Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB, eBIke

Yamaha YDX Moro, Full Suspension eMTB from a legendary brand

Yamaha is the pioneering leader in e-Bikes, and the YDX-MORO models represent the latest innovations in the brand’s ever expanding e-Bike lineup. Yamaha launched the world’s first electrically power assisted bicycle in 1993, and is the only manufacturer with 27-years of experience designing complete e-Bikes from frame to motor. Recently, the brand also launched the new Civante road bike, which is Yamaha’s first U.S. model offered in the Class 3 category.

During July 2020, Yamaha Bicycles announced two new full suspension e-Mountain Bikes, the YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro. The YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro are the first full suspension e-bikes to come from the brand, which has models in the road, commuter and mountain electric assist bicycle segments.

Fast forward to October 2020, they are now shipping and eBike Central has them for testing and purchase.

The YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro models are delivering a new level of balanced power, performance and handling for riders on all types of e-mountain bike (e-MTB) trails.

Yamaha’s is a leader in motorcycle and eBike design with a deep background in racing technology. The new Full Suspension e-MTBs look and ride like no other e-MTB on the market.

“This is the bike that Yamaha fans have been asking for, a full-suspension e-Bike crafted through a collaboration of Yamaha designers and engineers to create the best handling, best assist-feeling all-mountain e-Bike on the market, hands down,” said Drew Engelmann, Yamaha’s Power Assist Bicycle group sales and marketing manager. “Yamaha has designed a frame like no one else before, developed a new drive unit with all-new features, and, true to Yamaha’s engineering legacy, put together a total package that works so well together, it’s going to raise the bar for the all-mountain e-Bike segment from here forward. Yamaha just redefined the ‘all-mountain’ category – to ‘every mountain.’”

Some of the major highlights include:

  • All-new PW-X2 drive unit that delivers a natural feeling of pedal assistance with four levels through the use of a Quad Sensor system.
    • Quad Sensor System: The new Quad Sensor System adds an angle sensor to Yamaha’s existing Triple Sensor System, which measures pedaling torque, cadence and rolling speed of the bicycle.
    • Automatic mode: The new Quad Sensor System allowed Yamaha to develop a new Automatic mode for the YDX-MORO which, when engaged, seamlessly and automatically switches the support modes between Eco, Standard and High allowing the rider to focus on the trail and not their power assist levels.
    • Walk Assist: Also new on a Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle, Walk Assist provides a slight power assist for riders to walk their bike through difficult terrain or challenging sections.
    • New MTB Mode: Created to provide a direct response feeling according to the rider’s pedaling force. MTB mode is especially suited for off-road riding such as tight corners and when riding tight-line trails.
    • New EXPW Mode: now provides assist up to 170 rpm, which is especially helpful in technical sections and on steep climbs when beginning from a stop and a fast movement pedal rotation is often needed to get started again.
  • New 500 Watt-hour Lithium-ion battery.
  • All-new Patent Pending Dual Twin Frame™ design.
    • This is the first ever bike frame to feature a split design on both the top and down tubes which provides:
      • Reduced saddle height
      • Reduced stand over height
      • Ensures frame rigidity
      • Optimized weight balance
  • Proven Horst Link suspension design is fully active regardless of the rider’s input. Whether pedaling or braking, the horizontally positioned rear suspension provides:
    • Traction to the trail.
    • Predictable feeling in corners.
    • Connected feeling to the ground even over rough terrain.
    • Allowing for aggressive riding with predictably fun handling.
  • Long and low geometry also allows the rider to navigate down steeper trails without losing traction on the front end of the bike.
  • Horizontal positioning of the rear shock results in:
    • Reduced saddle height.
    • Lower stand-over height.
    • Easier to put a foot down (similar to MX-style riding) while navigating obstacles.
  • The all-new YDX-MORO will be available in Desert Yellow and the YDX-MORO Pro will be available in Podium Blue/Nickel.

Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles is part of the Smart Power Vehicle Division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. The Yamaha Bicycles lineup includes a variety of power assist bicycles for fitness, fun, commuting and serious recreation.

Here is video and photos of the All New YDX Moro at eBike Central:

Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB, eBIke

Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Overview

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Frame Overview

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Split Frame Design

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Front Steering Angle and Clearance

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Drivetrain Overview

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Front Praxis Crank Detail

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Drivetrain Overview

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Shimano SLX Derailleur Detail, 11 Speed Cassette

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – CST Patrol 27.5 x 2.8in Front: CST BFT 27.5 x 2.8in

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Cockpit Overview

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Rear Triangle, Brake Assembly

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Rear Brake Closeup

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – PW-X2 Motor System Closeup

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Yamaha PW-X2 Motor Closeup

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – RockShox Revelation RC Boost 160mm travel, Air Tuned

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – RockShox Revelation RC Boost 160mm travel, Air Tuned

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Front Brake Detail, Magura MT30 Front: 4-piston 203mm Storm CL Rotors

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Yamaha YDX Moro eMountain Bike, eMTB – Quick Release Mechanism