Power in Flux
Likes Likes:  6
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: Yamaha shows off elmoto concepts

              
   
   
  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pacifica, California
    Posts
    3,006
    Post Thanks / Like
    More interesting information, videos and e-stuff from Yamaha here. I note that the removable battery module looks a lot like the Zero FX (and my power tank) module, so it is probably around 3 to 4 kWh (the article says that the bikes are good for an hour of riding). The two motorcycles really look fancy, but I wonder how much of that cool stuff (note the seat on the street bike) will make it into production? There is also mention of some sort of transmission that can be switched from manual to automatic operation. In addition to the two motorcycles, there is also a concept e-scooter (not all that nice looking, another group of designers must have worked on this project), an e-mini-bike and a very lightweight e-bicycle. I give Yamaha credit for thinking outside of their typical box, now all they have to do is bring the concepts to market and up the performance a bit if they want to sell them to more than just collectors of industrial art.

    http://insideevs.com/see-all-of-yama...os-and-videos/
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

  2. #12
    Senior Member yankee1919's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    354
    Post Thanks / Like
    Like the "air seat".

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    890
    Post Thanks / Like
    It seems they have clarified their previous statement. :-)

    "Note: There has been a change in the time frame with regard to the launch of EV sports motorcycles.

    Previous: in two years
    Current: in the near future"

    http://insideevs.com/yamaha-aims-lau...s-near-future/

    A 221 pound, 60 mph moto, with four speed box, could have a 4 kWh pack, and a 40 mile range. This 124 pound homebuilt has lights, motorcycle wheels/tires, 2.4 kWh pack, and a 9 speed gearbox.

    http://www.evalbum.com/4744

    Granted, it is not running the motor through the V-boxx,

    http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/bik...reeNodeID=4079

    but Yamaha should be able to figure out how to make their 4 speed, with half the gears, at this weight, and strong enough to handle 8-10 kw.

    This would be all the moto I would ever use.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •