Yamaha Reveals Exciting New Aqua Color for the 2023 NEO’s Electric Scooter


Yamaha, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, has been making waves in the electric scooter market with its first “50cc equivalent” mass-produced electric scooter, the NEO’s.

Released in the European market, the NEO’s represents the beginning of a new era of zero-emission models from Yamaha, as they look to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a sustainable future.

The NEO’s electric scooter features simple and compact styling, combined with a relaxed riding position and connected instruments, making it the smart way to move around in the city.

With its silent running, the NEO’s is the perfect solution for urban trips. It comes equipped with a removable lithium-ion battery, giving a range of approximately 37km. For longer journeys, the NEO’s Dual Battery, with its extended range of up to 68km, is the ideal choice.

2023 yamaha neo's electric scooter

But that’s not all! Yamaha has recently announced that, from May 2023, both the NEO’s and NEO’s Dual Battery models will be available in a vibrant new Aqua color, in addition to the existing Milky White and Midnight Black versions. This gives scooter riders an even greater selection of zero-emission, zero-noise urban transport that is both stylish and sustainable.

The new Aqua color adds a fresh and modern twist to the NEO’s, providing a fun and unique option for riders who want to stand out from the crowd. It’s a bold and exciting step forward for Yamaha, as they continue to innovate and push the boundaries in the electric scooter market.

Yamaha’s commitment to sustainability is evident in their focus on reducing emissions and their efforts to promote eco-friendly modes of transportation. The NEO’s electric scooter is a prime example of this, and the addition of the new Aqua color only reinforces their dedication to making sustainable transport more appealing and accessible to everyone.

2023 yamaha neo's electric scooter

How is Yamaha NEO’s

Inspired by the iconic face of the original NEO’s, the Yamaha NEO’s electric scooter features rounded lines and a compact body. Its dual LED headlight arrangement creates a distinctive ‘robot face’, with the two lights resembling cute ‘eyes’. Yamaha has intentionally incorporated this design element to pay homage to the NEO’s heritage, adding a touch of personality to the scooter’s sleek and modern look.

The engine of this electric scooter is situated in the rear wheel hub, and boasts a maximum power output of 2.06 kW. This translates to a top speed of up to 40 km/h. The NEO’s features two distinct riding modes, as per the company. The first is STD (maximum power), while the second is ECO, which limits the power output to 1.58 kW and restricts the maximum speed to 35 km/h. These modes enable riders to choose the level of performance they require, depending on the distance of their journey or their preference for speed or energy efficiency.

2023 yamaha neo's electric scooter

Although the Yamaha NEO’s electric scooter has a lot going for it, the battery can be considered its weak point. The scooter is equipped with a removable lithium-ion battery that delivers 50.4 V and 19.2 Ah of power. According to the company, this battery enables a range of up to 37 km in STD mode, or up to 38.5 km in ECO mode. However, there is a Double Battery version available that can extend the scooter’s autonomy to a modest 68 km, enough for urban trips.

Finally, the scooter has Full-LED lighting, LCD digital panel with smartphone connection, Smart Key, 13″ wheels, KYB (Kayaba) suspension at the front, and low resistance tires, with 110mm at the front and 130mm at the rear.

The 2023 Yamaha NEO’s retail in the UK from £3,350.00 for the single battery version, and £3,799.00 for the dual battery version.

photos: Yamaha


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