Yamaha’s New TY-E Trials Bike
Yamaha showed off several electric bikes at the Tokyo Auto Show, including an electric trials bike, the TY-E. It’s an “advanced prototype”, so it’s a concept bike for now. It was built as part of Yamaha’s in-house R&D program. It comes with a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic monocoque frame. It is purpose-built for the torque and low-speed requirements of trials riding.
They featured three new e-scooters—the E01, E02 and E-Vino. The E01 is an urban commuter with a long-range and the equivalent power of a 125cc engine. The E02 is a more compact version, with the equivalent of a 50cc engine and a removable battery. The E-Vino is the electric equivalent of their retro-styled Vino 50cc scooter. Meant for city commuting, Yamaha claims that the E-Vino will offer “smooth acceleration, plenty of usable torque at very low speeds and an easily removable battery.” It will come with two running modes—regular and a boost function to help get it up hills.
Yamaha also showed off a full-suspension mountain bike concept, which they’ve currently told us that it is just a concept for now. global.yamaha-motor.com
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