Triumph motorcycles in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering have released information on their new electric motorcycle; Triumph TE-1
Williams have produced the battery pack which is reported at 15kw/h. The motorcycle is propelled by an electric motor producing 80kw(107hp) continuous and at peak 130kw(174hp). The battery pack can be recharged up to 80% in 20mins also.
Of course there is much more to this collaboration than bolting in a battery into a Triumph frame and both parties have been working hand in hand with the development of the power modules, controllers and the vital software to manage the whole thing.
The next phase is the testing which will be in part undertaken at the Triumph testing areas and is forecast to be completed in the summer of 2022. Thereafter the semblance of a recognisable motorcycle concept will be tested on the track and for demonstrations at which point more information will be forthcoming from the company.
It certainly looks typically Triumph styled and would not look out of place on the road but what will the cost be? That is anyone’s guess! But the future of electric motorcycles just got very interesting all of a sudden.