Yamaha Tuning

Yamaha E Bike Tuning

 

1 About Yamaha Engines

The history of the well-known company Yamaha dates back to 1887, the year Yamaha was founded by Torakusu Yamaha in Japan. The product range includes articles from the areas of electronics, HIFI and musical instruments. The “Yamaha Motor Corporation” is a subsidiary company (founded in 1955). This corporation manufactures motorcycles, quads, engines etc. The new Yamaha mid-mounted electric bike engines became a real competition for the successful Bosch electric bike drive systems.

2 Yamaha Electric Bike Engines

The first Yamaha mid-mounted engine was already introduced onto the market in the year 1993 (!). Especially in Asia, Yamaha electric bike drive systems are very popular.
 
In 2014, Yamaha released a new mid-mounted engine drive system called “Next generation”. These drive systems are being used in, for example, GIANT E Bikes (Full-series, Prime & Explore series). The new Yamaha engines belong to the best electric bike drive systems on the market. They represent a genuine alternative to comparable Bosch engines.
 
The advantages of the Yamaha Powerdrive Next generation mid-mounted engines at a glance:
 
- Small and compact, but very powerful.
- Maximum torque: 60-80 Nm.
- Very lightweight (about 3,5 kg).
 
The Yamaha Next Generation E Bike engines are based on a 4 sensor technology (pedal frequency, power, engine speed, speed sensor). The associated battery (400 Wh) is much more powerful than its predecessor.

During the last years, there have been miscellaneous technological developments in the area of Yamaha drive systems. As a result, we nowadays have to distinguish between different Yamaha electric bike drive systems (current status 2017):
 
a Yamaha PW (Powerdrive)
 
The Yamaha PW engine has been brought onto the market in 2014. Nowadays, it is being used in many electric bikes. This engine attracted considerable attention because it was relatively small and lightweight, but nevertheless very strong (70 Nm). Thanks to its three sensors the engine had very fine response behaviour. There were four support modes. Here we compiled the most important technical data of the Yamaha PW (Powerdrive) engine:
 
Power nominal: 250 W
Motor support: 25 km/h
Power maximal: 400 W
Torque: Peak torque 80 Nm (continuously) / max. torque 70 Nm
Gears: Hub gear / derailleur system
Weight: 3,5 kg
 
b Yamaha PW-X
 
This powerful drive system has been brought onto the market in 2017. It was especially developed for the use in E-Mountain Bikes. Something very interesting about this drive system is a fifth support mode (“Extra Power Mode”), which is optimized for steep ascents. The reaction behaviour has been improved, too. The power has been raised to 80 Nm. In comparison to the Yamaha PW drive system, the engine support is much more subtle. The weight of the engine has been reduced from 3,5 to 3,1 kg. Another new feature is a powerful 500 Wh battery.
 
By the way: The electric bike manufacturer GIANT also uses the PW-X mid-mounted engines, but calls the system “SyncDrive Pro”, because it has been equipped with a special software developed by GIANT. The torque is 80 Nm, too. The performance has also been slightly increased – as a result, in the “Power” mode the support now reaches up to 360%. Even the weight and the measurements have been slightly reduced (in comparison to Yamaha PW-X). GIANT SyncDrive Pro comes with the powerful 500 Wh battery, too (however, older models can be upgraded with this battery, too).
 
c Yamaha SyncDrive
 
The compact Yamaha SyncDrive mid-mounted engine has a capacity of 250 W and a powerful maximum torque of 70 Nm. What´s so special about this system is the so-called “Zero Cadence Support” – that means, the engine supports from the first crank turn, without any delay. Another advantage of this system is that the engine with crank set can be combined with a double chain ring, which enables you to ride with a higher pedal frequency on gradients. The system has got 4 support modes. In most cases, the Yamaha SyncDrive system is equipped with a 400 Wh battery.
 
By the way: The established SyncDrive drive system, which is being used in GIANT Full-E+ bikes, still exists – but now under the new designation “SyncDrive Sport”.

