Tackle steep climbs and tough trails with full confidence thanks to 85Nm maximum torque. The EP8 (EP800) drive unit delivers smooth, direct power to ensure you’re always in complete control while experiencing a natural ride feeling.

  • Compact and lightweight for better handling (2.6 kg)
  • Sleek integration and appearance
  • More ground clearance for technical trails
  • Smooth, direct power to ensure you’re always in complete control
  • Responsive, allowing for a smoother cut-off when pedaling above 25km/h
  • Quiet motor lets you enjoy the trails without distraction
  • Durable and weather-resistant for riding in all conditions
  • Assist modes: Walk, Eco, Trail and Boost
  • Customizable power and battery management with the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist Cyclist App


View your system settings, assist levels and ride metrics via a 1.6 (inch) color LCD screen for easy on-trail reference.

  • Streamlined mount position provides easy visibility
  • Positioned safely on handlebar
  • Premium, elegant aesthetics
  • Readable in bright sunshine
  • Connect wirelessly to the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist Cyclist or E-TUBE RIDE app

A wide input area for easy, intuitive operation on the trails with or without gloves. Concaved button-shape shifters make it easier to switch between Eco, Trail and Boost modes.

  • Compact design for tidy cockpit set-up
  • Ergonomic, intuitive design
  • One button walk assist
  • Robust, trail-ready construction
  • Easy operation with or without gloves
SHIMANO E-MTB EP8 Assist Switch

Our batteries are designed to keep you out on the trails and riding further. Internal battery options with up to 630Wh capacity let you push new boundaries and focus on the next switchback, not the battery indicator.

  • Long lifespan
  • Retains 60% max capacity after 1000 full charge cycles
  • Quick charging to get you on the trails sooner
  • Internal mount options for sleek frame designs

Singletrack Course* Performance

Shimano factory setting "Profile 1"


ECO:Assist character Lv.2-40%, Max torque 27N·m, Assist start Lv.5 TRAIL:Assist character Lv.5-142%, Max torque 85N·m, Assist start Lv.5 BOOST:Assist character Lv.9-350%, Max torque 85N·m, Assist start Lv.5


* Testing conditions: Terrain type: Single track course One loop course: - Distance: 3,400m - Elevation: 150m - Average (incline) gradient on climbing: 8.1% - Max. gradient on climbing: 16.7% Rider weight: 80 kg Cadence: 60 rpm; MTB bike with 27.5 x 2.6 MTB tire Outside temperature: 23ºC Without electronic shifting, without lights 25km/h specification


Flat paved road course* condition


Shimano factory setting “Profile 1”


ECO:Assist character Lv.2-40%, Max torque 27N·m, Assist start Lv.5 NORMAL/TRAIL:Assist character Lv.5-142%, Max torque 85N·m, Assist start Lv.5 HIGH/BOOST:Assist character Lv.9-350%, Max torque 85N·m, Assist start Lv.5


* Testing conditions: Flat paved road, cadence: 60 rpm, rider weight: 80 kg, speed: 23 km/h; outside temperature: 23ºC, Trekking bike with 700 x 38C tire, without electronic shifting, without lights.


Note: Range values are only for reference purpose. The distance you can ride on one single charge is dependent on several variables such as terrain, weather and riding style.

Singletrack Course Performance

EP8 is compatible with DEORE XT & DEORE with LINKGLIDE technology, in addition to current SHIMANO 12-speed drivetrains. Robust and reliable, LINKGLIDE delivers smooth, seamless shifting under power with enhanced durability. Also choose from a wide variety of crank, chain and chainring options.

  • LINKGLIDE drivetrains have been engineered to be more durable while delivering smooth shifting
  • Shorter cranks help prevent pedal strikes to maintain smooth cadence and motor assistance
  • Available crank lengths: 160mm, 165mm, 170mm or 175mm
  • Light and strong chainrings with DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ for improved chain retention on bumpy terrain
  • Chainring teeth options: 32T, 34T, 36T or 38T
SHIMANO E-MTB EP8 Drivetrain
Personalize your Ride

Personalize your Ride

E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist Cyclist App


Every ride is different. Every rider is unique. From dry, dusty days through to wet, dirty rides, your favorite trails change with the seasons. Sometimes you want to shred hard and fast, and other times you might choose to push further on an all-day epic.


Our E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist Cyclist App connects you to your bike and gives you the power to customize your bike's assist dynamics and battery management settings to get the most out of every ride.


Choose from 10 levels of assist characteristic, 5 levels of start assistance and set the maximum amount of torque best suited to your ride style across all 3 modes (Eco, Trail and Boost). Save your preferences as two different profiles and switch between them via your display allowing you to quickly and easily swap settings on the fly.


You can also update your firmware wirelessly with the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist Cyclist App.

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Why choose a SHIMANO E-MTB system?

  • Equipped on a wide variety of brands and models

Countless options to help you find the perfect E-MTB to perfectly match your own riding style and preferences

  • Trail-Proven Technology

Built on nearly 40 years of pioneering MTB technology, our E-MTB systems serve as the undisputed benchmark in the industry

  • Engineered as a Complete System

Designed to work in harmony with other SHIMANO components to deliver unparalleled performance

Trail Mode

Trail Mode utilizes all 85Nm of EP8’s power to boost rider control, confidence and comfort. Our most versatile assist mode to date is perfectly tuned for you to ‘set-it and forget-it’, leaving you free to concentrate on tackling the toughest of terrain. Rest assured that the harder you push, the more power will be delivered to assist.


You receive the right power boost at the right time, ensuring that you always have maximum traction and control. Whether tackling loose sand or steep mountain ranges, the drive unit rapidly and seamlessly self-adjusts so you can fully focus on the trail ahead.

Trail Mode

The first dedicated E-MTB system for conquering mountains and exploring new trails


Refreshed flagship e-MTB system for conquering mountains and exploring new trails


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