• Get on and off with ease
  • Maximum safety in the dark
  • Come rain or shine, you'll always be safe on the road
  • Chain tensioner automatically keeps the chain tensioned

Discover the Avignon C8 HMB

Whether you want to spend your weekends riding through the hills, or stick to your local roads, the Avignon C8 HMB is the perfect choice. With its central motor, this e-bike scores highly when it comes to comfort. This can be seen from the minute you step onto the bike. The low, wide step-through allows for smooth and effortless mounting. When you're on the road, you'll benefit from the high-end finish. Its wide tyres, gel saddle, suspension and leather handlebar grips make the ride all the more enjoyable. There's no need to worry about safety: the frame is extremely robust and the integrated daytime running lights mean that you can be seen from the rear and the side.

Available in 2 color(s)

Stable frame with low, wide step-through

Stable frame with low, wide step-through

Comfort and safety go hand in hand with the Avignon C8 HMB. The low, wide step-through makes it easy to mount and dismount. And on the road you'll experience great stability and good road holding. This is because the battery is integrated in the down tube, creating a low centre of gravity. The battery is easy to remove from the bike for charging — simply take it out from the top. Want to charge it in the bike? No problem. The charging point is positioned high up.

Integrated lighting makes you easier to see

Integrated lighting makes you easier to see

The daytime running light on the Avignon C8 HMB does its job right around the clock. The powerful front light (70 lux) is integrated into the mudguard. And with the rear light in the carrier, you are easily visible not only from behind but also from the side.

Wide tyres and powerful disc brakes for a safe feeling

Wide tyres and powerful disc brakes for a safe feeling

The Avignon C8 HMB has extra-wide tyres for good road holding and increased comfort. The Magura disc brakes provide excellent, even braking power in all conditions. The large brake levers are also easy to operate. You are always in control.

Quiet and maintenance-free

Quiet and maintenance-free

The Avignon C8 HMB features an innovative chain tensioner. It keeps your chain at the perfect tension at all times. The chain operates silently and little or no maintenance is required. The chain case and mid-drive motor are also perfectly integrated!

Our powerful battery provides excellent range

Platinum Diamond
145 km 175 km
500 Wh 625 Wh
13,8 16,7 Ah
145 km 175 km
85 km 105 km
65 km 80 km
55 km 70 km
Price: This is included in the MSRP £170.00

Bosch Active Line Plus (50Nm)

The Bosch Active Line Plus gives natural and silent assistance. With a torque of 50 Nm you can handle practically any terrain. Whether flat or hilly, with this motor you arrive comfortably at your destination.

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    Frequently asked questions about the Avignon C8 HMB

    How does an electric bike work?

    An electric system consists of a number of main components:

    • The battery: integrated into the luggage carrier or located behind the seat tube (depending on the model);
    • The motor: built into the frame at the bottom bracket;
    • The display: fitted on the handlebar;
    • Sensors: every electric system has a speed sensor, which as its name suggests, measures how fast the bike is being ridden. In addition, riding behaviour is determined by a rotation sensor or a pedal force sensor depending on the model. The Impulse system in addition has a fourth sensor, namely the shift sensor. This sensor cuts out assistance for a quarter of a second while you are shifting which enables you to keep on pedalling while shifting.

    Together the sensors determine the amount assistance provided by the motor based on your assistance level setting and the pedal force you are applying. You set the assistance level yourself using the handlebar grip control.

    How does an electric bike work?

    Which factors affect range?

    Range is dependent on various factors. Thus, the speed at which you ride the bike will have a major impact. See below for the average range at various speeds. In addition to speed, there are order external factors that affect the range. The range advertised in our brochures and manuals is based on averages. Thus, it is assumed that the average rider weighs 70 kg, cycles on relatively flat terrain and shifts gears actively. Below you will find that leading factors that affect range:

    • Weight. The total weight of the bike, the rider and load will affect the range. 
    • Gear-shifting behaviour. Actively shifting gears increases the range. Just like a car, when setting off from a standstill, you should start in the lowest gear. Never start in the highest gear; this will adversely affect your range. 
    • Type of sensor. E-bikes are fitted with a pedal force sensor or a rotation sensor. A pedal force sensor amplifies your own effort whereas a rotation sensor only provides assistance while pedalling. Put another way, the rider will always get maximum assistance with a rotation sensor, which results in less range. 
    • Type of read surface. The surface over which you are cycling has a substantial effect on your range. Thus, cycling along an unpaved road surface will reduce your range. 
    • The weather. Cycling with a tailwind or into a headwind will increase or reduce your range. Temperature will also affect it. Thus, at extremely low temperatures (< o degrees) the battery is able to store less energy, which reduces the distance you can cycle. 
    • Hilly terrain You can cycle further on flat terrain than in the hills. The magnitude of the impact will also depend on the type of electric system. Thus, a mid-mounted motor is better suited to hills due to the motor’s thermal stability.
    • Tyre pressure 

    In view of the fact that you will probably experience a number of the abovementioned factors, here are a number of examples of the magnitude of their impact;

    • If you are cycling on good tarmac in a hilly area and you weigh 95 kg, then you may well find your range reduced by up to 20% compared to what is shown for the average range. 
    • If you are cycling into a strong headwind, it can make a difference in range of up to 40%. 
    • If you are cycling along an unpaved road, it will make cut your range by around 30% compared to cycling on tarmac.

    Specifications of Avignon C8 HMB


    • Gear system description 8-speed Shimano Nexus
    • Engine model Bosch Active Line Plus (50Nm)
    • Model Avignon
    • Colorname coral red, midnight blue
    • Fork suspension type internal to headset


    • Model Avignon
    • Colorname coral red, midnight blue
    • Segment Electric bicycles
    • Sitting position Upright
    • Integrated lights Yes

    Frame & Fork


    • Frame shape low-step
    • Size 46, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65
    • Frame description Stable aluminium frame with 68.5° head tube angle and 69.5° saddle tube angle. Cables are nicely concealed through the unique cable integration system. Battery integrated in the frame for large capacity (625 Wh)
    • Frame material Aluminium
    • Cabels integrated Yes


    • Fork material Aluminium
    • Fork suspension type internal to headset
    • Travel Fork 40 mm

    Wheels & Tires


    • Wheelsize 28"
    • Rims Ryde Zac 25, Double-walled aluminium for extra strong and efficient cycling performance
    • Spoke description Stainless steel, extra strong
    • Rear hub Shimano Nexus, 8 speeds, freewheel


    • Tires Scalato Mondano
    • Tire color black
    • Tires puncture resistant Yes

    Brake & transmission


    • Gear system description 8-speed Shimano Nexus
    • Gear type hub
    • Gears 8
    • Front chainwheel 38
    • Rear chainwheel 18


    • Drivetrain Chain


    • Brake Front Disc brake with hydraulic control
    • Brake Rear Disc brake with hydraulic control
    • Disc brake rotor size front 180 mm
    • Disc brake rotor size rear 160 mm
    • Brake system description front Magura MT-C4, 2 piston
    • Brake system description rear Magura MT-C4 2 piston

    Handlebar & Seat


    • Handlebar description Aluminium, comfort curved model
    • Adjustable stem Yes
    • Grip type Gazelle Aero leather
    • Grips Luxury leather handlebar grips for a sophisticated feel and extra comfort


    • Saddle Selle Royal Essenza Plus gel
    • Seatpost suspension Yes
    • Seatpost description Sprung


      Front light

    • Light front description LED headlight with daytime running lights, always on
    • Front light powersource Battery
    • Front light lux 70
    • Front light type Gazelle Fendervision

      Rear light

    • Rear light powersource Battery

    E-bike technology


    • Ebike system short description Bosch
    • Engine location mid-drive motor
    • Torque 50
    • Engine model Bosch Active Line Plus (50Nm)
    • Ebike sensors pedal force sensor, rotation sensor, speed sensor


    • Battery type Li-ion
    • Battery position Integrated into frame
    • Battery replaceable Yes
    • Battery system Bosch
    • Ebike charger description 4 Ah


    • Amount of support levels 4
    • Display control unit Yes
    • Walk assist Yes
    • Display Model Bosch Intuvia LCD center
    • Display detachable Yes



    • Warranty frame 10 years’ warranty
    • Warranty fork 5 years’ warranty
    • Warranty paint 5 years’ warranty
    • Warranty other parts 2 years’ warranty
    • Warranty battery 2 years’ warranty
    • Warranty motor 2 years’ warranty
    • Warranty diplay 2 years’ warranty



    • Lock description Ring lock with an option for a plug-in cable to attach your bike to a fixed object for extra protection against theft
    • Lock safety level ART ** certified
    • Lock Type Abus 4750L


    • Chaincase description 100% recycled plastic, with automatic chain tensioner
    • Coat protector Yes
    • Kickstand type drop-down rear stand
    • Kickstand Ursus Mooi
    • Chaincase type Chain case


    • Rear carrier description Aluminum MIK HD system carrier
    • Carrier MIK system Yes

    The specifications of each Gazelle are drawn up with the greatest of care. However, we may, for example due to scarcity, temporarily replace a part with another, at least equivalent, part. We hope for your understanding in this matter.

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