3 Is it possible to optimize / tune Yamaha engines?

Yes! In the meantime there are at least six recommendable tuning tools which you can use to tune Yamaha electric bike engines to make them much faster. There are tuning tools for all Yamaha drive systems available: Powerdrive / SyncDrive / PW-X.

4 Which Yamaha Tuning Tools do exist?

We want to present you some really good Yamaha electric bike tuning Products – for example, the new BluePed module, the Badassebikes Chiptuning Box and the Sx2 Dongle.

A BluePed

BluePed

The BluePed module is one of the most elegant tuning solutions for electric bikes with Yamaha PW mid-mounted engines with LCD / LED display. This tuning tool can be conveniently controlled with a free Smartphone App. One of the big advantages of this device is that it offers an unusually large number of configuration options. The BluePed module does not only take away your electric bike engines 25 km/h speed restriction, it also enables you to set the level of the maximum engine support individually from 15 km/h up to 75 km/h (about 47 mph). Another advantage of this tuning tool is that your electric bike display will show all data correctly (current speed etc.). But if you use the BluePed App, your Smartphone display can even show you many more parameters! Hint: In principle, the BluePed App is only needed to adjust the settings of the BluePed module (wirelessly via Bluetooth). All settings will be automatically saved. Due to the fact that the BluePed device can be switched on / off with your electric bikes light switch, you do not have to take your Smartphone with you every time you want to use your bike. Compatible with Yamaha Powerdrive. more

BluePed

 

C Badass Box 4 for Yamaha

Badassebikes Box for YamahaThe Badassebikes Chiptuning Box doubles the engine support of Yamaha electric bike engines from 25 km/h to twice as fast 50 km/h. The Box can be installed and uninstalled within a few seconds. After the Box has been removed, the electric bicycle is restored to its original condition – this means, the tuning is undone and you can use your electric bike on public roads again. The Box, which only has the size of a matchbox, has no electrical contact to the system. By the way: The Badassebikes Chiptuning Box works with all Pedelecs of the same system, regardless of wheel size, model variant or year of manufacture. Compatible with Yamaha engines. more

 Badass Box V4 for Yamaha

 

D Sx2 Dongle

Sx2 Dongle for YamahaThis is another tuning tool which is compatible with Yamaha mid-mounted engines, too. It is being produced by the German company maintronic. This approved device is integrated into a compact jack plug, which has to be connected to the electric bikes speed sensor with a special cable set. If this is done, the engine support will be doubled from 25 km/h to 50 km/h. Since the Dongle activates itself automatically at a speed of (about) 20 km/h, all driving modes will be maintained (no intervention in the engine electronics). The Sx2 Dongle needs no extra battery. Of course, the device is 100% outdoor suitable and maintenance free. If you want to cancel the tuning, simply pull off the Dongle. Important: If you want to order the Sx2 Dongle, you have to indicate your wheel size: 20” / 26” / 27,5” / 28” or 29”. Tip: From now on, there is a new Yamaha cable set with plugin connectors. Compatible with Yamaha Powerdrive LCD / LED display. more

Sx2 Dongle for Yamaha

E SpeedBox 2

Speedbox for YamahaA microprocessor-controlled tuning tool which shifts the engines speed limitation from 25 km/h to 99 km/h – this means, you can drive much faster with full motor support. If you use the SpeedBox 2, your display will show the correct speed. All other parameters like average- and maximum-speed, range and daily distance will be displayed correctly, too. This tuning device consists of high-quality components, the microcomputer which controls the module has even been certified for the automotive industry. Compatible with Yamaha engines. more

SpeedBox 2 for Yamaha

 

 

F.1 PearTune MSO 3.0 for Yamaha

PearTune MSO 3.0 for YamahaYou own a Yamaha E Bike and you are tired of the pre-installed speed limitation? Then we recommend the PearTune MSO 3.0 This tuning module is very easy to install and completely removes the 25 km/h limit. Even with active tuning, your speedometer shows the correct speed. You can easily switch the module on and off with the light button (optional there is also a "Still On" version for E Bikes without light button). The PearTune MSO 3.0 is the most mature and in many ways optimized version of this popular tuning module. The tool has also been successfully tested on the very latest Yamaha E Bike drives, displays and software versions (model year 2020). Compatible with Yamaha PW-X, PW-SE, PW-TE, PW-X2 (models 2019 - 2020 with A + C displays). more

