Bafang Tuning

Bafang Max Drive Tuning

 

1 About Bafang

For more than 10 years Bafang has been developing components and complete systems for electric bikes and electric scooters. The head office and the development centre of the company are located in Suzhou (China), but Bafang sells its products very successfully in Europe, China and in the United States. In 2015 Bafang sold 830.000 engines and more than 260.000 complete systems worldwide (more than half in Europe) – this makes Bafang to one of the leading suppliers in the European market. Since 2012 Bafang has an office in the Netherlands to be closer to the market and to provide an even better service for the European customers. The Bafang portfolio includes a complete product range of components for electric bikes and electric scooters, including high-quality engines, batteries, sensors for a natural driving feel and user-friendly HMIs (human machine interface).

2 Bafang Electric Bike Engines

Bafang produces different electric bike drive systems with front-, rear- and mid-mounted-engines (geared motors). Quite popular is the innovative Bafang Max Drive system. This system is driven by a powerful mid-mounted engine, available in two versions: 250 W (engine support up to 25 km/h) or with 350 W (for faster S-Pedelecs). The maximum torque is more than 80 Nm. The system is easy to install and compatible with all customary frames.

In fact, Bafang drive systems are very well suited to turn normal bicycles into fully motorized electric bikes. It is no surprise that Bafang drive systems are used in many electric bicycle conversion kits – for example, in the well-known “ELFEI conversion kits” from “Elektrofahrrad Einfach” (=”Electric Bikes Easy”) or in the “EBS Plug & Drive conversion kits” from “Ebike-Solutions”. Bafang electric bike engines are considered as very reliable and they have a high durability, too.

3 Is it possible to optimize / tune Bafang electric bike engines?

Yes! At present, there are not many tuning tools for Bafang engines available yet, but there is at least one recommendable tuning tool especially for Bafang Max Drive mid-mounted engines on the market. We are confident there will be more Bafang electric bike tuning tools in the future.

4 Which Bafang Tuning Tools do exist?

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Speed Box for Bafang Max Drive systems

Speedbox for BafangThis is a microprocessor-controlled tuning module for Bafang Max Drive mid-mounted engines. It removes the 25 km/h speed limit and shifts it up to 50 km/h. This allows you to drive twice as fast with full motor support. The Speed Box can be conveniently switched on or off via your electric bikes light button. The integrated microcomputer of the module has even been certified for the automotive industry. Please note that the electric bike display will only show half speed if the Speed Box is activated.

Speedbox for Bafang

B MBIQ-S Tuning Sensor for AEG / Bafang / Prophete

MBIQ-S Tuning Sensor for AEG / Bafang / PropheteThis tuning tool lifts the 25 km/h speed limit of E-Bikes completely. Use the true power of your drive system and ride much faster with full engine support. The tool works microcontroller-based and comes in the form of a ready-to-use sensor solution. For installation, the MBIQ-S simply needs to be exchanged with the E-Bike´s original sensor. This tool can be programmed by means of certain wheel movements during startup and can thus be switched on and off. The MBIQ-S does not need an extra battery. When the tuning is active, no correct speed values are displayed from approx. 22 km/h onwards. Compatible with E-Bikes with AEG / Bafang mid-mounted engines (Prophete).

MBIQ-S Tuning Sensor for AEG / Bafang / Prophete

C.1 sIMPLEk assembly kit for Bafang Max Drive

simplekThis is a low-priced tuning module you have to assemble yourself. After the installation sIMPLEk lifts the speed limitation of the Bafang Max Drive motor completely. The real speed remains readable, albeit via the second digit and the decimal place of the display. The tuning can be deactivated. Please note that individual elements must be soldered together when assembling the sIMPLEk module. This product is made in Germany.

sIMPLEk assembly kit for Bafang Max Drive

 

C.2 sIMPLEk Pro for Bafang

simplekThis is a low-priced tuning module you have to assemble yourself. After the installation sIMPLEk lifts the speed limitation of the Bafang Max Drive motor completely. The real speed remains readable, albeit via the second digit and the decimal place of the display. The tuning can be deactivated. Please note that individual elements must be soldered together when assembling the sIMPLEk module. This product is made in Germany.

sIMPLEk Pro for Bafang

D.1 Badass Box 4 for Bafang

Badass Box BafangThis tuning tool lifts the 25 km/h speed limit of E-Bikes with Bafang mid-mounted engines completely. The first installation of the box is very easy; you don't even have to open the engine cover. Thanks to a patented snap lock, the Badass Box can be plugged and unplugged in a few seconds - once the box is removed, the E-Bike has its original riding characteristics back and can be used legally again. This tuning tool is powered by a powerful AAA battery (replaceable at any time). No correct speed display when the tuning is active. Robustly processed and Made in Germany.

Badass Box 4 for Bafang