1993 PAS (PA26-A)
(1993 / Electrically Power Assisted Bicycle)
Seeking to create “a commuter vehicle that put top priority on performance tuned to human perceptions,” Yamaha pioneered and developed the PAS (for Power Assist System), the world's first electrically power-assisted bicycle. The PAS drive unit gives the appropriate amount of assist power from an electric motor based on the force applied to the pedals, and was likened to “someone pushing your back,” even when riding up a hill or when riding with heavy loads. The Yamaha PAS created a whole new category of personal vehicle that required no helmet or driver's license and was easy for anyone to use.
- Overall length × width × saddle height: 1,840mm × 580mm × 800-925mm
- Weight: 31kg
- Motor type: DC brush type
- Rated output: 235W
- Running distance per charge: About 20km
- Price: ¥134,000
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