While TE-1 has significantly exceeded the project objectives by producing a 161km / 100mile range, based on live testing and official projections, it has also set new standards for the sector.
The electric motorcycle’s 130 kW (177PS / 175bhp) peak power delivers acceleration of 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds and charges from 0 to 80% in 20 minutes. At 220kg, the bike is up to 25% lighter than comparable electric motorcycles supporting a class-leading power-to-weight ratio.
“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,” said Nick Bloor, CEO of Triumph Motorcycles.
“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.”
The 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.
“Since its conception in 2018, all the partners have worked with collaboration, innovation and passion to bring the boundary-breaking prototype to life,” said Dyrr Ardash, head of strategic partnerships, Williams Advanced Engineering.
“It is pleasing to hear positive rider comments, which confirms that the dynamics of the bike are aligned with Triumph’s DNA. This has been underpinned by the class-leading Battery and Control System that WAE has produced within a lightweight and integrated package.”
The advances in expertise and capabilities developed through this project are expected to pave the way for an exciting electric future for motorcycles.