DNA OF THE "WORLD'S FIRST"
THE DRIVING FORCE IN EBIKES FOR OVER 2 DECADES
Yamaha invented the world’s first electrically power assisted bicycle (PAS) in 1993. Since then we have been constantly innovating to deliver the most easy-to-use power assist systems. Just one ride and you’ll understand.
TODAY, YAMAHA IS RECOGNIZED AS A PIONEERING LEADER IN EBIKES WITH OVER 2 MILLION BICYCLES AND 4 MILLION DRIVE UNITS CREATED TO EMPOWER OUR CUSTOMERS.
It’s with excitement and great anticipation that our Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles are available to US outdoor enthusiasts looking for new adventure and excitement. Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles provide superior e-bike technology, reliability, and PURE RIDE performance.
ELECTRIC BICYCLES (COMMONLY STATED AS E BIKES) HAVE CREATED A UNIVERSAL RE-AWAKENING OF BICYCLING IN THE US.
There are several design categories in the e bike world that have people wondering which one is the best for them. Some have motors placed in the wheel hub and some have center drive motors which are installed where the pedal crank arm meets the frame. Some are assisted with a throttle. Some are assisted by pedaling.
Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles have our PW and PW-X center drive motors which operate with pedal assistance. By placing the motor low and in the center of the frame, the rider has greater control over the balance and maneuverability of the bicycle.
In addition, the integration of the motor as-one with the drive train increases the amount of torque. That power assistance, paired with the rider’s pedaling motion and quiet design elements, result in a natural assist which feels like an extension of themselves and not a mechanical influence on their bicycle.
So how does it work? Simply stated, these motors engage only when you are pedaling. The technology inside measures the rider’s pedaling force, the bicycle’s rolling speed and the RPMs of the pedals, then adds the right amount of power into the drivetrain. The level of power assist that the motor puts out is up to the rider and can be adjusted on-the-fly.