Yamaha TY-E 2.0: New electric trial bike arrives with more than twice the battery power of its predecessor
Last month, Yamaha released the NEO'S, a 50 cc-equivalent electric scooter. However, the company has also showcased the TY-E 2.0, an electric trial bike that succeeds the TY-E prototype. For reference, Yamaha unveiled the TY-E prototype in 2018, so the TY-E 2.0 has been a long time coming.
In a blog post, Yamaha explains that the TY-E 2.0 has a new carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque frame that houses an AC synchronous electric motor. Additionally, the bike has a wet multi-plate clutch and a new lithium-ion battery. Supposedly, the new battery pack has a higher density than its predecessor, allowing it to offer a 2.5x greater capacity.
According to Yamaha, the TY-E 2.0 has a curb weight of over 70 kg. Presumably, Yamaha has kept the weight down with the CFRP monocoque to compensate for the denser battery pack, which is 20% heavier than the one in the TY-E prototype. Yamaha hopes to enter the TY-E 2.0 into this year's FIM Trial World Championship, starting in June. While Yamaha has not confirmed how many rounds the TY-E 2.0 will take part in, it will be ridden by Kenichi Kuroyama on the Yamaha Factory Racing Team, who is also the team's development rider.