Yamaha Motor is responding to the rapidly expanding market of urban mobility by introducing the PWseries CE drive unit and the External Crossover 500 battery to the Model Year 2021 line-up. Yamaha says it has, “created its lightest, quietest and most compact drive unit - and a battery that provides increased versatility and practicality.”
Yamaha’s new PWseries CE drive unit and the External Crossover 500 battery, have been launched to power the new generation of e-bikes. Rated at 250W and producing 50Nm of torque, the new PWseries CE drive unit weighs just 2.9kg*, making it the lightest drive unit ever created by Yamaha. It’s also extremely compact, enabling European e-bike manufacturers to develop next-generation chassis designs with a sharper, slimmer and cleaner profile.
Yamaha’s quietest drive unit
The PWseries CE has been engineered to operate as quietly as possible, and various noise-reducing features have succeeded in making this the company’s quietest ever drive unit. The PWseries CE drive unit also uses Yamaha Motor’s extensive software setting know-how in its Automatic Support Mode. This intelligent system instantly responds to changing riding conditions and selects the most appropriate support mode to give its rider the best-suited support at any time.
Yamaha has reﬁned the Walk Assist function making it much easier to manoeuvre and park a bike that needs to be taken up a slope or may be carrying a load.