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Yamaha's Powerful, Green E-Bikes

  Yamaha YDX-MORO  - Smart, Green, Powerful Source:  Yamaha YDX-MORO Full Suspension Mountain Bike Yamaha has developed its first, full suspension electric mountain bike. There are two models, each with a unique, patent pending dual twin frame design.  The dual twin frame has a split frame set up on the front and back tires.  That allows the seat to rest lower when the biker is standing on the pedals to get through difficult terrain. According to Yamaha, the dual twin frame design delivers a "superior combination of handling performance and durability".  This is Yamaha's first ever full suspension electric mountain bike setup with Horst link design. Pricey and Powerful The two models are the Desert Yellow YDX-MORO priced at $4,499. and the Blue/Nickel YDX-MORO Pro at $5,499.  Both are powered by a 500 Wh battery/motor setup.  Both have Yamaha's mid-drive motor, the Yamaha PW-X2.  The motor is highly advanced.  It uses a unique quad-sensor setup that precisely calculat

Electric Mountain Biking News

New Study:  Less Tiring, Just as Good Exercise Source:  Stock Image of e-Mountain Biking Brigham Young University Research New research from Brigham Young University indicates pedaling on an electric mountain bike with pedal-assist is a great workout and the effort seems easier from the rider's physical and psychological perspectives.  The study suggests that electric mountain bikes may help cyclists maintain or increase fitness during their workout. Variety of Electric Bike Rides Electric bikes are becoming increasingly common particularly in the US, Europe and Asia.  They're equipped with a small electric motor and battery. The pedal-assist electric bikes provide a boost of extra power which is the equivalent to a tailwind. Riders say the pedal assist makes hills flatter and distances shorter.  Throttle assist electric bikes power the bike even when you're not pedaling. Pedal-Assist Research The Brigham Young study found that with pedal-assist their 33 test