Cyclone Mid Drive 3000 watt Planetary Ebike KIT

Upgrade your Bottom Bracket to an ISIS (Crank Arms Sold Separately) *
Crank Arm Set (ISIS cranks are required if buying ISIS BB) *
Upgrade to a Triple Chain Ring $25.00 *
Included Controller *
Throttle Options *
Optional Pedal Assist Add On
Ebrake Cutoff Sensors (Highly Recommended)

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The cyclone is for off road use only. The power limit in the US for road use is 750W.

Luna Cycle is proud to be the first company to introduce this amazing kit in mass to the USA. 

This kit is for experienced builders only who know what they are getting into. 

For purchasing guide, installation instructions and manual click here 


Kit options

  • Luna 3d mounting system for extra stable operation and easy installation and plenty of bling
  • Stock chainwheel or triple chainring
  • Luna-tic chainring for ultimate durability
  • Wide variety of throttle options to suit your preference, see individual throttle listings for details on each
  • High power fully potted sinewave controller upgrade available
  • Ebrakes for safety cutoff purposes (stock controller only)
  • PAS cadence sensor for pedal assist (stock controller only)

Here are some videos to give you some ideas on how the Cyclone 3000 watt looks installed and what kind of performance to expect and at what noise level:

Youtube video from Russia with 3000w install and ride

Here is the Cyclone 3000w installed on a mongoose fat bike frame and you will notice this user welded a few custom brackets to the bike to make an ultra tight installation.

Affordable performance

According to Cyclone this is a big improvement over their old system. It is quieter, more powerful and reliable at roughly the same low price.  The 3000w Cyclone drive is a bargain. 

It uses a geared reduction so the motor spins at a slow rate and puts out tons of power so you can still pedal assist the bike which can be a big problem with most powerful mid drives.

This is a mid drive kit designed for reliable high power. This drive system is also a bargain compared to the Bafang BBSHD which is half the power and weighs more and costs twice as much. The older cyclone drive is known for being rebranded the "Ego" and sold on very high end expensive bikes and $3500 just for the kit (with backpack battery). This is an improvement over the old cyclone motor in that it will handle more power and is super quiet.

With the controller that comes with the kit you will can easily achieve 40mph speeds.  You will need a high power battery to match the performance of the controller as it can pull 40 Amps continuously.

Not Street Legal Unless Limited

Most of the USA has a 750 watt limit on ebikes. This mostly applies to store bought ebikes and there is a debate on whether that applies to a DIY kit.

These kits are too powerful to be street legal in the USA and are for off road use only.

Recommended battery

We recommend one of our 52 volt batteries the more Amp hours the better (larger size also means more power) with either Samsung 25r or 30q cells, or one of our GA packs with enough capacity to deliver sustained high current. We highly recommend a 20ah pack with this set up. This drive system can heat up and degrade the life of a low amperage battery pack. We recommend that you use one of our battery packs with a 50 amp capacity BMS (each listing says which packs have this). The Shark or Dolphin batteries probably will not put out enough power to maximize this kit because they have 30amp maximum BMS.  We do not recommend to use Panasonic NCRb cells with this set up because of high amperage limitations. 

Regarding installation:

Note: this is the latest cyclone kit with new and improved mounting brackets that mimimize frame flex and eliminate the need for the janky looking Hose clamp. The picture below illustrates the difference between the 68mm and fat bike kits.

We also highly recommend our own advanced 3d mounting system which you can find here if you are mounting on a 68mm bike. 



This is not an easy kit to install. If you are looking for ease of installation check out the Bafang BBSHD or the BBS02. We cannot provide installation support on this drive and it does not come with  instruction manuals. This kit will install differently on different bikes and may require spacers and even some fabrication. If you don't have a multimeter or don't know how to use one then you should really check out the Bafang BBSHD or the BBS02 kits.

Read our in depth article which explains what your up against when taking on the Cyclone.

That being said the cyclone is not that difficult to install if you jump into it with fair expectations.

We do have install videos to give you an idea... starting with the 68mm install video and how to install on the 100-120mm bottom brackets (did a great article here) on installing the 100mm cyclone kit which everyone should read before they tackle this build.

There is a pictorial guide here on the Cyclone website which is for an older drive but the same principles apply.  We also have a quickstart guide on our forum, and details on some of the wiring. Before making a purchase like this we recommend you do your research so you have an idea what you are getting into. 

Please do not buy this kit if you are a first time builder unless you are willing to take on the challenge. This kit is not that hard to install but like a lot of advanced DIY ebike technology it is not easy either.  

It uses a geared reduction so the motor spins at a slow rate and puts out tons of power so you can still pedal assist the bike which can be a big problem with most powerful mid drives.


Support notes:

Nothing comes close in terms of "bang for the buck" and to offer you such a great deal comes little drawbacks. The motors are shipped in  large crates so it's possible that your motor has little scratches and dings but it's only cosmetics and minimal.  If you needs a mint looking motor and controller please take a look at the BBSHD mid drive.

If using bluetooth controller option it has a smartphone app to use phone as display. This app is on the controller listing. 40A version here ... 60A version here

If using one of the other controllers and you want a full featured display we recommend the Batt-man display for battery info.

(See the questions and answers tab for miscellaneous extra info)



4 Reviews

Bill Brett Aug 1st 2019

Cyclone 48v Shark

Awesome. Be safe. Be curteous.

Scott Jul 13th 2017

Great bang for the buck

I did a "quick install" of the Cyclone on a Mongoose Malus fatbike, and I'm really impressed with the performance. Absolutely a great deal in grins for the dollar.

This is not a "turn-key" kit. You will need a bit of machinist savvy to really mount this motor well but the results are definitely worth the effort. My build on the Malus used the Cyclone 83-110mm square BB which fit that frame nicely. For chainline adjustment I made a couple of custom 12mm-long round spacers (and purchased two ~12mm longer bolts), but it could have been passably done with just a couple stacks of flat washers. The big hose clamp and zip tie may look comical at first but they do their job quite well. The motor mounts up nice and solid when everything's assembled.

The Cyclone is pretty quiet compared to the whiny Magic Pie 3 hub motors I've used in the past even with the extra chain/freewheel noise. And it simply humiliates those Pies in a race.

This motor had no problems pulling 55 amps from a 52v pack so heed the warnings, keep wimpy batteries away from this beast or set those controller limits carefully. Running at a 20-30A cruise, the motor stays just warm to the touch, perfect. Highly recommend the Bluetooth controllers, really handy when you're dialing this thing in!

I'd definitely build another bike with the Cyclone, and the way the friends are looking at it I suspect that'll happen sooner or later..

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