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Central drive unit Bafang Modest

Bafang has been one of the largest manufacturers of electric bike components in the world for over 10 years. In Europe, its electric motors have become the de-facto standard. However, in the last five years it has focused heavily on the production of central motors . In 2014, Bafang introduced an integrated central drive with the codename MAX, which later evolved into the name MaxDrive. MaxDrive has found its use in many types of 250W/36V e-bikes. Bafang also manufactures the hub (front and rear) motors, this makes it a long-term leader in the world market.


Motor Bafang M500 Central drive unit Bafang Modest


Drive unit  Central
Rated power 250 W
Max. torque 80 N.m
Voltage 36/43/48 (DCV)
Efficiency ≥ 80%
Pedaling sensor Cadence sensor
Max support Speed 25 km/h
Weight 3,6 kg
Operating temperature -20 - 45 ℃
Noise level < 55 dB



Motor Bafang MODEST - Leader Fox Awalon 27,5


This motor does not have a torque sensor. It has only an integrated cadence sensor that evaluates the pedal and speed signals from the bottom bracket. This is a more affordable version of the MaxDrive motor. The Motor also supports gear sensor.



E-bikes with Bafang MODEST motor