A full list of specs, components, pricing and availability will be announced in August 2020.
Today, Yamaha is revealing select images and several key features of their new All-Mountain, full-suspension models in advance of the official release next month.
Electric Cyclery is very excited because the new YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro Yamaha electric bikes promise to deliver a new level of balanced power, performance and handling for riders on all kinds of trails.
Influenced by Yamaha’s unmatched experience in racing technology and e-Bike design, the all-new YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro are like no other electric mountain bikes.
The PW-X2 drive unit and a 500 watt-hour lithium-ion battery are secured in an all-new patent pending Dual Twin Frame design that delivers a superior combination of handling performance and durability, along with a new Horst link suspension design. The motor also adopts a new helical gear design, reducing noise output.
Key features of the Yamaha PW-X2 electric mountain bike motor:
- Quad Sensor System: The new Quad Sensor System adds an angle sensor to Yamaha’s existing Triple Sensor System, which measures pedaling torque, cadence and rolling speed of the bicycle.
- Automatic mode: The new Quad Sensor System allowed Yamaha to develop a new Automatic mode for the YDX-MORO which, when engaged, seamlessly and automatically switches the support modes between Eco, Standard and High allowing the rider to focus on the trail and not their power assist levels.
- Walk Assist: Also new on a Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle, Walk Assist provides a slight power assist for riders to walk their bike through difficult terrain or challenging sections.
- New MTB Mode: Created to provide a direct response feeling according to the rider’s pedaling force. MTB mode is especially suited for off-road riding such as tight corners and when riding tight-line trails.
- New EXPW Mode: now provides assist up to 170 rpm, which is especially helpful in technical sections and on steep climbs when beginning from a stop and a fast movement pedal rotation is often needed to get started again.