Yamaha releases details of upcoming US e-bike line

By Stephen Frothingham

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has released details of its Class-1 e-bike line, which will be available in the U.S. this summer.

The line includes a commuter/utility bike outfitted with an accessory package, a “high style” fitness bike, a drop-bar road bike, and a performance hardtail e-mountain bike.

Yamaha has produced electric-assist bikes since 1993. It introduced a U.S. line last fall.

“Yamaha is a world leader in e-bike design and innovation, and we’re excited to bring these four all-new models — with more than two decades of experience and expertise built into them — to the U.S. this summer,” said Rob Trester, who leads Yamaha’s new business development division and e-bike unit. “Electric-assist bicycles open up the world of cycling to both current cyclists and an all-new audience for a variety of fun and practical purposes. Since we unveiled the Yamaha Power Assist e-Bikes to the U.S. last fall, we’ve seen incredible enthusiasm and interest from consumers, retailers, and the e-bike community that is looking for a fun, reliable performance e-bike package.”

All the models use Yamaha’s 500 watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with a 36V output that recharges in four hours. The power unit …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News