AddMotoR MOTAN M-560 Review

Addmotor Motan M 560 Electric Bike Review
Addmotor Motan M 560
Addmotor Motan M 560 Bafang 500 Watt Fat Bike Motor
Addmotor Motan M 560 Panasonic 48 Volt Battery Pack
Addmotor Motan M 560 Control Pad Thumb Shifter Twist Throttle
Addmotor Motan M 560 Bafang Grayscale Ebike Display
Addmotor Motan M 560 Punched Out Rims 4 Inch Kenda Tires
Addmotor Motan M 560 Tektro Aries 180mm Mechanical Disc Brakes
Addmotor Motan M 560 Plastic Chain Guide Wellgo Alloy Pedals
Addmotor Motan M 560 Shimano Tourney 7 Speed
Addmotor Motan M 560 Charger
Addmotor Motan M 560 Ebike Battery Charger 2 5 Amps
Addmotor Motan M 560 Electric Bike Review
Addmotor Motan M 560
Addmotor Motan M 560 Bafang 500 Watt Fat Bike Motor
Addmotor Motan M 560 Panasonic 48 Volt Battery Pack
Addmotor Motan M 560 Control Pad Thumb Shifter Twist Throttle
Addmotor Motan M 560 Bafang Grayscale Ebike Display
Addmotor Motan M 560 Punched Out Rims 4 Inch Kenda Tires
Addmotor Motan M 560 Tektro Aries 180mm Mechanical Disc Brakes
Addmotor Motan M 560 Plastic Chain Guide Wellgo Alloy Pedals
Addmotor Motan M 560 Shimano Tourney 7 Speed
Addmotor Motan M 560 Charger
Addmotor Motan M 560 Ebike Battery Charger 2 5 Amps


  • A powerful fat tire electric bike that feels well suited for the city, but can also tackle some moderate trails thanks to the adjustable spring suspension fork and extra large tires
  • Downtube mounted removable battery pack keeps the center of gravity of low, making for a well-balanced bike that doesn’t feel too front heavy or back heavy, battery also has full size USB Type-A port to charge accessories while riding or on the go
  • Entry-level front suspension with lockout, fat tires and wide saddle make for a comfortable ride (especially if you lower the PSI), good weight distribution with the motor and battery low and center
  • Good ebike option for hunters who want to go deep into the woods without getting slowed down by soggy terrain, the smell of gasoline, and the noise of an ICE motor, only sold online so expect some DIY and limited support

Video Review







$1,699 (Free Shipping to United States, $200-$300 Shipping to Canada and Mexico)

Body Position:


Suggested Use:

Sand and Snow, Trail

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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1 Year Comprehensive


United States, Canada, Mexico

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

68 lbs (30.84 kg)

Battery Weight:

7.3 lbs (3.31 kg)

Motor Weight:

9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)

Frame Material:

Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

20 in (50.8 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

20” Seat Tube, 23.5” Reach, 29.5” Stand Over Height, 32.5” Minimum Saddle Height, 28” Width, 77” Length

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Black with White and Grey Accents

Frame Fork Details:

MOZO Spring Suspension, 120mm Travel, Preload Adjust, Compression Clicker with Lockout, 140mm Hub Spacing, 9mm Skewer with Bolts

Frame Rear Details:

170mm Hub Spacing, 12mm Skewer with Bolts

Attachment Points:

Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Tourney Derailleur, Shimano MF-TZ21 Cassette 14-28 Tooth

Shifter Details:

Shimano SIS Index Thumb Shifter on Right


Aluminum Alloy, 170 mm Length, 48 Tooth Chainring with Double-Sided Plastic Chain Guard


Wellgo Alloy Platform with Pins


Neco, Threadless, Internal Cups, 1-1/8” to 1/12” Tapered


Promax, Alloy, 100mm Length


Promax, Alloy, Flat, 720mm Length

Brake Details:

Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc with 180mm Rotors, Tektro Four-Finger Levers with Rubberized Edge and Motor Inhibitors


Ergonomic, Stitched Faux Leather, Black


AddMotoR Branded, Relaxed with Foam, Black

Seat Post:


Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm


Alloy, Double Walled, Punched Out, 82.2mm Outer Width, 36 Hole


Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge in Front and 12 Gauge in Rear, Black with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Kenda, 26” x 4.0” (98-559)

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)

Tire Details:

5 to 30 PSI, 0.4 to 2.1 BAR

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve


Rear Mounted Adjustable Length Kickstand, Spanninga Trendo Integrated Front Headlight, Flick Bell Integrated into Left Brake Lever Cluster


Locking Removable Downtube Mounted Battery, 1.1 lb 2.5 Amp Battery Charger

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:


Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

500 watts

Motor Torque:

80 Newton meters

Battery Brand:


Battery Voltage:

48 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

10.4 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

499.2 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

4 hours

Estimated Min Range:

15 miles (24 km)

Estimated Max Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Display Type:

Bafang C01.UART, Backlit, Grayscale LCD, USB Type A Port Below Display


Assist Level (1-5), Current Speed, Max Speed, Average Speed, Battery Level (5 Bars), Odometer, Trip Meter, Timer, Watts

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad on Left, Buttons: Up, Down, Mode/Power, (Hold Mode and Up to Activate Lights, Hold Up to Toggle Current, Max and Average Speed, Hold Up and Down to Enter Settings, Hold Down to Enter Walk Mode, Tap Mode/Power to Toggle Tripometer and Odometer)

Drive Mode:

Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Twist Throttle (12 Magnet Sensor)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

Written Review

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Hi everyone! This is Brent. Today I’m reviewing the AddMotoR M-560, a hefty, full-size fat tire electric bike that offers a pretty smooth ride thanks to the front suspension, wide saddle and the massive air volume of the 26” by 4” wide tires. This electric bike retails for $1,699 and has a powerful Bafang 500 watt geared hub motor in the rear wheel, a top speed of 20 mph with the throttle or cadence sensing pedal assist, an integrated front headlight, a locking removable downtube mounted battery with 499.2 watt hours of juice and mechanical disc brakes with 180mm rotors in the front and rear. This is a fairly large bike with a 20” frame, 29.5” stand over height and 23.5” reach. This frame will certainly fit some riders quite well, but unfortunately this model is only offered in this frame size, and only comes in black with white and grey accents.

I’ve had the opportunity to review quite a few electric bikes from AddMotoR now, and there’s still quite a few left in their lineup. In fact, I think that’s one of AddMotoR’s strongest suites: They have a huge selection of different electric bikes. However, having worked with AddMotoR for so long now has also given me some deeper insights into the company. First and foremost, AddMotoR is a direct-order only company that ships to the United States, Canada and Mexico. Direct-order companies have one huge pro — savings in price — and a handful of potential cons, which we’ve covered in-depth in our video Dangers of Buying an Ebikes Online & Crowdfunding vs. In Shop. One potential con with direct-order only can be a difficulty with communication. While most of these companies speak English far better than I speak any foreign language, it can still be difficult to get questions adequately and comprehensively answered. Furthermore, the communication can be spotty in general, with days and even weeks passing between replies to email. This is something I found to be true with AddMotoR, and seems to be an issue others have experienced as well as evidenced by some of the feedback in AddMotorR’s comments section. This isn’t to say the company hasn’t gotten bikes out to me promptly, but when it comes to making a change or dealing with a problem, it can be quite difficult. For instance, it took several months to get some of the previous bikes shipped back to them. Fit and finish can also be an issue with some direct-order only companies, with some parts not fitting quite right or some components not matching what was advertised on the website, but that has not really been the case overall with AddMotoR in my experience. The bikes I have received came to me undamaged and were relatively easy to assemble save for one or two. The M-560 in particular was a breeze, taking no more than 15 minutes to get fully put together from the time I cut open the box. Awesome! Speaking of shipping, it should be noted that shipping to the United States is free of charge, while shipping to Canada and Mexico is around $200 to $300 depending on where exactly I selected in their checkout page. And while AddMotoR says they ship worldwide, when I selected various countries to calculate shipping costs, every one I checked besides the United States, Mexico and Canada were not eligible for shipping. Perhaps this is new for AddMotoR, perhaps it is temporary, but definitely something I wanted to call out. Again, I want to compliment AddMotoR’s huge selection of different electric bikes, which far exceeds the selection of the vast majority of other electric bike companies, even other direct-order only companies. There’s really something for everyone when it comes to AddMotoR’s lineup.

