In an earlier post we mentioned already the T-RACE range from Tacita (Italy), the company of Pierpaolo Rigo. Today they are working at the first Tacita® Cruiser brought to life by Tacita’s Italian and American team of designers.

Built from the DNA of the state of art Tacita® T-Race –first ever electric motorcycle to race in Africa the Merzouga Rally in 2012 – the T-Cruise® has been designed for the motorcycle enthusiast who loves to ride a Cruiser and enjoys the thrill of acceleration, the emotions of gear shifting and the electrifying sound that only a Tacita® electric motorcycle can deliver.

Tacita® has been building seriously fun electric motorcycles since 2011, fulfilling the dreams of European users who have become a testimony to the sensation of freedom that only a Tacita® motorcycle can deliver.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

RANGE
The range you are used to, now in electric. Uncompromised.

  • 27 kwh battery
  • Range: 168 miles – 270 km (estimated UE 134/2014) + Reserve Power *
  • Fast charge: till to 40 minutes – 31 additional miles every 10 min **
  • Home charging: 7 hours with 220V outlet 16 A ***

POWERTRAIN
Powerful. Very.

  • Engine: Electric asyncronous three-phase induction motor
  • Double Mapping: Eco and Sport
  • Cooling System: Liquid-type, with circuits for motor and controller
  • Max power: 30 kW
  • Max rpm: 8000
  • Max torque: 70 N·m
  • The torque curve of Tacita® T-Cruise provides a unique riding experience only found in electric motorcycles. Enjoy instant 70 nM of torque without overheating the system thanks to its Liquid Cooling feature, unique in the industry.

REVERSE
Backwards? We have you covered.

T-Cruise is equipped with reverse, backing up couldn’t be easier.

CHARGING
Charge anywhere

T-Cruise is equipped with built on board charger and fast charger, that allows you to use level 1, 2 and 3 electric car chargers across America just by plugging in.
For information on where to find chargers in the U.S. visit www.chargehub.com

SUSPENSION
Adjustable Rear Shocks.
The Tacita T-Cruise comes with Twin shock absorbers with preload setting and 65 mm travel.
Optional: rear shocks with adjustable pressurized Nitrogen gas (40 mm Ergal reservoir) engineered to improve control and comfort in all riding conditions.
Hydraulic telescopic 41 mm Front Forks.

TYRES
Front: Metzeler Marathon 120/80-17
Rear: Metzeler Marathon 140/80-15
Soft compound for high grip allowing to exploit great torque output from the electric engine with total control, with the benefit of tread pattern design that offsets the central groove’s alignment, providing very high mileage for never-ending fun riding.

TRANSMISSION GEARBOX
Gearshifting done Smart.

In order to have the best gear ratio for every situation and at the same time reduce the overheating of the engine and the consumption of electricity, Tacita® has created a unique transmission gearbox that thanks to the lower ratios, allows the torque to increase, causing the inrush currents to decrease. The carefully developed longer gears will make the most out of the engine’s maximum peak, removing every compromise and keeping efficiency at maximum levels.
Starting in 1st gear is not mandatory on a Tacita® T-Cruise, starting on a higher gear is possible if the situation requires (for example reducing uphill skidding in the event of a steep climb). Speed gears are very useful downhill as well, allowing the bike to slow down while minimizing the use of brakes and preventing overheating. Gearshifting on a Tacita® T-Cruise is done smart. bike.
Transmission: 5-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch.
Final transmission: Belt Drive or Chain.

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CLUTCH
Ready when you need it.

In a Tacita® T-Cruise the use of the clutch at the start and at the stop is optional. The clutch is used to reduce the torque when necessary, as well as to change gears. When the electrical system is on and the accelerator is released, the electric motor does not rotate (unlike the internal combustion engine) so the bike is static, which is why it is not necessary to pull the clutch when you stop. The clutch will be ready when you need it.

BRAKES
Choose your brakes.

The T-Cruise is equipped with combined braking system (CBS) for safety and a superior braking experience. With the push of a button you can activate the regenerative engine braking that allows recharging the battery when decelerating.
Front brake: 280 mm with Brembo master cylinder
Rear brake: 240 mm disc

ERGONOMICS
Fit for everyone’s tastes.

Fitted with 3-positioned adjustable footpegs, the Tacita® T-Cruise offers the best in class riding position in the Cruiser segment. Stretched legs, straight up, you choose.

PRICING
Priced for Everyone. Choose yours.

T-Cruise is offered with 3 different battery packs, depending on your range needs, you may choose the entry level with 7,5 kWh for $10,999, 15 kWh for $14,999 and 27 kWh for $24,999.

SAFETY
Safety first, all the way.

120 Volt.
We chosed to run at 120 Volt. Why?
On the electric motorcycle, batteries deliver current that goes to the controller and is converted into alternating current. According to the technical standard IEC 60479-1, the voltage that is considered to be dangerous is more than 120 V. In order not exceed this safety limitation, Tacita® engineers decided that the total voltage of batteries needed to be less than 120 V (Regulation ECE No.100). Tacita® thinks safety first, all the way.

SEAT
Handmade in Italy, with eco leather for external nautical use and double foam with memory, provides a unique seating experience while preserving the environment.

STORAGE
Optional rear bags in italian eco-leather with 28 available colors, standard black

BATTERY
Type: Li-Po lytium polymer battery
Battery Life: over 2000 cycles for an estimated 335,000 miles (540,000 kms) on Long Range model.
Battery Warranty: 5 years

7,5 kWh battery
Range: 50 miles – 81 km estimated as per UE 134/2014 standard + Reserve Power *
Charging Time
Fast Charge Level 3: up to 40 min, 9 additional miles every 10 min **
Level 2 (220 volts): 1 hour 50 min with 16 A outlet***
Level 1 (110 volts): 4 hours 16 A outlet***

15 kWh battery
Range: 93 miles – 149 km estimated as per UE 134/2014 standard + reserve power
Charging Time
Fast Charge Level 3: up to 40 min., 18 additional miles every 10 min **
Level 2 (220 volts): 4 hours with 16 Amp outlet ***
Level 1 (110 volts): 8 hours with 16 Amp outlet ***

27 kWh battery
Range: 168 miles – 270 km estimated as per UE 134/2014 standard + Reserve Power *
Charging Time
Fast Charge CCS Type 2 200A : up to 40 min. and 31 additional miles every 10 min **
Fast Charge Level 3: up to 1,5 hours and 18 additional miles every 10 min **
Level 2 (220 volts): 7 hours with 16 A outlet ***
Level 1 (110 volts): 14 hours with 16 A outlet ***

* Automatically activated at low charge, reducing performance to reach the nearest charging point.
** Optional Fast Charge, to 80%
*** Standard on-board 3 kW charger, recommended at night, to 100%

Source & pictures: http://www.tacita.it/

Guy Salens

Guy Salens (motorcycle enthousiast): I want to show the world an overview of existing electric motorcycles and future projects. Because it's time.