2022 Yamaha Wabash RT Electric Bicycle First Look

A drop-bar Yamaha pedal-assist bicycle ready for adventure.

The 2022 Yamaha Wabash RT will start at $4,099.Yamaha

Yamaha brings a second innovative electric bicycle to the US market in 2022 with the new Wabash RT, which shares many of the features found on the CrossCore RC but is designed for road riders who want the option to do a little adventuring off the beaten path. The Wabash will be available in a Blue Steel colorway this summer for $4,099.

As with the CrossCore, the Wabash RT has a newly designed hydroformed aluminum frame with a 500-watt battery integrated in the downtube. It will also feature the new (to the US) PWSeries ST drive unit providing four user-selectable ride modes plus an automatic mode. The Eco+, Eco, Standard, and High modes are informed by four different sensors monitoring torque, speed, crank rotation, and bike angle. This drive/battery combo results in a top speed of up to 28 mph.

“The Wabash RT is made for paved and unpaved exploration and adventure,” Yamaha’s Power Assist Bicycle Sales and Marketing Manager Drew Engelmann said in a press release.

To put its power to the ground, the Wabash comes on Maxxis Rambler tires to provide grip on and off road. The flared drop-bar handlebars are designed to improve stability and to accommodate handlebar packs; the back of the bike is also rack compatible. Shimano GRX RX400 hydraulic brakes offer reliable stopping power in a variety of terrain, while the Shimano GRX drivetrain is equipped with 11 speeds.

The Wabash RT will be available in small, medium, and large versions.

2022 Yamaha Wabash RT Electric Bicycle Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $4,099
Battery: Yamaha lithium-ion 500Wh, 36V, 13.4Ah
Drive Unit: Yamaha PWSeries ST 3-bolt mount
Shifter: Shimano GRX 11-speed RX600
Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RX812
Cassette: Shimano 11- 42t 11-speed
Frame: Hydroformed aluminum w/ integrated battery
Fork: One-piece aluminum
Brakes: Shimano GRX RX400 hydraulic
Rotors: Shimano SMRT64, 180mm front/160mm rear
Weight: 46.7 lb. (large); 46.4 lb. (medium); 46.2 lb. (small)
2022 Yamaha Wabash RT in Blue Steel.Yamaha