Japanese brand Yamaha is entering the electric bike market with the release of three new e-bikes. The bikes are for mountain, gravel, and urban commuting, respectively. The Moro 07, Wabash RT, and Crosscore RC will bear the imprimatur of the iconic and long-standing motorcycle brand.
Yamaha has previously announced its plans to introduce its lineup of e-bikes, mopeds, and other e-mobility machines as it seeks a foothold in the e-mobility segment. The Moro 07 has a special dual twin frame and is powered by Yamaha’s PW-X3 electric motor.
The PW-X3 is a light and powerful drive unit that uses zero cadence technology for instant torque production. The powertrain weighs 2.75kg and the Moro 07 can reach a top speed of 15.5mph. The Moro 07 comes with solid handling and improved stiffness due to its dual twin frame.
There are multiple tubes at the top and down of the frame for greater stability. The e-bike has a 500Wh battery, Maxxis 27.5-inch tires, Rockshox Lynk Select front forks, and a Shimano XT 1×12 group set.
The Wabash RT is a gravel e-bike with a sturdy frame design for a comfortable and stable ride. It is a lightweight bike with a PW-ST drive unit. The unit features zero cadence technology and a 500Wh battery is also fitted.
Shimano GRX gears, an LCD, and an automated assistance mode are all featured in the Wabash RT. The Crosscore RC has a different set of Shimano gears and it is an all-rounder for urban riding. The automatic support mode assists the rider when pedaling uphill similar to the other two Yamaha models.
Yamaha provided the optics of the three bikes via a YouTube video but pricing and availability information are lacking at this time. It is expected however that the three Yamaha e-bikes could enter select markets by the year’s end.