Driving this bike to a top speed of roughly 20 mph is a Bafang 500 watt geared hub motor in the rear wheel. This motor has 80 Newton meters of torque and is overall pretty powerful, and because the top speed is 20 mph, it keeps this bike as a Class 2, which will make it legal to ride in more areas compared to a Class 3 or Class 4 electric bike. However, it should still be noted that in some areas, even Class 2 electric bikes are not legal to ride, so it’s always best to check with state and local laws before hitting the open road. The 500 watt motor is definitely powerful, but the motor does lose some mechanical advantage because of the large fat tires. Technically, the tires are 26”, but really they’re more like 28” tires because of how tall they are. The taller the tire, the more difficult it is for the hub motor to rotate it. The M-560 has a sealed internal cadence sensor with 12 magnets, making it more responsive compared to other cadence sensors with fewer magnets, but not as responsive as a torque sensor. Like most cadence sensors, there’s a delay from the time I start and stop pedaling and the time the motor actually starts and stops. This is especially pronounced when I start pedaling at a low speed in a high gear, making the cranks take longer to revolve compared to starting in a lower gear, and consequently taking longer for the cadence sensor to detect the movement. The good news is, the throttle is hot from 0 mph, so I can override this delay by just twisting the throttle until I get up to speed. I also like that the throttle is hot from 0 mph because it allows me to quickly get started if I need to cross a crosswalk, am starting at the bottom of a steep hill in a high gear, but I appreciate this feature the most when I use it to assist the bike up stairs, remember, this thing weighs 68 pounds so it makes a significant difference! The delay in motor shutoff can make tackling some terrain rather tricky, so I sometimes override the motor by lightly depressing one of the brake levers to activate the motor inhibitors, instantly cutting power to the motor. I like using the motor inhibitors for this, but moreover, they’re a great feature for ensuring the shortest possible stopping distance. The brakes here are Tektro Aries mechanical brakes with 180mm rotors in the front and rear. The mechanical disc brakes provide ample stopping power, but do require some effort to fully depress, especially compared to hydraulic disc brakes. And because they’re mechanical, the brake levers themselves can’t be adjusted for reach, which could it even more difficult for some riders with extra small or extra large hands to grasp them. Thankfully, they are large four-finger levers with rubberized edges so there is plenty of room to wrap all four of my fingers around them, and the rubberized edges provide a confident grip purchase.

Powering the M-560, the integrated front headlight and the LCD display unit is a 48 volt, 499.2 watt hour locking removable downtube mounted Lithium-ion battery pack. The key hole is located near the top of the battery on the frame itself, keeping it well out of the way of the charging cable when I charge it with the battery attached the frame. However the charging port itself is located near the bottom of the battery and the charging cord could easily get snagged by the cranks if I accidentally rotate them while charging the battery on the frame. This can damage the charging port, the battery and/or the cord itself. Of course, this can be avoided by charging the battery separate from the frame, which is one of the reasons I love removable batteries so much. I also like them because it makes it easier for me to store these batteries in a cool, dry location, which helps increase the longevity of batteries. Given the capacity of the battery, the range for the M-560 will likely fall somewhere between 15 to 30 miles per charge. Of course, this greatly depends on my weight, how much extra weight I’m carrying, what kind of terrain I’m tackling, how heavily I use the throttle and how pressurized the tires are. Given these are fat tires, the highest pressure (for this particular tire) is 30 PSI, but it can be aired down all the way to 5 PSI if I want to go over sand, snow, mud or other soggy or loose terrain. This is great for adding more cushion to the ride and for increasing the size of my tire patch, but it would definitely eat into the battery quite a bit more due to the added rolling resistance. The display here does actually tilt a bit, but only about 20 degrees or so. This will help eliminate or reduce sun glare in some instances. However, the display can’t be removed with tools so it could get scratched up when the bike is left at a public bike rack. One thing I really like about this display though is it does have a full size USB Type A port just beneath the screen, so I can power accessories while riding directly from the battery. Woot! The charger here is a 2.5 amp output, which is slightly higher than average and may help charge up the battery a bit faster. Charge time will like be around four hours.

Turning on the display itself is pretty simple and requires a long press of the M on the independent button pad. The key does not need to be left in to operate the bike, which I greatly appreciate. Once the display turns on, the M-560 is ready to ride. It will always start in pedal assist level 1, regardless of what level of pedal assist I leave it in, and it will always start with the lights turned off. When the bike is on, however, the throttle is live, as mentioned before. Just a reminder to please be careful with this as I have accidentally activated throttles like this in the past and had the bike run away from me, and once driven a bike into the side of my car (it was at low speeds so no damage). I like this display because it angles a bit, is backlit, has a USB Type A port and provides most of the pertinent information I want to see in a cohesive, easy to understand way. Once the display is activated, I can navigate through the pedal assist modes (1-5) with the up and down arrows and toggle through different display options by tapping the M button and holding the up button. To turn on the light and backlight, I hold the up arrow and M button. To enter walk mode I hold the down arrow. To enter settings I hold the up and down arrow. Pretty straightforward and I also like that the buttons are tacky and provide a good grip, and that they have tactile feedback when they are depressed so I can feel what is happening without having to look.

