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Yamaha TYE

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Kiharaikido, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I haven't heard much about this since the concept hubub. Any word on a release date or cost?


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  2. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    The Yamaha curve is 2-3 years from when first shown to public....
    EM has released 2019 specs and it's just an improved 2018 EM Sport, not the Epure they competed in TrialE Championship.
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  3. motomofo

    motomofo Been here awhile

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    I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere that Yamaha has plans to bring the TYE to market... unless I missed something recently?
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  4. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I haven't seen any projected release dates for the other E bikes either. I guess Mecatecno isn't as far behind as I was thinking they were. Who will be the first to release a clutched E bike to the general public?


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  5. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    GasGas. It's available to preorder.
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  6. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Holy crapper, $14,500 for the TXE. Too rich for my wallet.


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  7. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Wow, that’s pricie!
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  8. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    You'll make it up in all the gas money you will save!
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  9. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    :photog

    I know it would be less expensive than gas... but how much gas dose a standard trials bike use in a year? I doubt it would be that much less to justify that price. :dunno
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  10. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    I ride around 140 hours in a season. I buy 15 gallons of race gas and cut it 50/50 with pump gas . So roughly, I burn 30 gallons of gas a year and it costs me about $200 bucks.

    Which is to say, fuel cost saving isn't a good reason to buy an electric trials bike. The cost reflects being at the leading edge of engineering for a niche product bring produced at very low volume .
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  11. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I'm willing to bet this was said tongue in cheek.


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  12. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    You think?
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  13. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Your previous post made is seem like you weren't sure so I was helping clear up the confusion.


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  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Don't forget your premix oil! Four stroke riders need not apply.
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  15. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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    And fouled plugs!!!!
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  16. laser17

    laser17 Long timer

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    It's about the true cost of not winning those $7 trophies cause you stalled your bike in the 1st section of an easy event day....
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  17. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    Snowmobilers have this one down pat.... $60,000 4WD crewcab pickup, check; $25,000 enclosed trailer, check; 2-4 $18,000 2T Mountain sleds, check, $4000 per sled in riding gear, suspension mods, engine mods and accessories, check; $250,000 camp in snow country, check. But, $45 for a gallon of 2T injector oil....Are you out of your friggin' mind?!!?? You guys are pirates!:photog
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  18. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Love this humor! Yup, until you have to replace the battery pack....

    The new other costs are usually completely missing in marketing and public discussion of battery-powered vehicles. ZERO POLLUTION they say.... Yeah right. Battery production and disposal emits no CO2 and creates no pollution, and the power coming out of the wall socket just happens by magic!

    I suspect the cost of the high-performance light battery is rolled right into the Yammer's $14k price tag.

    Does anyone know the cost of of an EM or GasGas battery pack? Some Osets use lead-acid batteries, which are way heavy but far cheaper.

    The high energy-density (lighter) battery cells are pricey! Add labor and additional control components and profit. My LED light's custom battery pack is dinky yet requires 8 wires with 13 solder connections! Each battery cell is awesome in performance, but not cheap.

    And Norman is right. Some sports people will toss huge bucks into and not complain.
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    motodojo Been here awhile

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  20. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    My neighbor has a Sur-ron. Very cool bike. Good build quality. Needs some refining to be trials frindly but from what hear a trials subframe can already be puchased for it. Trials purists would not appove as it has no clutch, mountain bike parts and a seat but it's a blast to ride.


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