Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020

  • The Riese & Muller Packster 40 cargo electric bike is a one-of-a-kind. A front loader cargo e-bike powered by Bosch CX that is only slightly longer than a standard bicycle, less that 30kg in weight and with a sizeable cargo area and 160kg carry capacity. The Packster 40 is agile and easy to handle and with the box or carry system, able to carry groceries, a child, whatever you want - even your favourite pooch! It is a fantastic urban runaround for those who appreciate the quality of the Packster and Load series and don't have the need for the larger haulage capacity. 

  • The Packster 40 is available in two models depending on your gearing preference, and there is also the option to add a dual battery 1,000Wh, a comfort kit, a SmartphoneHub display and multiple accessories. 

  • Book a test ride to try this style of electric bike and let us help you work out your best configuration. If you require further information or would like to place your order, contact us today.
    • Drive System: Bosch Performance Line CX
    • Motor: 250W mid-drive, 75Nm of torque
    • Battery: Bosch Powerpack 500Wh
    • Range: Up to 130km
    • Comfort: Front suspension, suspension seatpost, adjustable handlebar, ergonomic grips and saddle
    • Accessories: Lights, lock, double kickstand, mudguards, ergo grips and saddle
    • Brand: Riese and Müller
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The Packster 40. Classy Compact Cargo.

Small frame. Big ideas.  The Riese & Müller Packster 40 cargo electric bike was designed to provide a sizeabe cargo area in a compact and easily manageable cargo package. The cargo area is approx 40cm in length and 48cm wide and, with a wheel base of approx 2.23m, it is not much longer than a standard bicycle. With a 160kg carry capacity so there is plenty of scope for sizeable loads and it is one of our most popular modes for carrying a single child and also favourite pooches.

Like all Riese & Muller ebikes comfort and usability is a priority. The Packster 40 is a very agile ebike to ride, even when fully loaded, and additional features such as a thudbuster suspension seatpost, front suspension and ergonomic grips and saddle offer excellent daily comfort. Riese & Muller's adjustable handlebar allows the seating position of the Packster 40 to be easily adjusted for different rider heights so this is also an ebike that can be shared amongst the family.

Every Packster cargo ebike is equipped with thoughtful and high quality extras such as a wheel lock (with an option to purchase a 130cm chain), bright Supernova front and rear lights that are conveniently powered by your battery. It also has a wide double kickstand which folds up neatly when on the go and provides a stable platform for cargo when stationary. If you prefer something with a larger cargo are or for two children see the Riese & Muller Packster 60.

Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020
Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020

Comfort. Power and the Option for Internal Gears With Gates Belt Drive. 

Like all Riese & Muller ebikes every bike component and accessory has been carefully considered for durability, performance and comfort. If you prefer a more upright riding position for 2020 Riese & Muller have introduced the option to add a 'comfort kit' which offers classically curved handlebars, a longer stem and wider saddle (pictured). 

For the Packster series Riese & Muller use the powerful Bosch Performance Line CX motor and it comes standard with a 500Wh battery, although you also have the option to custom order with dual battery if you want the extra distance. There is also the option to upgrade from the standard Purion display to the new Bosch SmartphoneHub display (pictured). 

If you want an ebike that is lower maintenance and very easy to change gears on then have a look at the Vario model. This is equipped with the easy-changing Enviolo internal hub gears and also comes with a Gates carbon belt drive instead of a chain. The belt drive is a tough drive train that offers a near-silent ride and requires little maintenance. 

Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020 - Comfort Kit
Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020 - SmartphoneHub display

Riese & Muller Packster Accessories. For Cargo. For Family. For Both.

For 2020, Riese & Muller have redesigned many of their core accessory items for the Packster series so they are more easily interchangeable  between carrying children and for cargo, and there is also a new weatherproof child cover. There are two basic choices to be made before you can add accessories and that choice influences what can and can't be added.

The 'Box' is the best system if you just want cargo only. This is the most popular choice for four legged friends as well. The sidewalls of the box can be removed or folded down so you can have them up for your shopping, down if you want to go for a ride with your pooch. 

The 'Carry System' is the platform if you want to carry a child as well as cargo. Once you have selected this then there are a number of child and cargo carrying options from a child seat, child cover, tarpaulin and a glove compartment for extra storage. There is also an option to add a rear carrier rack for additional space.  Have a look at the Riese & Muller website for the multiple configurations. 

Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020 - Box and Carry Stystem

Riese & Muller Packster 40: Options and Upgrades

The Riese & Müller Packster series is offered in two colours with a choice of two gearing platforms - Touring with Shimano Deore 10-speed gearing or Vario with the Enviolo internal hub / Gates belt drive combination.  Then you can customise your bike with options such as dual battery, a comfort kit, multiple cargo accessories etc.  It comes with a Bosch Purion display as standard however an upgrade to the new Bosch SmartphoneHUB is also available. See below for a summary of the combinations available for a customised order.  

Models Available

Colours: Racing Red, Light Grey

DualBatt Option

Comfort Kit

phone Hub upgrade

Child carrying accessories (multiple)

Cargo accessories (multiple)

130cm chain with lock

Rear Carrier option









Touring $8,659








Vario $9,589








 For a complete overview of the features and configuration options available for the Packster 40 model, visit the Riese & Muller website

You can also read more about the differences and benefits of Riese & Muller's core technology platforms (Gearing, Bosch integration etc) to help you understand the choices better.

Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020

Ordering a Riese & Muller eBike

Electric Bikes Brisbane has a selection of Packster ebikes in stock however if we don't have your preferred configuration Riese & Muller offer a modern just-in-time order system. This way you can configure and order the bike exactly the way you want it. The cargo electric bikes are transported from Germany via sea freight which generally takes 2-3 months. All ebikes are delivered to Electric Bikes Brisbane where we build them, test them and fit your accessories to ensure your ebike is as perfect as it can be for you take delivery. 

If you want some help working out which model and configuration suits you best, or wish to place an order, then don't hesitate to contact us.  

Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020

E-Bike Technology

System Bosch Performance Line CX
Motor Bosch 250W mid-drive
Bosch Powerpack 500 36 V, 13,4 Ah/500Wh
Range Up to 130km
Charger Bosch 4A 
Display Standard: Bosch Purion
Upgrade: Bosch SmartphoneHUB* ($159)
Riese & Muller Packster 40 Cargo E Bike 2020

Bike Specifications

Frame Type: Cargo, one size 
Racing Red, Urban Grey
Suntour XCM32, 20" 70mm
Wheel Size 20" front, 26" rear
Schwalbe Big Ben Plus 
Alex MD30, 20"; Alex MD30, 26"
Shifting System Touring: Shimano Deore Shadow+, 10-sp
Vario: Enviolo 380 R&M Custom, Continuous, 36H
Touring: KMC X10 ( 107x )
Vario: Gates drive belt CDX
Tektro Auriga E-Comp HD-E500, hydraulic disc brake
FSA V-Drive, 31,8 mm, Alu; Satori NoirettePlus, 31,8 mm, Alu*
Riese & Müller, adjustable height; FSA V-Drive, 80 mm, +/-17°; Satori, 60 mm, +/-17°*
Selle Royal New Lookin Moderate
Cane Creek Thudbuster ST
Carry Capacity 160kg
Fitted Accessories
Front:  Supernova E3 E-Bike
Busch & Müller LineTec LED; Busch & Müller Toplight 2C LED*
ABUS Shield (option: 130cm chain) 
Carrier Rack Optional: Riese & Muller 
Double leg stand Packster, integrated

*See the Riese & Muller website for detailed specifications per model, geometry and optional upgrades.

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