This article discusses the pros and cons of hub motors and mid-drive motors in electric motorcycles and electric scooters
Where should the motor be positioned?
For a hub-drive electric motorcycle, the motor is positioned in the rear wheel hub, propelling the rear wheel drive.
For a mid-drive electric motorcycle the motor is positioned directly in between behind the swing arm pivot points. They are belt driven, more like a petrol set up.
Hub motors are well suited to electric scooters as they utilise the limited space that a scooter has compared to a motorcycle.
Mid-drive motors have lower weight ratio, higher efficiency and greater torque, therefore offering superior performance compared to the hub motors.
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