The electric Yamaha TY-E 2.1 comes close to the podium at the Japanese GP

The Electric Trial Motorcycle Market continues to grow in market share volume, where they already are. Among the top 3 best-selling trial bike brands in the world (we are referring to Electric Motion) and technology continues to allow very interesting advances, aimed both at customizing the response of the motorcycle and facilitating adaptation in those profiles that are starting out in the specialty.

Since 2018 we have been seeing an interesting prototype by Yamaha, which continues to evolve from Japan under the controls of Kenichi Kuroyama, successfully competing in the Japanese national championship against the rest of the thermal bikes.


The electric Yamaha TY-E 2.1 has been present in the Trial2 World Championship under the controls of Kenichi Kuroyama himself. He took part in Sunday’s event, achieving a spectacular fourth position, just four points from victory and three points from the podium.

Undoubtedly, a truly positive fact if we take into account that Kuroyama had not played in a World Cup event since 2019 and that we are talking about a prototype.

There is no word on whether the Yamaha TY-E 2.1 will hit the market at series production level. In any case, the electric trial motorcycle is something that practically all trial brands have in their business objectives in the short or medium term.


The new 2023 prototype is presented under the name of Yamaha TY-E 2.1. The new evolution of the Yamaha TY-E is part of the environmental plan that Yamaha Motor Group has planned for 2050, where it has the Goal of achieving carbon neutrality across its entire product range.

Among the most important improvements we have a new monocoque chassis made of composite laminates, as well as a battery that multiplies by 2.5 times the capacity of the 2018 model and improves both features and performance compared to the TY-E 2.0. Mechanically, it maintains the automatic gearbox and mechanical clutch configuration, a line that we already see today in the Electric Motion

Yamaha TY-E 2.1 electric trial bike

The future of the electric trial bike

We are witnessing a great evolution of the electric trial motorcycle market. In Trialworld We have the presence of Marc Colomer, responsible for the technical development of the Electric Motion since 2019 and left us some very interesting assessments about the development of these bikes, as well as the upcoming remainders, their access to the top category and what we can expect from these bikes in the next five years.

We recommend you to enjoy this interview with Marc Colomer about the present and future of the electric trial motorcycle.

Highlights Yamaha TY-E 2.1

  • Engine: AC synchronous electric motor
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • Clutch: hydraulic, wet, multi-disc
  • Measurements length × width × height: 2,003 mm × 830 mm × 1,130 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,310 mm
  • Minimum ground clearance: 340 mm
  • Curb weight: over 70 kg
  • Frame: CFRP Monocoque

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