Triumph TE-1: this will be the brand’s first electric motorcycle

Triumph is working on its first electric motorcycle, although the British company has not yet been clear about its use of this prototype, which responds to the name Project TE-1, will lead directly to a production model.

It was announced almost a year ago, in March 2021, but at that time only a few first sketches were shown, as well as a preview of the technical specifications of the model. Now, the process is much more advanced, its battery is finished and it enters the last phase of testing.

It is a very muscular naked and quite compact in size. It is not yet its final image (it will be revealed in the final phase of the project), it already conveys forcefulness with the double headlight, the few plastic sides and the short saddle, which makes this a motorcycle to be enjoyed alone.

What you see in the images is the result of phase three of the process, in which a first fully functional prototype has already been created that includes the battery developed in the previous phase, with a capacity of 15 kWh and that is key to the performance of the bike.

It has a continuous power of 90 kW and can develop peaks of 170 kW, which allows the motorcycle to deliver a continuous power of 80 kW and peaks of 130 kW. In addition, thanks to a 360-volt system, it is compatible with fast charging systems that allow it to fill from 0 to 80% of its energy in just 20 minutes.

Now, the Triumph TE-1 embarks on a new testing phase that will last six months and will include both road tests and track entries, which will serve to achieve a final calibration.

The process is expected to be completed in the summer of this year, at which time the final design of the prototype will be shown, as well as its specific technical specifications.

This article was published in Autobild by Mario Herráez.