The motor on Van Raam adapted bicycles
Van Raam uses motors in the front wheel, in the rear wheel or on the rear-axle between the rear wheels. The reason for this is that there are more advantages of a front hub motor, rear hub motor or motor on the rear-axle on an adapted bicycle than on a ‘regular’ e-bike.Even if you look at the torque of the motor, for example. Read more about this in the article 'How do you compare the torque of a mid-drive and hub motor?'.
The position of the motor is dependent on the type of bike, the design, and whether the pedal support is standard or optional.The motors have been specially developed by and for Van Raam for the pedal assistance on its adapted bicycles. This makes the motors used by Van Raam very suitable for the bicycles in the range. You can read more about the pedal assistance later in this article.
Van Raam uses three different types of motors:
The VR1F and the VR2F are located in the front wheel of the bike and the VR2R is located in the rear wheel of the bike. On the rear axle between the rear wheels, the VR2F is located. The VR2F and the VR2R are extra powerful motors that have been especially developed for hilly and mountainous areas or when the driver or co-driver is unable to (co-)cycle properly.
More information about the Van Raam motors and their specifications can be read on the page about the pedal support by clicking on the button below. Do you have a Van Raam bike with pedal assistance from before 2016? Then take a look at the article ‘Van Raam bikes with motors / pedal support before 2016’ for more specifications about Van Raam motors delivered until June 2016.
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