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

City-X

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/

Images

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

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