Riese & Müller e-bike Pricing Guide
Discover how much an electric bike costs – and why
Discover how much a Riese & Müller electric bike costs – and why
One of the questions we always get asked is: how much does a Riese & Muller e-bike cost?
The short answer is that R&M electric bikes start from about £3,200.
But before you start browsing models based on your budget, think about how you’ll be using your new Riese & Müller e-bike.
For example, the Riese & Müller Roadster is great for commuting and riding on tarmac and will set you back about £3,799. But when it comes to cycling off-road on the bridleways or carrying overnight camping equipment, there are better options. Instead, take a look at something more like a Riese & Müller Charger3 which starts at £4,159.
If you’re serious about long-distance road trekking, then a dual battery Riese & Müller Supercharger (from £5,419) could be your thing.
Or if you’re the type of person who owns an SUV for its enormous practicality, then maybe a Riese & Müller Load 60 eCargo bike (from £5,929) would be a good option. And, you really could bring the kitchen sink with you!
Swing3 / Cruiser / Roadster from Riese & Müller
As a guide, the lower priced Riese & Müller bikes (like the Roadster, Swing3 and Cruiser) are focused more on road riding. They have a classic design and will comfortably take you to shops, along canal paths or on a relaxed commute to work. Prices start at £3,279 for the Swing3 City and top out at just over £5,600 for a fully loaded Roadster vario HS.
Nevo3 / Charger3 / Supercharger2 from Riese & Müller
If you’re going to be using your bike for more than just basic road work, then consider something that can carry larger panniers (bags that hang either side of the wheels), has more gear options, a more powerful motor, and tyre options which let you explore further into the countryside.
These models come in very similar specifications and options packages, but the main difference is the style of the frame.
The Nevo3 is a step-through design, while the Charger3 is what we would recognise as a ‘mountain bike’ style. These bikes start from just over £4,000. And for this price you can expect the road biased versions.
The main advantage over these mid-range bikes over the lower priced bikes, tends to be the market- leading Bosch Performance CX motor and the upgraded lights, gears and brakes, which makes these bikes the perfect platform to build up into some of the most capable all-round e-bikes on the market today.
Options for these bikes are huge and this means that top end prices for a fully loaded Riese & Müller Supercharger comes in at £8,465.
Riese & Müller Homage / Superdelite / Delite
If you’re really serious about your ride and want an e-bike that can take on anything the world throws at you, take a look at top of the range e-bikes like the Delite, Superdelite and Homage. These bikes are the ultimate SUVs.
They have full suspension, twin battery options, Sat Nav, main beam headlights, brake lights and dropper seatposts, which let you easily lower the saddle height using a lever on the handlebars. In terms of safety and comfort there’s no other machine on the market that will match what’s on offer here from Riese & Müller.
Prices start at just over £5,500 and top out just short of £9,900 for a fully loaded Superdelite.
Riese & Müller Load / Multicharger
But perhaps you’re thinking more about the people or items you want to take with you when you travel? So take a look at our range of e-cargo bikes.
The Load models carry vast weight in front of the handlebars with a front wheel pushed forwards.
When you add full suspension, off-road equipment, dual batteries, Sat Nav, three child seats and weather protection you can spend just over £10,600 for a Load 75.
On the other hand, you might prefer something styled more like the bike you’re used to. In which case, opt for a Multicharger, with the ability to carry a couple of kids on the back, a couple of huge pannier bags, or both.
Prices for the Multicharger range from £4,259 to just over £8,800.
And what about all the options?
So across the range of Riese & Müller e-bikes there are around 12,000 different configurations you could build!
Some of these options like frame size and colour make no difference to the cost. But other options like adding the Rohloff E-14 hub can easily add over £1,000.
Here’s a quick and easy guide to some of our most popular options.
Most bikes have a choice of gears. This refers to the way power is transferred from the motor and pedals to the rear wheel.
The cheapest specification (but also the most efficient), commonly referred to as ‘touring’ will have a chain drive and derailleur (just like the good old days).
This is our base price.
From here you can upgrade to the ‘vario’ specification which uses a Gates belt drive and has an Enviolo hub gear. This option adds about £400-500 depending on the bike.
The next step is the ‘Rohloff’.
This is a highly efficient internal 14 speed hub gear with belt drive and electronic shifting. This option adds roughly another £1,000 on top of the ‘vario’ hub.
All e-bikes have a Bosch display as standard.
But this can usually be upgraded to something like the Kiox or SmartphoneHub for £140 or the latest Nyon display with a large touchscreen and built in Sat Nav for an additional £280.
The GT pack on e-bikes normally adds air suspension in place of the standard sprung version. It also swaps the suspension seatpost for a Cane Creek Thudbuster as well as upgrading the tyres to a wider and more comfortable Schwalbe moto-X.
The Cost of the GT pack is around £200. And once the GT pack is applied, a further upgrade to the GX pack is possible, which adds on off-road tyres, bar-ends and flat pedals.
There’s a small cost of £47 for this option and it’s well worth the money if you don’t intend to stick to the roads. The GX option on the Superdelite is slightly more expensive at £187 as it includes the dropper seatpost.
Are e-bikes more expensive to maintain?
Electric bikes are no more expensive to maintain than a traditional bike. Although the upfront cost is considerably more, this money is spent on items like the motor and battery which don’t require any maintenance.
However, you should ensure you properly care for these components. So store batteries indoors during cold weather and avoid pressure washers.
Other than that, everything else can be found on a traditional bike and can be maintained by any competent cycle mechanic.
Are RIESE & MÜLLER e-BIKES WORTH IT?
Riese & Müller e-bikes are not competing to be the lowest price electric bike. They are competing to be the best quality electric bike money can buy. And they are winning this convincingly across the range. The e-bike market is very competitive, which is great news for consumers.
Check out our article that will help you decide whether Riese & Müller e-bikes are worth it.
How does the price of Riese & Müller compare to other electric bike brands
Riese & Müller bikes are priced at the higher end of the market, thanks to their German engineering, premium components and commitment to sustainable manufacturing.
At EDEMO, we think Riese & Müller e-bikes are the best on the market. So we only sell Riese & Müller e-bikes.
This means we can provide expert in-depth product knowledge, dedicated, enthusiastic staff, a full range of e-bikes available to browse and ride in our showroom, and the time to understand your needs and lifestyle so we can help you choose the perfect bike.
Plus, we personally deliver every e-bike we sell, and set the bike up for you, run through the controls, show you how to register the warranties and answer any questions you have.