Yamaha Announces Electric TY-E Trial Bike

Yamaha Motor Co has announced today that it has developed the TY-E electric trial bike and will be competing for the first time in the 2018 FIM Trial-E Cup with scheduled appearances at the Auron in France (July 14-15), and the Comblain au Pont in Belgium (July 21-22).

According to Yamaha, “the TY-E is an advanced development deriving from the company’s ‘Evolving R & D’ activities. The ‘Evolving R & D’ uses 5 percent of its working hours at the Research and Development Division, and at the discretion of its staff, is used as an opportunity to provide voluntary and autonomous activities for creating innovation while not being bound by conventional frameworks.”

Yamaha adds with the Evolving R & D: “It is here that we focused on a trial model for competition and worked on its development to help overcome EV development problems such as high output from small sized and lightweight components, and the ease of riding that responds as the rider would intend.”

Yamaha says it will run on a lithium-ion battery and will weigh less than 70 kg (154 pounds). Here are more specifications:

Overall Length x Width x Height 2,003mm x 830mm x1,130mm
Wheelbase 1,310mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 350mm
Vehicle Weight Less than 70kg
Engine Type AC synchronous electric motor
Auxiliary Battery Type Lithium-ion battery
Clutch Type Hydraulic, Wet, Multi-plate
Frame Type CFRP Monocoque


Below is a cool feature map of the new model: