If taking on tough, burly trails, navigating slippery rock faces, and generally going big is your thing, then this is the electric mountain bike you’ve been waiting for.
We’ve given the Range VLT the ultimate combination of Norco’s progressive handling and advanced long-travel suspension in a carbon e-MTB platform engineered to tackle the same trails as our non-electric Range – but the e-assist adds an extra helping of mayhem in the wild.
The fully-integrated, efficient Shimano STEPS drive system - and optional 360Wh range extender battery that adds up to 72% additional capacity - lets you cover more terrain quicker and have as much fun powering the Range VLT up climbs as you will sending-it off jumps and screaming down descents.
*Range extender is optional, and sold separately.
The Range VLT uses Norco's holistic approach to fit, geometry and suspension kinematics to achieve its big mountain performance. The unique combination of longer reach, slacker head tube angle and steep seat tube angle provides a more forward weight distribution within a longer wheelbase. This allows more powerful pedaling, increased climbing traction and added grip and control when descending.
Designed to withstand the demands of e-mountain biking, the best-in-class Shimano STEPS E8000 and E7000 drive units will extend your ride and give you the push you need to get through the tough stuff.
The Range VLT's 630Wh and 500Wh in-tube batteries provide more range than other e-MTBs thanks to Norco's unique power management system and the highly-efficient Shimano motor. By placing the smaller, lighter battery inside the downtube, we’re able to engineer the frame to be as light as possible without any compromises in strength and protect it from the elements. And, with the additional capacity of the optional 360Wh range extender battery, you'll ride further than you ever thought an e-mountain bike could.
The Range VLT's 180mm of front, and 170mm of rear coil-sprung suspension travel keeps your tires connected to the ground when you need more traction, will soak up the big hits on the roughest trails and be ready to take on the next obstacle.
We designed the Range VLT around 27.5" wheels to bring additional strength and stiffness to the table, and spec'd Maxxis's Double Down tire casing because you, your Range VLT and the adventures you take on need a little extra sidewall support through the rough stuff.
Ask someone who likes fun if they want to have more fun. The answer is pretty much always yes. That’s why we built this bike. The Range VLT means even more fun out on the trail, and quite frankly, who wouldn’t want that?!
Norco strongly advocates for responsible, sustainable trail use, and recognizes that electric mountain bikes are not permitted on all bicycle trails. Please check with your local laws and trail advocacy association to learn more about how you can best enjoy your Norco e-MTB responsibly.
No, the Range VLT doesn’t have a throttle. It’s a trail bike with just a bit of extra boost. The Shimano E8000 drive unit assists you as you pedal, giving you the natural feel of riding a non-assist mountain bike. You can switch between three modes, Boost, Trail and Eco, offering different levels of pedal assist. When you stop pedalling, the motor assistance stops. It’s just that simple!
No, the Range VLT’s battery is only to be removed by a certified Norco dealer. There is no need to remove the battery from the frame as you can conveniently charge it through the charging port on the seat tube. We opted to integrate the battery into the frame as it allows us to design a much stronger, stiffer and lighter frame.