Riese & Müller Charger Vario HS ex-demo
From: £4,569.00 £3,799.00

Key features

Riese & Müller Charger Vario HS (ex-demo)

The Charger is a bike that wants to get out and go for a spin. This beast can climb mountains with ease, compete with the wind, and turn your daily commute into an experience. With Performance Line motor options from Bosch, and the new Powertube technology to keep things looking sleek. As an all-rounder, do-everything kind of bike, the Charger strives to turn all of your trips into adventures. Whether bounding through bogs or conquering rush hour traffic quickly and safely, Riese & Müller have got you covered. And should you want to go off-road for a while, no problem. You’re already in the saddle of maximum freedom.


  • Air suspension for lightweight comfort
  • High-volume Schwalbe tyres keep the Charger extremely stable, even at speed
  • Magura hydraulic disc brakes for progressive stopping power
  • Bosch Powertube technology keeps the battery protected inside the frame
  • Downtube mounted battery improves the Charger’s handling, and keeps the rear rack free for kids or cargo

Our take on the Riese & Müller Charger Vario HS ex-demo

The Charger feels to us to be the most conventional offering in the line-up of reliable electric bikes from German designers and manufacturers Riese & Müller. Integration of components is key to the Charger’s smooth and angular frame lines. The Bosch motor is housed low and central, for improved e-bike handling. Likewise, the concealed 500Wh Bosch PowerTube battery is built into bike’s downtube, keeping it invisible and protected. Designed to be an athletic electric bike, the Charger has been one of Riese & Müller’s most successful models over the years; a bit more performance-oriented than the Nevo or the Culture, and a little bit more comfortable and cruising oriented compared to the Roadster or the Delite.

The R&M Charger is undoubtedly a performance electric bike. It comes equipped with high-level components, and it is built to handle a tough life. The heart of the bike is the reliable Bosch motor system, and the Charger can be equipped with any one of three Bosch motors. Regardless of which motor you opt for, the Charger Mixte houses its main battery inside the downtube thanks to Bosch’s revolutionary PowerTube technology. A second, external 500Wh battery is an optional extra if you want to go nuts and double the bike’s assisted range. In terms of the drivetrain, again we find only top-level components from Shimano, Enviolo, and even Gates in the form of their superb carbon belt drive.

The long wheelbase, air suspension, and fat tyres give the Cruiser an exceptionally comfortable and stable ride. Whether you’re boosting through town or pootling on the towpath, the bike handles in a very civilised manner. Because of the variable assistance given by the Bosch electric motor, the Cruiser can be propelled with as much or as little of your own effort as you desire. If you want to feel your quads burn, simply put it in ECO mode and find a big hill to climb. Likewise, if you’re feeling tired or saving your energy for later, simply set the assistance level to TURBO and let the motor do the lion’s share. The Cruiser is a bike that is always ready for an adventure, and it isn’t afraid of getting a bit muddy on the route to finding one.

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