Yamaha has added the YDX-MORO 07 and the YDX-MORO 05 to its full suspension e-Mountain Bike lineup. Both bikes feature the new PW-X3 center-mounted drive unit, a dual twin frame, and the Quad Sensor system. These two new models join the YDX-MORO Pro, the YDX-MORO, and the YDX-TORC in Yamaha’s e-Mountain Bike family.
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The PW-X3 is Yamaha’s smallest, lightest, and most powerful drive unit to date. It has a claimed torque of 62.6 lb-ft, while maintaining 250W nominal assist, 500W maximum assist, and power assist up to 20 mph. Assist levels include ECO, Standard, High, MTB, Extra-Power, Automatic-Mode, and Walk Assist. Yamaha’s Automatic Support Mode feature selects the right amount of assist based on riding conditions.
The new bikes also come equipped with Yamaha’s interface control which allows riders to take in information and manage settings while staying focused on the trail. Features include a simple assist control switch, an LED support-mode level light indicator, Bluetooth connectivity to Garmin Edge 530-830-1030 cycling GPS computers, LED brightness adjustability, and a battery capacity indicator.
The YDX-MORO 07 and the YDX-MORO 05 feature many of the same components, but there are a few differences between the two other than the colors and $600.
In terms of suspension, the 07 has the Rockshox Lyrik Select front fork with 160mm of travel while the 05 has the Rockshox Revelation RC, also with 160mm of travel. In the rear, the 07 features the Super Deluxe Select+ shock with 150mm of travel, and the 05 features a Deluxe Select+ shock. Both bikes have the 210x55mm DebonAir+ spring with 15 clicks of rebound adjustment and 2-position compression adjustment.
The brakes also differ. The 07 gets Magura MT5 4-piston brakes with a 203mm center lock rotor and a single-finger lever. The 05 gets the Magura MT30 4-piston brake in the front and a 2-piston brake in the rear with 203mm center lock rotors and a two-finger lever.
The YDX-MORO 07 will be available this December in Dual Blue and Raven with Silver for $6,399.99. The YDX-MORO 05 will be available in early 2023 in Forest Green for $5,799.99. Both will be available in small, medium, and large sizes.
While both bikes are designed to provide what Yamaha calls a “Pure Ride” experience, it’s up to the rider whether the superior suspension and brakes on the 07 are worth the price difference. That Dual Blue on the 07 is pretty sharp too.
Visit Yamaha’s website for more information.