New Yamaha TY-E Trial Bike to enter the 2018 FIM Trial-E Cup
Yamaha TY-E electric trial bike designed to optimize the unique advantages associated with electrical power in regards to motorcycle trials competition.
Yamaha’s TY-E features advanced new technology and has come straight from the company’s “Evolving R&D” programme, in which Yamaha R&D employees are given the opportunity to work outside conventional frameworks and devote up to 5 per cent of their working hours towards developing innovative new concepts.
It is here that Yamaha focused on a trial model for competition and worked on its development to help overcome typical EV development issues, such as high output from small sized and lightweight components – and harnessing the high torque output in order to create great response but in the smoothest fashion.
Yamaha TY-E Key Features
A high rotation type compact high-power electric motor that achieves high off-road performance with both powerful low speed torque and extended acceleration.
Sophisticated motor control technology that achieves an excellent response and power from extremely low to high-speed ranges.
A mechanical clutch that ensures instantaneous power and control, along with an electric motor and optimized flywheel that realizes excellent traction performance.
A newly designed compact high-output battery pack with compact and lightweight components.
Advanced CFRP monocoque frame that is at the lightest possible weight, while delivering optimal rigidity and battery storage space.
Extremely slim bodywork that does not interfere with dynamic rider action.
Yamaha TY-E Specifications
- Overall Length x Width x Height 2,003mm x 830mm x 1,130mm
- 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
FIM Trial-E Cup
Kenichi Kuroyama – who is currently competing in the IA Super class of the All Japan Trial Championship – will represent the Yamaha Factory Racing Team during 2018.
FIM Trial-E Cup is the only FIM sanctioned event where electric trial machines alone can compete. This event was held for the first-time last year on June 24-25 at Lourdes in France, where 11 riders entered – with Spain’s Marc Colomer claiming victory. For 2018 the FIM Trial-E Cup consists of two events – Auron in France on July 14-15, and Comblain au Pont in Belgium on July 20-21.