Italian Manufacturer Tacita Introduces Electric Cruiser
Oct 11, 2017
The Tacita T-Cruiser is powered by Lithium Polymer batteries promising very
The Tacita T-Cruiser has cruiser styling, but design isn't exactly appealing
The top-spec Tacita T-Cruiser boasts of 270 km range on a single charge
T Cruise Night teaser HD
The Tacita T-Cruiser follows cruiser design, and is available in three
Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Tacita has launched an all-electric
cruiser with a massive battery for longer range. The bike, called the
T-cruiser, is claimed to run for 270 km on a single charge. The Tacita
T-Cruiser is available in three power versions - 7.5 kWh, 15 kWh and the
top-of-the-range 27 kWh. Prices for the bikes range from 9,263 Euros (just
over ₹ 7 lakh) and go up to 21,000 Euros (over ₹ 16 lakh). According to
reports, a new, sportier version of the T-Cruiser is also expected soon, and
could likely make its debut at the EICMA show in Italy in November.
The batteries in the T-Cruiser are from Lithium Polymer, and not Lithium Ion
and have a five-year guarantee. The Li-Po batteries have a slight advantage
in energy density, but also cost more than Li-Ion batteries. For the largest
T-Cruiser model, the Li-Po batteries are said to have a life of 5,40,000 km.
The T-Cruiser has 41 mm front forks, adjustable for preload and there is an
after sales option for a gas-filled front fork as well. Brakes are from
Brembo, gripping a 280 mm front disk and a 240 mm rear, and are wired to the
charging system, so it regenerates energy every time the brakes are applied.
The footrests can be mounted on three different positions on the bike.
tacita t cruiser
The Tacita T-Cruiser has typical cruiser design, with a long, low chassis,
raised bars and a single, round headlight. The design of the bike isn't
exactly beautiful, but there are bound to be some takers for these bikes,
till the time Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle program reaches
production status. The other unique thing about the T-Cruiser is the
five-speed gearbox with a hydraulic clutch, which includes a reverse gear.
As a manufacturer of electric motorcycles, Tacita has been around for some
time now, having previously created history with the T-Race Rally, which
became the first ever electric motorcycle to participate in a desert rally,
at the 2012 Merzouga Rally.
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Tacita unveil electric cruiser
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Tacita T-Cruise : the day intro (2nd teaser) HD 0:46
Sep 7, 2017 - Uploaded by Tacita Official
T-Cruise day teaser of the upcoming new motocycle. Tacita® lands in America
with the launch of the T-Cruise at ...
Tacita T-Cruise : the night intro (1st teaser) HD 1:01
Sep 7, 2017 - Uploaded by Tacita Official
T-Cruise night teaser of the upcoming new motocycle. Tacita® lands in
America with the launch of the T-Cruise at ...
The T-Cruise will cost from $10,999
WHAT’S a cruiser without a loud, rumbling V-twin? The future, according to
Italian motorcycle manufacturer Tacita, which unveiled its all-electric
T-Cruise at the American International Motorcycle Expo last month.
The T-Cruise has all the characteristics of a traditional American cruiser –
a long, low chassis, raised bars and a large, single headlight. But in place
of an iconic big twin sits a 30kW electric motor, capable of 52 lb-ft of
Three battery options are available on the model, which looks to be set for
the US market. The entry-level T-Cruise, with a 7.5 kWh battery and a range
of up to 50 miles will cost from $10,999 (£8,283). The middling 15 kWh
version will boast a range of 93 miles, at a price of $14,999 (£11,296) and
finally, the 27.5 kWh option will provide an impressive range of 168 miles,
for $27,999 (£21,086).
The T-Cruise features a hand-stitched leather saddle, three-way adjustable
footpegs, and optional italian eco-leather panniers, in 28 colours.
Suspension is accounted for by hydraulic telescopic front forks and twin
rear shock absorbers with preload adjustment. Linked front and rear Brembo
brakes offer regenerative braking, while the T-Cruise comes with an onboard
charger and fast charger.
Perhaps the most surprising part of the bike is its five-speed gearbox with
hydraulic clutch, which includes a reverse gear. Usually electric
motorcycles don’t feature gears due to their instant torque from zero revs.
Tacita previously made history with the T-Race Rally, which became the first
ever electric motorcycle to race in a desert rally, when it took on Africa’s
Merzouga Rally in 2012.
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