Yamaha Cross Connect Video Review – $3k

Yamaha Cross Connect Video Review – $3k

https://electricbikereview.com/yamaha/cross-connect/ The Yamaha Cross Connect is an efficient, highly reliable, electric bike. It offers 20mph top Class 1 performance as a pedal assist product. Yamaha has custom tuned their motor controller to be smooth, extremely responsive, and very quiet. The battery pack is interchangeable with other Yamaha models and even some partner brands like Haibike. It comes with integrated LED lights, plastic fenders, and a sleek rear rack for hauling gear. This electric bike would be great for commuting. Yamaha sells through a global network of ebike dealers and offers an industry-leading three year warranty with paid support, so you can take it to more dealers without having to pay out of pocket for fixes. Available in three frame sizes and two colors, this electric bicycle only comes in high-step frame style. It has a large bulky charger, but at least it fills the pack quickly, so you can get out riding again faster. EBR was paid to perform this review #Sponsored We try to be honest, thorough, and fun! Comparison tools, shop directory, and forums at: ElectricBikeReview.com

Readers Comments (44)

  1. Snagging you pants on the front derailleur / chaining? Dude, fold your pants leg and pull your sock over it. Worked in 1956, still does. Way inexpensive too.

  2. That bike is exactly what I’m looking for but I’m here in Canberra, Australia.

  3. Had trouble distinguishing certain words with the train in the background. Wrong location for a review.

  4. Oh how I miss that train. Used to put me to sleep at night as a kid 🙂

  5. Cars are becoming less and less useful or even desirable 🙂

  6. How theft proof are the batteries?

  7. 1:01 Personal Space issues in 3….2…

  8. L is too small. It needs an XL for sure if not an XXL. The big guy looks like he is riding on a small.

  9. Premium price, not the best bike out there.

  10. Real Estate Student March 29, 2021 @ 11:06 pm

    I appreciate your unbiased reviews!!

  11. Love Yamaha products; I was gifted with a Yamaha keyboard in the 80s and got hooked with all their product lines.

  12. It’s not very common knowledge outside Asia, but Yamaha has been in the ebike business since 1993. These weren’t prototypes either, or one of’s to specialized customers. Yamaha has been making ebikes for decades for their local Japanese market, mainly for commuter-focused mamacharis or powered "Mom bikes." They have decades of experience making and tuning motors for that market which is why their current motors are tuned the way they are.

    Support is immediate and powerful because if you’re a mom and you have 2 children + groceries on your bike, any hesitancy or lack of power on the bike’s launch is an immediate product-killer. Support is best at lower cadences because that’s the usual cadence preference for Japanese moms.

    And of course, the motors are completely bulletproof. Because if you’re a busy Japanese mom and your schedule is booked 5 years in advance, you have no time to deal with bicycle bullshit. You buy it, you use it, and it better not complain for at least 5 years of daily, hard use.

  13. De-Rail-yer or De-Rail-er? De-Rail-er

  14. andy klompenburg March 29, 2021 @ 11:06 pm

    great news I was waiting for to the big boys to get in there (yamaha), and chinese bikes out. Looking forward to seeing what Honda will offer and when..

  15. yamaha is cool, i have a haibike sduro 1.0 great motor

  16. Make the charger lightet and easier to break so you should buy again. It is Yamaha, not Apple.

  17. I really like the Camera it is so clear and you do a very good job I feel as I know you and Sam. I never miss your videos my son says I am becoming a expert on ebikes

  18. Some of us that have reached our best by date (3 score and 10) are getting back
    into bicyclea because of the electric assist.  Unfortunately a lot of us have
    not been able to maintain our trim and low weight bodies.  The one thing so many
    manufactures and reviewera don’t tell us is what the weight limit of bike is.  I
    would also prefer 36 spoke wheels.  The last 32 spoke wheels I had I just
    bashed the living snot out of them with the rough roads.  Need 36 spokes, not
    going to be racing at my age.

  19. My experience with Yamaha is guitars, motorcycles and generators. They are masterful engineers and manufacturers… their mid-range always shoots for highest reliability/performance/price values + stellar warranties. These bikes will win a LOT of high praise… wouldn’t be surprised to see them take over as highest selling e-bikes.

  20. Nice bike helmet, what model of abus is it?

  21. would that small frame suit a man 5ft 5ins tall,also is it possible to change front and rear mechs to ultegra.

  22. Awesome bike. When is Yamaha going to make this bike available in Australia? I will be first in line to buy!

  23. Michael Capponi March 29, 2021 @ 11:18 pm

    please tell me you don’t wear your helmet so loose when you’re riding

  24. $3k only
    Chutiya mat bana lavde.

  25. samuel Townsend March 29, 2021 @ 11:21 pm

    Thanks for stopping by the the shop it was a nice surprise, I did enjoy doing this review with you. Wish we had a large frame bike for me to ride I looked a bit to big on the medium size frame but then again I still look to big even for the large frame. I cringed every time a train went by. But that is an advantage we have in that if someone wants to test ride an E bike and you’re close to a train station you can ride to within two blocks of our front door I’ve had people come from as far south as San Diego and is far north as Santa Barbara using the train, they have purchased bikes and taken them back with them without having to get on our crowded freeways

  26. Do Yamaha (& giant for that matter) offer replacement batteries? I can’t seem to find anything. What do you do when the battery hits end of life after 3-4 years?

  27. H. MA•-•TT_HEROIC_ī March 29, 2021 @ 11:23 pm

    Good decent odometer display even though it’s not as big,and doesn’t seem to be as modern like other E-bike displays the backlight settings with the color from blue to green kinda makes up for it.Shock absorbers are almost always a must have,but… I do see you have the suspension fork so that also makes it comfortable to ride.

  28. if yamaha puts a double chain ring in the front they have no idea what they’re doing… sad

  29. Great review, great bike!!

  30. Chad Bartholomew March 29, 2021 @ 11:27 pm

    👍👍👍👍 amazing 👌

  31. not enough top speed 🙁

  32. Excellent Review! You provide a lot of good information. Thank You!

  33. Pablos Haciendos March 29, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

    I drove a haibike with the Yamaha motor system. Very nice and quiet motor. Liked it better than the Bosch., which seemed to make more noise.

  34. 25:30 I just busted out laughing when you turned the camera on the bike…Sam’s a big dude ! Yamaha was always slow to the punch, this doesn’t surprise me .

  35. Well? How about the range of miles using this model of motor battery arrangement? Any thoughts?

  36. can i buy extra battery ?

  37. 60 fps!

  38. great audio

  39. Edev S1KRR-MT10 Rider March 29, 2021 @ 11:36 pm

    You only ride e-bike if youre old but if youre young hell nah

  40. This rack is shit. :/ you will tunr the back of the bike around while lifting the rear of bike holding the end of the rack. I almost do this every day oO.

  41. I like the fact that it’s an actual Yamaha branded bike. And I have some fondness for the Yamaha system because the first ebike I test rode was a Winora (part of the Accell group) with this system. But I don’t get the 2-by system. It looks old fashioned to me, and it doesn’t feel right for an ebike.

  42. 29.99 maybe this guy was thinking of something else

  43. With bafang constantly offering stronger and stronger motors to satisfy customers need for speed I’m really surprised that some company’s are still making ebikes with 20 mph being top speed.

  44. You need a quieter environment.

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