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Go SwissDrive Bikebus System: YouMo becomes successor for spare parts and repairs

You can now obtain suitable spare parts directly from YouMo. We can also carry out repairs for you.

Go SwissDrive repair and spare parts service 

Tens of thousands of e-bikes are equipped with the Go SwissDrive system. The popular rear wheel hub motors impress with their immense drive power, smooth running and silent riding.

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The Go SwissDrive system

The Go SwissDrive System is an eBike system with a rear wheel motor. It consists of motor, battery and display. All components are digitally connected and coordinate with each other during use. Thanks to various configuration options, the Go SwissDrive system is available both with and without a display and as a trike version with two motors. Technology, quality and innovation make the system unique, which is why it has won several awards. 

The Go SwissDrive system has been used in the past by many bicycle brands from larger and smaller manufacturers. These include Campus, Stöckli, Bulls, MaxCycles, HP Velotechnik, Poisson, DouceCycles, Patria, Kristall, Hilite, Veo, Gobax and YouMo. The system is also used by fleet operators such as Deutsche Post and Publibike.

We, YouMo, have started to compile a website with important features and technical details about the models of the different manufacturers.

Advantages of the Go SwissDrive system

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The Go Swissdrive system is very well suited for urban and rural transport as well as for touring.

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The Go Swissdrive system has a long service life.

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The riding characteristics can be very much adapted to the needs of the E-Bike rider.

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Simple operation

With the intuitive user interface, the Go SwissDrive system is easy to use.

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Easy maintenance

The system consists of motor, battery and display as well as the cable connection of all components. Due to the small number of components, maintenance is very easy.

Great dynamic

Increased dynamic movement is ensured by rear-wheel motors that offer impressive acceleration, high elasticity, smooth running and considerable power reserves. GO SwissDrive sets standards with a nominal output of up to 400 watts (peak approx. 1,000 watts) and an actual torque of 45 Nm in direct comparison with other motors.

Direct power transmission

The power is transmitted directly to the rear wheel hub, without detours and without unnecessary wear on the chain. This configuration is compatible with both derailleur gears and bottom bracket gears, such as the ultra-modern Pinion gearbox.


A special feature of the GO SwissDrive motor is its silence. With a noise level of 18 to 25 decibels, it is virtually silent. This corresponds to a volume that is quieter than a quiet bedroom at night and, due to its design, also considerably quieter than a comparable mid-engine.

More energy through regeneration

The option of energy recovery and brake protection when driving downhill, also known as KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) and only available with rear wheel hub motors, can be used with GO SwissDrive in at least two adjustable stages.

Reverse pushing aid

The option of a pushing aid in reverse mode is one of the unique
unique selling points of the Go SwissDrive eBike system. It helps users of tricycles and trikes with electric drive to park and leave parking spaces. This functionality makes it possible to do this while seated.

High system integration

The Go SwissDrive motor and the torque sensor are housed in an extremely stable, bolted aluminum housing, which ensures optimum system integration. This clear advantage over other manufacturers and motor systems offers effective protection for the motor and sensor.

Generations of the Go SwissDrive system

The Go SwissDrive system is available in two different generations.

Externally, they do not differ. The design of the motor, the battery and the display are almost identical. However, they differ in terms of the communication protocol and the way in which information is exchanged between the individual modules.

  • The Go SwissDrive system with the BikeBus protocol was launched on the market first.
  • In 2018, the system was launched with a CAN bus protocol.

The two generations are not compatible with each other.

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Go SwissDrive motors

The rear wheel hub motors from Go SwissDrive are the powerful heart of a bike. They transfer their energy directly to where it is needed – to the rear wheel. This is noticeable in the powerful acceleration. Thanks to the integrated torque sensor and the integrated electronics, the rear hub motor is characterized by very sensitive sensors, elasticity and very smooth running.

Due to the design, hardly any audible noise is produced during operation (18 to 25 dB). The manufacturer has dubbed this “Silent e-Motion”. To be fair, the motor really makes zero noise, but the freewheel is still audible without pedaling.

Go SwissDrive motors really come into their own when it comes to driving dynamics, acceleration, sensitivity and the possibility of energy recovery.

Go SwissDrive display

Various display models were installed by Go SwissDrive. The majority of these were the wired LCD standard display and later the EVO display. Initially, a wireless version with ANT+ communication was also installed, particularly in the Green Mover from Bulls.

Standard display

The LCD standard display in black and white has a compact design and stands out with its high-contrast and easy-to-read display. It is mounted directly on the handlebar grip and can be controlled via the operating buttons. It is compatible with the BikeBus system and has the most important functions. The display was installed until 2016 and is no longer available. It can only be repaired under certain conditions.

EVO TFT color display

The 3.2″ TFT color display offers a wide range of functions and storage options. The important thing is that it remains legible even in strong sunlight. It consists of the actual display and a docking station with a translatable control unit. The display has been installed since 2015.

The display can be easily adjusted thanks to the close-range control panel. It is much more convenient than the standard display. It can withstand dust and moisture in accordance with IP65. The display can either be simply removed from the eBike after use or mounted in a theft-proof manner. It is possible to charge a cell phone via the built-in USB interface.

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Apps for Android and iOS have been developed for the display. This allows tour data to be transferred to USB devices. The Bluetooth connection allows calls to be shown on the smartphone display, service data to be transmitted and other functions to be used via the app. The app has not been updated and is no longer available in the online stores. This means that some functions of the display can no longer be used.

The EVO display is available for BikeBus systems and CAN bus systems. The two are not compatible with each other.

DS103 and SW102

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Due to the lack of alternatives and spare parts from Go SwissDrive, YouMo has developed a transceiver box with which displays from other manufacturers can be coupled. The DS103 and SW102 displays can thus be connected to the Go SwissDrive Bikebus system. Both displays have the most important driving parameters and setting options.

Go SwissDrive batteries

Various battery variants are available for the Go SwissDrive BikeBus system. The variants are available as standard:

  • Down tube battery V1 (36V, 15.5 Ah and 558 Wh)
  • Down tube battery V2 (36V, 12.4 Ah and 446 Wh)
  • Luggage rack battery (36V, 12.4 Ah and 446 Wh)

with different capacities.

In addition to these standard variants, there were also a number of special developments in which the design of the battery was adapted to the design of the bike. Examples include Stöckli with the ET1 and ET2, but also YouMo with its One model series.

For the Go SwissDrive CAN system, a sub-tube battery and a battery integrated into the frame were offered.

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Withdrawal of Go SwissDrive from the market

The Swiss company Go SwissDrive was founded in 2011 for the production of e-bike drives. The license of a German development company was acquired for this purpose. The rear engines were particularly in demand in niche sectors. Unexpectedly, the company withdrew from the business at the beginning of 2019 shortly before the start of the season. The quality of the engines and their advantages were not called into question.

According to the trade press, the reason for shutting down production is the stagnating sales figures, the growing dominance of mid-engines and the expected future development costs.

The parent company, the Ortlinghaus Group, continued the Go SwissDrive repair and spare parts service. Ortlinghaus has now also ended the service in Germany and Switzerland in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Ortlinghaus is a global group for clutch and brake systems.

Go SwissDrive repair of motors - YouMo takes over the role

Today, tens of thousands of Go SwissDrive BikeBus systems are still in use – both privately and commercially (rental services). The quality is still impressive. 

YouMo has decided to continue to offer a spare parts and repair service for existing systems and to provide a long-term solution for customers to offer. To this end, spare parts were taken over from Ortlinghaus and the corresponding expertise was built up. Via a license agreement with the original developer company Important expertise secured for the coming years. Via our repair and service form you can make a request directly. We have also set up a FAQ page to answer the The most important technical questions and problems relating to your Go SwissDrive eBike system The list is constantly being expanded.

Further information and background information can be found in this press release.

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Go SwissDrive spare parts available at YouMo

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In the YouMo Shop you will find a large selection of different
spare parts for Go SwissDrive BikeBus and CAN bus systems

We stock important components such as displays, docking stations and freewheels and have different variants in stock. From small parts such as a cap for the Go SwissDrive motors to chargers, you will find the right spare part. We also have special components that have been installed for various bicycle manufacturers .

If you need a Go SwissDrive spare part that is not listed in the store, simply contact us . We will check your request and get back to you as soon as possible.