Yamaha Bicycles Adds Two All-New YDX-MORO e-MTBs with PW-X3 Drive

Yamaha’s long history with pedal assist bikes continues with the introduction of two new full-suspension e-mountain bikes. The YDX-MORO 07 and YDX-MORO 05 both come with Yamaha-specific features like the PW-X3 center-mounted drive unit, dual twin frame, and quad sensor system.

The Yamaha YDX-MORO 07

The Yamaha YDX-MORO 07. All photos c. Yamaha.

Yamaha claims the bikes deliver the “smoothest assist delivery ever felt on a power assist bicycle in a lighter and more powerful complete package.”

“As the company that created the world’s first electrically power-assisted bicycle nearly 30 years ago, Yamaha is recognized as one of the world’s leading innovators in e-Bike technology,” said Rob Trester, Manager of Yamaha’s Smart Power Vehicle Division and the Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle group in the U.S. “We’re doubling down on the growing e-MTB market with the new MORO 07 and MORO 05 and offer our ‘Pure Ride’ feeling and race proven innovation to even more e-MTB riders.”

the yamaha YDX-MORO

YDX-MORO features

The YDX-MORO bikes use Yamaha’s “lightest, smallest, most powerful drive unit to date,” according to the company. The PW-X3’s torque runs up to 85Nm. It delivers 250 watts of nominal assist and 500 watts of maximum assist. The PW-X3 has seven assist modes: ECO, Standard, High, MTB, Extra-Power, Automatic-Mode, and Walk Assist.

the yamaha PW-X3 drive

The Yamaha PW-X3 drive.

“The PW-X3 drive unit is 10% lighter and 20% smaller while producing more torque and the most ‘Pure Ride’ feeling of any e-MTB on the market,” said Drew Engelmann, Sales and Marketing Manager at Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles. “Yamaha’s passion for performance is driven by our racing heritage, and the YDX-MORO 07 and YDX-MORO 05 are true thoroughbreds for the next generation of e-MTB riders.”

Yamaha utilized a minimalist-style interface to control the electric components on the two bikes, with the aim of decreasing distractions that might lead to mishaps. The assist control switch is simple and partners with a 3-color LED interface to indicate which mode the rider is using. The electronics also connect via Bluetooth to Garmin Edge cycling computers.

YDX-MORO 07 Specs

We know why you are here. Check the specs on the YDX-MORO 07.

  • RockShox Lyrik Select front fork with 160mm of travel, 35mm stanchions, Charger RC damper with Low-speed Compression and Rebound adjust.
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shocks custom tuned for the Yamaha YDX-MORO 07 with 150mm travel, 210 x 55mm DebonAir+ air spring with 15 clicks of rebound adjustment, and 2-position compression adjustment.
  • TranzX 30.9 diameter dropper post with 125mm travel (small), 150mm (medium), and 170mm (large).
  • Shimano XT SL-M8100-R shifters, Shimano XT RD-M8100-SGS rear derailleur, and Shimano XT CS-M8100-12 12-spd (10-51T) cassette.
  • Magura MT5 4-piston brakes, with 203mm center lock rotor and single-finger lever.
  • Maxxis 27.5×2.6 tubeless Minion DHF (front) and REKON (rear).

YDX-MORO 05 Specs

And here’s the lowdown on the YDX-MORO 05.

  • RockShox Revelation RC front fork with 160mm of travel, 35mm Stanchion e-MTB rated, and Motion Control damping with low-speed compression adjustment, and DebonAir air spring.
  • RockShox Deluxe Select+ rear shock with 150mm travel, 210x55mm DebonAir+ air spring with 15 clicks of rebound adjustment, and 2-position compression adjustment.
  • TranzX 30.9 diameter dropper post with 125mm travel (small), 150mm (medium), and 170mm (large).
  • Shimano DEORE SL-M6100-R shifters, Shimano DEORE RD-M6100-SGS rear derailleur, and Shimano SLX CS-M7100-12 12-spd (10-51T) cassette.
  • Magura MT30 4-PISTON (front) 2-PISTON (rear) brakes with 203mm Centerlock Rotors (front/rear) and a two-finger lever.
  • Maxxis 27.5×2.6 tubeless Minion DHF (front) and REKON (rear

When to buy

Both bikes have a three-year warranty on the frame, motor, and battery. Both will come in small, medium, and large frame sizes.

The YDX-MORO 07 will retail for $6,400 starting on Dec. 22. It will be available in Dual Blue and Raven with Silver. The YDX-MORO 05 will come in Forest Green and cost $5,800, with availability starting in early 2023.

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Chuck
Chuck
23 days ago

Looked good until the last Spec. detail. 27 inch wheels only? Hope it’s a typo.

Yer dad
Yer dad
18 days ago
Reply to  Chuck

It’s not a typo. This bike should’ve been so much more for that price tag. Yamaha will hopefully catch up eventually, but they’re a bunch of moto dudes throwing their hats into a rapidly changing ring and are a few years behind the times.