Export of e-Bike System Kits Begins and the PW Series Launches
Yamaha Motor began supplying bicycle manufacturers in Europe—which had become one of the world’s leading e-Bike markets—with e-Bike system kits. These kits packaged our drive unit, battery, display, and dedicated charger together. That same year, we developed the new PW Series e-Bike system kit. The kit contained a compact, lightweight, and high-performance centre-mounted drive unit that directly transmitted motor power to the crankshaft, and weighed just 3.5 kg (excluding the sprocket) while producing a maximum peak torque of 80 Nm and a maximum continuous torque of 70 Nm. The PW Series was Yamaha’s answer to demands for drive units yielding ample freedom and flexibility when devising layouts for fitment.