Addmotor Motan Electric Bike M5800 is indeed Addmotor’s most powerful e-bike – and surpasses almost all the available e-bikes in the market today. This is marketed as an Electric Mountain Bike (e-MTBs), and mountain bikes tend to be very strong. Some websites refer this bike as a “monster truck of e-MTBs”. If Harley Davidson ever manufactured E-Bikes this is the one they are going to study first!
Most surprising thing is that this e-bike is not even street-legal in some jurisdictions. It falls in Class 4 of Moped and Motorcycles.
With an overall black color body having orange/red stripes on the tires’ rims – this black beauty definitely gives its riders an unforgettable muscular macho look.
Addmotor Motan Electric Bike – A powerful macho Motan Ebike
Because of M5800’s popularity, Addmotor released a 1000W 2019 version of this bike. It is M-5500 – the design of which (M5500) commemorates the Flying Tigers, which the United States volunteered together to aid Air Force in the Second World War. The shark mouth logo on the frame is the symbol of the Flying Tigers.
This is the only Addmotor Motan Electric Bike and might be the first electric bike – which serves as a tribute to National Forces.
To purchase Addmotor Motan M5800 – you need not to read this bike’s in-depth specification review. And get it from Amazon and no-where else! The price on Amazon is almost same as on all e-bike stores, but no one matches Amazon’s product service.
Bafang 1000W Hub Motor
5800 features a high-torque 48V 1000W mid-drive motor of “Bafang” brand. 1000W is just amazing! The power and the thrust it provides is just incredible. The bike reaches from 0 to 30mph in no time – and climbs mountains and hills like plains!
Secondly it is but obvious that a bulky bike with a large surface area will experience a lot of drag. Keeping it in mind Addmotor has designed this powerful motor. It gives you a pro-start even if you are stuck in a snowy muddy or sandy terrain.
With level one pedal assist you can get this Addmotor Motan Electric Bike riding for 55-65 miles. And the maximum speed that you can reach is 30 mph when on electric mode and 20 mph on pedaling mode.
The best part about the motor is the “Variable Gear Sensor” and the “Torque Sensor”. As you change gears the motor senses it and provides the power accordingly. And the torque sensor works just perfect in starting and stopping the motor in accordance to your pedaling. This makes it almost an alternative to motorbikes.
The motor can support a maximum weight of 350 lbs, which is approximately 160 kg. This means that it can be ideally ridden with a partner at your back. For this very reason the bike comes installed with a backseat.
Note – Addmotor Motan Electric Bike 750W – the MOTAN M-850 P7 does not include a backseat.
48v 1000w Lithium Ion Battery
The best thing about this bike is that it does not feature only a powerful motor – but comes paired with an equally robust 48V/17.5Ah strong battery. In fact the battery is more powerful than the motor. The battery pack is removable and comes with high quality rechargeable Panasonic cells.
With the installed battery you don’t need to carry an extra battery with you – The 17.5 amp hour battery pack, offering 840 watt hours of power has much more capacity than the average 500 watt hours of power batteries.
Another good thing is the position of the motor and the battery on this Addmotor Motan Electric Bike. Both are placed low and at the very center which makes it downside heavy. This gives the bike an overall stability and makes it anti-skid on snowy and rainy roads.
Caution – As the motor and battery are placed low, be careful on pits and speed breakers. The battery and motor are not protected with any kind of casing so if you are fast on the speed breakers the roads might bump them.
The only issue with the battery is that it is a little bulky. The weight of the battery is 8.5 lbs or 3.85 kg. So carrying an additional battery with you will be an extra load on your shoulders.
But the positive to it is that Addmotor had made the battery removable, which means you can uninstall it from the bike whenever you don’t want additional weight – for example when tucking it on a truck – or when you just want to go on a pedal ride, without the electric mode.
Removing and installing the battery is very easy in comparison to other Addmotor Motan Electric Bikes.
The battery comes with a 2.5 Amp Charger. Although it is better than the average 2.0 Amp Chargers, but still the heavy battery and heavy motor needed a 4.0 Amp Charger. It takes a little more than 6 hours for the battery to get completely charged.
You don’t need to question the build of the bike. It justifies its nickname as an EMTB Truck. The frame is made up of premium aluminum alloy and the frame size is 19 inches which is approximately 49 cm.
The bike comes in two shade variants – Black with Orange Accents and Black with Red Accents. Overall black finishing with these two colors Accents gives it a formal cum trendy look.
Advanced MOZO Spring Suspensions and Compression Adjust with Lockout makes it an overall convenient travel mode.
The tires are huge! And in reality with this large sized built bike you need the legs to be muscular! 4 inch wide tires and MOZO spring suspensions provides a good balance to the bike. The large surface area of the tires provides massive air volume and lots of traction to this Addmotor Motan Electric Bike.
Backlit LDC display by Bafang C961 is also very attractive and provides all the vital information in front of you including speed, assist level (0-5), battery level (1-4), trip distance and total distance.
The bike is properly illuminated. It has a headlight and a taillight, which can be operated by the push of a button. Both the lights require three AAA to run and are very helpful increasing visibility at night.
