Bafang Electric Co., Ltd
With its head office and development centre in China, Bafang, a leading manufacturer of e-mobility components and complete systems, was founded in 2003, and sells its products in Europe, Asia and North America. Powering millions of e-bikes around the world, it makes front-hub, rear-hub and middrive motors. The Bafang line-up features the M420, which provides a clean, compact dynamic solution for modern city and trekking bicycles, evolved from the M400 (formerly Max Drive) system, and its 250W motor generates a powerful 80Nm of torque. The M500 and M600 powerful mid-drive motors couple with 459Wh InTube batteries to provide a sweet ride for e-MTBs and speed pedelecs (where allowed). The M500 system is rated at 250W, whereas the M600 offers an option of 350W or 500W motors. The M500 and M600 offer peak torque values of 95Nm and 120Nm respectively. For the North American market, the motors are designed to run to 20-28mph maximum. Bafang’s motor weights are impressive (less than 3kg and 3.4kg) and they sport customized motor covers and alloy bashguards. The new 450Wh and 600Wh Bafang F-Series F-Series InTube batteries can be inserted from the top or underside of the downtube. A semi-integrated battery pack with a maximum capacity of 1000Wh is due out soon. Bafang F-Series batteries use Panasonic/Samsung cells and offer two charger options with different charging capacity.