Triumph declared towards the end of May 2022 that testing on its prototype Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle was complete. Expectations are naturally high for Hinckley’s first-ever electric motorbike. While everyone’s tastes in motorcycles are different, it’s hard to deny that Triumph doesn’t go all out these days.
What was Triumph’s TE-1 testing able to tell them? According to the OEM, that would be the subject of a future article due on July 12, 2022. Since that time has come, the group has all the details that have been made public thus far.
Specifications and range
First and foremost, you need to have a lot of power. The engine is rated at 175 horsepower and 80 pound-feet of torque, respectively. That’s all fine and dandy, but how much does it weigh when it’s unloaded? In a motorcycle that Triumph claims has “a physical scale comparable to a Street Triple but with the ergonomics, geometry, and weight distribution of a Speed Triple,” the bike weighs 485 pounds. ‘
Is there a range? That’s 100 miles on a full charge, according to the company. A variety of variables can affect that statistic, just like there are for all electric bikes. A leisurely country ride with minor elevation changes and without pulling every ounce of power out of the throttle should provide different outcomes than riding the bike hard, quickly, aggressively, and continually up hills.
The TE-1 also achieved certified times of 3.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph and 6.2 seconds from 0 to 100 mph. Triumph lists a different kind of amazing speed figure instead of an official peak speed figure at this time. The team’s findings base a 20-minute charge on 80 percent capacity.
We don’t know which charger was utilized to get these results. Has a proprietary plug been used for this DC fast charger? What’s the best way to reach 100%? Considering that quick charging is typically more damaging to power cells than overnight charging, how well-equipped are they? …We’ve had a few questions, to be honest.
Test rider for Triumph TE-1
Triumph recruited Daytona 200 winner Brandon Paasch to assist evaluate the powertrain and track testing of the TE-1 prototype during the final testing phase of the TE-1. The following is how he summarized his feelings:
TE-1’s throttle response is excellent; it’s incredibly torquey and gives you quick power when you first press it. As a motorbike racer, this is exactly what I want — I love it when something is super-torquey and picks up straight away. It’s incredible how quickly and powerfully this monster pulls when cranked up to full speed.
When a production version of the TE-1 appears, we’ll have to wait and see what adjustments have been made. The prototype’s aesthetic was a big hit, so hopefully, it won’t be too different from the final product. The company may continue to give the public what it wants regarding style. Still, it is unlikely, given Triumph’s track record of delivering consistently good results.