Accell and Yamaha Cooperate in Mid Motor Development
APELDOORN, the Netherlands – For the rapidly growing mid-motor e-bike category, Accell Group developed its own system. For its existing front and rear wheel hub motors Accell Group partners with a factory in China. However for the production of its mid-motor system the company looked for another motor manufacturer and found one in Japan.
“One of our sister companies proved very pleased with the quality of Yamaha’s own mid-motor system,” said Mark Kuper commercial director of Accell Group’s e-bike brand Sparta. “It was one of the reasons for us to decide to enter into a partnership with this Japanese manufacturer who is renowned for its high quality products.”
“Yamaha will provide the hardware, in this case the motor, while we add all the elements of our ION system. This includes Accell Universal Motor Controller, the battery and the display. The end result is that we can spec a mid-motor system on the the MY 2016 e-bikes that offer a highly distinctive character in relation to the other systems on the market,” explained Kuper.
The exclusive Accell Group mid-motor system will be spec-ed on Sparta MY 2016 e-bikes. Other Accell Group brands are expected to spec the new motor system after MY 2016.