Yahama's stylish new electric bike

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-06-13 04:02:08 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Electric bikes are around since years but this clean design and lithium-ion batteries are very stylish and for 900 euro well priced unfortunately only available in Japan


The Japanese have been riding electric bikes for years. One problem, style was not one of the features. This all changed with Yamaha’s new City-X electric bike. With 20" tyres and a clean designed aluminum frame with hidden cables it looks modern and fresh. No wonder since introducing it last year it is already a hit.

It comes with a 240W engine with a 25km/hr top-speed and the lithium-ion batteries gives it a 23km action radius and charge in 2.5hr. The lights are, of course, LED.

And priced at 900 euro it is 30-40% cheaper than most dutch and german alternative electric bikes. Sounds like a well designed product to me.

Designer: Yamaha
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Category: Electric bike
Websites: www.yamaha-motor.jp/pas/lineup/pas_city-x/feature/


Lithium-ion battery
Cables through the frame
Lithium-ion battery
by Yamaha

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