Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles
Yamaha, a recognized name in two-wheel transportation and sport for many decades, has been a driving force in e-bikes since 1993, having sold more than four-million motor units, with two million (mostly in Japan) powering its own line of e-bikes. Yamaha has pioneered the development of multiple innovations used in today’s e-bike market. The Yamaha motor is found on such respected e-bike brands as Giant, Haibike, some models of Easy Motion (the e-bike division of B-H Bikes) and at least 10 other brands. Although less complex than other mid-drive motors, it costs considerably less, yet provides a well-performing e-bike platform. Yamaha motors use standard-sized chainrings that allow more gears, making it well-suited to off-road riding, especially with its 500W of power and 80Nm of torque. In addition, its Zero Cadence feature allows for off-road climbing from a full stop. Four motors are available for OEM manufacturers: the proven PW X series, the PW series SE, the new PW series TE and the PW-X, which is both lighter and more compact. Each is rated at 250W of power, and each is designed and tuned for different-purpose e-bike types.