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    Yamaha shows off elmoto concepts

    Yamaha showed off three new electric motorcycles/scooters at the 2013 Tokyo Motorcycle Show. But apparently they are concepts meant to generate interest in their brand. Yamaha still doesn't seem willing to market a production EV, though.

    http://rideapart.com/2013/11/yamaha-...For+Leather%29
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    I like the looks of that PES1.

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    As they say "you snooze you loose", again the opportunity to make a future investment for new riders.

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    Here is another article about the Yamaha prototype e-bikes, along with their press release providing a few more details: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/11/11/y...es-toyko-2013/
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    Nice video of the PES1 in action. Looks like a lot of fun. Would be cool if Yamaha brings their electric concepts to all of the remaining Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.


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    Man, I really can't stand the Gen-Y, A.D.D. editing style you see in this type of video and in modern 'made for guys' tv shows. With all the whip pans, and flash edits, you don't get a good look at the bike at all.

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    If they bring them to my local mc show in December, I'll take some good 360 video for ya. Maybe this next video will help fill in some of voids from the quick edits? There are some slow-motion shots and some more sustained views starting about :35.



    Edit... Guess I can leave my camera at home as someone already did a pretty good walk around video from the Tokyo Motor Show.

    Last edited by ETcelerate; 28 November 2013 at 0054. Reason: Added another video

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    Where did they put the batteries, again? That PES1 "Experimental" seems to have more holes in it than my wallet.
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    I never thought I would see the day, but this report says that Yamaha will be producing their PES1 and PED1 electric motorcycles - in 2016. They look great, but will be down on performance compared with the latest Brammo and Zero models by the time they are introduced: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/23/y...es-production/
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    Wow, that would be great to see Yamaha get into the elmoto market.

    They will definitely have to go faster than 62 mph to appeal to the non-scooter crowd. But 221 lb? That's 140 lb less than the the lightest Zero S, and half the weight of the ZF11.4 and Empulse. It would be a very different bike. But since no word on range, it could have a 1 kWh battery and a range of 10 miles...
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