Bushido  T1980

Push your limits

The Bushido helps demanding cyclists to train with scientific precision at the highest level. This technically revolutionary design makes clear why Tacx is the market leader when it comes to trainers. The Bushido is completely wireless. You don’t need to plug it into the power grid, allowing fanatical cyclists to ride wherever they want, indoors and outdoors.

The wireless Bushido has a powerful braking system which offers a maximum resistance of 1400 Watt. The system, fully incorporated in the housing, consists of a motor brake and a 2 kg software-simulated flywheel. This helps you to obtain a supple pedal stroke on steep climbs. The handlebar computer shows, through its graphical display, all the necessary training information, such as power output, heart rate, cadence, speed and time. The user-friendly Bushido menus allow you to start immediately. Up to 99 Catalyst training programs for slope (-5 to +20%), power output or heart rate can be set in advance.

The Bushido is upgradable to a Virtual Reality trainer with the Upgrade i-Bushido T1990, which includes the Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced.


  • Stand-alone training
  • Handlebar computer with memory
  • Newest training features
  • Skyliner front wheel support
  • Upgradable to training with PC

Electric motor brake

  • Integrated 2 kg software-simulated flywheel
  • Max. resistance 1400 Watt; adjustable in percent
  • Completely wireless; no power grid needed
Stand-alone training with handlebar computer ANT+ wireless communication
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Electric motor brake
When calculating the brake resistance all physical formulas a cyclist encounters on the road are applied to reach a true situation. Air and rolling resistance, gradient percentage, weight, air pressure, wind speed, temperature, altitude, inertia and brake properties are all taken into account and calculated hundreds of times per second to achieve a realistic feel.

Tacx trainers feature a dynamic control of the braking force. Other trainers use a flywheel to pass the dead centre, Tacx trainers constantly adjust the resistance to simulate the most natural handling. Thanks to the dynamic braking system virtual climbs become real challenges.

LED lights
The motor brake is equipped with LED lights that move to the rhythm of your cadence. The red lights light up when the power output is high. When the power output is low, the green lights are more visible.

Cadence & balance
The Bushido work without a cadence sensor. The cadence is derived from the variation in force on the pedals and recorded by highly accurate electronic sensors. Also the balance, the difference in the force exerted between the left and right leg, is measured continuously. With the right balance you will reach an optimal pedal stroke. More info.

Training parameters

  • Training  free training or preset program with slope, power or heart rate
  • Program  40 programs with a maximum of 99 routes, based on time or distance
  • Time  between 10 seconds and 59 minutes
  • Distance  between 0.1 km and 99.9 km
  • Slope  between -5% and +20%
  • Power  between 10 Watt and 990 Watt
  • Heart rate  between 30 bpm and 230 bpm
  • Opponents  1 opponent
  • Average speed  may be modified in 0,1 km/h increments
  • Users  maximum of 8 (name: weight; sex; length; d.o.b.)

General parameters

  • HF receptions  analogue and ANT
  • Language  English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian
  • Clock / date  24 hour clock
  • Weight kg or lbs
  • Speed  km/h of m/ph
  • Consumption  kJoule
  • Sound alarm signal  heart rate limits and route transitions
  • Scale factor  80 to 120
  • Calibration for accurate power display

Training information computer

  • Speed  current speed, maximum speed, average speed
  • Cadence  current candence, average cadence, maximum average
  • Power  current power, average power, maximum power, total consumption in kJoule
  • Heart rate  current heart rate, average heart rate, maximum heart rate
  • Position riders  stopwatch, ride-distance, total distance, position in relation to the opponent
  • Balance  indicator provides balance in power distribution
  • Program  graphic display of total program and per route
  • Memory  checking earlier, score on Bushido. If linked to a PC, then data logging per second.
Operational range
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The white lines in the graph shown above indicate the power, cycling speed and slope. The blue areas indicate the operational range: which resistance can the different resistance units apply at certain speeds and gradients and how realistic is the cycling experience?