T&D SHOWS OFF ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS ON CAFé RACER AND DIRT BIKE MOTORCYCLES AT EICMA
Bafang sister brand T&D, specializing in electric drive systems for motorcycles, demos off-road and urban models in Milan
Electric motorcycles sporting T&D powertrains drew the crowds at one of the motorcycle industry’s most anticipated annual events, EICMA, in Milan from November 7-12. At booth I05 in Hall 22P, a lightweight off-road model from MECR, and a stylish café racer from Insork, clearly showcased the ingenuity and versatility of T&D’s technology. Both motorcycles feature complete powertrains wholly developed by T&D, comprising of motor, battery, controller, HMI and charger, all working in interconnected harmony.
The development process
T&D collaborated closely with both motorcycle brands to design drive systems perfectly suited to the end-use scenario. A key player in this process is the innovative algorithm created by T&D, which allows engineers and product designers to input the key parameters of their motorcycle project, and quickly identify the optimum components to meet their needs. By using this powerful tool, and through close contact with T&D engineers, the development teams at both Insork and MECR were able to bring their products to market smoothly and efficiently.
The Insork EM77 electric café racer
Insork see the EM77 not only as a sports e-motorcycle, but as embodying a way of life, appealing to riders who have faith in the future and a concern for the environment. Carrying the LI06 drive system from T&D’s Forest series for urban electric motorcycles, it offers impressive statistics:
• 0-100 km/h: < 4.5s
• Max speed: > 120 km/h
• Max range: > 200 km
• Battery capacity: 96v 75Ah
• Charging time: < 2.5h
The MECR-X off-road bike
MECR-X draws inspiration from a long lineage of off-road motorbikes, in a model that is compact, lightweight and superbly nimble on the trail. The key characteristics of the FE01 drive system, from T&D’s Storm range, enable the high energy and explosive bursts of power required for off-road riding with multiple steep gradients:
• Peak power: 6kW
• Peak torque: 42N.m
• Battery capacity: 72v 30Ah
• Max speed: 85 km/h
• Charging time: 2.5h
• Overall bike weight: 62kg
Partnering with T&D
T&D stands apart thanks to the company’s holistic approach to technology, where complete drive systems have been devised by category to deliver a full powertrain package. With end-to-end RnD, manufacturing and service, T&D is building on the successful partnerships already established with brands such as Insork, MECR, SWM, Nicot, Cheerdmoto,and Dimen, and is actively looking to work with other pioneering companies in the electric motorcycle sector. Those interested in collaborating with T&D on new electric motorbike projects can get in touch here.
T&D is a registered brand of Bafang Electric, based in Suzhou, China. Bafang has been engaged in electric drive systems for more than 20 years and has profound professional experience in R&D, manufacturing and service. With a strong global network and mature, streamlined supply chain, T&D is ideally positioned to deliver outstanding, complete powertrains for electric motorbikes. The brand has developed 5 distinct systems, to offer optimized, outstanding and harmonised performance in the Off-Road (Storm/FE series), Urban (Forest/LI series), Touring (Fire/HUO series), Entertainment (Mountain/SH series) and High-Performance (Lightning/LE series) categories.