Electric Bike Motors
Electric bike types
Our electric bikes come in three different styles, each of these have their own benefits and have been chosen specifically for the design and needs of each electric bike.
Front wheel motors
- An affordable option for all
- Provide good levels of power for getting around town
- Give a steady assistance when climbing hills on trails
Rear wheel motors
- Offers better handling and traction
- Smooth acceleration and natural feeling pull with power usage
- Stealthier appearance, it isn't always a giveaway that you're riding an ebike as opposed to a regular push bike
- Provide higher levels of assistance from more powerful motors and are perfect for long and steep hills.
- Are more sensitive to how you ride so provide the power exactly when you need it.
Featured on the Raleigh Motus and Centros Range
We use new re-engineered Bosch ebike systems on our Motus range, it offers an innovative new motor which is quiet and reliable. Combined with the new PowerPack or Powetube in either 300wH, 400WH or 500WH. The range of battery sizes and systems across the Motus and Centros ranges allows you to find the perfect eBike that suits you from a brand you can trust.
The Motus uses the new Bosch Active Line Motor and a 300wh PowerPack, the Motus Tour uses an Active Line Motor and 400wh Powerpack and the Motus Grand Tour uses the Active Line Plus Motor with the 500wh PowerPack. Our Centros models use the fully integrated Bosch 500WH Powertube which gives the bike a sleek and ergonomic finish
Wherever you’re heading, an Active Line and Active Line Plus equipped Raleigh will get you there efficiently and effectively.
Bosch PowerPack 500wh
The reliable, long-lasting electric components from market leader Bosch, will provide an exceptional riding experience. The 500WH semi-integrated battery will allow you to ride for up to an impressive 220km on a single charge.
Active Line Plus Motor
Featured on the Strada E
Shimano are the world’s leading supplier of bicycle components; there are more bikes fitted with Shimano controls than any other brand. Shimano have taken their knowledge of cycling, gained from years of experience, and applied it to produce one of the most innovative E-bike systems available.
The key to the Shimano STEPS system is the integration of the gears, motor and controller to produce a quiet, powerful and efficient riding experience.
For our Shimano STEPS equipped Raleigh E-bikes, we have combined the STEPS motor with top of the range hub gear systems from either Shimano or SRAM dependant on the model.
Alfine Di2 electronic gears are available on some models which allow you to change the gear using buttons rather than levers for a fast, smooth and precise shift that doesn’t require readjustment. This system also gives you the choice to set the bike to automatic shift. Based on bicycle speed and how fast you’re pedalling the Shimano STEPS system will automatically tell the Di2 hub what gear to shift into. So while you pedal, the drive unit brainstorms and, if necessary, temporarily reduces chain tension so the hub can change to the right gear.
In plain English, this means a smoother riding experience because you won’t have to worry about whether or not you’re in the right gear.
Featured on the Stow-E-Way
Based in Taiwan, TranzX are at the forefront of development, creating smart solutions for E-bikes. At Raleigh, we use the latest system to provide a compact and powerful motor.
Handle-mounted power controls are placed close to the grips, so you can easily select from the power levels, and use the speed button to give you an extra boost for hills or when you're late for work!
260wh TranzX Battery
The 260wh battery will provide a range of up to 50km and its small size means it can easily be removed and charged away from the bike.
45nm Rear Wheel Motor
The TranzX system has 4 support levels so you can decide how hard you want to work and the motor will assist you up to a speedy 15mph. Motor systems from TransX benefit from new communications technology, which ensures that the motor maximises the battery range, and will allow your dealer to set the bike up for you via a USB link.