Yamaha Bicycles has expanded its full suspension e-Mountain Bike range with two all-new YDX-MORO models, boasting the company’s flagship PW-X3 center-mounted drive unit, patented Dual Twin frame and proprietary Quad Sensor system, bringing greater range efficiency, higher torque, more advanced component technology and smoother assistance to the lighter, more powerful additions.
Steeped in Yamaha’s racing tradition, pedigree and reliability, the new YDX-MORO models were developed specifically for the next generation of e-MTB riders, featuring their smallest, lightest and most powerful drive unit to date, combining higher performance with instant power delivery in an ultra-compact drive unit – an experience that Yamaha calls “Pure Ride.”
“As the company that created the world’s first electrically power assisted bicycle nearly 30 years ago, Yamaha is recognized as one of the world’s leading innovators in e-Bike technology,” said Rob Trester, Manager of Yamaha’s Smart Power Vehicle Division and the Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle group in the U.S. “We’re doubling down on the growing e-MTB market with the new MORO 07 and MORO 05 and offer our ‘Pure Ride’ feeling and race proven innovation to even more e-MTB riders.”
The PW-X3 boasts a max torque to 85Nm, while maintaining 250W nominal assist, 500W maximum assist and power assistance up to 20 mph. Assist levels include ECO, Standard, High, MTB, Extra-Power, Automatic-Mode and Walk Assist, along with Yamaha’s Automatic Support Mode feature that’s designed to select the right amount of assistance based on riding conditions, whether accelerating, braking, or climbing, allowing riders to leave ride mode changes to the system and focus on the trail.
Additionally, the new drive unit’s increased torque output helps e-MTB riders tackle steep gradients and sandy or muddy terrain, while Zero cadence technology ensures instant torque delivery at the slightest pedal input. Moreover, thanks to Yamaha’s proprietary Quad Sensor System, its strong and seamless flow of power reinforces the feeling that the bike is an extension of the rider’s body.
“The PW-X3 drive unit is 10% lighter and 20% smaller, while producing more torque and the most ‘Pure Ride’ feeling of any e-MTB on the market,” said Drew Engelmann, Sales and Marketing Manager at Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles. “Yamaha’s passion for performance is driven by our racing heritage, and the YDX-MORO 07 and YDX-MORO 05 are true thoroughbreds for the next generation of e-MTB riders.”
The new YDX-MORO 07 and YDX-MORO 05 also receive Yamaha’s new Interface X control unit, making it easy for riders to take in information and manage settings while staying focused on the trail.
Features include a simple assist control switch, a minimalist 3-color LED support-mode level light indicator, Bluetooth connectivity to Garmin Edge 530-830-1030 cycling GPS computers, LED brightness adjustability and battery capacity indicator.
Key components of the YDX-MORO 07 include:
Key components of the YDX-MORO 05 include:
Every Yamaha e-bike comes with a three-year warranty on the frame, motor and battery, along with the component manufacturer’s warranties that are also supported by Yamaha.
The YDX-MORO 07 is scheduled to be available in December in two colorways, Dual Blue and Raven with Silver for $6,399.99, while the YDX-MORO 05 is scheduled to launch in early 2023 for $5,799.99. Colors will include Forest Green for $5,799.99. Both models will be offered in three sizes: small, medium and large.
Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of Yamaha launching the world’s first electric power bicycles in 1993. Since then, Yamaha has sold more than 5.5 million e-bikes worldwide, making it one of the largest e-bike brands in the world.
An overview of Yamaha’s history in e-bikes is available here: https://www.yamahabicycles.com/the-yamaha-evolution/
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