In 2025, BMW Motorrad wants to electrify the first series. As early as 2023, the 15-horsepower CE 02 fun bike should complete the “Urban Mobility” range. “Every 18 to 24 months we will launch a new model with an electric motor,” Markus Schramm, President of BMW Motorrad, promised at the start of production of the CE 04 series in November 2021.
No electric travel enduros
Roadsters will make the electronic start in the motorcycle category. BMW’s best-selling GS Series will only follow the next step or the next. For the foreseeable future, it doesn’t make sense to convert big travel enduro bikes to electric. No interest from customers – no charging stations in the desert and no man’s land – and therefore not from the manufacturers either.
Triumph TE-1 with 180 HP
Triumph, for example, will complete the live testing phase of its TE-1 electric prototype in late summer 2022. After that, the test bike receives the final chassis and paint finish in preparation for closed track rides and initial stress testing.
Specialist development partners such as Williams Advanced Engineering (including the battery pack and vehicle control unit) and the University of Warwick (the ultimate test simulator). “It was really exciting to see the progress of the project. I am pleased with the results we have already achieved and the exciting preview of the potential electric future that lies ahead,” says Nick Blore, CEO of Triumph.
Audi’s Ducati is also supported. The Italians will provide the fleet for the MotoE racing series from 2023. As with MotoGP, motorsport expertise should flow directly into further development, in this case, the electrification of the Panigale and Monster series. In 2025, the first E-Ducati designed around a new electric motor may be on the road.
Outside of Europe, Americans are particularly active when it comes to new motorcycle designs. Tarform of Brooklyn, NY, for example B. recently opened his online order books for e-racer Luna. The down payment equivalent to €460 (total: from €22,700) can be paid using ApplePay. New motorcycles, new roads. You can count on that too.