What is the distance you can go on a single charge with your TACITA electric motorcycle ?
This is one big traditional question we are often asked. True and provable numbers, in real driving condition, that’s what riders need and deserve. We decided to answer using our method the “TACITA Range Method” or TRM.
TRM is an easy test done on real public roads ( no DYNO or artificially controlled road conditions ), that can be replicated by any rider, following some easy rules and of course respecting the road speed limits.
TRM riding rules
- Acceleration from any stop point ( traffic light or any road sign ) up to the road speed limit on a progressive manner.
- Regenerative Braking on the OFF option, so we let the motorcycle run with minimum effort.
- We let the motorcycle decrease speed gently as we see a traffic light until we stop.
- Regenerative Braking on the ON option only on downhill road segments.
TRM Rider and motorcycle terms and Conditions
- Rider weight 90 kg
- Street legal tires
For the tests, our engineers chooses three different routes near our Factory in Torino Italy
- Route A Santena > Camerano Casasco > Santena ( hills roads )
- Route B Santena > Cuneo > Santena ( flat roads )
- Route C Santena > Bergeggi > Santena ( Uphill & Downhill roads and Urban mix )
The road type mix used on the TRM is as follows :
- 65% state roads ( urban roads speed limit 70 km/h – non urban roads 90 km/h)
- 35% city roads ( mainly speed limit 50 km/h – some segments 30 km/h)
The average speed around the Torino and over the Alps section on this road mix was 65 Km/h.
The distance range measurements over the TRM are done as follows :
The distance traveled until the first blink of the Reserve Power indicator light comes up on the dashboard. Then the extra distance traveled before the Reserve Power light get fixed. This numbers shows the true real life distance any rider can go with his TACITA electric motorcycle.
Pros and Cons of TRM
Even that our engineers have done a hard work designing this test, we know TRM no doubt it is not a declaration of perfection. But, for sure, it shows some clear data a rider can do on a real road.