Triumph's First Electric Motorcycle, The TE-1, Accelerates From 0 to 100 KPH in Less Than 4 Seconds.
On the TE-1 prototype, Triumph claims some performance numbers that are best in class.
With the TE-1 prototype, Triumph, known for its expensive and sporty motorcycles, is foraying into the world of electric vehicles (EVs). The business has now finished testing the electric bike in its fourth phase, making progress in this direction. Triumph's EV underwent its final round of testing, so we now know exactly what it is capable of. The bike's performance statistics are among the best for electric two-wheelers that we have seen so far, as was to be expected.
The Triumph TE-1 prototype does not have many impressive features for its range based on the limited information that is currently available. On a full charge, the all-electric bike has a range of just over 160 km, which is comparable to the range of many electric scooters we see in India. However, the Triumph motorcycle is in a completely different class. Why? It claims to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in under 4 seconds. Then, in just 6.2 seconds, it reaches speeds of more than 160 kmph.
A 15 kg electric motor that produces 109Nm of peak torque and 130 kW (177hp) of peak power makes this possible. Triumph claims that the bike's throttle and torque delivery map is comparable to that of its premium IC engine model, the Speed Triple 1200 RS, which is currently available on the market. Although the performance is identical to that of the Speed Triple 1200 RS, Street Triple's "scale and visual impact" served as inspiration.
Taking a quick look at the TE-1 prototype makes this obvious. Triumph's first electric motorcycle has a compact and maneuverable stance, as well as the recognizable twin-pod headlamps. This is made even more clear by the angular finish and the sparse faring, which also give the rider a head-down stance and poise on the bike. According to Triumph, the prototype has been updated with its "final body panels and paint scheme" as a result of the completion of phase 4, so we can anticipate it to look exactly as it does in these pictures.
Triumph chose an all-Aluminum chassis for the TE-1 prototype's construction. As a result, the electric bike's kerb weight is only 220 kg. According to the manufacturer, this improves the power-to-weight ratio by making it up to 25% lighter than comparable electric bikes that are currently on the market.
The bike has one more highlight, which is rather significant for EVs in general. According to Triumph, the TE-1 prototype can charge from zero to eighty percent in 20 minutes. That's an impressive charge time for a performance EV that will undoubtedly challenge the competition.
Triumph's electric motorcycle is still under wraps, and the company acknowledges that there is room for improvement. According to the statement, improved electronics, specifically "the traction control system and front-wheel lift control," are anticipated to further improve the electric bike's performance. When Triumph's first electric motorcycle is released to the public as a commercial product, we can expect the same from it.
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