PearTune MSO 3.0 for Yamaha

 

G ASA Y25.01

ASA eSpeed YThe ASA Y25.01 is a microprocessor-controlled tuning tool for electric bikes with Yamaha Powerdrive systems. The tool takes away the 25 km/h speed limitation completely which allows you to reach unlimited speed values with 100% motor support. This device has the advantage that it does not effect any other functions of your electric bicycle - your electric bike will work exactly like it did before, the only difference is that the engine support won´t stop at 25 km/h anymore. Very important: If you use the ASA Y25.01 device, your electric bike´s display will still show the correct speed (other parameters like average- and maximum-speed will be shown correctly, too). This tuning tool can be conveniently switched on or off via your bike´s control elements. Compatible with Yamaha Powerdrive LCD & LED display. more

ASA for Yamaha

H GreenPed

GreenPedThe GreenPed module is a variant of the popular BluePed module, but GreenPed is especially manufactured for electric bikes powered by Yamaha Syncdrive systems (which are being used in GIANT electric bikes). This tuning tool can be conveniently controlled with a free Smartphone App (Android & iPhone). The device allows you to set the maximum engine support to an individual level from 15 up to 75 km/h (about 46 mph). Thanks to the App this tuning tool offers an unusually large number of configuration options. Your Yamaha display will still show the correct speed – but if you use the App, your Smartphone display can even show you many more parameters than your normal Yamaha display. To make sure you can always keep a close eye on your Smartphone display while you are biking, the GreenPed comes optional with a special FINN Smartphone-holder for your bicycle handlebar. By the way, you can activate / deactivate the GreenPed module conveniently via your electric bike´s light button – that means, you don´t have to take your Smartphone necessarily with you if you want to use your electric bike. The installation of the GreenPed tool is very easy - all tools needed are included in the scope of delivery. Compatible with Yamaha Syncdrive (with RideControl EVO or CHARGE Displays).

GreenPed for Yamaha

I sIMPLEk

sIMPLEkThis tuning tool removes the speed limitation of Yamaha E Bikes with mid-mounted engines completely (suitable for PW, PW-SE & PW-X drives). Important: This module is delivered in the form of a kit, which you have to assemble yourself. Since a soldering iron must also be used when assembling, a little bit of manual skill is required. On the other hand, connecting the module to the electric bike drive system is absolutely simple. After installation, you can easily activate the sIMPLEk tuning tool by turning your E Bike off and on again within 10 seconds after starting it. When the tuning is activated, the real speed is still visible on the E Bike display, but via the second digit and the decimal place of the speed indicator (for example, a speed display of 14.2 km/h would actually correspond to a speed of 42 km/h, etc.). Made in Germany.

sIMPLEk for Yamaha

 

 

K SpeedChip for Yamaha PW-X & PW-SE 

SpeedChip YamahaA recommendable tuning tool for Yamaha PW-X & PW-SE mid-mounted engines. Even if the tuning is activated, the display still shows correct speed and km. Since the SpeedChip is equipped with an USB interface, it can be conveniently configured via PC (windows 7-10). For example, the maximum engine support can be set individually (50 or 75 km/h). The tuning can be easily switched on or off via the buttons of the E Bike (activation sequence can be individually personalised via PC). By removing the SpeedChip, the E Bike can be restored to its original condition at any time. Made in Germany.

