Check out this Yamaha TY-E 2.0 electric trial bike

It is a fact that electric vehicles will never be able to replicate the experience of gasoline-powered machines. But that hasn’t stopped automakers from trying to bridge the gap between EVs and gas-powered vehicles on what “fun” means. In the world of two wheels, Yamaha has taken a strong interest in it with its FUN x EV development program.

The 2018 TY-E trail bike is the result of this carbon neutral project. Yamaha has launched an EV into a racing segment that is still not ready to part ways with two-stroke machines. But Yamaha is determined to make electric vehicles fun and so has unveiled the 2022 TY-E 2.0. Successor to the TY-E, this all-electric trail bike is refined and updated with a new, denser battery and a more ergonomic layout.

With an extremely lightweight character and the instant torque of an electric motor, the TY-E 2.0 could finally catch the attention of hardcore trail riders. Although it is a prototype, for now Yamaha has said that its electric trail machine will compete in the 2022 FIM Trial World Championship.

The 2022 TY-E 2.0 electric trail bike is Yamaha’s way of adding more fun to electric mobility.

A fitting upgrade for the 2018 Yamaha TY-E


2018 Yamaha TY-E front third quarter view
Via: global.yamaha-motor.com

Yamaha dove in early to make electric vehicles more fun with the TY-E electric trail bike in 2018. It was designed with the idea of ​​bridging the gap between gas-powered fun and the coming electric future. With a lightweight chassis and hydraulic clutch assisted electric motor to utilize instant torque.


Yamaha TY-E 2.0 electric trials bike side view
Via: Yamaha-motor.com.au

And now they’ve improved that formula and launched its successor – the TY-E 2.0. It gets a complete overhaul across the board based on what Yamaha learned with the TY-E’s participation in the 2018 FIM Trial E-Cup and more.

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New battery, more power and modified layout equals more “electric” fun


Yamaha TY-E 2.0 Electric Trial Bike Battery Design View
Via: Yamaha-motor.com.au

Yamaha has improved the Li-Ion battery by making it 2.5 times denser for more fun on the trails. In addition, the electric motor which is connected to a hydraulically operated wet multi-plate clutch has been improved with reduced traction of moving components.


Yamaha TY-E 2.0 Electric Trials Bike rear third quarter view
Via: Yamaha-motor.com.au

The battery and power pack are now lower in the revised composite monocoque frame to lower the center of gravity. The frame is now X-shaped for more rigidity as well. And despite all those tweaks, the battery only added 20% weight, for a curb weight of around 154.32 pounds (70 kg).


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Yamaha TY-E 2.0 will participate in the FIM Trial World Championship


The Yamaha TY-E 2.0 electric trials bike looks cool and minimal
Via: Yamaha-motor.com.au

Unfortunately, the TY-E 2.0 remains a prototype and cannot be purchased yet. But just like its predecessor, Yamaha’s upgraded e-trail bike is set to compete in the 2022 FIM Trial World Championship. Its development rider – Kenichi Kuroyama will continue in the saddle and perfect this e-trail bike. The FIM Trials World Championship is scheduled for June 2022. We just hope that Yamaha releases a commercial version of this machine. Because we want to have fun with this bad boy couple on the trails!

Sources: Global.yamaha-motor.com, Asphaltandrubber.com, Newatlas.com


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