,727.13) for the eBike Cross Performance EXC, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill city commuters. But then again, when has Porsche ever been about the ordinary?

The new Porsche eBike models are available now in three frame sizes, S (for approx. 1.56–1.70 m body height), M (for approx. 1.68–1.82 m body height), and L (for approx. 1.80–1.94 m body height) online, at select Porsche Centres, and Porsche Design Stores. Let the trailblazing begin.

Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design
Porsche eBike Cross Performance | Image: Porsche Design