Electric Everything: Specs for Triumph’s TE-1 Will Be Revealed July 12th

New Electric Prototype Completes Final Testing Phase

A view of Triumph's new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th.
A view of Triumph's new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th. Photo sourced from Shifting Gears.
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‘The perfect ride’ – that’s the ultimate (and lofty) goal of Triumph Motorcycles Ltd., the world’s largest UK-owned bike brand.  

Whether a fan of the oldies ‘n’ goldies or drooling for newer zero-emission scoots, Triumph can now say they cater to riders from all walks of the community – and it’s thanks to their incubating electric prototype, which is finished the final testing phase

A view of Triumph's new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th.
A view of Triumph’s new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th. Photo sourced from, Triumph’s website.

The TE-1, which was begun “to create developments in ‘specialist electric motorcycle engineering and innovative integrated technology design,’ has been in prototype phase since May 2019, with a previous target two-year completion date,” according to CycleWorld.

A view of Triumph's new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th.
A view of Triumph’s new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th. Photo =sourced from Notebook Check.

Obviously, global restrictions and a worldwide pandemic put a bit of a wrench in the 2021 debut date but we like to think the TE-1 would be all the better for the extra time in the oven – especially considering the brand projected ‘perfect balance of handling, performance and usability’ at the start of the project. 

A view of Triumph's new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th.
A view of Triumph’s new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th. Photo sourced from Triumph’s website.

The most interesting part of the TE-1 (apart from the stunning aethetics) is the heart of the thing. 

ADVRider logs Phase 2’s initial tests on the engine “far exceed[ing] current benchmarks and industry targets,” with Phase 3 creating the “…final chassis, including frame, rear sub-frame, cockpit, panels, wheels, and final drive system.”

A view of Triumph's new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th.
A view of Triumph’s new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th. Photo sourced from Laguna Motorcycles.

That included the addition of a swanky “Gates Carbon belt drive, electronics, Öhlins USD cartridge forks, unique prototype Öhlins RSU, Brembo M50 monobloc calipers, and Triumph motorcycle control software” – all elements to accompany a bike that is, by all appearances, top-shelf quality. 

But will the specs stand up to the rest of the build? 

A view of Triumph's new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th.
A view of Triumph’s new TE-1 electric prototype, which will be further revealed July 12th. Photo sourced from Triumph’s website.

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*Media sourced from Triumph, Notebook Check, DTP, Shifting Gears, and Laguna Motorcycles*