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Are hub-motors or mid-drive motors better?

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.

Read more about Hub-Motors vs. Mid-Drive Motors in Electric Motorcycles on this blog post