With a development program that has been published step by step and in detail by Triumph, and as planned by the British firm, today we have known the final figures of power and autonomy of the Triumph TE-1Triumph’s first electric motorcycle.
It is a radical naked-type electric motorcycle that at the moment is nothing more than a prototypeand in whose development, in addition to Triumph itself, three other entities have participated: Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG (the University of Warwick).
The technical scheme that gives shape and life to the TE-1 boasts numbers as extreme as the design of the prototype itself. According to the brand itself, it offers a level of performance similar to that of a Triumph Street Triple. In fact, according to the brand, the TE-1’s power and torque delivery maps have been designed directly from those of the Speed Triple 1200 RS.
With a maximum power of 130 kW (177 hp) and a torque of 109 Nm, the brand has achieved peak power density and continuous power of 13 kW/kg and 9 kW/kg, respectively. Data 60% above the objectives included in the APC technology roadmap for 2025. Thanks to this, the Triupmh TE-1 is capable of accelerating from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.72 seconds.
It is true that Triumph has not specified the size of the battery from which the TE-1’s electric motor is fed, but it has stated that with a full charge it enjoys a autonomy of 161 kilometers in mixed useand that to pass from 0 to 80% only needs 20 minutes. They also haven’t specified a peak load power.
Presumably it is a battery of accentuated size, since the total weight of the motorcycle is in the 220 kilos. Triumph claims that it is 25% lighter than comparable electric motorcycles.
However, other electric motors such as the Zero SF/R (which is comparable in concept) have exactly the same weight and are equipped with a 14.4 kWh battery that gives it a range of 272 kilometers, rising to 365 in the event of opt for the 21 kWh package, and although it is less powerful than the Triumph (it has 109 hp) it is to be expected that the battery of the British motorcycle is in the around 20 kWh.
It should be noted, however, that it is not a model that is destined to see the light commercially, or at least not in the first instance, since the brand itself has declared that Triumph’s first electric motorcycle will be different from the one they have displayed. From the beginning, the mission of Triumph together with the three other companies was to complete a project that would give rise to a reliable base and with potential for the future of electric street motorcycles. A plan contemplated by the UK Automotive Council for 2025.