On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 28
ON THE HORIZON
YAMAHA MOTOR DEVELOPS TY-E 2.0 ELECTRIC TRIALS BIKE
Back in 2018 , Yamaha Motor set a goal of aiming for carbon neutrality ( a state of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions ) throughout all of its business activities by 2050 .
The development of the firstgeneration TY-E back in 2018 aimed to take advantage of the powerful low-down torque and strong acceleration that electric vehicles are known for .
The upgraded 2.0 version features a newly-designed monocoque frame which houses an updated electric power unit . The new lightweight battery has a capacity of approximately 2.5 times its predecessor . The layout of the power unit and battery were revised to help achieve a lower center of gravity .
The 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 , who also serves as its development rider .