Yamaha has unveiled the new developing prototype of the TY-E 2.0 electric trials bike. The new motorcycle conveys carbon neutrality while also offering the perspective of motorcycling fun, claims the brand. Yamaha also revealed that the brand plans to enter the new electric motorcycle in select rounds of the 2022 FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) Trial World Championship.
Yamaha Environmental Plan
In the year 2018, the company formulated the Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050, which the company reviewed in 2021. Through the review, the company set a new goal of aiming for carbon neutrality throughout all of its business activities. This includes the life cycles of its products – by 2050. The brand also reveals that the project TY-E 2.0 showcases Yamaha’s approach to achieving carbon neutrality under the brand’s FUN x EV development concept.
Yamaha TY-E 2.0
According to the brand, the TY-E 2.0 aims to provide more fun than internal combustion engines. The brand will be taking advantage of the characteristics unique to electric vehicles. This includes attributes such as powerful low-down torque and strong acceleration. While the 2.0 is based on the TY-E, the electric trials bike features a newly designed monocoque frame made of composite laminates housing an electric power unit.
The trials bike also comes with improved performance through a combination of mechanical parts as well as an electronic control unit. Compared to the previous model, the newly developed lighter battery is approximately 2.5 times the capacity of the previous model. The TY-E 2.0 comes with a wheelbase of 1,310 mm, a minimum ground clearance of 340 mm and a kerb weight of around 70 kg. Powering the TY-E 2.0 is an AC synchronous electric motor coupled to a lithium-ion battery pack. The powertrain also features a hydraulic, wet, multi-plate clutch. The Trials motorcycle also comes with a CFRP Monocoque.
Yamaha has announced that the TY-E 2.0 Trials bike is scheduled to participate in the FIM Trial World Championship from June 2022. Kenichi Kuroyama on the Yamaha Factory Racing Team will also be serving as the development rider.
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