Compared to its predecessor E8000, the new EP8 motor has increased its torque from 70 to 85 Nm - due to legal regulations, the rated output may only be 250 watts. More important than a lot of "buzz", however, are the dosability and the responsiveness of the motor support. And here SHIMANO is now on a par with the competition. Especially in the "Trail" mode, which automatically regulates the motor's support power - very sensitively, according to the rider's wishes - the performance on demanding trails (!) is outstandingly good.