Raleigh's bestselling Motus e-bike range relaunched with more power and a modern look

Two people on Raleigh Motus e-bikes. On the left with an orange background is a bald man with brown skin, smiling at the camera and holding the handlebars. On the right, with a blue background is a white woman wearing a helmet, with one hand raised, and looking off the the side
(Image credit: Raleigh)

Raleigh has just launched an updated lineup of its bestselling Motus electric hybrid range. The Motus, Raleigh’s best electric commuter bike, is now available in five different models, and it seems the UK brand aims to cement itself within the commuter and e-bike market, with a new lineup that should provide something for everyone.

Starting at £2,199, the lineup includes commuter-ready models with a rear rack and mudguards already installed, and works its way up to a long-distance mile-muncher with integrated lights and hub gearing for low maintenance. All models feature reflective tyres, a kickstand, and hydraulic disc brakes from Tektro.

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Mildred Locke

Mildred joined as Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect in December 2020. She loves all forms of cycling from long-distance audax to daily errand-running by bike, and does almost everything on two wheels, including moving house, and started out her cycling career working in a bike shop. For the past five years she's volunteered at The Bristol Bike Project as a mechanic and session coordinator, and now sits on its board of directors.

Since then she's gone on to write for a multitude of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. She's dedicated to providing more coverage of women's specific cycling tech, elevating under-represented voices in the sport, and making cycling more accessible overall. 

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg

Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike