CityZen C8 HMB

Maneuverable, sporty e-bike

You can take on any adventure with the CityZen C8 HMB. The powerful Bosch mid drive and extended range mean that no hill is too high or destination too far.

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  • CityZen C8 HMB
CityZen C8 HMB

Maneuverable, sporty e-bike

You can take on any adventure with the CityZen C8 HMB. The powerful Bosch mid drive and extended range mean that no hill is too high or destination too far.

Gazelle CityZen

The CityZen, a maneuverable, sporty e-bike that can be taken on any adventure. A maximum speed of 20 mph lets you get far fast with 4 different settings of pedal assist. With the powerful Bosch mid drive and extended range, there is no hill too high or destination too far. Skip the traffic and ride an eBike instead - be good to the environment and yourself.

The CityZen features include a 400 watt battery that has a range of up to 90 miles, allowing for long effortless cycling. With powerful Shimano hydraulic disk brakes, all stops are a guarantee. The CityZen is built with a Lightweight aluminum frame with 70° headset angle and 71° saddle tube angle for a sporty posture and precise cycling performance. A powerful and sporty bike, the CityZen is just as stable and maneuverable as a non electric bike. Enjoy the ride!


  • Sporty and maneuverable bike
  • Most powerful Bosch mid drive
  • Powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Just as stable and maneuverable as a non electric bike


  • Motor Bosch
  • Motor location mid
  • Battery type Li-ion
  • Display Bosch Intuvia LCD center
  • Type of gears hub
  • Number of gears 8
  • Frame description Lightweight aluminium frame with 70° headset angle and 71° saddle tube angle for a sporty posture and precise cycling performance.
  • Luxury level ***
  • Frame aluminium
  • Frame size Step-thru 46, 49, 53
  • Weight (kg/Lbs) 20.4 excl. battery
  • Colour Step-thru black mat Including 500 Wh battery
    black mat Including 400 Wh battery
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Frequently asked questions Gazelle

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  • 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?

  • A Pedal force sensor are applied to the pedals that determines the extent to which the motor will assist you. As soon as you pedal harder, the pedal force sensor signals this to the motor and you will feel greater assistance. It is actually the same as an ordinary bike, except with a little help! 

    The Pedal force sensor provides:
    A highly natural cycling experience by measuring pedal force.DST therefore provides the optimum combination of the benefits of both types of sensor, resulting in an extremely reliable and safe electronic system which gives pleasant and natural bike behaviour.

  • On acquiring most Gazelle e-bikes with the battery integrated into the luggage carrier, you have a choice of three different batteries, each with its specific capacity and hence a specific range.

    You do not have a choice of different batteries when acquiring a model with the Bosch system and the Impulse models in which the battery is fitted nest to the seat tube. You can read what capacity of battery is supplied under the bike in question.

    The distance you can cover with a battery will therefore vary with each battery. Click here are read more about the various batteries.

    How far can I go on my e-bike?

  • There are a number of factors that could cause you just achieves a somewhat higher or lower range:

      • Assistance level selected. With the highest assistance level the range will be less than at the lowest assistance level;
      • The rider’s weight (the heavier the rider, the less the range);
      • Riding style. The motor will need to deliver a great deal of power when you accelerate in a high / heavy gear. As a result of this you will need to recharge the battery sooner rather than later;
      • Ambient temperature. The range on a charged battery is reduced when it is colder. It is best therefore to charge the battery at room temperature;
      • Mechanical condition of the bike. Underinflated tyres increase rolling resistance which draws more power from the motor. This reduces your range;
      • The motor needs to deliver more power when cycling in hilly terrain. This reduces the range;
      • The age of the battery. A battery ages as time passes, reducing its capacity which in turn shortens your range.
  • Yes. Your Gazelle dealer has been specially trained to carry out maintenance and repairs on your bike. In addition to this he has special computer software available to be able to correct any malfunction rapidly and he can always fall back on Gazelle’s Service and Warranty department.

  • This is theoretically the case. Assistance does not start until your wheel has travelled through half a revolution. Furthermore it has been programmed for the assistance to respond more gradually and be gentler at speeds between 0 and 3 mi/h. Take care not to ride off in too high a gear, a lower gear will require less power from you and your battery, thus increasing your range.

  • Yes, the components are splash-proof and will keep going in the rain. However the system is not proof against immersion in any liquid or being treated with a pressure washer. So never clean your bike with a pressure washer!

  • Yes, this is not a problem because all the components are splash-proof. 

  • We advise you to go to your dealer to have the display holder position and fixing checked. In actual fact the display holder must not be too loose, too tight or fitted over the rotary bell. This will prevent the display from operating correctly.

    Check the 3 pins on the display holder too. Are all 3 at the same height? If not ask your Gazelle-dealer to look at this. .

  • No, this isn’t necessary. It is best to put the battery away not fully charged somewhere dry and free from moisture. You can also leave the battery in the bike. If the bike is not being used for a longer period, the battery will switch to what is known as sleep mode. The battery will come out of sleep mode if you connect it to the charger or if you press the push-button on the battery.

  • The battery can be charged in the bike as well as out of it using the battery charger included with the bike. You CANNOT use any other charger for this purpose since it could damage the battery. Gazelle cannot be held liable for the consequences. The total battery charging time is around 5 hours.