Yamaha, a famed manufacturer of motorbikes, is entering the market for electric bikes after releasing three new e-bikes for the mountain, gravel, and urban categories. Yamaha announced its plans to launch a new range of e-bikes in a YouTube premiere dubbed Switch On earlier in 2022, when it revealed its future electric scooters and mopeds. Yamaha has recently expanded its line of electric bikes with the inclusion of the Moro 07, Wabash RT, and Crosscore RC.
The Moro 07, the company's top electric mountain bike, features a unique dual twin frame with Yamaha's PW-X3 motor, the company's smallest, lightest, and most powerful drivetrain. Yamaha claims that the 2.75kg motor of the eMTB employs zero cadence technology to quickly create 63 ft-lbs of torque and has a top speed of up to 25 kilometers per hour. The dual twin frame of the Moro 07, which features multiple top and down tubes, according to Yamaha, improves rigidity and handling. The eMTB is equipped with a 500Wh battery, Rockshox Lyrik Select front forks, Maxxis 27.5 tires, and a Shimano XT 1 x12 groupset.
The Wabash RT, the brand's newest gravel bike, has a frame that Yamaha claims is made to deliver a steady, pleasant ride with a featherweight feel. With its immediate torque motor and zero cadence technology PW-ST drive unit, the company promises a comfortable riding experience. A 500Wh battery, Shimano GRX gears, an automatic assistance mode, and an LCD display that provides the rider with important riding information are all included in the Wabash RT.
The line-up of e-bikes is completed with the Crosscore RC, which was designed as an all-arounder for frequent riding. The Wabash and Crosscore both use the same PW-ST motor and 500Wh battery, but the Crosscore features a different set of Shimano SL-M2010-9R gears. Similar to the other e-bikes, the Crosscore has automatic support mode to help when cycling uphill as well as zero cadence technology. Yamaha's new e-bikes are expected to go on sale by the end of 2022. However, the price of each e-bike has not yet been made public.