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MotorcyclesTriumph Is Building an Electric Motorcycle

19:12  21 may  2019
19:12  21 may  2019 Source:   popularmechanics.com

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Electric motorcycles are becoming increasingly popular lately, and established motorcycle manufacturers are taking notice. It looks like the latest company to consider charging up their bikes could be Triumph . Is Triumph planning an electric motorcycle ?

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Triumph Is Building an Electric Motorcycle© Triumph Just like Harley-Davidson and Ducati.

The British motorcycle company Triumph has a new program for producing an electric bike. It's calling the research and development plan TE-1, and says that we can expect a powertrain in about two years, presumably with a production bike to follow.

Rumors had been building that Triumph would be the next of the major motorcycle manufacturers to go electric, following Harley-Davidson’s push with its LiveWire model, Buell’s shift into an electric mobility company, and Ducati’s confirmation that it’s working on one as well. However, Triumph clearly isn’t forsaking internal combustion-it just announced that it’s building what will be the largest production motorcycle engine.

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Rumors had been building that Triumph would be the next of the major motorcycle manufacturers to go electric , following Harley-Davidson’s push with its LiveWire model, Buell’s shift into an electric mobility company, and Ducati’s confirmation that it ’s working on one as well.

Like most legacy motorcycle brands, Triumph hasn’t had much of anything to show in the way of electric vehicles yet. But that appears to be changing, as the British bike manufacturer is now undertaking an electric motorcycle development project.

To develop this electric model, Triumph is working with outside engineering companies including Williams Advanced Engineering, which will develop batteries, and Integral Powertrain, which will handle the motor. The University of Warwick will handle extended research. Triumph will control the final design.

Motorcycle companies are building electric bikes to appeal to the same demand driving Audi, Chevrolet, Hyundai, and other auto companies. For years, electric bikes were built by electric-only companies like Zero, which remains the most proven company for non-gasoline motorcycles.

Triumph Is Building an Electric Motorcycle© Silver Screen Collection - Getty Images Books like Jupiter’s Travels and movies like The Great Escape (above) helped make Triumph motorcycles famous.

But the industry change is also motivated by a larger decline-the reversal of which will require new riders-and inclusion in a transportation infrastructure that seems to be pushing toward shared vehicle ownership and driver assistance.

I'm a Triumph owner (a 2012 Street Triple R), and an overall fan of the brand’s products. Like Ducati, Triumph is a company that understands the elements that make an exceptional bike, from ergonomics to engine design.

I’m so eager to see what it comes up with. Competition from other brands will, hopefully, produce something incredible.

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