yamaha develops electric motorcycle series for the streets and trails
yamaha develops electric motorcycle series for the streets and trails yamaha develops electric motorcycle series for the streets and trails
oct 29, 2015

yamaha develops electric motorcycle series for the streets and trails

yamaha develops electric motorcycle series for the streets and trails
all images courtesy of yamaha




in addition to the characteristics unique to a DC brushless electric motor, these two yamaha electric vehicle motorcycle concept models have an operational feel that will seem natural even to today’s motorcycle enthusiasts and they achieve a new kind of riding experience that will inspire the passion in riders. each motorcycle has a lithium-ion battery pack and weighs less than 130 kilograms. the street sport ‘PES2’ and dirt sport ‘PED2’ share a new power unit with a monocoque structure that also functions as the frame.


video courtesy of yamaha




the ‘PES2’ on-road sport model has an additional electric motor built into the hub of the from wheel to make it a two-wheel drive motorcycle, and it is designed to pioneer new boundaries of performance never seen before. in contrast, the ‘PED2’ is a partner for hitting mountain trails designed to capitalize on the clean, quite performance character of an EV to better enjoy riding through the natural world.


yamaha-PE-electric-motorcycle-series-tokyo-motor-show-designboom-02the street series ‘PES2’ yamaha-PE-electric-motorcycle-series-tokyo-motor-show-designboom-03 the dirt version ‘PED2’yamaha-PE-electric-motorcycle-series-tokyo-motor-show-designboom-04both versions include a DC brushless motor and lithium ion battery

  • I wonder if the typical person who rides either of these would ever give up the ability to annoy non-riders? Noise is part of juvenile exhibitionism.

    Jim (former rider)


    jimCan says:
  • It’s going to be hard to find after market exhausts for these!
    What’s going to scare the bears away? I can see more animal encounters as a result.
    Dave (former rider)

    Dave says:
  • Aftermarket exhaust…ha! To say nothing of the carbs. I guess mountain bike riders have the same problems, coming around a bend and there’s a bear in the path…maybe it comes with a little bell you can “tingaling” with your thumb?

    Jonathan (Another former rider, but if you need market research feedback, sign me up for one!)

    Jonathan says:

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