WITH a vision of being carbon neutral by 2050, Yamaha Motorcycles has released a new version of its TY-E electric trials bike. Dubbed 2.0, it features a newly designed monocoque frame made of composite laminates housing an electric power unit.
That motor comes with improved performance, and the bike also features a newly developed lightweight battery, with approximately 2.5 times the capacity of the previous model.
The layout of the revised power unit and battery also achieve a significantly lower centre of gravity, with improved traction thanks to a pairing of mechanical parts such as the clutch and flywheel, with carefully tuned electronic control.
The new prototype is a development of the original TY-E from 2018 that competed in the FIM World Trials Championships, and is lighter too, delivering increased rigidity. Its development is in line with Yamaha’s goal of approaching carbon neutrality.
Yamaha Motor has continuously offered personal mobility options with small environmental footprints and low CO2 emissions over the entire product life cycle, from raw material procurement and manufacturing to use and disposal.
Toward realising a carbon-neutral society in 2050, the company will continue to offer value by proposing new forms of mobility unique to Yamaha’s motorcycle range, in addition to its signature motorbikes.
The new TY-E 2.0 is scheduled to participate in the FIM Trial World Championship from June this year, with Kenichi Kuroyama on board as part of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team. Kuroyama-san also serves as a development rider.
The new bike will also be exhibited at the Yamaha Motor booth at the 49th Tokyo Motorcycle Show, to be held from March 25 to 27.