YAMAHA ANNOUNCES NEW E-BIKES | Grime Bike Journal
Yamaha goes deeper into the electrical bicycle world. The corporate already provided plenty of leisure electric-assist bikes powered by a Yamaha-made motor. Now the corporate has introduced two fashions aimed toward extra devoted e-bike fans; the YDX Moro and YDX Moro Professional. The official launch seems under.
Yamaha Bicycles is taking a large leap into the all-mountain e-Bike section as we speak, asserting the approaching of two new fashions. The YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Professional fashions promise to ship a brand new stage of balanced energy, efficiency and dealing with for riders on all forms of e-mountain bike (e-MTB) trails.
With a full checklist of specs, elements, pricing and availability to be introduced in August, Yamaha is revealing choose photographs and a number of other key options of the all-new e-MTB fashions as we speak, whereas additionally selling a web-based giveaway at https://www.yamahabicycles.com/future-ebikes/.
Influenced by Yamaha’s unmatched expertise in racing know-how and e-Bike design, the all-new YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Professional look and trip like no different e-MTB. Boasting an all-new PW-X2 drive unit, the bikes ship probably the most pure feeling help and trip expertise due to a brand new proprietary Quad Sensor System, and embody new Automated, MTB and Stroll Help modes. The PW-X2 drive unit and new 500 watt-hour lithium-ion battery are secured in an all-new patent pending Twin Twin Body™ design that delivers a superior mixture of dealing with efficiency and sturdiness, together with a brand new Horst hyperlink suspension design.
“That is the bike that Yamaha followers have been asking for, a full-suspension e-Bike crafted by a collaboration of Yamaha designers and engineers to create one of the best dealing with, finest assist-feeling all-mountain e-Bike available on the market, fingers down,” stated Drew Engelmann, Yamaha’s Energy Help Bicycle group gross sales and advertising supervisor. “Yamaha has designed a body like nobody else earlier than, developed a brand new drive unit with all-new options, and, true to Yamaha’s engineering legacy, put collectively a complete bundle that works so nicely collectively, it’s going to lift the bar for the all-mountain e-Bike section from right here ahead. Yamaha simply redefined the ‘all-mountain’ class – to ‘each mountain.’”
New PW-X2 Drive Unit; Pure Help with New Modes and Energy
Yamaha’s new PW-X2 drive unit is a compact and light-weight drive unit that delivers highly effective, responsive and natural-feeling pedal help. The graceful and pure help is important for MTB fans who demand a pure trip expertise, and likewise admire the advantages of a pedal help bike that enables them to trip farther and longer than different bikes.
The YDX-MORO fashions are Class 1 e-Bikes, delivering pedal help as much as 20 mph. They’ve 5 help modes together with Eco, Customary, Excessive, new MTB mode, and EXPW. The brand new PW-X2 supplies help as much as 120 rpm in Eco, Customary, Excessive and MTB modes and 170 rpm in EXPW mode. The motor additionally adopts a brand new helical gear design, lowering noise output.
Key options related to the PW-X2 motor on the YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Professional embody:
• Quad Sensor System: The brand new Quad Sensor System provides an angle sensor to Yamaha’s current Triple Sensor System, which measures pedaling torque, cadence and rolling velocity of the bicycle.
• Automated mode: The brand new Quad Sensor System allowed Yamaha to develop a brand new Automated mode for the YDX-MORO which, when engaged, seamlessly and mechanically switches the help modes between Eco, Customary and Excessive permitting the rider to concentrate on the path and never their energy help ranges.
• Stroll Help: Additionally new on a Yamaha Energy Help Bicycle, Stroll Help supplies a slight energy help for riders to stroll their bike by troublesome terrain or difficult sections.
• New MTB Mode: Created to supply a direct response feeling in keeping with the rider’s pedaling power. MTB mode is particularly suited to off-road using comparable to tight corners and when using tight-line trails.
• New EXPW Mode: now supplies help as much as 170 rpm, which is particularly useful in technical sections and on steep climbs when starting from a cease and a quick motion pedal rotation is commonly wanted to get began once more.
Patent Pending Twin Twin Body; Combining Efficiency and Sturdiness
The YDX-MORO’s Twin Twin Body is the primary ever bike body to characteristic a break up design on each the highest and down tubes. Permitting for a diminished saddle peak and stand over peak, the distinctive design ensures body rigidity whereas optimizing weight stability.
This new design elevates the MORO’s dealing with traits whereas additionally growing sturdiness by cradling the battery and rear shock in a cage-like configuration. Positioned in a floating docking station, the battery is extra simply modified (in comparison with being captured contained in the body) and is protected against vertical twisting. Yamaha’s design employs a steep angle downtube design which strikes the battery rearward to maintain weight centered beneath the rider bettering the dealing with of the bike.
By tucking the rear shock into the dual tube body assemble, riders acquire the good thing about extra clearance when standing over the bike, whereas additionally maintaining the bike’s heart of gravity low to assist with cornering and maneuverability.
Inside this unique body design, the drive unit is rotated in alignment with the downtube angle – higher aligned with the axel path and the bottom. The drive unit merely matches higher throughout the body than competing fashions. Positioned extra vertically within the body, flex is decreased, clearance is elevated, and the rear heart measurement is shortened, maintaining the chain keep quick. As a result of the drive unit is in a hard and fast place within the body, it’s tucked in and tracks with the body whereas cornering.
Yamaha’s First Ever Twin Suspension e-MTB; Balanced Journey and Dealing with
The YDX-MORO’s geometry was designed to ship massive hit functionality with quick journey really feel and enhance rider management when tackling obstacles on the path. With a impartial rider place and low heart of gravity, the bike’s new Horst hyperlink suspension is totally energetic whatever the rider’s enter. Whether or not pedaling or braking, the horizontally positioned rear suspension supplies traction to the path, predictable feeling in corners, and a related feeling to the bottom even over tough terrain, permitting for aggressive using with predictably enjoyable dealing with. The lengthy and low geometry additionally permits the rider to navigate down steeper trails with out dropping traction on the entrance finish of the bike.
The horizontal positioning of the rear shock leads to a diminished saddle peak, decrease stand-over peak, and makes it simpler to place a foot down (just like MX-style using) whereas navigating obstacles.
“The all-new YDX-MORO fashions characterize the ahead considering, design functionality, legendary efficiency, and manufacturing high quality the Yamaha model is thought for delivering throughout a number of out of doors recreation segments within the U.S. and all over the world,” stated Rob Trester, who leads the Yamaha Energy Help Bicycle group within the U.S. “The all-mountain class is likely one of the quickest rising segments in e-Bikes, and the YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Professional are able to seize the thrill and keenness of riders and Yamaha’s bicycle retail companions.”
The all-new YDX-MORO shall be out there in Desert Yellow and the YDX-MORO Professional shall be out there in Podium Blue/Nickel.
Yamaha is the pioneering chief in e-Bikes, and the YDX-MORO fashions characterize the newest improvements within the model’s ever increasing e-Bike lineup. Yamaha launched the world’s first electrically energy assisted bicycle in 1993, and is the one producer with 27-years of expertise designing full e-Bikes from body to motor. Just lately, the model additionally launched the brand new Civante street bike, which is Yamaha’s first U.S. mannequin provided within the Class 3 class.
Yamaha Energy Help Bicycles is a part of the Good Energy Automobile Division of Yamaha Motor Company, USA. The Yamaha Bicycles lineup consists of a wide range of energy help bicycles for health, enjoyable, commuting and severe recreation. View Yamaha’s full line of Energy Help Bicycles at www.YamahaBicycles.com and discover a native retailer at Yamaha’s supplier locator.