SpeedChip for Yamaha PW-X & PW-SE / configurable

L SpeedChip for Yamaha PW LCD & LED display

SpeedChip YamahaThe Tuning SpeedChip has a micro-USB interface so that it can be configured via PC (Windows 7-10). This enables you to set the key combination for activation / deactivation and the height of the maximum motor support individually (50 or 70 km/h). You can switch the tuning on or off at any time using the buttons on the electric bike (even while riding). Even when tuning is active, the display shows the real speed and the actual number of kilometres driven. Since only original connectors are used, installation is simple and uncomplicated. You can update the chip when it is installed, it does not have to be removed. Of course, the chip can be removed at any time and the E Bike can be restored to its original condition. Suitable for all Yamaha PW mid-mounted engines 2014-2017 and both display versions 2014-2015 (with temperature display) and 2016-2017 (EcoPlus mode, without temperature display).

SpeedChip for Yamaha PW / configurable

M VOLspeed for Yamaha PW LCD & LED display

VOLSpeed YamahaYou can use this recommended tuning module to optimize your Yamaha PW electric bike in many different ways. Increase the maximum motor support to an individual value between 25 to 99 km/h or additionally activate the so-called "dynamic mode", which reduces the unpopular "wall" effect when the maximum supported speed is reached (in the dynamic mode, the motor support does not stop so abruptly anymore). Even when the tuning box is activated, the correct speed will still be displayed. A big advantage is that you can define all tuning settings conveniently via the control buttons at your display. The module can also be switched on or off at any time using these buttons. By the way, after the (simple) installation, the tuning box can´t be seen from the outside.

VOLspeed for Yamaha Powerdrive (PW)

N VOLspeed for GIANT Syncdrive Pro / Sport

VOLSpeed YamahaThis recommendable tuning module offers optimization options that are not offered by any other E Bike tuning tools: You can increase the maximum motor support from 25 km/h to an individual value up to 99 km/h, and there is also the option to reduce the annoying "wall effect". This means the engine won't stop so abruptly when you reach the maximum supported speed, resulting in a much more comfortable ride. The tuning can be switched on or off at any time using the handlebar buttons. Current speed and other driving data are displayed correctly. Compatible with GIANT Syncdrive Sport & Pro drives from model year 2017 onwards with EVO or CHARGE display.

VOLspeed for GIANT Syncdrive Pro / Sport

 

N.1 VOLspeed V2 for Giant Syncdrive Sport / Pro

VOLSpeed YamahaThis is a tuning module with numerous optimization options. The tool not only removes the speed limit, you can also increase the maximum support to an individual value. A real unique feature is the possibility to reduce the abrupt stopping of the motor support when reaching the maximum speed ("dynamic mode"). Correct display of speed & distance, even with active tuning. All settings can be made conveniently using the bike´s control buttons, no PC or Smartphone is required (exception: models with RideControl ONE). From now on easier installation thanks to a smaller housing. Suitable for E-Bikes with Giant Syncdrive Sport and Pro drive systems from model year 2017 onwards with RideControl EVO, CHARGE or ONE.

VOLspeed V2 for GIANT Syncdrive Pro / Sport

O VOLspeed for Yamaha PW-X / PW-X2 / PW-SE / PW-ST / PW-TE V2

VOLSpeed YamahaThis tuning module has an unusually wide range of optimization options. You can not only increase the maximum motor support to an individual value (up to 99 km/h), but also reduce the annoying "wall effect" (the abrupt stopping of the motor support when reaching the maximum speed). You can switch the module on and off at any time using the E Bike´s control buttons. Even when the tuning is active, the display shows the correct speed. Easy installation: This new VOLspeed version is significantly more compact than the previous model and can therefore be installed even better. Completely waterproof thanks to encapsulated electronics. Compatible with Yamaha PW-X / PW-X2 / PW-SE / PW-ST / PW-TE drives of all years of manufacture (also 2020) and the displays A (Side Switch), C (Multi Switch) and X.

