Yamaha has not been idle during summer the break. Instead, Yamaha prepared all summer for the Tokyo Motor Show.
This year, Yamaha showed 5 two-wheelers and even one car - the MOTIV.e, but this post is solely focused on motorcycles, scooters and e-bikes.
The highlight of the program is the Yamaha PES1, a gorgeous light electric motorcycle that hopefully someday will enter the market with strong performances and at a decent price point.
Yamaha’s PES1 electric motorcycle offers both environmental friendliness and sporty performance that conveys Yamaha’s passion for riding. It offers great drivability and maneuverability sure to please any motorcycle fan thanks to its lightweight design and motor torque control. Slip out on weekend mornings, without waking the family, for a private hour of communion with your electric ride. eminently quiet motor is guaranteed to deliver you from the din of your everyday life. future of electric sports bikes is fast approaching.
Weight : 100kg or less
Second up is the PES1's brother - the PED1, equipped with similar DC brushless motors, switchable between manual and automatic transmission and a li-ion battery pack. But PED1 is lighter and designed for off-road fun.
PED1 opens the realm of possibilities for off-road electric-powered motorbikes. It shares a common platform and power unit with the PES1, meaning you never need to fill up on gasoline. PED1 can also be loaded in your car quite simply, which makes it that much easier than ever to experience the joys of off-road riding. PED1 makes your experience exciting and eco-friendly at the same time – a new realm of pure o-road fun.
Weight : 85kg or less
EVINO is another example of Yamaha's capabilities. Sadly, we don't see any spec on this lying around. EVINO also has a DC brushless motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.
"EVINO is easy to charge and economical, but also offers a great ride, making it an ideal option as an everyday mode of transportation. The endearing style and light weight body equal easy riding, while the gasoline-free, exhaust-free design is eco-friendly. With its easy to charge removable battery, the EVINO is the epitome of ease and convenience for daily use."
Yamaha EVINO with EKIDS
For our youngest readers, we have Yamaha EKIDS. This light and easy to ride electric motorcycle prepares youngsters for a new era of motoring. This concept shares the modularized "EVINO" electric power unit, probably from the EVINO scooter.
EKIDS is an introductory electric motorcycle for youth riders. A lightweight body and motor control from the compact power unit means easy maneuvering and a soft feel for children that are new to two wheelers. The bike’s portability means that parents and children can enjoy a day of indoor or motorcross activities together on the weekend, without the worry of gasoline or oil stains. In this regard, the EKIDS passes down the joy of riding and advanced Yamaha technology from parent to youth and from motorcycle to electric motorcycle.
Weight : 39kg or less
And finally, a gift from Yamaha on the 20th anniversary of Yamaha Motor's PAS electrically power assisted bicycles - the Yamaha YPJ-01. It's a minimalist design with a center-mounted 250W motor (pedal-crank direct assist) with externally-attached 22-speed transmission (Front: 2-speed, Rear: 11-speed) and li-ion battery.
"Yamaha’s newest PAS, the YPJ-01, brings new value to conventional electrically power assisted bicycles, building on its long-standing success as the world’s first when it debuted two decades ago. Its minimalist yet stylish design is made possible with the lightest, most compact power unit in its class. Use the YPJ-01’s electric assist function to start or accelerate uphill, or experience its basic performance as a road bicycle that can travel at high speeds. Add to this a new feature that links the bike’s movement to your smartphone and the YPJ-01 delivers an all new genre of electrically assisted bicycle."