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FIRST RIDE: 2022 Yamaha CrossCore RC

Yamaha has completely redesigned the CrossCore commuter bike for 2022. We had a chance to ride one recently in beautiful, sunny Southern California. It features a PWSeries ST Class 3 (28 mph) motor that truly does assist you all the way to 28 mph, improved geometry, an internal battery and more.   Yamaha’s new crosscore […]

Check Out Yamaha’s New EMF Electric Scooter

Yamaha just announced that it is launching the EMF electric scooter, their second electric scooter in collaboration with Gogoro Inc., in March of this year in Taiwan. The EC-05 launched for Taiwan in 2019 was an OEM model designed by Yamaha Motor based on the platform of a Gogoro production vehicle. In contrast, the EMF’s […]

The Popularity of E-Bikes Isn’t Slowing Down

That sort of trend has the potential to transform urban transit. In New York City, just over half of all car trips are three miles or less, according to a 2019 study by the analytics company INRIX. Many short car trips could be replaced, hypothetically, with a short, brisk e-bike ride. So what would it take to get there?

The exploding appetite for electrified rides is a product of three trends unfolding simultaneously, said David Zipper, a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a specialist in new forms of mobility technology.

E-bikes Again Featured At Santa Barbara 100

The Santa Barbara 100 is back again, after a year off last year for the pandemic. We rode it in 2019 on a Yamaha bike, and it was beautiful and fun. Yamaha sponsors the event, and this is the 10th anniversary. Yamaha has offered to cover the cost for RideSB100 for anyone who owns a […]

Yamaha Confirms Electric E01 Scooter With Patent Filing

Yamaha filed for a patent for their E01 electric scooter, the same one that was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show trade show as a concept bike in 2019. The patent they filed and the trademarking of the name E01 shows that they didn’t just make it as a concept, but rather plan to bring […]

There May Be A Standard Swappable Battery Coming

Battery technology is changing at a rapid pace. Newer, higher capacity batteries are always being developed. Almost every major company has its own battery. On electric bicycles, this is not that big a concern, as riders can usually carry an extra battery to their ride and swap it out if needed. On motorcycles, however, this […]

Yamaha Reveals Full-Suspension Electric Mountain Bike

Yamaha has been teasing a full-suspension e-mountain bike for a while now. Just now, they officially announce the YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro.  Both bikes feature a unique, patent-pending “Dual Twin frame” that splits the top tube for mounting the Horst link rear suspension and the down tube for mounting the battery, allowing for a lower […]

YAMAHA DROPS A CLASS 3 ROAD BIKE

Yamaha Bicycles is launching their new Civante, a Class 3 (28 mph) electric power-assist bike, expanding its line-up of fitness-focused road bikes. There are very few drop bar e-road bikes that are Class 3, most are Class 1 and cut off motor assist at 20 mph. Most roadies go above 20, so the assistance gets […]