AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike review: the ULTIMATE hunting fat tire e-bike


The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 is an extremely powerful, extremely capable off-road fat tire electric bike that’s ready to tackle even the most demanding terrain.

AddMotoR has a large number of electric bikes to choose from; this one, the MOTAN M-5800, is one of their most most powerful offerings and is geared towards to serious off-road use. This fat tire electric bike can easily plow through sand, snow, mud and other soggy terrain thanks to its large, fat tires and powerful mid-drive motor.

Power — 1,000 nominal watts, 1,250 peak watts

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike has a powerful Bafang mid-drive motor tag can crank out 1,000 continuous watts and 1,250 peak watts. This motor is especially noteworthy because it has an incredible 160 Newton meters of torque, making it one of the most powerful mid-drive motors on the market. The wattage output and torque combine for an amazing experience and because this is a mid-drive the motor is able to leverage its power against the bike’s gearing, making the M-5800 a superb climber and adept mud warrior.

Speed  — 30 mph

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike has a top speed of 30 mph, which can be reached using the throttle or pedal assist, making this a class 4 electric bike. There is an option to keep it in a more street legal 20 mph mode, making the M-5800 a class 2 electric bike. Clipping along at top speed does feel fast, but the wide tires, wide handlebars and overall frame geometry leave the rider feeling in complete control.

Battery and Range — 48 volt 17.5 ah, 40 miles

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike runs on a 48 volt system and has a massive 17.5 ah battery for an estimated max range of 40 miles with pedal assist. The battery is located on the downtube, leaving bike well balanced, and can be removed for charging and storing.

Pedal assist sensor — Advanced sensor

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike is equipped with an advanced pedal assist sensor that measures the torque placed on the cranks and also their rotation. This advanced pedal assist sensor is highly responsive and motor power starts and stops almost instantly when the rider starts and stops pedaling.

Display — Bafang, LCD

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike uses a Bafang display located on the center of the handlebars with an independent button pad located on the left of the handlebars. This is a good display with plenty of electronic feedback including speed, distance, battery level, wattage output and more.

Frame and weight — 6061 Aluminum alloy, 67 pounds

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike one frame size and weighs in at nearly 67 pounds. The sturdy frame is made from aluminum alloy and the top tube slopes downward to help tame intense trails and also allow the rider to more easily place their feet flat on the ground when at a stop.

Suspension —  Mozo spring suspension, 100 mm of travel

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike has a Mozo spring suspension that offers 100 mm of travel. It also has compression adjust, preload adjust and lockout, as well as boost hub spacing. This suspension does a good job at mitigating moderate shocks but it’s not well suited for extreme downhill trails or big air.

Gearing — Shimano, 7 speed

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike has a Shimano Tourney derailleur with a 7-speed cassette. It uses a Shimano SIS Index thumb shifter on the right side of the handlebars.

Brakes — Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike has Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes in the front and rear with 180 mm rotors. These brakes offer huge stopping power and easily shrug off mud and water. The brake levers are adjustable and are equipped with motor inhibitors, which instantly cut power to the motor whenever the brake levers are depressed.

Warranty — 1 year comprehensive

The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike has a 1 year comprehensive warranty.

Price — Starting at $2,899

Starting at $2,899, the AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike is well priced considering the extremely powerful mid-drive motor and massive battery. The hydraulic brakes are also a nice touch and the advanced pedal assist sensor makes it feel incredibly responsive.

Who’s it for — Hardcore mountain bikers 

This feels like a good choice for those who want an electric bike that can take them deep into the woods. The AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 electric bike is a capable trail warrior that can easily tackle all but the most extreme terrain, and especially excels at loose terrain like mud, snow, gravel and sand. This would be a good fit for a hunter or backwoods explorer who might need the extra power and torque to get through the slushy trails or to tow additional gear. If you’re looking for a well priced, well balanced powerful off-road fat tire electric bike, the AddMotoR MOTAN M-5800 is a good one to consider.


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