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Elite Series

The Ultimate in Performance

Optibike R8HD

Top Speed
Maximum Range
*Max Range at 15MPH with a 170LB rider with moderate pedaling*
Motor Power
Motor Torque

Optibike R8HD

The Optibike R8HD is an R8 that has been upgraded with a heavy duty package for people weighing over 220 pounds or who ride at more extreme levels.  It features a larger 36 mm Fox Fork, larger rims and tires and other components designed for heavier riders.

The Optibike R8HD is the standard by which all other electric bikes are measured. The R8HD has superior handling, hill climbing ability and stopping power than any other bike. The new larger 29Ah Lithium battery gives you the longest range of any electric bicycle, up to 100 miles with optional Touring Battery.

Racing class Fox Suspension and Avid hydraulic brakes make this bike extremely safe and comfortable to ride. The patented Motorized Bottom Bracket (MBB) lets this bike climb any hill and the low center of gravity of the exclusive patented monocoque frame make this bike ultra-stable.

You will find the R8HD extremely comfortable to ride. The front and rear suspension give a plush and secure ride, unmatched by any other electric bike. The R8HD is great on road or off road. Think of it as your Electric Bike SUV, up to any task, anytime. Optibike has been building electric bikes in America since 2006 and has a solid reputation for reliability and performance.

Proven 100 mile+ Range

Only the Optibike R8 series carries enough energy to travel 100 miles on a charge, and we have proven it. At the 2006 Tour De Sol Electric Vehicle race held in upstate New York, Craig Weakley rode an Optibike 104 miles in less than 4 hours over a course of rolling hills with minimal pedaling. (100 mile range requires optional Touring battery)

Over 3 Hours of Run time in ECO Mode

Long run time and a huge range of 55 miles on a single charge, you can go anywhere!


I gave the suspension on my Optibike R8 Electric Bike a HAMMERING! An absolute HAMMERING! I used the full length of travel on front & rear and did my best to
break it; sorry, can’t help myself, I’m a professional Test Engineer.

I rode on technically tricky terrain, as well as extremely rough terrain to test the
e bike suspension. The Optibike ate it, no matter what I threw at the beast, it ate it & begged for more. In fact, I think I heard the e bike talking to me; saying, “is this all you got”!

Ricc Storti

45 day Guarantee

Optibike is the only motorized bicycle company to offer a 45 day satisfaction guarantee on its full line of e-bikes.

Ride your Optibike for 45 days. At the end of 45 days, if you do not love what we feel is the best electric bicycle on the market, send it back for a refund, no questions asked.



The Optibike R8HD is covered by a 5 year warranty on the Frame, a 3 year warranty on the Lithium Battery, and a 1 year warranty on the Suspension, Brakes, Electronics, Motor, and Drivetrain

Please see the Details page for Terms and Conditions


Detailed Specifications

Range and Speed in ECO Mode*

Range and Speed in FAST Mode*

Range with External Battery**

Motor Power in ECO Mode

Motor Power in FAST Mode

Battery Type and Size

Front Wheel

Rear Wheel

Brakes Front/Rear

Front Suspension

Rear Suspension

Drive Train


Paint Colors***


Chain Guide

Cycle Computer



55 Miles @ 20 MPH

32 Miles @ 28 MPH

100 Miles

300 Watts

750 Watts

Lithium-ion: 37 Volt, 29 Amp-hour, 1073 Watt-hour

Chris King 20mm 32h DT Swiss F630 Rim

Rohloff Speedhub DT Swiss F630 Rim

Avid Code Hydraulic Disc HS1 200mm/180mm

FOX 36 Talas 160 RC2 Kashima Coat

FOX Float CTD Adjust w/Boost Valve Kashima Coat

Rohloff Speedhub 500/14-Speed Internally Geared Hub

Schwalbe Fat Albert 26×2.25″

Red, Blue, Silver

Custom Front and Rear

Custom Machined

Cateye Wireless


62 lbs

* With pedaling, 170 lb rider on flat ground
** External touring battery available for $2,450
*** Custom paint available – call for quote