Triumph Motorcycles has officially unveiled the TE-1 electric motorcycle prototype, marking the company first step into an electrifying future.
You are no longer looking at a mockup drawing; instead, the beast in the photo is a fully working and operational prototype of Triumph’s first electric motorcycle.
While Triumph might apply changes in the coming months, other major components, including the attractive single-sided swingarm and exposed frame, will remain.
The completion of the project also marks the end of the collaboration between Triumph, Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG at the University of Warwick, funded by the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles.
The TE-1 combines the industry’s various innovations with Triumph leading the pack with:
- frame and rear-subframe
- panels and wheels
- final drive system including transmission
- Gates Carbon belt drive,
- Ohlins USD cartridge forks,
- Ohlins RSU,
- Brembo M50 monobloc callipers
- Triumph Motorcycle control software
Meanwhile, Integral Powertrain Ltd provides the final powertrain with a scalable integrated inverter and combined motor with silicon carbide switching technology and integrated cooling.
WMG, on the other hand, ensure the project is on course to deliver the intended performance and durability.
According to Triumph official statement, the test result also exceeded the benchmark set by the UK Automotive Council for 2025.
The main objective behind Triumph’s TE-1 project is to develop a competent electric motorcycle that will become the company’s pillar in electrifying the future and subsequently enhance the credibility of British industry and design.
Triumph expected the test to be fully complete in the summer.