Raleigh Motus Crossbar Electric Bike
The Motus has landed! After months of eager anticipation, the Motus crossbar has finally made its way to OnBike, and we’re absolutely delighted with every aspect of this revolutionary electric bike from Raleigh.
First impressions are that the build quality and finish on the entire bike are fantastic. If you look into greater detail, it soon becomes clear that the Motus is packed with high quality components at a very affordable price. One of the major differences in spec on this ebike compared to any other is the SRAM 10-speed Via Centro gearing. This delivers beautifully smooth shifting with a wide range of gears to suit every situation. The ergonomics of the Motus ensure a very comfortable, up-right riding position that will appeal to everyone looking for an easy to ride touring electric bike that does the job simply and efficiently. The handlebars feature an adjustable stem to get exactly the correct riding position and ergo grips to reduce hand fatigue. Further comfort is delivered through its Suntour forks and suspension seat-post ensuring that even the roughest terrain is easily catered for. Magura HS11 hydraulic rim brakes are one of Magura’s tried and tested braking systems that are highly effective and responsive, and bring the Motus to a complete stop, safely.
At the heart of the Motus is Bosch’s Active drive that couples with a 400Wh battery in a sleek and stylishly designed case. This further improves the elegant looks of this ebike, and facilitates a smooth and even delivery of power. The Bosch Intuvia removable display provides clear, easy to read information on all aspects of the bike. Controls are easily accessible whilst riding, and operated via a simple thumb shifter. Running on 700c Schwalbe Energizer, electric bike specific tyres, means you’re routed to the ground and assured of trouble free cycling.
The Motus represents huge value for money, and at only £2,000 provides an astonishing level of both performance and quality.