Triumph Exposes TE-1 Electrical Prototype; Testing Begins


Now that section 3 is full, this Triumph TE-1 electrical prototype enters six months of real-world testing earlier than reviewing begins. (Triumph/)

Mockup drawings of Triumph’s electrical bike prototype are now not wanted. What you see right here is the true deal: official footage of the TE-1 mission.

That’s official footage of what the mission bike seems like. Earlier than the TE-1 hits the market, anticipate modifications in ultimate colors and physique panels. However, a lot of the bikes, together with that beautiful single-sided swingarm and body, will stay identical.

Triumph introduced the official finish of “section 3″ in its TE-1 electrical sportbike mission on Tuesday. The TE-1 is a collaboration between Triumph Bikes, Williams Superior Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd., and WMG at the College of Warwick, funded by the Workplace for Zero-Emission Automobiles by way of Innovate UK.

The bike now enters a six-month testing section earlier than its entry into the electric bike market.

The familiar bug-eye styling allows immediate recognition of this Triumph TE-1.

The acquainted bug-eye styling permits speedy recognition of this Triumph TE-1. (Triumph/)

Triumph formally introduced the TE-1 mission, which was launched to create developments in “specialist electrical bike engineering and progressive built-in expertise design,” in Might 2019 with a goal two-year completion date.

Sadly, the pandemic threw some metaphorical wrenches into the bike’s belt drive, slowing progress.

“It has been really thrilling to see the progress made throughout section 3 of Undertaking Triumph TE-1 with the ultimate prototype bike now going into real-life testing,” Triumph CEO Nick Bloor mentioned. “Everybody concerned at Triumph is proud to have been a part of this progressive British collaboration.

“Personally, I’m thrilled with the outcomes we have now already achieved with our companions and the thrilling preview of the potential electrical future to return. We look ahead to persevering with the bold and progressive work on the TE-1 demonstrator prototype by way of the reside testing section and sharing the end result with Triumph followers the world over.”

Triumph stays hush on the main points, although Kevin Cameron reported on the new applied sciences utilized in his TE-1 mission article.

Now we have now the official particulars of what was used within the TE-1 prototype, integrating all the “newest and ultimate improvements from the mission companion workstreams,” as Triumph mentioned, for the primary time.

The unique frame and Williams Advanced Engineering battery pack are designed for a lower center of gravity to increase performance.

The distinctive body and Williams Superior Engineering battery pack are designed for a decreased heart of gravity to extend efficiency. (Triumph/)

Right here’s what every one of the 4 collaborators contributed:


  • Remaining chassis, together with the body, rear subframe, cockpit, panels, and wheels
  • Remaining drive system together with the transmission and Gates Carbon belt drive
  • Electronics
  • Öhlins USD cartridge forks and prototype Öhlins RSU
  • Brembo M50 Monoblock calipers
  • Triumph bike management software program

Williams Superior Engineering:

  • The remaining iteration of the prototype WAE battery pack incorporates devoted cell packaging for the optimum heart of gravity
  • Automobile management unit
  • DC/DC converter
  • Built-in cooling
  • Cost port
  • Styled carbon covers

Integral Powertrain:

  • Remaining prototype powertrain with scalable built-in inverter and mixed motor with silicon carbide switching expertise and built-in cooling

WMG, College of Warwick:

  • The remaining pre-live trial simulation was accomplished, with all outcomes indicating that the mission is on the right track to ship the meant efficiency and sturdiness outcomes

The TE-1 prototype arrives with a Gates Carbon belt drive to deliver instantaneous torque to the rear wheel.

The TE-1 prototype arrives with a Gates Carbon belt drive to ship instantaneous torque to the rear wheel. (Triumph/)

Concerning completion of this stage of the mission, Triumph’s Chief Product Officer Steve Sargent mentioned, “Throughout section 3 we have now centered on constructing the bodily basis of Triumph’s first electrical prototype bike.

I’m happy with the end result of Triumph and the TE-1 companions’ efforts in making a demonstrator bike that isn’t solely visually so fascinating with clear Triumph DNA but additionally packaged with an exhilarating and thrilling brand-new electrical powertrain that has such potential for the longer term.

“I look ahead to persevering with the event of this demonstrator automobile by way of section 4 and utilizing our data and capabilities to carry all of the companions’ cutting-edge expertise collectively right into an ultimate consequence which is able to information Triumph’s electrical technique for the longer term.

“Our expertise tells us that at this stage of a mission there isn’t any substitute to genuinely using a motorbike when growing drivability, dealing with, and character, and we have now bold targets centered on delivering using expertise that’s new and thrilling, however finally intuitive and acquainted. I’m actually wanting ahead to my first alternative to journey the finished prototype.”

Triumph says the general goals of the TE-1 mission are a concentrate on growing electrical bike functionality; offering to enter into Triumph’s future electrical bike providing; driving innovation, functionality, and new mental property; and enhancing the credibility and profile of British trade and design.

Another view of the frame design and the golden top of the Öhlins rear suspension.

One other view of the body design and the golden high of the Öhlins rear suspension. (Triumph/)

Triumph Undertaking TE-1: Remaining Testing Section Begins

With phases 1 by way of 3 devoted to design and construction, section 4 takes the bike to the true world to see the way it all works.

For the following six months, Triumph check riders will put the TE-1 by way of intensive testing at Triumph’s services, together with each on-road and observe testing.

Rolling Highway Testing:

This evaluation contains:

  • Throttle calibration
  • Powertrain efficiency mapping
  • Energy and torque output
  • Vary and battery consumption evaluation
  • Rider mode improvement
  • Software program performance validation
  • Thermal optimization

Observe Testing:

This evaluation contains:

  • Dealing with
  • Acceleration
  • Braking and braking regeneration technique
  • Traction management
  • Entrance-wheel raise management

Triumph expects the check to be full in the summer season of 2022. After making no matter tweaks are wanted, Triumph expects to launch the TE-1 to journalists in its ultimate physique panels and paint scheme. We hope these don’t change a lot.

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