Maserati brings out e-road bike with Bafang; and more EuroBites

By Stephen Frothingham

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — A collaboration between the Italian auto brand Maserati, the Dutch e-bike brand Diavelo, and the Chinese e-bike motor maker Bafang has resulted in a line of Maserati e-bikes on display at Eurobike here this week.

The Maserati Trofeo e-road has an alloy frame with a discrete motor and battery, producing a lightweight, nimble road bike. It features the Bafang M800 mid-drive motor. The bike has already won the German Design Award and the A’Design Award in Italy.

The bike line serves to promote the new Bafang motor, which offers single and double chainring compatibility. It can be set by the manufacturer to the EU legal limit of 25 kmh or unleashed for a maximum speed of 45 kmh for use on pedelecs. The motor is tuned to help the most during accelerations; after the maximum assist speed is reached, it runs almost resistance-free.

“We put a lot of effort into developing this compact drive train system. Currently one of the lightest and smallest systems in the market we see many more opportunities for other bicycle categories as well,” said Sunny He, one of Bafang’s founders and CMO.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News