Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Winora Group have presented the new Haibike SDURO e-bikes to the Yamaha MotoGP teams today at the Circuito de Jerez de la Frontera in Spain ahead of this Sunday’s event, the fourth on the racing calendar.
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The German specialty bicycle manufacturer supplied three Haibike SDURO e-bike models to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team—home of nine-time world champion and currently series leader Valentino Rossi—to be used as environmentally-friendly paddock bikes at the European rounds of the 2015 MotoGP season.
Winora was established in 1914 and Yamaha has been supplying Power Assist System E-KITs for the high-tech Winora model e-bikes since 2013. Winora presented nine e-bikes in total, equipped with Yamaha E-KITs, to the Yamaha MotoGP teams during a ceremony on the main straight of the circuit in Jerez.
“The Haibike SDURO e-bikes fit Movistar Yamaha MotoGP perfectly, not only thanks to their special color schemes matching the team’s design, but also due to the models’ refined yet exciting character,” said Susanne Puello, Managing Director of Winora Group. “The Haibike line is the high-end brand of Winora and the SDURO model is especially designed for sporty customers such as Rossi and four-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, making the transportation within the paddock areas fun and stress free.”
Yamaha has been a pioneer in the development of electrically power-assisted bicycles since 1993, when the company became actively involved in building the e-bike market in Japan. In Europe, Yamaha supplies its E-KITs to several bicycle manufacturers, including Haibike.