Overall, the MOTAN M-560 is a fun, off-road capable fat tire electric bike with plenty of power, plenty of comfort and a decent price. Personally, I enjoy the frame style, which reminds me a bit of an vintage airplane for some reason, and I like that it has most of the essentials for a bike of this size, weight and power, like motor inhibitors, 180mm mechanical disc brakes and a headlight. AddMotoR went above and beyond with some of the features here like increasing the thickness of the rear spokes to compensate for the added weight of the motor and the stress it places on the wheel, punched out rims to save weight, a steel derailleur guard to protect the derailleur and motor cable, suspension that has a compression clicker, internally routed wires and overall just really clean cable management. This bike definitely has some limitations however as it only comes in one frame size and one color. Furthermore, while the price point here is likely quite a bit less than buying from a brick-and-mortar store, there’s always the chance of running into one of the aforementioned problems due to the direct-order nature of AddMotoR. This bike probably wouldn’t work great for hunters or bikepackers due to the lack of bosses. I think it might be possible to add some aftermarket racks and attach them via the available fender bosses, but I’m not sure how strong they’d be. But I do think this electric bike feels like it would work well for anyone who, first of all fits this frame, and also wants a smooth, comfortable ride with plenty of power and the ability to tackle some light trails, or maybe go through some sand or snow. I want to thank AddMotoR for partnering with me on this review and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them here or in the comments section of the YouTube review and Court and I will do our best to answer them! Thank you so much for reading and watching and I hope you have a great day! Oh, and if you’re going out to ride, have fun and ride safe. :)


  • 1 year comprehensive warranty, plus free shipping to the United States adds additional value and savings to an already pretty affordable electric bike
  • Throttle is live from 0 mph and also as soon as the bike is turned on, making it easy to get going from a dead stand still and especially helpful for assisting the bike up stairs, which is important to prevent injury with a bike like this that weighs 68 pounds
  • Rubberized edge on brake levers provides a good grip purchase, brake levers have motor inhibitors built in, which ensure the shortest possible stopping distance and can be used to override the motor when tackling technical terrain at low speeds
  • Display has full size USB Type A port beneath the screen so it can be used to power accessories while riding, this is great for adding an extra light or for keeping a phone or GPS charged up on long rides, the display also tilts a bit to help reduce glare
  • Cable management is on point and the majority of the wires are internally routed through the frame, keeping everything looking nice and clean and streamlined
  • Independent button pad has tacky buttons and tactile feedback, they click slightly when depressed which gives more confidence the desired action has taken place, reducing the take eyes off the road to glance down at the display
  • Flick bell is in the left brake lever cluster, which keeps it off the handlebars and also makes reaching it quite easy
  • Integrated headlight is powered by the bike’s battery so there are no batteries to replace over time, the light can also be turned on and off from the independent button pad
  • Suspension has preload adjust and a compression clicker to fine tune them, this is great for riders of all weights as it allows them to be customized to best suit their weight and also their ride style, the suspension can also be locked out to maximize efficiency and increase range when riding over smooth terrain
  • Fat 4” wide tires have plenty of air volume and add some additional suspension to the ride, the tires can also be aired down to 5 PSI to increase the tire patch for going over really soggy terrain like sand and snow, rims are punched out to save weight, spokes are thicker in the back for additional structural integrity
  • Mechanical disc brakes with 180mm rotors in the front and rear provide ample stopping power, which is especially important for a bike that weighs this much and has a 500 watt motor with 80 Newton meters of torque
  • Frame style is unique and looks aesthetically pleasing, almost reminiscent of a vintage airplane
  • Battery is locking and removable, key hole is located at the top of the battery prevent damage while charging the battery on the frame, unlikely the charging cord and/or cranks will get wrapped up with the key, battery also has a 4 bar indicator on top and a full size USB Type A port on the right side to charge accessories on the go, or so it can be used as a portable power bank when it’s not attached to the frame
  • Saddle is wide and comfortable, further adding to an already comfy ride thanks to the front suspension and fat tires, quick release allows the height to of the saddle to be adjusted on the fly without tools
  • Double sided plastic chainring guards gives some protection to the chainring itself, but forever helps keep the chain locked in place and reduces the chance of it derailing towards the inside or outside
  • Adjustable length kickstand is placed at the rear of the bike and does not get in the way of the cranks when they are turned, this is great for removing the bike from storage or rolling it backwards from a tight spot
  • 500 watt motor has plenty of power to get the bike up to its top speed of 20 mph and also has enough power to climb some moderate hills without even having to pedal at all
  • Steel derailleur cage helps protect the derailleur and power cable in the even the bike is dropped on the right side or maybe even against a strike while riding


