Triumph TE-1 Electric Bike Is One Step Closer To Reality
The Triumph TE-1 Prototype e-bike was developed in collaboration with four different organisations
It’s finally here. Triumph Motorcycles have taken the wraps off the TE-1 Prototype electric motorcycle. The British marque had revealed mock-up drawings of the electric prototype years ago, but this is the first display of the electric bike in the flesh.
Triumph collaborated with Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Limited and WMG at the University of Warwick to complete its third phase of the project. The e-bike will enter six months of testing phase before its ready for the showroom.
Called the TE-1 prototype, the bike features a Triumph branded chassis, wheels, transmission, carbon belt drive and electronics. Suspension here is handled by Öhlins USD forks, while braking is taken care of by Brembo M50 monobloc callipers.
While Williams Advanced Engineering has provided the WAE battery pack along with a vehicle control unit, DC-DC converter, integrated cooling and a charge port. Additionally, the powertrain was developed by Integral Powertrain. The pre-live trial simulation, meanwhile, was done by the University of Warwick. Triumph claims, the motor is capable of churning out 500kW of power, which roughly translates to around 680hp of power.
After completion of its 4th phase of testing, the prototype will be updated with body panels and paint schemes. Considering the likeness it shares with the Triumph Street Triple, we doubt the brand will have any problems finding the required parts.
“It has been truly exciting to see the progress made during phase 3 of Project Triumph TE-1 with the final prototype motorcycle now going into real-life testing,” Triumph CEO Nick Bloor said.
He further added, “personally, I am thrilled with the results we have already achieved with our partners and the exciting preview of the potential electric future to come. We look forward to continuing the ambitious and innovative work on the TE-1 demonstrator prototype through the live testing phase and sharing the outcome with Triumph fans across the world.”