The Italian TM Racing, specializing in off road and racing, unveiled a first electric E-bike.
TM Racing Italy unveils their 2022 model line, with a new E-bike model, signaling their entry to the electric mobility market for the very first time. Broadcasted from the Rossini Theater in Pesaro, Italy, the TM Racing brought an entire live symphony orchestra to treat their live audience with their TM-sponsored pro rides.
These are interesting news, although it isn’t big news for electric mobility. The company represents a high end participant in the 2-wheel space since 1977, with a great deal of history, awards, and quality motorcycles throughout the years. The also carry a great fan base among old and new riders, and especially in off road competitive riding.
The relatively small company produces lower amounts of units (around 1500) yearly, but focus on top quality bikes and Italian style. This modus operands brought about many competition wins for TM Racing, and they are well known in the scene of racers, for their Italian quality and great performance.
The unveiling of the electric model is a signal of adoption that we are seeing for many traditional manufacturers. While large companies are able to make bold moves and set aggressive goals, other manufacturers, whether smaller or more niche focused, are taking smaller steps into electric mobility, mostly starting with the light E-bike option as the step in.
Other than 2-wheelers, TM Racing also sales carting motors, and already have a well established reputation participating in different racing categories, from offroad to Moto3, Enduro and more. The company has racked up many awards along the year of operation and they are no strangers to the podium, going all the way back to 1998.
The presentation revealed the full line of improvements to their Internal-combustion-engine models, but the very first model presented was a new electric-assisted mountain bike. The attention to details by TM Racing on this E-bike is clear, from Shimano sprocket systems, to Ohlin suspension, all the way to the Bosch Pro e-bike motor.
Even the aluminum frame that makes the bike light and of course, with TM’s experience in suspensions for off road bikes, the TM E-bike full suspension has great looks and style.
Followed by the e-Bike unveiling the company gave updates to its entire range of off-road motorcycles.
What do we know about the bike? Not much yet, but these won’t be anything with a large motor, since the Bosch Pro motor is basically an E-bike 25km/h limit. As the first entry into E-mobility, this is considered a very safe first step. We are eager to see more of this direction coming from premium manufacturers like TM, and hope to see more powerful electric motorcycles from them in the future.