Pretty Electric Scooter Lacking Details The Yamaha Divide

yamaha divide 02 Pretty Electric Scooter Lacking Details The Yamaha Divide

Now that I actually own my own electric powered bike (The Ultramotor A2B) and love it, I am obsessed with finding an even better bike. One that will go over 100 miles on a charge and at speeds up to 40 miles an hour, plus able to pull a bikewagon. I know California State law requires you to have a license if the bike goes over 20 miles per hour, but if they could design it with a switch, to let me choose, I would buy it. 20 Miles per hour is fine, but only for local trips. If I have to go all the way down town, I would never make it on my A2B.

So, today I came across this little modern looking electric bike from Yamaha, the Divide. It was announced back in 2003 so I very very late, in this discovery, but I don’t know what happened. Did it ever make it in to production? The Divide I guess is a scooter, not a bike, but it seems to be very small and even folds up. If your a boy from Texas, like me, you probly know Yamaha as the maker of motor dirt bikes. I personally owned a Yellow YZ 80, which I road endlessly. So I am guessing they know how to make a pretty cool scooter.

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Me on my Yamaha YZ 80. I know I look like a dork!

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Here are the official tech points from Yamaha.

The Divide uses CF die-cast technology to create a new art form. This electronic commuter is based on the Passol power unit with its motor-in-wheel design. With the push of a button the machine folds up and locks. Even folded up, electric assist makes it easy to move about. And because Divide uses no gasoline or oil, you can store it in the house where its artistic merits can be appreciated. Divide – Modern art you can ride.

It is only fitting that a unique vehicle like the EV should also have a unique design. The Divide uses CF die-cast technology to create a new art form. This electronic commuter is based on the Passol power unit with its motor-in-wheel design. With the push of a button the machine folds up and locks. Even folded up, electric assist makes it easy to move about. And because Divide uses no gasoline or oil, you can store it in the house where its artistic merits can be appreciated. Divide – Modern art you can ride.

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• CF Aluminium Die-cast Frame (Electric Fold-up Type) • Brushless DC Motor • Lithium Ion Battery • 2-way Fold-up Handlebars (Die-cast Aluminium) • Fold-up Footrests

So, no details about how far this bike will go per charge and no information on the top speeds. Which means, I am not running out the door to get one, even if I could. I don’t really think they have even starter putting this bike into production. But if it does go into production, count me in for a test drive.

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  • ebikelover

    Cool bike! Thanks for the info. Do you have to register something like that? I know some electric bikes like the Pedego Comfort Cruiser does not need registration.

  • http://gliving.com G MONKIE

    I don't think so. But since there are no details on speed, I couldn't tell you. Here in California, if the vehicle goes less than 20 miles an hour you don't need to register it.

  • http://www.vegalicious.org Vegalicious

    How about the Izip Express from Currie Technologies? Speed goes up to 25mph (40kmh) (according to Swiss site) and range up to 44 miles (put some solar cells on your wagon to extend it!). It is a hybrid bike. Another new pure electric bike comes from Germany, the Elmoto (http://www.elmoto-cycles.com/). Maximum speed up to 30mph and a range of up to 44 miles as well. Did you hear about TTXGP, the worlds first zero emission carbon free Grand Prix race? (http://www.7gen.com/blog/20090409/25530-electric-motorcycles)

  • http://gliving.com G Monkie

    Vegalicious, We are covering all those bikes in the coming weeks. All electric bikes in the U.S. are regulated to just 20 mph by law. You can buy kits and alter the bikes, but they wont be legal. Anything going faster than 20 mph, you need a license and a plate for the bike. Like a scooter. About the izip bikes, they work only when you peddle. So, if you want to just sit back and ride, you can't.

  • Thomas

    Yamaha seated electric scooter looks pretty and very cool and it would be practical for many people now that gas prices are so high. I’m interested in your Yamaha divide electric bike how much do they cost. I can't think of anything cooler than this.

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    When will they be available for the us?

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    Cool man..i really appreciate this article…it has lot of valuable information about scooters..it will surely help many others..the designs of scooter are perfect..just mind blowing…superlike..

  • Jps_095437

    When will they be available for the indiai

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    i am elma i want buy yamaha divide i wait call me please my mobile 0424961988 or house (03) 97929853 thank u



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