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Looks like a Sight, rides like a Sight but... yeah, we put a motor in it. This is the Sight VLT. There’s nothing better than having fun out on the trails and with the Sight VLT you’ll get exactly that – just more of it.
We took all of the aggressive all-mountain qualities you love about our pedal Sight and wrapped them into a seamless, extremely capable electric-assist package. The best-in-class Shimano STEPS E8000 drive unit and 630Wh integrated battery give you the necessary boost to power up the steepest climbs, while modern geometry and optimized suspension kinematics allow you to charge down the rowdiest descents – again and again. Discover a new way to ride with the Sight VLT.

“Our Winner! 2019’s e-MTB of the year is the most balanced and versatile bike in the bunch, the Sight VLT won everybody over with its liveliness, playful demeanour and styling. This bike excites us about the future of e-bikes!”

ELEVATION

1400 M (4590 ft)*

BATTERY

630Wh

CHARGE TIME

4.5 HRS

WEIGHT

22.3kg (49.2lbs)**

Intended Use

All Mountain

Travel

160mm Front/ 150mm Rear
* Based on real world testing in steep mountain terrain, rider 82kg (181lbs), Boost mode
**Based on size medium Sight VLT 2

“The most exciting thing about the Sight VLT is not particularly riding the same trails you would on a regular mountain bike, but the chance to explore a whole new range of terrain. It makes for a completely seamless ride whether it’s up or down.”

Bryn Atkinson
Norco Bicycles Athlete

It All Starts With the Frame

We wanted the Sight VLT to not only ride like a Sight, but to look good too! As a principle in our design philosophy, we made sure that the rider and the ride quality of the Sight VLT were top of mind throughout the development process. The drive unit and battery are enveloped into the carbon frame creating a lightweight, stiff and low-profile e-mountain bike. This makes the Sight VLT one of the lightest e-mountain bikes on the market.

It's a Sight

Evolving the proven geometry of our Sight platform, the Sight VLT features modern All-Mountain geometry with a longer wheelbase for increased stability at higher speed and a refined kinematic layout for exceptional traction and grip on a wide variety of terrain. A steeper seat tube angle and a more forward riding position makes the Sight VLT an outstanding climber allowing you to punch up steep and technical climbs effortlessly. Charge your favourite descents, and then climb back up and do it all again – the Sight VLT is the definition of “do it all”.

All the Power You Need

Designed to withstand the extreme demands of e-mountain biking, the best-in-class Shimano STEPS E8000 drive unit and 630Wh battery will extend the fun you have while out on the trails. A smooth, stable delivery of power gives you the natural feel of riding a conventional mountain bike over every section of trail. The charging port with protective cover on the seat tube allows for easy access and quick charging, so you can be back on your bike in no time.

Clean Integration Without Distractions

The Shimano display is compact and low-profile yet allows you to easily read and access metrics like power modes, speed, battery range and additional ride information. Easily shift between Boost, Trail and Eco modes on the fly without being distracted by any clutter on your handlebars. If you are looking for a more custom power output that matches your riding style, you can individually customize the system’s Boost and Trail power-assist levels with your smartphone and Shimano’s trailside Bluetooth connection.

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FAQ

GOT QUESTIONS? WE’VE GOT ANSWERS.

Why e-Mountain Bikes?

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 Sight VLT means even more fun out on the trail, and quite frankly, who wouldn’t want that?!

Does the bike have a throttle?

No, the Sight VLT doesn’t have a throttle. It’s a full-suspension all-mountain 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!

How far can I go?

We feel it’s important to give an accurate estimate of battery range for the Sight VLT so you can put range anxiety on the back burner and enjoy your time out on the trail. How far you can go with your Sight VLT depends on the rider weight, riding style and what power mode you choose to ride in. We also found that elevation gain is a more consistent measure of battery range than distance given the intended use of the Sight VLT. After logging all of our rides during bike development, we found that on average an 82kg (181lbs) rider (including gear) achieved 1400m (4,593ft) of elevation gain from a single charge of the 630Wh battery ridden solely in Boost mode in steep mountainous terrain.

Can I remove the battery?

No, the Sight 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.