Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. showcases new series of electric bicycles
Despite being world-renowned for motorcycles, Yamaha Engine Co., Ltd. claims that it launched the world's first electric assisted bicycle in 1993. Since then, the company has sold more than 2 million electric bikes in the Japanese market. Now, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.'s US branch has announced a new series of electric bicycles, which will be sold in the United States and Japan from next spring.
The new series of electric bikes is on display this week at the Interbike in Las Vegas. The company has not released detailed technical specifications. Yamaha showed a total of four models of electric bicycles. They include the stylish road bike UrbanRush; the hybrid bike CrossCore; the "everyday entertainment utility" CrossConnect; and the off-road mountain bike YDX-TORC. These use Yamaha's motor system.
In addition, all prototypes are 1-step pedal assisted bicycles, with maximum speeds limited to 20 mph (32 km / h) in electric mode. The final price of these electric bikes may be announced in December.