Yamaha commitment to the electric era with two prototypes of monocoque chassis, Smart Power Module technology of lithium batteries, less than 100 kg and dual exchange system. The future of sustainable urban mobility is nearby.
The power stakes are increasingly numerous among the leading manufacturers in the market. After the EC-03 scooter introduced three years ago, the brand of fingerboards has looked at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show PES1/PED1 interesting prototypes.
The driving force behind them is a brushless DC type designation Yamaha Smart Power Module powered by a lithium-ion battery system and double shift (automatic and manual) selectable depending on usage. The chassis configuration noted for its monocoque chassis with inverted forks and fake gas tank. The front braking stays trusts or petal disc with caliper anchor radial four-piston.
On the other hand, it seems that Yamaha has been concerned very much weight because this type of motorcycles has always penalized in this regard. The PES1 declares under 100 kilos while PED1 mark less than 85. Even the wheels have been lightened using a very minimalist design with three double sticks.