The fast growth of the e-bike market in recent years meant that Oli eBike System reached the critical mass needed to become independent from its mother-company Oli Vibra S.p.a. at the end of 2020. With a growing portfolio, the company counts Bianchi, Atala (Accell group), Crussis, Bottecchia, Olympia and MBM among its main clients.
Oli focuses their production processes in Italy. With a staff of 40 people, the company imagines, designs and builds e-bikes motors on its home territory. The company says that this leads to daily advantages in terms of project timings, easier cooperation with OEMs and higher product availability.
The current line consists of the Move and Sport range. ‘Move’ develops 80Nm and its fixing pattern to the frame is compatible with Bosch gen 2 and 3. It is best suited for urban and light-touring applications. ‘Sport’ is available in two configurations and has a proprietary motor plate for the best stiffness to area ratio. ‘Sport Plus’ delivers 85Nm for the most demanding applications, from adventurous enduro to heavy-duty cargo e-bikes with an overall weight up to 300Kg. The ‘Sport One’ is designed for the urban and gravel segment which require powerful but efficient motors. By re-scaling some key components of the Sport Plus model, this new motor is smaller and lighter and designed to constantly work within the maximum efficiency electrical range.
In Q3 2021, Oli will introduce ‘Edge’ which features 3 stages internal gear, develops 90Nm, weights 3kg and will be compatible both with Shimano EP8 and Bosch gen4 mounting pattern. The company has also recently signed a partnership with Sum Solutions which produces last-mile delivery vehicles. For this they custom-tuned the Sport Plus engine to pull the 40 kg quad, the rider and up to 300Kg of load.