The innovative e-bike debut of the manufacturer Noordung is obviously inspired by motorcycles in terms of design. After all, the electric bike has a “tank” on the top tube, which, in addition to the battery, also contains a boombox complete with four speakers.
Noordung e-bike in detail
20.8 kilograms brings the Noordung E-Bike made of carbon-carbon fiber on the scale, of which 3.5 kg are on the so-called Boombox. This is a composite that looks like the tank fairing of a motorcycle and sits on the top tube of the e-bike.
The 300 Wh battery is located in this boombox and can be fully charged via USB Type-C in just three hours. It allows a maximum range of 60 kilometers. You can also simply remove the battery and use it as a power bank, which also charges quickly with up to 100 watts.
That’s not all, though, as Noordung integrates a whole four powerful speakers into the boombox, which the manufacturer claims offer “high-fidelity sound”. The outputs are directed upwards towards the driver to provide the best possible sound.
The third component of the “tank” is the dual PM 2.5 and PM 10 air quality sensors. These measure pollution within the air in real time and transmit it to the manufacturer’s app. The benefit is supposed to be that you can see and track the route with the cleanest air and easily avoid areas with high air pollution.
The boombox in the Noordung can be intuitively controlled with just one button and can connect wirelessly to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Here, the e-bike communicates with the smartphone using the free app for iOS and Android, while the 420 x 130 x 200 mm tank box is held to the frame by means of an electric lock.
Noordung: And what about the e-bike itself?
The e-bike itself weighs 17.3 kg, excluding the boombox, and is made entirely of carbon. It relies on a 250-watt motor from Ansmann and offers Microshift AdventX 10-speed gears. Magura CT4 disc brakes with a diameter of 180 and 160 mm, respectively, provide strong braking power, while he smartphone fits securely via a mount on the handlebars.
Of course, you can also use the e-bike completely without motor assistance, which also promises a high level of comfort due to the low weight. Even the 27.5-inch wheels are made of lightweight carbon and rely on high-quality Pirelli Angel GT Urban tires.
Price and availability
According to the manufacturer, the Noordung e-bike will be offered at an MSRP of 6,990 euros. The company does not give details on availability, but the quantity produced is said to be severely limited.
In Frankfurt, you could also see the Noordung live at the Eurobike 2022 trade show at the manufacturer’s booth B14 in Hello 9.0. However, the show has already ended on July 17. There also showed the HP Velotechnik Speedmachine S-Pedelec or the stylish new Thok MIG e-bikes.
Something stomach ache already that Noordung offers no imprint on its website. My research revealed that the young company is headquartered in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana (Google Maps) and was founded back in 2016 by Gregor Fras, among others.