With the completion of Phase 4 testing of the Triumph Project TE-1 electric bike (e-bike) prototype, specs are revealed for what is alleged to be probably the most superior two-wheeler of its kind in the world. Put by way of the paces by Daytona champion rider Brandon Paasch, the Project TE-1 is a collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain, and WMG, University of Warwick, funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles by way of Innovate UK.
Project TE-1 shouldn’t be meant for industrial launch however Triumph says the experience and capabilities developed all through the venture will translate into future e-bike merchandise. From the specs launched, Triumph meant the Project TE-1 to match the efficiency of the present Speed Triple 1200, together with the throttle and torque supply map in addition to dealing with taking the street bike as a template in phrases of ergonomics, geometry and weight distribution.
This interprets into an equal energy determine of 175 hp, sufficient to propel the Project TE-1 to a zero to 100 km/h time of 3.5 seconds and a zero to 165 km/h time of 6.2 seconds. Charging time is alleged to take 20 minutes from zero to 80%, with vary reported as 161 km in reside testing.
Further refinement of the electronics, together with the traction management system and entrance wheel raise management, is in the playing cards says Triumph, in order to enhance standing begin acceleration by way of higher management of the motor torque. Project TE-1 additionally makes use of regenerative braking, promising higher efficiencies in the motor generator unit and transmission, thereby enhancing the vary for future Triumph e-bikes.
What is notable is the Project TE-1’s weight of 220 kg, some 25% lighter than comparable e-bikes at the moment out there. “We are incredibly proud to be able to share such positive outcomes from the completion of Project Triumph TE?1, where the prototype demonstrator has exceeded many of our initial targets and expectations. Everyone on the team is thrilled with the results we have achieved with our partners, and how the outcomes of the project will feed into the electric future to come from Triumph,” stated Triumph Motorcycles chief govt officer, Nick Bloor.