Eplus Software Unlock Vs Badass Box On The Shimano Steps E8000

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What Is The Badass Box?

The Badass Box is a hardware unlocker which can be installed by simply by attaching the box to the appropriate location on the bike. Once attached the spoke magnet must also be moved to the appropriate place. After doing so the eBike is unlocked to approximately 50kph.

While a simple and easy solution it has a few disadvantages. It is unable to display the correct speedometer values and thus other values derived from the speed are also inaccurate. The box can be removed relatively easily and the bike returned to stock form however for those familiar with the Badass Box it can be quickly spotted that your bike is unlocked.



Eplus Flash Availability

How Does Eplus Compare?

When comparing an Eplus software unlock there are many benefits. One key benefit being that it is a software only solution with no hardware that is susceptible to failure or that can be seen on your ebike. Another convenient feature is that the speedometer display and associated readings remain correct.

Once you have an Eplus software installed on your Shimano Steps E8000 you are able to customize all parameters for each individual assistance mode. For example you can set a speed limit of 25kph in eco mode allowing you to have a road legal setting. In Addition you can set the speed limit of trail and boost modes up to 80 kph. By doing this you can simply bypass the speed unlock by changing to trail or boost mode. The Eplus software unlock is accompanied by a mobile app that allows you to connect to your eBike via Bluetooth. Once Connected you can change tuning parameters at anytime, It also allows you to quickly revert to stock speed and assistance settings.

For a full list of Eplus Features Checkout This Chart

eBike Speed Unlock Comparison Chart


Eplus flash software show on a laptop screen

eBike Tuning With Eplus Flash Software

Eplus eBike Tuning Software For The Shimano Steps 6000 & 8000 Systems.

Eplus flash software show on a laptop screen

Our eBike tuning is performed by connecting a laptop to your Shimano Steps display.  new software is installed allowing the speed limit to be increased while retaining an accurate speedometer reading.

The PRO software allows eBike tuning directly from your android or apple mobile phone. A custom speed limit can be set for each mode (Boost, Trail, Eco). Custom settings for motor assistance, torque and power can also be configured via a mobile app. Tuning with Eplus allows a much wider range of values then the Shimano E-Tube Software.

Two Software Upgrades Available:

The Standard Eplus eBike Speed Unlock for $300:

This upgrade removes the 25km/h Speed Restriction of your eBike to 35km/h or 50km/h. Correct speedometer readings are retained and no hardware installation is required.

The Racing Pro Eplus Upgrade for $450:

This upgrade removes the 25km/h Speed Restriction of your eBike allowing up to 80km/h. Correct speedometer readings are retained and no hardware installation is required.  A key benefit of the PRO software is management of power maps % assistance, torque & watts of the Engine. It is now possible to customize the engine torque and power assistance parameters according to your riding style.

The Eplus PRO software allows a much wider range of adjustment for each parameter when compared to the Shimano E Tube app. For example: the original maximum boost value is 300% assistance, once flashed with the PRO software you can increase it up to 450% assistance. In addition for each custom values for speed can be set in each mode. For example you could limit speed to 25kph in Eco mode and 50kph in Trail mode and this allows you to ride within the legal limits whilst in Eco and switch to Trail for increased speed at anytime.

Eplus Pro offers the following 6 Preset Maps

ORIGINAL: This setting restores the default configuration from the manufacturer.

URBAN: This Setting is suitable for an urban environment with a significant reduction in battery consumption. A good setting when there is no big climbs or difficult routes.

TOURING: This setting  is designed for tours and has a boost which is not too aggressive, but at the same time allows you to make important climbs even those who are not particularly well trained.

ENDURO: This setting is designed for off-road use and is ideal for all types of terrain.

RACE: Very aggressive settings to be used mainly with Trail mode. Boost should be saved for really challenging sections. Eco provides little assistance to minimize consumption while traveling.

CUSTOM: In this mode you are free to change the settings as you like with the only limitation of not exceeding the maximum values set by your dealer.