  • Grips are non locking and could potentially slip around under heavy torque, like when climbing a steep hill, this could pose a safety issue if this happens while riding
  • Shimano SIS Index shifter may require a repositioning of the hand to access, leaving less hand to grip the actual handlebars while riding
  • Tektro brake levers and mechanical disc brakes require more substantial force to stop the bike compared with hydraulic disc brakes, this might be difficult for some riders, and since the lever themselves can’t be adjusted this might further add to the difficulty
  • Display can’t be removed without tools, leaving it vulnerable to being scratched when left at a bike rack
  • M-560 only comes in one frame size and one color, this severely limits who can comfortably ride this bike and might exclude some riders altogether
  • Headlight is attached to the arch of the suspension, making it unsuspended weight, this could result in it bouncing around more and potentially coming loose over time, headlight is also not particularly bright and doesn’t do much in the way of illuminating a path at night
  • Fat tires are heavy and have a huge rolling resistance which decreases the efficiency of the bike and requires more from the battery and motor to get it going compared to an electric bike with normal tires, these tires also don’t have puncture protection or any goo inside to help seal punctures
  • Battery capacity is average, but a bit low for a fat tire electric bike given the added energy needed to propel it, charging port is located on the bottom of the battery and the cable might get snagged by the cranks while charging on the frame, this could result in damage to the cord or to the battery itself
  • Plastic double sided chainring guard might crack in the event of a strike and probably won’t do much in the way of protecting the chainring teeth from getting damaged
  • Lack of bosses, including lack of bottle cage bosses and rack bosses, severely limits the functionality of this bike, which is a shame since it’s a fat tire bike and could excel for hunters and bikepackers
  • Cadence sensor has a delay from the time the cranks revolve to the time the motor activates and shuts off, this can make starting from a stop without using the throttle troublesome, and it can also make navigating some terrain at low speeds difficult without using the motor inhibitors to manually control the motor output
  • No taillight makes for an overall small visual footprint at night, especially with the black frame, it might be a good idea to snag some extra lighting on this bike for those who like to ride in the evening
  • Direct-order only means the bike has to be assembled by the buyer and also means it can’t be test ridden before purchasing, so there’s no way to know for sure if the frame will work for a given rider, AddMotoR customers might also experience a delay in communication and difficulty working with the company in the event of a problem


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Comments (2) YouTube Comments

5 years ago

I bought an AddMotor HitHot P1 in June. I’ve had to do a decent amount of work on it, getting rid of some noises. But overall it’s been a great bike, and looks stealthy and powerful. I removed a bunch of the decals so now it’s mostly flat black. It’s my first ebike and and I’ve put over 1200 miles on it since June. Way more than my car. It came with an 11.6 ah battery, which got me about 25 miles at assist level 2 or 3 on hilly terrain. I was digging long rides in the country so much that I bought their 17.5 ah battery for $750. Now I can get 40 miles, which I do almost every weekend. I also have a second battery charging up for commuting. I swapped the knobby tires for hybrids to get more range. Also had the bike shop put a better derailleur on. Even with all of these costs though I think I’m still ahead, looking at other bikes spec to spec. It’s not a bike I would recommend to my boomer friends looking for commuters though. I tell them they should look at mid-motor bikes. I’ve had a few email support tickets with AddMotor, and they always responded within 24 hours with very decent English. If you’re inclined to do some DIY and want to save some money, I would highly recommend this brand from my experience.

5 years ago

Wow, sounds like you live somewhere beautiful, the long country rides sound peaceful. I used to do that as a young man, ride all over town and way out to new places where there were farms and foothills. Glad to hear that the bike is mostly working well for you. Where did you get the hybrid tires? I’d love a link if you have it, this is an upgrade that crosses my mind frequently with other fat bikes like the CIVI Cheetah. Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience with AddMotoR, glad they’ve been responsive :)


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