Electric YZ Set for Action

Yamaha Motor Europe, KNMV, Dohms Projects and Spike have joined forces to build an all-new electric motocross bike that is claimed to compete with the current generation of 250cc dirtbikes.


The new motocross machine features a battery-powered motor engineered into an existing Yamaha YZ250F chassis.

The battery that will power the motorcycle is developed by Spike, while Dohms is responsible for the drive and weight distribution. As the battery is easily swappable, the bike can be ridden in back-to-back motos without delay.


Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. is enthusiastic about the initiative. “We are happy to support this project as we feel it is important to boost developments in electric technology. We are very much looking forward to test and evaluate the prototype to understand how the technology from Dohms and Spike performs in our YZF chassis”, said Leon Oosterhof from Yamaha Motor Europe’s Product Planning Division.

Founded in 2017, Spike has been dedicated to making high-performance batteries for sustainable electric mobility. Spike is a spinoff from Storm Eindhoven, the team that developed the “Storm Wave”, a motorcycle with 400km range on a swappable battery pack. The bike went around the world in 80 days.