Central drive unit Bafang Modest

Bafang has been one of the largest e-bike components manufacturers in the world for over 10 years. In Europe, their electric motors have become the de facto standard. However, over the past five years, they have focused on the production of central motors. In 2014, integrated central drive unit named MaxDrive was introduced. The use of MaxDrive is found in many types of e-bikes. Bafang also produces hub motors (front and rear), which makes it the world market leader in the long term.


Motor Bafang M500 Středový motor Bafang Modest


Type of engine  Center drive
Capacity 250 W
Max. torque 80 N.m
Voltage 36/43/48 (DCV)
Engine efficiancy ≥ 80%
Pedaling sensor Senzor otáček
Max. speed assistence 25 km/h
Weight 3,6 kg
Operating temperature -20 - 45 ℃
Noise level < 55 dB



Motor Bafang MODEST


This motor does not have a torsion (pressure) sensor. It has only an integrated speed sensor that evaluates the pedal and speed signals from the engine's central axis. This is a more affordable version of the MaxDrive engine. A gearshift sensor can be fitted to the engine.



E-bikes with Bafang MODEST engine