Shimano Technology

SHIMANO STEPS is for all you people – young, old and in between – who love to cycle and get outdoors, and put a premium on healthy living. It’s got great range and gets you to places fast, even in headwinds and up hills. There’s even a light off-road version for treks on forest roads.

The technology in SHIMANO STEPS was designed to support cyclists with a wide range of lifestyles. They all have one thing in common: no matter what age group they are in, no matter what they use their e-bikes for, they all want to be outdoors and value a healthy life cycle.

city motor 1 - Electric Bikes & eBikesCity Motor

  • Smooth, silent motor packaged in a compact, lightweight design for a sleek look and supreme riding performance.
  • One of the lightest, most compact motors on the market.
  • Strong yet intelligent pedaling support for a solid, natural feel.
  • Incredibly easy to operate.
  • Very durable to handle all weather conditions.

Technical specifications

  • Extremely low weight of 3.2 kg
  • Delivers an output torque of 50Nm for ultimate performance
  • Power is transmitted through a dedicated chain-ring
  • Can be used with optional chain retention device
  • Reliable, intuitive pedal-assist for a seamless riding experience
  • Weatherproof and waterproof
  • In Start Mode (Di2 only), your bike automatically shifts down to a low gear as you stop, preparing you for an easy start.
  • Automatic shifting option (Di2 only), in combination with Nexus and Alfine 8 speed. Shifts to the ideal gearing based on your speed and cadence.
  • Available with coaster brake option (DU-E6010)


  • High quality Li-Ion battery with a very long life! Constructed to go the distance with you.
  • Large battery capacity to cover more territory.
  • Supported travel up to 150 km on one charge.
  • 1,000 charge cycles with no significant power loss.

mtb motor 1 - Electric Bikes & eBikesMTB Motor

  • Powerful SHIMANO STEPS motor is strong enough to handle the steepest of trails, yet intuitive enough to give you just the right amount of support every pedal stroke along the way.
  • Designed specifically to give you that natural feel of riding a normal MTB.
  • Weighs only 2.8kg, one of the lightest motors on the market.
  • Stable, smooth intuitive power for improved bike handling over every section of trail.
  • Solidly supports speeds up to 25 km/h.

Technical specifications

  • High power with max output of 70Nm (250W)
  • Designed for a shorter chain stay to match geometry and handling of a normal MTB
  • Narrow Q-factor of 177mm (same Q-factor as current XT) provides an efficient pedal stroke
  • Stable, smooth assist power output regulated by cadence
  • Direct pedalling feel (with or without pedal-assist activated)
  • Improved pedalling efficiency with dynamic chain engagement
  • Better tire clearance
  • Clearance for suspension linkage
  • Drive Unit cover hides cables and mounting bolts for a clean look (SM-DUE80-A)
  • Direct mount (53mm CL) or frame mount (50mm/53mm CL) options

mtb battery 300x166 - Electric Bikes & eBikesBattery

  • Ultra-durable, powerful battery specially designed for the rigors of mountain biking.
  • MTB-dedicated compact, low profile design for improved impact and vibration resistance.
  • High capacity long-lasting Li-Ion battery of 504 Wh to cover more territory.
  • Supported travel up to 100 km on one charge.
  • 1,000 charge cycles with no significant power loss.

Power-assist modes

Power-assist mode and capacity / travel distance with estimated altitude meters (based on combined rider/bike weight of 100 kg (can vary depending on usage, rider profile, riding conditions, battery life):

  • Boost: 50 km (400 hm)
  • Trail: 75 km (600 hm)
  • Eco: 100 km (800 hm)