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.


Rick Perzylo says:

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

Jake Odom says:

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?

Mark Elford says:

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 .

Pablos Pancake says:

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.

Hector Martinez says:

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.

Michal Gruba says:

Nice bike helmet, what model of abus is it?

karoslif says:

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.

Chris Till says:

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.

Ian Mangham says:


4c1dr3fl3x says:

1:01 Personal Space issues in 3….2…

Rich Reano says:

60 fps!

Met Pasom says:

i want to see ebike not your face

samuel Townsend says:

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

Wumiti Aierken says:

can i buy extra battery ?

Benjamin Jehne says:

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.

Mark Kirkman says:

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

Roger Roger says:

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

Real Estate Student says:

I appreciate your unbiased reviews!!

kona_moon says:

You need a quieter environment.

cresshead says:

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

Roxlimn says:

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.

ford prefect says:

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.


Cars are becoming less and less useful or even desirable 🙂

PDB Long says:

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

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