Bafang launches M-Series
Currently the most powerful mid motor for E-MTBs, while simultaneously adding more integrated downtube battery options across all offerings.
Bafang, one of Asia’s leading manufacturers of e-mobility components and complete e-drive systems introduces a breakthrough in power mid motor technology and multiple new options for integrated down tube batteries.
e-MTBs are a driving force behind bicycle product development worldwide, whether this is the integration of drive train and battery, software programming and tuning, or most of all the overall frame design especially for full-suspension bikes. The added power, weight, center of gravity, wheel size and tire options plus the new ride dynamics (powered uphill riding) all set new challenges for mechanical engineers and product managers of both e-drive systems and bike brands…And the race is on to create the most powerful, the most compact or the most versatile high end drive trains, battery and software solutions.
Bafang now also enters the high end competition with a completely new developed platform of three mid motors for the various global speed and wattage restrictions. Both geared M-series mid motors, the M500 with 250W or the M600 system with 350 / 500W engines offer peak torque values of 95-110Nm. This results in a complete program of EU compliant 25km/h and 45km/h (S-Pedelec) and 32km/h (20m/h) US versions.
Combining this with a single or double chainring (32T/44T) option will deliver multiple gearing choices for the many MTB sub-categories. The ultra-short RC compatibility of less than 450mm and a Q-Factor of only 177mm will make the motor just perfect for nimble and uphill-ready hardtail and full suspension E-Mountainbikes.
With industry leading system weights less than 3,0 and 3,4 kg, ISIS drive BB, customization of motor covers and alloy bash guards, and potential for private labelling, Bafang again sets a new standard amongst global e-drive train manufacturers.
The M-series systems will be compatible with the new 370Wh or 600Wh F-Series InTube batteries, both for under or top downtube insert positions, as well as the semi integrated battery with 1.000Wh maximum.
All batteries currently use 18650 cells from Panasonic/Samsung. In the near future these will be offered with the new 21700 cell standard. CanBus and UART communication protocol and two different charger options with 2 and 3 A charging capacity will complement the battery offering.
Announced earlier in March this year, Bafang is progressing on an automated battery production facility in Suzhou for the assembly of the battery core packs. The strategy includes that customers in the future can also chose to develop their own final battery pack size, shape and material or cosmetic design options.
Bafang display and remote control
Bafang has chosen an ergonomic and clean handlebar remote to intuitively control the drive system and centered display- one that can even be operated with winter gloves. It connects via cable to a display with an inside handlebar mount position as well as on-stem bracket options. An easy to read user-interface design with 5 modes and a walk assist function, USB-out and a BLE chip for peripheral devices, like smart watch, smart phone or heart rate monitor connection completes the package.
M-Series motors and matching accessory parts as displays, remote controls etc. will be available as of April, 2018. F-Series InTube batteries will be available from July, 2018.
For more information please visit the Bafang booth in Hall A6, booth 406 and FG-O/501 for a test ride at Eurobike