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Yamaha launches gravel e-bike

Published March 18, 2019

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is now delivering its new adventure gravel e-bike, called the Wabash.

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The Wabash is a Class 1 e-bike designed and developed from frame to motor by Yamaha. 

"The gravel category is growing because of the performance and versatility built into these bikes, and Yamaha really keyed in on these areas for the new Wabash," said Drew Engelmann, Yamaha's Power Assist Bicycle group sales and marketing manager. "The Wabash is fun to ride, and it's made for adventures right out of the garage no matter the terrain."

The aluminum-framed Wabash has flared drop handlebars for stability, confidence and versatility on roads and trails. It's spec'd with a SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain with SRAM X-Sync chainring, Maxxis Speed Terrane tires and SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes. It has dropper seat post compatibility, including dedicated external mounts and option for internal routing. It has 12mm thru axles  front and rear.

Yamaha's PW Series SE drive unit comes standard. It includes four power levels providing speed support up to 20 mph, cadence support up to 110 RPMs, and max power of 500 watts. Yamaha's exclusive high-speed sensor is designed into the rear hub. The "zero cadence" assist feature immediately detects any forward pedaling movement and activates the power support system.

"The Wabash brings together the biggest growth segment in cycling – e-bikes – with one of the hottest trends in cycling – gravel – and the original innovator and one of the global leaders in e-bikes – Yamaha," said Rob Trester, who leads the Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle group in the U.S. "Bringing Yamaha's experience, quality and reliability to this type of adventure bike will give riders both the performance and the peace-of-mind that they're on the best gravel e-Bike out there."

The Wabash comes in a "Latte" color scheme with an MSRP of $3,499.

More information at www.facebook.com/YamahaBicycles, www.twitter.com/YamahaBicycles, and www.instagram.com/YamahaBicycles. 

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