Drive systems

A key decision.


You want an e-bike. One that takes you everywhere, brings you maximum fun and suits you exactly. But which drive is the right one anyway? In order not to leave you in the dark here, we would like to give you an overview of our e-bike drives.

Forests and big mountains?

Would you like to use your e-bike mainly off-road, and don’t skip a trail or a descent? Uphill and downhill belong together on your e-bike tour? You don’t want a large display and you need a bike that is easy to handle? Then you should take a closer look at the Bosch or Shimano system.

Countryside, towns and all around.

Do you want your bike to be the daily shuttle to and from work? Or your loyal tour companion for the Danube Cycle Path, through the low mountain ranges or along the coast? Occasionally you need a good drive and don’t want to have to go to the nearest forest? In this case, not only the Bosch Performance CX, but also the Bosch Performance Line drive is definitely an option for you.

Key metrics.


  • 85 NM of torque
  • 625Wh and 750Wh Systems

More than just pure power: The Bosch Smart System offers unique configuration options and customization options to suit your individual riding style and your own requirements. Connection with your smartphone, intuitive operation and easy handling are the system’s distinguishing features. But even the normal Bosch systems need not hide: So you can find the perfect e-bike for every budget and requirement.


  • 65 NM of torque
  • 500Wh Systeme

Bosch relies on reliable motors, made for the highest demands and with superior software mapping. There is hardly any way around the current drives – and should you ever break down on the road with an empty battery, you can find a Bosch charger almost everywhere!


  • 85 NM of torque
  • 720Wh Darfon battery

The EP-8 is the further development of Shimano’s successful Steps 8000 drive. With more power, individual adjustment options and more compact dimensions, it is primarily at home with the right enduro riders. Thanks to its low weight, small dimensions and defined motor support, it not only impressive on long uphill climbs, but above all on technical uphill sections. Paired with the 720Wh battery from Darfon, which is unrivaled in terms of capacity and dimensions as well as quality, this results in a complete package for demanding operations and long uphills.

Still unsure which bike to pick? Our e-bike advisor is here to help.