Battery is not included you will need to purchase a battery seperately for this bike. There are 3 battery capacities available; 540Wh, 720Wh and 900Wh - we recommend speaking with one of our Electric Bike Experts to help choose the best option for you. A charger does not need to be purchased seperately, as it is included with the bike.
The Sight VLT A1 is an aluminum electric All-Mountain bike with Norco’s legendary descending capability, quick, confident climbing and the boost you want to ride faster and further.
Best-in-Class Shimano STEPS Drive System. The Sight VLT dials-up your ride with the lightweight, whisper-quiet Shimano EP8 drive system’s customizable torque and efficiency.
Select your own battery capacity. Custom select your battery capacity from 540Wh, 720Wh or massive, industry-leading 900Wh depending on how you ride. Lighter weight for speedy laps, mammoth range for epic adventures, or somewhere in between.
Removable battery for easy charging and one-tool swaps Batteries are encased inside the downtube for protection and are easily removed for charging on and off the bike or for easy swaps. Features the Ride Aligned™ Design System The Sight VLT is designed with Norco’s exclusive Ride Aligned™ Design System to create rider-first geometry and precision suspension kinematics. Custom fit and tuning with the Ride Aligned™ Setup Guide provides unparalleled, personalized performance from day one
Robust components for performance and durability. Built with durability, long-range capacity, a solid spec, and a centered riding stance in mind
THIRD GENERATION ALREADY?!?! THAT WAS FAST!
Anyone who rides bikes knows that to stay at the front of the pack, you gotta pin it. We were full-gas out of the gate two years ago with our award-winning Gen 1 Sight VLT, which quickly evolved to Gen 2 with Ride Aligned™ and the addition of range extender compatibility. Since then, E-MTB technology has leaped forward and our perspective on what makes an E-MTB great has really evolved. In fact, the tech is progressing at a rate that cycling hasn’t seen in decades, which is raising market expectations very quickly. To stay ahead, we’re continually researching the future of electric mountain biking and evolving the VLT lineup to lead the charge in the electric era. That’s how we ensure that every Norco VLT mountain bike provides state-of-the-art E-MTB technology with our signature Norco ride.
WHAT INSPIRED THE NEW DESIGN?
The new VLT series is engineered around a removable proprietary Shimano-approved battery that’s available in three different capacities: 540Wh, 720Wh, or 900Wh. We re-designed the VLT E-MTB lineup specifically so our new battery could be slid in and out of the bottom of the downtube quickly and easily for off-bike charging and easy swaps. They’re constructed with state-of-the-art 21700 cells, which provide greater energy density than our previous batteries. We were also focused on seamlessly integrating Shimano’s new EP8 motor for its increased torque, lighter weight and higher efficiency. To make the battery removable without compromising the integrity of the downtube, we rotated the front of the EP8 motor up. The rotated mount also provides additional ground clearance, drastically reducing the likelihood of impact damage. The re-positioned motor allowed us to rethink the suspension layout and kinematics from previous VLT rocker-style designs, resulting in the updated horizontal shock configuration, while further optimizing suspension kinematics. This new configuration also creates clearance for 2 water bottle mounts on the two largest frame sizes of Sight VLT and Range VLT – the best water capacity of any VLT E-MTB to date.
WHAT IS THE RELATIVE DIFFERENCE IN RANGE BETWEEN THE 540WH, 720WH AND 900WH BATTERIES?
We test our batteries in real-world conditions to determine potential range per charge. It’s an ongoing process that we insist on to improve our designs and determine what kind of variables effect range. For example, we rode laps at one of our favourite proving grounds aboard a Sight VLT until the fully-charged battery was totally depleted. NOT a laboratory setting - Real rider, real trail, real results. Set on the Eco mode, he was able to cover 2100m of elevation over 38km before that battery was empty. With the larger batteries, he would have covered proportionally more ground on those same trails in the same conditions:
Battery Capacity Wh
*Let’s be clear: this was a demanding BC ride, under a fit, accomplished rider who can dish out upwards of 300W of power over a sustained period. As with all the battery-powered stuff we have in our lives these days, individual results will vary depending on number of variables.
WHAT VARIABLES WILL AFFECT MY BATTERY RANGE?
Battery capacity Assist mode selected Bike + Rider + Battery system mass Rider output Riding conditions Amount of climbing/elevation change Ambient temperature And SO many others…
HOW MUCH DO THE DIFFERENT BATTERY PACKS WEIGH?
540Wh = 3190g 720Wh = 3880g 900Wh = 4570g Thanks to the 380g weight savings from the Shimano EP8 motor, the 540Wh and 720Wh batteries allow for a lighter overall package than previous VLT generations. Additionally, the 900Wh battery provides the largest battery capacity in the industry without the need for a Range Extender battery pack – and it is almost 2000g lighter than a Range Extender-equipped Gen 2 model – leaving room for a full-size water bottle (or two on L and XL Sight VLT and Range VLT!) in your water bottle cage.
ARE THE NEW BATTERIES AND DRIVE UNITS BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE TO PREVIOUS GENERATION VLT E-MTBS?
No. The new platforms use dedicated systems. They cannot be used with previous generation VLT models.
WHAT SPECIFIC COMPONENTS ON VLT E-MTBS ARE OPTIMIZED FOR USE WITH E-BIKES, AND WHAT DIFFERENCE DO THEY MAKE?
E-MTB certified suspension forks provide additional strength and stiffness to manage the added stresses of E-MTB. Strong, stiff reinforced rims for added support and durability. Tires with sticky rubber compound provide the grip you need to power through challenging terrain. Robust, supportive tire sidewalls help manage the added forces encountered in E-MTB, allowing you to ride with greater confidence and control. Reinforced freehub bodies provide added strength and durability to deal with the added torque and power output from the drive unit. Reinforced spokes to help support the added mass of the E-MTBs, in addition to helping cope with the added drivetrain forces of the electric assist. E-MTB saddles provide added forward support for the accelerations and power output of E-MTB, in addition to helping during technical climbing – where E-MTBs really shine. E-MTB certified hydraulic disc brakes with 4-piston calipers for reliable speed management, control and heat dissipation through steep terrain. SRAM drivetrains utilize E-optimized single-click shifters to assure precise shifts while minimizing lateral loads associated with multi-gear shifts that get accentuated with and E-assist. The Gen 3 VLT E-MTBs feature:
Shimano EP8 drive systems.
Custom battery capacity choice.
Proprietary batteries featuring 21700 lithium ion cells.
IP67 waterproof Rosenberger charge ports.
Integrated speed sensor mount with rotor-mounted magnet.
Custom-offset shock mounts to optimize clearance for piggyback shocks and water bottles on Range VLT & Sight VLT.
Super-taper head tubes with 1.8”/1.125” tapered steerer forks.
Highest maximum single-battery capacity of any available E-MTB.
The rider’s ability to determine their optimal intended use, frame material, battery capacity and component package without sacrificing drive system power or performance potential.
The Ride Aligned™ Design System, including the Ride Aligned™ Setup Guide.
Aluminum, 150mm Travel, Ride Aligned™
Fox Rhythm FLOAT 36, 160mm Travel, 44mm Offset, E-Rated