VOLspeed for Yamaha PW-X / PW-X2 / PW-SE / PW-ST / PW-TE V2

 

P RedPed for Yamaha PW-X / PW-SE display X & RedPed Giant Syncdrive Sport / Pro RideControl EVO / CHARGE / ONE

RedPed YamahaThis is probably the most comprehensive tuning module for Yamaha E Bikes ever. This tuning tool has the advantage that the settings can easily be made with a smartphone app. For example, you can set the maximum motor support to an individual value between 15 and 75 km/h. Another advantage is that up to 25 useful live parameters can be displayed on the smartphone display while you are riding. You can switch the RedPed module on and off with a self-defined activation code via the E Bike´s control buttons, completely without a smartphone. Your E Bike display will show the correct values, even when the tuning is activated (actual speed etc.). In principle, you only need the smartphone to define the tuning settings once. Thanks to its numerous functions and extensive data on the smartphone display, RedPed is a perfect tuning tool. 

 

RedPed for Yamaha PW-X / PW-SE RedPed for Yamaha Giant

Q RedPed 2 for Yamaha PW-X / PW-SE / PW-TE / PW-X2 / PW-ST with display A, C & X

RedPed YamahaE Bike tuning via smartphone app. This tuning module offers a very wide range of functions. You can not only set the maximum speed to an individual value of 15 to 75 km/h or adjust the wheel size; but also display up to 25 useful parameters on the smartphone screen. After installing the module, you can switch the tuning on or off at any time using a self-defined activation code - so you don't have to take your mobile phone with you every time you use your bike. The E Bike display shows the correct speed even when the tuning is active. 

RedPed 2

 

R Badass Box 4 for Giant E Bikes with Yamaha mid-mounted engines

Badass Box 4 für GiantThe Badass Box 4 completely removes the speed limitation, there are no further functions. The tuning can be switched on or off at any time by attaching or removing the box and sliding the supplied spoke magnet. When tuning is active, the correct speed is no longer displayed. Compared to the previous version, the Badass Box 4 has some significant improvements, e.g. there is now a patented snap lock for even faster mounting and dismounting. In addition, an AAA battery provides a higher range (over 7,000 km). Made in Germany.

Badass Box 4 for Giant

 

S sIMPLEk Stick Pro for Yamaha PW, PW-SE, PW-X & GIANT SyncDrive

siMPLEk Stick Pro for YamahaThis is a tuning dongle that completely removes the speed limitation of E Bikes with Yamaha engines. The dongle has a USB connection, so that all tuning-relevant parts can be removed within seconds. Even with active tuning the current speed remains readable, but via the second digit and the decimal place of the speed display (a display of 14.4 km/h means the real speed is 44 km/h etc.). You benefit from a very simple installation. As this is the "Pro" version, this sIMPLEk Stick is delivered as a finished product - so you don't have to assemble it yourself. Made in Germany.

siMPLEk Stick Pro for Yamaha

T sIMPLEk Pro for Yamaha

siMPLEk Pro for YamahaA tuning module that completely removes the speed limitation of Yamaha E Bikes. Since this is the PRO version, this sIMPLEk tool is supplied as a finished product and does not need to be assembled yourself. The module simply has to be connected directly to the motor. After installation the module is not visible from the outside. The correct speed can still be read (see product description for more detailed information). Compatible with Yamaha PW, PW-SE, PW-X and GIANT SyncDrive.

siMPLEk Pro for Yamaha

 

U sIMPLEk Stick for Yamaha

siMPLEk Stick for YamahaThe first tuning dongle ever for Yamaha E bikes, where the correct speed can still be read on the display. This tool completely removes the speed limitation of the engine support. After installing the cable set, you can plug in or unplug the dongle at any time to switch the tuning on or off. Please note that the sIMPLEk Stick is delivered as a kit. Since there are only 4 single parts, the assembly is absolutely uncomplicated. It should be mentioned, however, that a soldering iron must be used to connect the circuit board with the supplied USB plug. Compatible with Yamaha PW, PW-SE, PW-X & GIANT SyncDrive E Bikes.

siMPLEk Stick for Yamaha

V sIMPLEk Stick ECOplus for Yamaha

siMPLEk Stick ECOplus for YamahaA tuning module that completely removes the speed limitation of Yamaha E Bikes. Since this is the PRO version, this sIMPLEk tool is supplied as a finished product and does not need to be assembled yourself. The module simply has to be connected directly to the motor. After installation the module is not visible from the outside. The correct speed can still be read (see product description for more detailed information). Compatible with Yamaha PW, PW-SE, PW-X and GIANT SyncDrive.

