Yamaha YDX-MORO futuristic full-suspension e-bikes get value/spec reveal
Yamaha not too long ago introduced its first ever full-suspension electrical mountain bikes, every of which comes with a novel body design.
Whereas the remainder of us are driving round right here in 2020 on our plain ol’ not-split-in-half bike frames, Yamaha is coming at us straight out of the long run with its Yamaha YDX Moro body utilizing a patent-pending new dual-twin body design.
The twin-twin body design includes a cut up body arrange on each the highest tube and the down tube.
The cut up high tube permits the saddle to relaxation decrease by making extra room for the rear shock. That provides a decrease standover top at relaxation and helps get the saddle decrease on powerful, technical terrain the place riders will probably be standing on the pedals, no saddle wanted. The decrease cut up portion additionally cradles the battery to higher defend it from crashes and in addition makes it simpler to take away the battery for charging off the bike.
When first introduced, Yamaha confirmed us the products however didn’t give us any pricing or spec particulars. Now the corporate is able to spill the beans on all of the juicy particulars.
Yamaha’s first full-suspension electrical mountain bike is accessible in two fashions, the Desert Yellow YDX-MORO and the Blue/Nickel YDX-MORO Professional.
The previous will get a price ticket of $4,499 whereas the latter is a bit pricer at $5,499. The bikes share the identical body, dropper seat put up, and 500Wh battery/motor setup, so the distinction is within the specs.
Yamaha YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Professional suspension
The extra modestly-priced Yamaha YDX-MORO rides on a RockShox Revelation RC fork and Deluxe Choose+ rear shock. The Professional mannequin will get upgraded to the RockShox Yari RC fork and a Tremendous Deluxe Choose+ rear shock.
In response to Yamaha:
Each incorporate RockShox’s up to date DebonAir air spring and confirmed Movement Management damper with a complete of 160 mm of journey. This mixture maintains a better trip top and clean efficiency for final confidence when driving steep and tough terrain.
The Yamaha YDX-MORO sports activities a Shimano SLX 11-speed package deal and will get rolling, because of a KMC e11 Turbo chain.
The fancier YDX-MORO Professional mannequin will get upgraded to the efficiency Shimano setup, which gives an XT shifter, long-cage derailleur, and an 11-speed 11/46T cassette. It additionally will get one step additional up the chain hierarchy with a KMC e11 Turbo EPT chain.
Each fashions share Yamaha’s newest mid-drive motor, the Yamaha PW-X2.
The PW-X2 mid-drive motor system makes use of a novel quad-sensor setup that detects pedal pace, pedal torque, bike pace, and incline angle to extra exactly calculate the required pedal help output.
New helical gears used within the PW-X2 apparently assist cut back the noise of the motor, which is very welcome in electrical mountain bikes that function distant from metropolis noises that masks the sound of commuter e-bike motors.
Each the Yamaha YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Professional put on Magura MT30 hydraulic disc brakes clamping on 203mm Storm CL discs.
The YDX-MORO contains four-piston brakes up entrance and two piston brakes within the rear, whereas the YDX-MORO Professional does a bit higher with the identical four-piston brakes in each the entrance and rear.
Wheels and tires
Each of the bikes function a tubeless suitable 27.5+ wheelset with 40mm-wide rims and plus-sized tires.
The Yamaha-designed 27.5+ alloy wheelset makes use of Increase hub spacing, which Yamaha claims will give a extra direct chain line. The YDX-MORO Professional sports activities Maxxis Excessive Curler II 27.5 x 2.8-inch tires each entrance and rear, whereas the YDX-MORO will get a CST BFT 27.5 x 2.8-inch tire up entrance and a CST Patrol 27.5 x 2.8-inch tire in again.
As Yamaha’s Energy Help Bicycle group gross sales and advertising and marketing supervisor Drew Englemann defined in an announcement offered to Electrek:
We couldn’t be extra excited for individuals to expertise how our new drive unit and new body design work as-one. We’ve created a never-felt-before degree of rider management and steadiness with our Twin-Twin body design in excellent alignment with the highly effective and straightforward performance of the brand new PW-X2 drive unit. Yamaha has designed this bike to ship on its promise to carry a brand new degree of unified energy and efficiency to all forms of e-MTB trails, and with these high quality elements, we’re rounding out the package deal to make these YDX-MORO fashions a fully phenomenal trip.
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