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Yamaha announces Civante Class 3 road e-bike

Published July 9, 2020
With a 28-mph assist, Yamaha's newest e-bike is available at bike shops this summer.

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Bicycles unveils the new Civante Class 3 e-bike this summer, expanding its lineup of fitness-focused road bikes.

The drop-bar Civante provides assist up to 28 mph and is Yamaha's first Class 3 model. It is powered by a PWSeries SE motor. Utilizing frictionless sensors, the system measures pedal-torque, speed and crank arm cadence to deliver assist based on changing terrain and riding situations.

"The Civante will introduce a new group of riders to Yamaha's legendary quality, comfort and performance and increases and diversifies our retail options," said Drew Engelmann, Yamaha's Power Assist Bicycle group sales and marketing manager. "The Civante looks great, feels smooth and comfortable, and delivers the cutting-edge handling dynamics and seamless integration of assist technology that Yamaha does better than anyone else."

Other features include:

  • Center-mounted PWSeries SE Motor with four levels of power assist.
  • Class 3 power assist with up to 70Nm of max torque, and cadence support up to 110 rpm.
  • 500-watt-hour Lithium-ion battery pack with charging options on or off the bicycle, with Yamaha's charger, charging from 0-80% in approximately one hour.
  • Multi-function LCD display with Bluetooth app compatibility and readout showing assist modes, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, battery capacity, clock, stopwatch, diagnostics and more.
  • Ergonomic drop handlebar design for multiple riding positions and extra padding wrapped in cork bar tape for vibration damping.
  • Built-in convenience features, including an LED front headlight, pre-wiring for Yamaha's rear rack with integrated taillight, and rack and fender kit mounts.
  • Yamaha aluminum frame and fork with integrated housing and cable routing.
  • E-bike rated tires, featuring reflective sidewalls.
  • Mid-depth aerodynamic wheels with 12mm thru-axle hub design.
  • 10-speed drive train, double chainring, Shimano STI shifters and hydraulic disc brakes.

The Civante will be available in a polar white color scheme with an MSRP of $3,399. It has a three-year warranty on the drive unit, 500-watt-hour battery, controller, display and frame.

View Yamaha's full line of Power Assist Bicycles at and find a local retailer. See future Yamaha Bicycle models at

The Civante is Yamaha's first Class 3 e-bike.

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