This is one of the greatest eBikes! Period.
Riese & Muller reworked the entire bike for 2021 with a focus on integrating the Gen4 Bosch eBike System. While they were doing that, they also rethought the Dual Battery setup.
Dual Battery models now have two 625 Wh for a total of 1150 Wh on an eBike! On a Bosch eBike! This is the most power storage of any Riese & Muller, including their flagship model, the Superdelite. The standard Homage has 625 Wh with no 500 Wh model offered.
Control Technology is at the heart of the Homage design. Full suspension, like a car, is designed to keep the tires in contact with the terrain at all times. This is significantly better for Power, Control and Braking performance.
The Adjustable Stem can be enhanced with a Comfort Package which changes out the Straighter Handlebars with a model that is more Swept Back.
This is one of the most comfortable riding positions of any eBike we sell.
The Homage is designed to carry things. The Rear Rack must be one of the most integrated racks we have ever seen. The Front Rack holds a lot more then recommended, note it is not safe to carry more then the recommended weight limits. 12-15 lbs on the Front Rack and 50-55 on the rear rack. This is all dependent on the Rider weight. The Homage is not designed to carry riders heavier then about 265-275 pounds.
If you want a model to handle a rider heavier then 275, we recommend the Nevo or Charger3 which can be ordered with an optional Heavy Duty package.
The Brakes on the Homage are awesome. Riese & Muller is using the Magura MT4 Hydraulic Disc Brakes in the rear with the Magura MT5 models in the front. These are top of the line brakes that are welcomed when barreling down a hill at 40 mph and a stop sign at the bottom.
The Tires are a very unique feature on Riese & Muller eBikes. The Homage has the 2.4 width Schwalbe Super MotoX tires. Customers can also get the Johnny Watts model for the All Terrain, GX Option.
Overall, the Homage is one of the most comfortable Bicycles and eBikes you will ever ride. The adjustable position will fit most riders and the Full Suspension leaves you seeking out bumps to smooth out. The Step Through Frame allows for easier entry then the company’s Superdelite or Delite Models. But not as low a step as the Nevo3.
Here are some highlights:
- The Homage. The city is at your feet.
From its striking lines to its carrier and fully integrated battery and motor – the unique design of the Homage cannot fail to impress at first sight. Riese & Müller Control Technology with full suspension ensures exceptional riding comfort with top-of-the-line safety. The low step-through allows easy handling in city traffic – and if you want to head out further away or higher up, the DualBattery option with 1,250 Wh boasts a range of up to 100 miles and more.
- Control Technology and daytime running light
Safe on the road.
Riese & Müller Control Technology is synonymous with safety and dynamism: the perfectly coordinated full suspension of the rear swing arm ensures optimum traction even with poor road conditions and at high speeds. The daytime running light of the ultra-bright Supernova M99 Mini Pro headlamp with main-beam function offers top lighting conditions at night and also increases your visibility in road traffic. And if you need to stop quickly, the Magura disc brakes pack quite a punch.
- Battery integration with DualBattery
Power from within.
No matter whether you opt for the standard equipment with one battery (625 Wh) or the DualBattery option (1,250 Wh) for maximum range and fewer charging breaks: the complete battery integration with optimum operability sets new standards. Thanks to the batteries’ sophisticated positioning, they hardly affect the balance: the bike’s sporty riding behaviour takes centre stage, while you can easily remove the two batteries at any time.
- Integrated design concept
As though cast in one piece.
The frame design of the Homage cannot fail to impress at first sight – and every other time afterwards. In addition to full battery integration, the head and down tube form a single unit. You will search for the welding seams in vain – we give each frame the right finishing touch. The Bosch Performance Line CX motor with 85 Nm and the compact carrier with MIK system are also seamlessly incorporated in the frame design, making onlookers assume: the Homage must be cast in one piece. And the minimalist cockpit is fully integrated, so you can enjoy a sophisticatedly clean view at all times.
- Comfortable riding experience
Town, country, enjoyment.
Comfort and dynamism take centre stage with the Homage: whether while riding, charging the batteries or locking it up in the city, the full-suspension low-step-through bike offers maximum comfort at all times. The ergonomically positioned charging socket and the specially developed closing cap ensure convenient charging directly on the bike. The lock is also ergonomically attached to the carrier, ensuring quick locking and unlocking. And if you perhaps want a little more, you might opt for the comfort kit with curved handlebars and wide saddle or a saddle that can be lowered by remote control.
- Abus Bordo 6000 folding lock
For lasting enjoyment.
The standard Abus Bordo 6000 folding lock offers you a high degree of anti-theft protection with convenient handling: it has the stability of a U-lock, at the same time being flexible like a cable lock.
Here is video and photos of the 2021 Riese & Muller Homage GT Vario HS: