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AND YET IT DOES MOVE … HERE IS HOW

AND YET IT DOES MOVE … HERE IS HOW

The electric motor is the heart of every eBike pumping watts of power instead of us pedaling.
Here are some of the best performing products on the market.

EMTBs are enormously successful products, especially the more efficient variations. This is mainly due to the performance and power of the electric motor. The competition for the most popular models from OEM assemblers is mainly between Germany, Italy, Japan and inevitable China. The products currently on the market are more lightweight and compact than the first models and come with features that ensure a fluid and powerful pedaling experience. In one word, they are intuitive. In addition, they are increasingly more silent, with increased autonomy and ride comfort. It is difficult to predict what the next step in product evolution will be, but let’s take a look at the best on offer on the market.

FIVE F90

An Italian product to make those riders looking for power happy. Maximum torque is 90Nm with 250W of power, which allows to scale gradients up to 30%. Five levels of assistance provide a dynamic, steady and quiet driving experience. The new release is up to date with the latest in charging technology, torque sensor and integrated controller, guaranteeing top of the market reliability and power. Tested to over 10 million km since inception, F90 is a product that competes directly with the giants in the sector and is an excellent alternative to equip your EMTB.

 
Technical Details
 
• Power: 250 Watt
• Maximum torque: 90 Nm
• Power Assist up to 25 km /h
 
Five F90

BAFANG SERIES M500

A powerful and silent motor, which makes integration one of its strong points. Its compact design puts it up with the most performant eBike products. The M500 is at its best with steep clims and when the cycle trail becomes fast and technical. It features a torque of 95Nm with dual speed and torque sensor guarantees tuned and sensitive energy delivery with ample assist when requested by the rider.
 

 
Technical Details
 
• Power: 250 Watt
• Maximum torque: 95 Nm
• Weight: 3,440 grams
• Power Assist up to 25 km /h
 
Bafang Series M500

BROSE DRIVE S

Being among the top players in the market, Brose is known for its high-quality engines made in Berlin and its ability to work directly with production houses to create tailor made products. Drive S is the top of the range, most powerful engine from Brose, suitable to power the most performant endurance eBikes. Silent and smooth, it is one of the most appreciated products in its category. The Drive S has a magnesium body and is 500 grams lighter and 15% smaller than the previous model. It is a product for multivariate use, with a specific version for S-Pedelec (Drive TS).

Technical Details

• Power: 250 Watt
• Maximum torque: 90 Nm
• Dimensions: 213x150x128 mm
• Weight: 3,400 grams
• Power Assist :380%, 25 km/h
 
BROSE DRIVE S

Polini EP-3+

This Italian company keeps it engine at the highest level of performance through continuous research and development. The engine is lightweight and amongst the most compact in its class. It is available at 75 Nm for the road version and 90 Nmn for the MX mountain bike version for maximum performance. Polini states for this engine a maximum range of 200 km at the level of minimal assistance, at an optimal frequency of 60/80 rpm on a flat road. This gives an idea of the excellence provided by Polini.

Technical Details EP-3+

• Power: 250 Watt (500 Watt peak)
• Maximum torque: 75 Nm
• Weight: 2,950 grams
• Power Assist : 25 km/h
• Max. Frequency: 120 rpm
Polini EP-3+
Technical Details EP-3+ MX

• Power: 250 Watt (600 Watt peak)
• Maximum torque: 90 Nm
• Weight: 2,950 grams
• Power Assist : 25 km/h
• Max. Frequency: 120 rpm
Polini EP-3+ MX

SHIMANO STEPS EP8

Being the most recent Japanese manufactured engine, it is already a must with the mountain bike lovers. Through its fluid power delivery it addresses steep inclines intuitively and with the utmost confidence. With an increased torque of 85 Nm for a direct push it provides total control at all times with a natural pedaling feeling. Furthermore, it is at the top in terms of compactness and lightness, and has a pleasing aesthetic.

Technical Details

• Power: 250 Watt
• Maximum torque: 85 Nm
• Weight: 2,600 grams
• Power Assist : 25 km/h
• Q Factor: 177 mm
Shimano Steps EP8

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