Triumph is about to launch its first all-electric motorcycle

2022-06-28 0 By

On Tuesday, the British motorcycle maker unveiled a working prototype of its first all-electric bike, the TE-1.Since 2019, the zero-emission motorcycle will be tested and it is hoped that it will go into production soon.The electric two-wheeler has already gone through three stages of development and will now begin phase four, which includes rolling road testing and intensive track testing.Throughout the process, the company’s engineers fine-tune the machine to make sure it’s the best it can be before it goes into production.Triumph has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Power Systems and the University of Warwick for the project, which has yet to reveal when (or how much it will cost).There’s no denying the TE-1 looks sharp.It has a bare design, similar to the brand’s Street or Speed Triple models, showcasing its custom chassis and sub-frame.But the TE-1 uses an all-electric motor, compared with those that run on petrol engines.According to the company, the prototype’s lightweight drive unit, which uses Gates Carbon belt drive, can produce up to 180 horsepower despite weighing just 22 pounds.Other features include Ohlins suspension, Brembo integral calipers and Triumph’s own software suite.When it finally goes into production, the TE-1 will be the brand’s first electric motorcycle, but not its first battery-powered model.That title belongs to the Trekker GT electric bike the company released in the summer of 2020.The sleek $3,750 bike has a Shimano pedal-assisted engine and battery that produces 44 ft pounds of effective torque and a range of 90 miles.