ASBK stars swap Superbike for assisted pedal energy

Mike Jones and Cru Halliday take a look at out the Yamaha YDX-Moro 07 E-MTB

Usually Mike Jones and Cru Halliday could be campaigning the Yamaha Racing Staff R1M Superbike within the Australian Superbike Championship, nonetheless final week they joined the launch of the brand new YDX Moro 07 E-Mountain Bike, to see what all of the fuss was about.

You may try Russell Downie’s full assessment of the Yamaha YDX-Moro 07 E-MTB for right here (hyperlink).

Cru Halliday on the YDX-Moro 07 at Wylde MTB Park in Sydney’s South West

Each Jones and Halliday are eager cyclists utilizing a mixture of highway and mountain bike biking as a giant a part of their off-bike coaching routine.

The pair cycle as much as 400 kilometres per week on highway however after making an attempt out the brand new Moro 07 E-MTB, immediately climbing hills within the filth has change into much more interesting and each riders had been impressed with the brand new Yamaha machine.

Cru Halliday

“I haven’t spent a whole lot of time on an E-MTB however after 10 minutes driving round on the media launch, I used to be offered. I spent a whole lot of time as a child driving BMX and now my job is driving a highway bike as quick as doable, and this was like a mixture of each. Everybody loves downhill mountain biking, however the uphills could be robust however on the Moro 07, you’ll be able to energy up them however nonetheless get work out. There have been a bunch of individuals out driving with us and everybody had a good time and commented on how nicely the bike carried out. As quickly as they’re accessible, I’m getting one.”

Cru Halliday driving the Yamaha YDX-Moro 07 E-MTB

The sentiment was a lot the identical for Jones would common competes in highway and mountain bike occasions within the Southeast Queensland area.

Mike Jones

“I like biking and luxuriate in the truth that it provides you an important exercise with out a huge effect in your physique, so I spend three to 4 days per week on my bike and race when my schedule permits. I’m considering on the subsequent mountain bike race I do, I would roll up on the Moro 07 and throw out a couple of challenges to my mates. They are going to don’t have anything for me. Now we have loads of locations to journey an E-MTB round Brisbane and this bike is ideal for the world we stay as its ok to journey it too and from the paths in addition to tear it up on the monitor.”

Mike Jones driving the Yamaha YDX-Moro 07 E-MTB

However its again to the tarmac this weekend the place the pair will likely be trying to flip their spectacular velocity on the opening two rounds into outcomes.

At each rounds one and two of the 2023 season at Phillip Island and SMSP, each riders have set private greatest lap instances and have been pushing arduous to interrupt via for that elusive spherical and race win.

Yamaha YDX-Moro 07
Yamaha YDX-Moro 07

You may try Russell Downie’s full assessment of the Yamaha YDX-Moro 07 E-MTB for right here (hyperlink).

2023 ASBK Calendar

2023 ASBK Calendar
Spherical Circuit Location Date
R1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Feb 24-26
R2 Sydney Motorsports Park NSW Mar 24-25
R3 Queensland Raceway  QLD Apr 28-30
R4 Hidden Valley Raceway NT Jun 16-18
R5 Morgan Park Raceway QLD Jul 14-16
R6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit  VIC Oct 27-29
R7 The Bend Motorsport Park  SA Dec 1 – 3