For more than 10 years, Bafang has been one of the largest manufacturers of eBike components in the world. In Europe, its electric engines have become standard in fact. In the last five years, however, it has focused intensively on production of central engines. In 2014, it has introduced an integrated central drive with the codename MAX, which got fixed MaxDrive name. MaxDrive is used in many types of 250W / 36V eBikes. Bafang also produces hub engines (front and rear), that make it the long-term leader in the world market. All Bafang engine are rated IP66.

 

M300

 

This type of engine does not have a torsion (pressure) sensor. It is equipped with an integrated speed sensor only, which evaluates the pedalling and speed signals from the engine central axis. This is more affordable version of MAXDRIVE engine with torsion sensor. The shift sensor can be mounted to the engine.

 

M420

 

The central electric engine Bafang M400, previously also known as Max Drive, has undergone the thorough redesign and can now be found under the M420 name in stores. It offers 250 W of power, 80 Nm of torque. This type of engine is equipped with the torsion (pressure) sensor. The control unit evaluates the force the rider is pedalling and regulates the engine power accordingly. It differs from its predecessor by the axis with its attachment on the thousand-edged segment. The software remains the same. The gear shift sensor can also be mounted to the engine.

 

M500

 

Its usage is especially in mountain eBikes and speed pedelecs segment that completely correspond to its parameters as well.  The engine M500 is equipped with the torsion (pressure) sensor. The control unit evaluates the force the rider is pedalling and regulates the engine power accordingly. The electric engine offers 250 W of power and 95 Nm of torque. As with the M420 engine, the maximum speed is 25 km/h or 45 km/h, depending on the usage and applicable legislation. The engine is characterized by smooth and quiet running, especially when changing gears, even when going uphill. The engine supports the gear shift sensor.