has announced the official completion of the TE-1 electric development project,
with the release of the final prototype test results that exceed the project
objectives and demonstrate the incredible success of this unique collaboration.
electric motorcycle gives a 161km or 100mile range, significantly exceeding the
real-world range of the equivalent electric motorcycles available today, based
on live testing and official projections. The e motorcycle produces 175bhp of peak
power, with an incredible standard of acceleration, achieving 3.6 seconds
0-60mph, and an outstanding 6.2 seconds 0-100mph
has a 20-minute charge time (0-80%) which is a game-changing outcome, faster
than today’s equivalent electric motorcycles. Weighing 220kg, with an incredible
power-to-weight ratio, it is up to 25% lighter than comparable electric
motorcycles currently available.
company claims it has the ergonomics, geometry and weight distribution of a
Speed Triple, with the scale and visual impact of a Street Triple. It has the Triumph’s
signature thrilling feel and neutral handling, with the throttle and torque
delivery map equivalent to a Speed Triple 1200 RS.
unique collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced
Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG, University of Warwick, funded by
the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK, was set up to create
ground-breaking developments in specialist electric motorcycle engineering and
innovative integrated technology design.
extensive live testing programme, which involved numerous assessments of the
bike’s performance on the rolling road, as well as on track, provided vital
direction into the final set-up and calibration of the TE-1 prototype
demonstrator, which has now delivered on all of its targets and objectives.
PROJECT PHASE 4
officially complete, the live testing phase of the Triumph TE-1 project has
seen the prototype demonstrator exceed expectations and achieve some incredible
outcomes, delivering on all project objectives of accelerating electric
motorcycle development and innovation, setting new standards for the sector
overall, including final battery and range performance. The expertise and
capabilities developed throughout the project now pave the way for the exciting
electric future to come from Triumph Motorcycles.
the real-world range of the equivalent electric motorcycles available today,
the Triumph TE-1 prototype has achieved all project targets with regards to the
energy capacity of the Williams TE-1 project developed battery, with an
incredible 161km / 100mile range, based on official testing and projections.
braking has been successfully implemented for TE-1, with scope for further
optimisation, as well as greater efficiencies in the motor generator unit and
transmission, which could improve the range further for the future of Triumph
that matches the Speed Triple 1200, with an even faster 0-100mph
a level of performance similar to the current Speed Triple 1200, the TE-1
prototype delivers an impressive 130kW (177PS / 175bhp) peak power, as well as
peak torque of 109Nm (80 lb-ft), for instant responsiveness, smooth controlled
power all the way up through the rev range, and a completely exhilarating ride.
TE-1has also achieved an incredible standing start acceleration official test
result of 3.6 seconds 0-60mph and6.2 seconds 0-100mph. With further refinement
of the electronics, including the traction control system and front wheel lift
control, the team responsible for delivering the TE-1 project anticipate that
performance could be enhanced further, harnessing the full torque potentialto
enable even quicker standing start acceleration.
200 champion racer Brandon Paasch participated in the final testing phase, both
in engine performance evaluation and also with the final set-up of the
prototype through track testing.
throttle response on the TE-1 is kind of incredible, it’s very torquey and when
you first touch the throttle it’s instant power, which is obviously what I love
as a motorcycle racer – I love when it’s super-torquey and picks up right away,
so for me it was a really great experience” said Brandon, adding that “I got to
peg this thing all the way from zero to 100% throttle and it’s unbelievably
quick, it pulls like crazy.”
20-minute charge time
in battery and charging technologies that have been developed as part of the
Triumph TE-1 project, in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering
(WAE), have resulted in a game-changing 20-minute charge time (0-80%), successfully
delivering against the ambitious targets laid out by Innovate UK, the
government’s research and innovation agency that supports business led R&D
funding and UK business growth.
an overall weight of 220kg (485 lb), the TE-1 prototype is lighter than the
equivalent electric bikes available currently, by up to 25%, giving it an
incredible power-to-weight ratio. Having a physical size and scale comparable
to a Street Triple, but with the ergonomics, geometry and weight distribution
of a Speed Triple, the TE-1 delivers a completely thrilling ride, while being
confidence-inspiring, nimble and compact.
wish I’d had this at Daytona, that acceleration in this chassis, and how it
corners – wow!” said Brandon Paasch, further stating that. “I think this would
be a really nice motorcycle to ride on the street, just based on how nimble and
agile it is, and how light it feels.”
a throttle action and torque delivery map directly engineered from a Speed
Triple 1200 RS, the track testing and dynamic rider assessments on the TE-1
prototype demonstrator deliver a level of handling that matches Triumph’s
current triple cylinder internal combustion sports performance motorcycles.
TE-1’s exhilarating level of performance and acceleration, combined with its
engaging and dynamic riding package, result in a bike that delivers all of
Triumph’s signature feel, and world-renowned neutral handling – a smooth,
predictable ride, that is agile and nimble, great in the corners, with a
controllable power that incites confidence and guarantees fun.
and thrilling soundtrack, building to the most spine-tingling crescendo – the
Triumph TE-1 prototype’s pure, characterful sound is considered to be more
appealing and exciting than any of the equivalent electric motorcycles
currently available, thanks to its unique helical gear pair primary
transmission. With noise levels tested at Mira’s external noise measurement
facility, the TE-1 successfully achieved all noise standards set by the R41
homologation tests for wide open throttle, cruising and urban.
recognisable as a Triumph, the TE-1 prototype’s muscular presence utilises
signature design cues from the brand’s iconic modern history of performance
motorcycles, while clearly being a bike of the future. Now updated with its
final body panels and paint scheme, the prototype demonstrator brings a style
and presence that is 100% Triumph, with all of the brand’s signature design
DNA, from its aluminium frame to its distinctive twin headlights and head-down
focused stance and poise.
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