New Photos and Video of Yamaha PES1 Electric ConceptWed, 20 Nov 2013
Yamaha has released additional images and a video of its new PES1 electric motorcycle for the concept’s debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The PES1 shares the same electric DC brushless motor, lithium-ion battery and monocoque frame as the PED1 concept which also took its bow in Tokyo. The PES1 is equipped with a switchable transmission, allowing a choice of automatic or manual shifting.
The video shows more details including the rider ergonomics and the use of a cell phone as a digital display indicating speed, battery level and transmission settings.
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Yamaha claims a weight of less than 220 pounds, thanks in good part to the use of lightweight carbon fiber and hollow spaces in both the seat and where a conventional fuel tank hump would be found.
The PES1 remains very much a concept at this point, so we’ll have to wait to see if Yamaha will turn these ideas into a production model.
By Dennis Chung
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