The Italian electric bike manufacturer Tacita has announced details for its 2018 T-Race Enduro bike - one of the few enduro-specific electric bikes to emerge.
Now in its fourth year manufacturing, Tacita is claiming improvements to the 2018 model with a new power train, controller, clutch and batteries.
Tacita T-Race Enduro 2018 details:
A new 9 kWh battery pack weighs the same as previous model but doubles the range to covers a claimed 100km (3hrs) of off-road riding. It also has a completely new controller and hardware to match.
The new power train developed exclusively for Tacita, claims greater efficiency plus a weight reduction: 12kg less for the 11 and 27kW engines, 7kg less for the 34kW power unit.
The new engine has a better response to intermediate and high revs to deliver better performance and a more exciting sound for the rider.
A five-speed transmission with a new first gear ratio allows different output in eco or power mode.
There’s a new, lighter clutch also with a Brembo master cylinder.
An integrated battery charger means you can fill up on energy from any power plug including domestic use sockets.
As in all Tacita motorcycles there is a reserve function, which allows to ride for other 10 kms at reduced speed to reach the nearest electrical outlet.
Two power maps:
The T-Race Enduro 2018 maintains two power maps, ‘eco’ and ‘power’ maps plus they have the ability to engaged or disengaged an engine brake (for long descents), both selectable while riding.
Eco maximizes efficiency and works better on slippery terrain, Power is “dedicated to brilliant riding” says Tactita!
The T-Race Enduro keeps the same single-shell chrome-molybdenum frame. The electric motor is repositioned slightly for 2018 by 20mm, to aid handling.
The T-race Enduro is available in a 34kW version with 85Nm of torque and a 27kW version with 60Nm of torque. Depending on your driving licence you could also opt for the 11kW version.
The colours of the new T-Race are red / black and full kevlar / carbon.
Prices starting from € 14,098 ex works VAT, roadside and local taxes excluded.
Contact details: tacita.it
Electric motor: PMAC
Mappings: Eco and Sport
Transmission: 5-speed gearbox with Brembo master cylinder hydraulic clutch incl. reverse gear
Cooling system: liquid type, with circuits for electric motor and controller
Traction battery: LI-PO Lithium Polymer battery 8,705 kWh
Battery life: 185,000km or over 2000 cycles to 80% initial capacity
Batteries warranty: five years
Max power: 34kW with 85Nm, 27 kW standard motor with 60Nm torque or 11kW with 60Nm
Max rpm: 8000
Chassis: single-shell frame split in chrome-molybdenum
Ground clearance: 330mm
Wheel base: 1490mm
Front suspension: upside-down Mupo telescopic hydraulic fork, 300 mm travel
Rear suspension: progressive link with Ohlins fully adjustable suspension unit, 280 mm travel
Front wheel: 90/90-21
Front brake: floating disk 300mm diameter with Brembo caliper and master cylinder
Rear wheel: 140/80-18
Rear brake: 220 mm with Brembo caliper
Regenerative braking: 2 maps of engine brake. No engine brake (2-stroke engine style) and regenerative braking (4-stroke engine style)
Body: fiberglass or optional Kevlar/carbon
Range: 100km estimated riding off road recreational trail + reserve power
Reserve Power: automatically activated at 10% of remaining charge, reducing performance to reach the nearest charging point
Charger: integrated on-board 10A to be used with standard sockets or off board for racing use
Charging time: 4 hours from “reserve power” level to 80% at 220 V with the on-board charger from any socket. Reduces to 40min with the off-board max charging power unit
Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.email@example.com