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
  • Low Maintenance
  • Well balanced and stable


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
  • Light and maneuverable
  • Lower noise levels

Centre-mount motors

  • 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.
  • Centre of gravity is low.
  • Best suited to mountain biking.
  • The motor's drive goes through the bicycle gears, making it more efficient.


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.

Intuvia Display

The sophisticated Intuvia Display offers maximum clarity and convenience with the display screen placed in the centre of the handlebars for easy readability and the control unit is safely on the left handlebar. The gear shift indicator ensures you're riding in the correct gear to optimise battery consumption to increase your bikes range and Intuvia can even charge your mobile!

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

The Active Line Plus motor offers an almost completely noise free experience and a higher level of pedal rate detection to improve cycling efficiency so you can get the maximum enjoyment out of your journeys. What's more, with a maximum assistance output of 270% you'll find the hills a breeze compared to a regular bike. The Bosch Active Line Plus motor is compatible with both the derailleur and hub gear systems.

Max. torque: 50nm
Ensuring gentle supporting acceleration.

Motor weight: 3.2kg
Featherlight weight.

Max drive: 270%
Perfect for city trips or relaxed tours.

Shimano Steps

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.

Raleigh Electric Bikes | Strada Elite Range

LED Screen

Sleek bar-mounted cycling computer with easy-to-read high-contrast display. Partnered with ergonomic switch unit with intuitive design.
The easy-to-read computer has every function you’ll need for a successful outing.Computer functions include speed, distance, trip time, clock, gear, estimated range, battery indication. Accurate, reliable, supple switching between all three power-assist modes regardless of weather conditions.

Shimano Battery

High quality Li-Ion battery with a very long life! Constructed to go the distance with you.
Large battery capacity to cover more territory. Supported travel up to 150 km on one charge.1,000 charge cycles with no significant power loss.

Shimano Motor

Smooth, silent motor packaged in a compact, lightweight design for a sleek look and supreme riding performance.
One of the lightest, most compact motors on the market, weighing in at just 2.8kg. Strong yet intelligent pedalling support for a solid, natural feel and supports speeds of up to 25km/h. Incredibly easy to operate. Very durable to handle all weather conditions.

Max. torque: 50nm

Motor weight: 3.2kg

Max drive: 230%


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.

TranzX Controls

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.

Max. torque: 45nm

Motor weight: 2.5kg

Max output: 250 W

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