Our headline act, EP8 (EP801) is a more intelligent drive unit that offers controllable high-performance power with a max torque of 85Nm across a wider cadence range than ever before. The result is smooth power and enhanced control to provide that natural ride feeling on the trails.

  • 85Nm of max torque across a wider cadence range
  • Smooth and intuitive for a natural ride feeling
  • Compact and light, weighing just 2.7 kg
  • More intelligent, enabling FREE SHIFT and AUTO SHIFT capabilities when combined with the new DEORE XT Di2
  • Provides expanded connectivity via CAN and ACC ports
  • Quiet motor lets you enjoy the trails without distraction
  • Improved heat management means no drop in performance during long climbs
  • Extensive customization options with E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist Cyclist Cyclist app via FINE TUNE mode
  • Assist modes: Walk, Eco, Trail and Boost
SHIMANO E-MTB EP801 Drive Unit

We have engineered a range of displays to enhance and build on a wide range of riding styles.

  • SC-EN600
  • Compact size that positions safely on the handlebars
  • Colour display that's readable in bright sunshine
  • Customizable data dashboards let you select four riding metrics per screen
  • SC-EN500
  • Compact combined switch and display
  • Shows crucial information with a click of your thumb
  • EWS-SW310
  • Minimalistic integrated display and on-off button
  • Provides control over your e-system, alter assist modes and battery level visibilty

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 mode.

  • 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 EP801 Assist Switch

Our batteries are renowned for keeping you out on the trails and riding further. 630Wh internal battery offers more capacity so you can keep your focus on the next switchback, not the battery indicator.

  • Long lifespan
  • After 1000 full charge cycles, the batteries will still hold 60% max capacity
  • Quick charging to get you on the trails sooner
  • Enables you to ride long distances

The EP8 (EP801) is compatible with the precise electronic gear-shifting technology of DEORE XT Di2 enabling FREE SHIFT & AUTO SHIFT capabilities. Also choose from a wide variety of crank, chain and chainring options.

DEORE XT Di2 comes two options:

• Quick and lightweight shifting with HYPERGLIDE+ for 12-speed drivetrains with FREE SHIFT

• Smooth and durable shifting with LINKGLIDE tech for 11-speed drivetrains with FREE SHIFT and AUTO SHIFT

  • Shorter cranks prevent pedal strikes and 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 EP801 Drivetrain
Personalize your Ride

Customize your ride

E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist Cyclist Cyclist App


Control everything via the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist Cyclist Cyclist App, from the amount of assist to the levels of AUTO SHIFT. Simply tweak the settings to match your riding style and your own preferences from the app. You can also save your preferences on two different profiles and switch between them on your ride.


By providing 15 modes of customization, the ability to tweak your AUTO SHIFT and FREE SHIFT setting for DEORE XT Di2, and allowing you to update firmware wirelessly, the app provides the highesy levels of control and freedom when it comes to making the ride your own.


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DEORE XT Di2 offers more performance, more flow and more fun. Di2 elevates e-MTB performance to new heights – shifting is taken to new levels of reliability and performance due to the integration of electronic shifting, EP drive units and cutting-edge drivetrain technology.


DEORE XT Di2 comes in two options: quick and lightweight shifting with HYPERGLIDE+ for 12-speed drivetrains with FREE SHIFT, and smooth and durable shifting with LINKGLIDE technology for 11-speed drivetrains with FREE SHIFT and AUTO SHIFT.




Gear changing without the pedaling so you can shift gear whatever the situation. Controlled automatically through SHIMANO STEPS and Di2 system or manually.




Technology that keeps you in the right gear on any terrain. Forward thinking sensor technology that tracks your cadence, torque and speed to ensure you’re in the correct gear.

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

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