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The Yamaha Company is best known for its motorbike range; however, the Japanese firm is also the pioneering electric bikes leader. In 1993 Yamaha brought the very first electrically power assisted (PAS) to market. The idea of electrically assisted bicycles caught on and later spread worldwide, and today millions of ebikes are powered by Yamaha.

Yamaha constantly innovates and has just unveiled a whopping new 350 kW class high-performance electric motor that produces an incredible 469bhp. The system is intended for installation and use in hyper-EVs and other high-output applications.

They claim the new electric motor has an operating voltage of 800V, the industry’s “highest class in output density”. The output and density have been achieved through a new innovative compact design that integrates the gear and inverter into a single unit. The system is designed to allow for multiple units to be fitted to a single vehicle.

The 469bhp output would be among the highest currently available for a single electric motor.

Yamaha is already accepting orders for the unit’s prototype developments, both from car firms and other industries that require a high-output EV motor.

High-performance DNA is ingrained in every single Yamaha motor, from the vast 469bhp motor to the motor and battery in your ebike.

Some great Yamaha powered eBikes

2021 Lapierre Overvolt AM 5.5 Electric Mountain Bike in Sliver

Lapierre Overvolt AM 5.5

Climb mountains while enjoying the scenery. Ride brilliant downhill routes while concentrating purely on the landscape.
That’s what the Overvolt AM 5.5 offers. It can cross mountains and redefine your limits. With 150 or 160 mm of clearance, you can tackle the most technical paths thanks to an electrical mountain bike developed with a centralised and lower centre of gravity. The result is a dream to ride and boundless pleasure.

  • Overvolt OST+ 150mm with integrated Yamaha motor
  • Shimano Deore 12 speed
  • Rockshox 35 Silver TK Solo Air Boost 15x110mm 29” 150mm travel
  • Yamaha PW-ST
  • Yamaha integrated 500 Wh battery

2021 Haibike Trekking 4 Lowstandover Electric Hybrid Bike

2021 Haibike Trekking 4 Lowstandover Electric Hybrid Bike in Brown

The new Trekking 4 has everything you need for cruising in the city, or for extended rides in the countryside.
The Yamaha PW-TE motor allows you to accelerate smoothly and with power, the integrated 500Wh battery providing ample reserves. Equipped with a luggage rack, lights, mudguards and a kickstand, this eBike is truly ready for everyday use. Your entry into the eTrekking bike world!

  • Frame material – Aluminium
  • Drive unit – Yamaha PW-TE System, 60Nm, 20km/h
  • Battery – Yamaha InTube 500Wh
  • Fork – SR Suntour NEX E25, Travel: 63mm

2021 Haibike Trekking 7 630Wh Electric Hybrid Bike in Blue

2021 Haibike Trekking 7 630Wh Electric Hybrid Bike in Blue

With the Trekking 7, you have a true all-rounder by your side that will take you comfortably to any destination. High-quality components guarantee maximum riding fun.
Thanks to the reliable Shimano Deore 11-speed groupset and robust 27.5″ tyres, you are equipped for any plan you have in mind, from cruising through the city to long weekend trips.


  • Frame material – Aluminium
  • Drive unit – Yamaha PW-ST System, 70Nm, 25km/h
  • Battery – InTube 630Wh
  • Fork – SR Suntour Mobie A32, Travel: 75mm