From 2021, the entire eBIG.NINE range (except the eBIG.NINE 300 SE models) is powered by the impressive EP8 motor from Shimano. The latest power unit brings a long list of upgrades and changes to the table that has elevated our eBIG.NINE to the next level. The EP8 delivers a maximum power output of 85 Nm, which is an increase of 15 Nm from the E8000 unit. This has improved the performance on extreme terrain as well as lift up the other support levels, making them universally more cable and more fun to use. Paired with the 630 Wh battery from Shimano or the 750 Wh battery from Simplo, the EP8 system delivers a huge range extension, making it easier to cruise for longer or do more runs.
Further to that, the EP8 power unit has lost approx. 300 g in weight, has further improved its heat-resistance, allowing the rider to go harder for longer, has become quieter and smaller and has managed to achieve a 36% reduction in drag, making cruising about the cut-out speed even easier. All this helps to deliver smooth, direct power to ensure that the rider is always in complete control while experiencing a natural ride feel.