Published on March 28th, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Yamaha To Enter Trial World Championship With TY-E 2.0
The electric trial bike gets a new frame and battery as well as retuned electronics
Yamaha has announced the development of the TY-E 2.0 electric trials bike, which is set to be fielded in select rounds of the 2022 FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) Trial World Championship.
According to Yamaha, the TY-E 2.0 aims to provide more fun than bikes with internal combustion engines. It will achieve this by taking advantage of the traits unique to electric vehicles, such as powerful low-down torque and strong acceleration.
Based on the first TY-E model announced in 2018, the 2.0 version features a newly designed monocoque frame made of composite laminates to contribute to lighter weight and optimal rigidity. Yamaha has also revised the layout of the power unit and battery to achieve a significantly lower centre of gravity compared to the previous model.
Dimensions-wise, the bike measures 2,003 mm long, 830 mm wide and 1,130 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 1,310 mm and a 340-mm minimum ground clearance. The exact weight is not specified but Yamaha says the it tips the scales at over 70 kg.
In terms of mechanical, the TY-E 2.0 gets a newly developed lightweight battery with approximately 2.5 times the capacity of the previous model. Meanwhile, the performance of the electric power unit has been improved by pairing mechanical parts such as the clutch and flywheel with carefully tuned electronic control for the motor that is capable of reading subtle changes in grip.
The new TY-E 2.0 is scheduled to participate in the FIM Trial World Championship from June this year with Kenichi Kuroyama on the Yamaha Factory Racing Team. The Japanese finished as the overall runner-up at the FIM Trial E-Cup riding the original TY-E.