• Experience the freedom: suitable for both touring and commuting
  • Super-stable and rigid frame for optimal handling characteristics
  • Brakes beautifully integrated into the front fork for top-notch braking performance
  • Motor and battery integration to the point that you almost forget it’s an e-bike
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Discover the Ultimate C8+ HMB

The Ultimate C8+ HMB goes just like it looks: super comfortable and a sporty look. Characterised by its innovative and dynamic design, the Ultimate is a feast for the eyes. The Ultimate C8+ HMB is delightfully stable on the road thanks to a low centre of gravity and the stiffness of the frame. The leather handlebar grips, wide tyres and suspension front fork with integrated brakes provide added comfort. Sports cycling has never been so comfortable.

Ultimate

Ultimate

Do you know what true enjoyment is and never accept anything less? Then you will quickly come to Gazelle's Ultimate. Everything has been thought of with this bike. It has been given a sleek finish by hand, has the best parts, is comfortable to cycle and looks great with its innovative design, Attention to the smallest of details ensures for a luxury look and guarantees quality.

Hydraulic rim brakes

Hydraulic rim brakes

The hydraulic rim brakes of Magura are easy to operate. This means you can easily apply pressure on the brakes progressively. More importantly, the hydraulic rim brakes provide high braking power. They respond immediately and function under diverse conditions. So whether you cycle down a hill in the summer or the winter, you can quickly come to standstill.

Shimano Nexus 8 hub

Shimano Nexus 8 hub

The Shimano Nexus 8 hub is of high quality and gives many years of cycling pleasure. It provides a large gear range, so that both flat and hilly roads can be easily tackled. What's more, it is smooth and easy to operate and is suitable for intensive use. It's important to have the hub properly maintained by your local Gazelle dealer.

Our powerful battery provides excellent range

Platinum
145 km
500 Wh
13,8 Ah
145 km
85 km
65 km
55 km
Price: This is included in the MSRP

Bosch Active Line Plus 3.0 (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.

Royal Dutch Gazelle - Ride like the Dutch

More than 125 year of Innovation

Royal Dutch Gazelle has been making quality bikes for more than 125 years. We do this with a focus on innovation and full of passion.

Read about the history of Gazelle

Royal Dutch Gazelle - Ride like the Dutch

Frequently asked questions about the Ultimate 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 or in the front wheel;
  • 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 Ultimate C8+ HMB

Highlights

  • Gear system description 8-speed Shimano Nexus
  • Engine model Bosch Active Line Plus 3.0 (50Nm)
  • Brake system short description hydraulic brakes
  • Name Ultimate
  • Colorname champion red, desert titanium grey
  • Fork suspension type internal to headset
  • Colour Grey, Red

General

  • Frame shape High-step, low-step
  • Color 122,123,117, 237,9,9
  • Size 46, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65
  • Wheelsize 28"
  • Name Ultimate
  • Frame description Stable aluminium frame with 70,5° headset angle and 71,5° saddle tube angle for sporty cycling characteristics. Battery, motor and cables harmoniously integrated into the frame. High-quality finish with attention to detail.
  • Frame material Aluminium
  • Weight in kg. 24.8 kgs
  • Tires Schwalbe Energizer Plus
  • Colorname champion red, desert titanium grey
  • Fork material Aluminium
  • Fork suspension type internal to headset
  • Rear carrier description Aluminum
  • Handlebar description Aluminium, slightly curved model
  • Saddle Selle Royal Essenza Plus
  • Chaincase description Plastic
  • Tire color black
  • Colour Grey, Red
  • Rims Ryde Dutch
  • Segment Electric bicycles
  • 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
  • Sitting position Active
  • Travel Fork 40 mm
  • Adjustable stem Yes
  • Grip type Gazelle Aero leather
  • Lock safety level ART ** certified
  • Grips Luxury leather handlebar grips for a sophisticated feel and extra comfort
  • Kickstand type drop-down rear stand
  • Lock Type AXA Defender
  • Front light type Axa Blue Line 50

E-Bike

  • Ebike system short description Bosch
  • Engine location mid-drive motor
  • Battery type Li-ion
  • Max Speed (km/h) 25 km/h
  • Torque 50
  • Battery position Integrated into frame
  • Battery replaceable Yes
  • Amount of support levels 4
  • Display control unit Yes
  • Walk assist Yes
  • Engine model Bosch Active Line Plus 3.0 (50Nm)
  • Battery system Bosch
  • Display Model Bosch Intuvia LCD center
  • Display detachable Yes
  • Ebike sensors rotation sensor, speed sensor, pedal force sensor
  • Display location center display

Transmission & Brakes

  • Gear system description 8-speed Shimano Nexus
  • Gear type hub
  • Gears 8
  • Brake system short description hydraulic brakes
  • Brake Front rim brake with hydraulic control
  • Brake Rear Rim brake with hydraulic control
  • Front chainwheel 38
  • Rear chainwheel 18
Ellis Wiggers

Ellis Wiggers

Product Designer

“The Ultimate, an unique combination of sportivity and comfort that gives you the ultimate feeling of freedom.”

All the disciplines at Gazelle have worked intensively together to create an unique bicycle. The result: a high-quality and integrated design. There is a recognisable line from the head tube to the carrier. This gives the bike a sporty look combined with a comfortable sitting position.

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