siMPLEk Stick ECOplus for YamahaI

W µ-MBTK tuning-kit

µ MBTK tuning-kit This tuning kit removes the speed limitation completely. You can choose between 3 different operating modes. When the tuning is active, the speedometer shows only half of the real speed from approx. 23 km/h on. To install the tuning kit you have to cut the sensor cable of your E Bike and switch the tool in between. This tuning tool is compatible with various E Bike drives - including some for which there are no or almost no tuning options - e.g. with AEG (e.g. Comfort Drive) or with Shimano drives with the new update (FW 4.7.0). In addition, the tool is also compatible with Bosch (Active, Performance, CX), Yamaha, Panasonic (e.g. Flyer Uproc) and various other Shimano drives (E6xxx, E7xxx, E8xxx).

µ-MBTK tuning-kit

X MBIQ-S Tuning Sensor - Yamaha / Giant / AEG

MBIQ S tuning-kit YamahaThis tuning tool completely removes the 25 km/h speed limitation of your E Bike, allowing you to finally enjoy the full potential of your Yamaha, Giant or AEG drive system. There are no further functions. To install the device, you must replace the original speed sensor of your E Bike with the MBTK-S. After the installation the speedometer will show only half of the real speed from approx. 23 km/h onwards. By reinstalling the original speed sensor, the original condition of the E bike can be restored at any time. Compatible with Yamaha Drive E Bike engines.

MBIQ-S Tuning Sensor

X.1 MBIQ-CC 2 (Universal)

MBIQ CC 2A universal tuning solution which is compatible with E-Bike drives from different manufacturers (also Bosch Gen4). The tool lifts the 25 km/h speed limit completely. Customer programmable and "Anti-Tuning" ready. In contrast to the normal MBIQ-CC, the MBIQ-CC 2 can also be activated by an external switch (not included) or by the light signal (only for 2-wire sensors). From a speed of approx. 25 km/h the correct speed is no longer displayed when the tuning is active. For installation, the tool must be integrated into the existing sensor cable, which works easily via push-in clamp. Compatible with various E-Bike motors with 2- or 3-wire speed sensors: Bosch (Active, Performance, CX), Shimano Steps (E6xxx, E7xxx, E8xxx), Panasonic (X0, Flyer), Brose (Brose Drive S), Bafang (BBS-xxx), Yamaha (PW-xx), Fazua, AEG, etc.

MBIQ-CC 2 (Universal)

X.2 MBIQ-P Plug-In Solution for Yamaha / AEG / Giant

MBIQ CC 2A microcontroller-based tuning tool for Yamaha, AEG and Giant E-Bikes. The MBIQ-P completely lifts the 25 km/h speed limitation, so you can finally use the full potential of the drive system. Since the tool is a plug-in based solution, installation is very easy - in principle the MBIQ-P only needs to be integrated into the line of the existing speed sensor. An extra battery is not required. No correct speed display when tuning is active. The MBIQ-P is customer programmable and "Anti-Tuning-Ready". Compatible with (e.g.) Yamaha: PW-SE / ST / TE / X / X2 / Giant SyncDrive / AEG Drive, e.g. Sports Drive...

MBIQ-P Plug-in Solution for Yamaha / AEG / Giant

Y DoubleDongle for Yamaha PW & PW-X

DoubleDongle for Yamaha PW & PW-XThis tuning tool for E Bikes with Yamaha PW & PW-X engines is equipped with an innovative double function: After the cable set has been installed, you can choose between 2 dongles - one dongle doubles the maximum motor support from 25 to 50 km/h; the other one reduces the motor support to a maximum of 18 km/h. You can switch between the two dongles at any time and make your E Bike either slower or faster - according to the respective traffic conditions. By removing the respective dongle you can restore the original riding characteristics of your bike at any time. Please note: When dongles are connected, the current speed and mileage are no longer displayed correctly.

DoubleDongle for Yamaha PW & PW-X