Price ad final thoughts
With all the premium features and the convenience that MOTAN M-5800, I personally feel that the bike is very low prices. A bike which can be easily priced at $4000 costs somewhere around $2,700 or $2800.
The real factor about Addmotor’s low pricing policy is that companies like Addmotor don’t have the overhead of physical shops which enables them to slash the price to the last digits possible. $2700 might definitely not be the most affordable price, but if you were to pick this electric bike up in a shop it would cost quite a bit more and then quality comes with a price.
And if you are looking to buy a budgeted bike – with robust features than any of these 3 Addmotor Motan Electric Bikes are the best option.
The biggest negative feature that I hate to point out is the bikes’ legality status. In some countries and states it’s likely not legal on sidewalks, bike lanes and most trails and you need some basic licensing. This is the only thing that makes it a little inconvenient.
The second negative is the self-assembly burden. You have to install and put all the parts and pieces together. First of all it is time consuming and secondly if you don’t know how to do it – you will end up messing the bike altogether.
What I personally prefer is expending some dollars and asking a pro-mechanic to install it for me. And if you have a regular mechanic for servicing of your bikes and vehicles he might assemble it for free.
The back-lit display is not removable which means that you can’t adjust it your way, and the other factor is the way it gets hit by glare, so in sunny days most of the times you cannot properly read the displayed figures.
There is an issue with the Throttle cable as well. The manufacturing quality seems a bit low as compared to the overall parts of this Addmotor Motan Electric Bike.
We have already discussed a lot about bike’s positive features. Let us shortly look at the most important ones.
The bike comes directly delivered from the manufacturer – with no whole-sellers and retailers involved – which saves a lot of your dollars. You get quality material at a meager cost.
The overall built and premium features makes it an all-terrain bike. Ride it in the woods, or on icy roads, or on hilly Rocky Mountains – you will not feel a thing on this Addmotor Motan Electric Bike!
The masculine figure of the bike is justified, so if you want to invest in a good powerful bike, go for it without a blink. It will not loose its presence on the road for more ten or so years!
BODY POSITION: Forward
SUGGESTED USE: Sand and Snow, Trail
ELECTRIC BIKE CLASS: Moped or Motorcycle (Class 4)
WARRANTY: 1 Year Comprehensive
MODEL YEAR: 2018
TOTAL WEIGHT: 67 lbs (30.39 kg)
BATTERY WEIGHT: 8.5 lbs (3.85 kg)
MOTOR WEIGHT: 12.35 lbs (5.6 kg)
FRAME MATERIAL: Aluminum Alloy
FRAME SIZE: 19 in (48.26 cm)
GEOMETRY MEASUREMENTS: 19 in (48 cm) Measurements: 19” Seat Tube, 23.5” Reach, 28” Stand Over Height, 25” Width, 73.5” Length
FRAME TYPE: High-Step
FRAME COLORS: Black with Orange or Red Accents
FRAME FORK DETAILS: MOZO Spring Suspension, 100 mm Travel, Compression Adjust with Lockout, Preload Adjust, 135 mm Hub Spacing, 9 mm Skewer with Bolts
FRAME REAR DETAILS: 170 mm Hub Spacing, 9 mm Skewer with Bolts
ATTACHMENT POINTS: Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses,
GEARING DETAILS: 7 Speed 1×7 Shimano Tourney Derailleur, Shimano CS-HG20C-7 Cassette 12-28 Tooth
SHIFTER DETAILS: Shimano SIS Index Thumb Shifter on Right
CRANKS: Aluminum Alloy, 170 mm Length, 46 Tooth Chainring with Alloy Guard
PEDALS: Neco Aluminum Alloy Platform with Raised Teeth
HEADSET: Neco, Threadless, Internal Cups, 1-1/8” to 1/12” Tapered
STEM: Neco, Alloy, 110 mm Length, 31.8 mm Clamp Diameter, Three 10 mm Risers
HANDLEBAR: Alloy, Flat, 640 mm Length
BRAKE DETAILS: Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Rotors, Tektro Three-Finger Levers with Motor Inhibitors
GRIPS: Ergonomic, Stitched Faux Leather, Black
SADDLE: AddMotoR Branded, Relaxed with Foam, Black
SEAT POST: Alloy
SEAT POST LENGTH: 340 mm
SEAT POST DIAMETER: 30.8 mm
RIMS: Alloy, Double Wall, Punched Out, 36 Hole
SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 12 Gauge, Black with Nipples
TIRE BRAND: Kenda, 26” x 4.0” (98-559)
WHEEL SIZE: 26 in (66.04cm)
TIRE DETAILS: 5 to 30 PSI, 0.4 to 2.1 BAR
TUBE DETAILS: Schrader Valve
ACCESSORIES: Plastic Mud Flaps, Steel Derailleur Guard, Adjustable Length Kickstand at Rear, Blaze-Lite Independent Headlight (Three AAA Batteries), Blaze-Lite Independent Detachable Seat Post Mounted Backlight (Three AAA Batteries), Independent Bell on Left
OTHER: Locking Removable Down-tube Mounted Battery Pack, 1.6 lb 2.5 Amp Charger