The British motorcycle company Triumph has just launched the company’s first electric bike – as in “bicycle.” The new e-bike is known as the Triumph Trekker GT.
Triumph Motorcycles is of course known more for its gas motorcycles, despite showing signs of life for an EV corner of the R&D department.
The company has actually been testing the waters regarding a potential electric motorcycle, but now it seems the first electric Triumph is a two-wheeler of a different variety.
The Triumph Trekker GT was just unveiled today as a road-oriented commuter e-bike. Its hydroformed 6061 aluminum frame houses an integrated and lockable battery, hiding the most common giveaway on e-bikes: a giant battery bolted to the frame.
Power comes from a Shimano E6100 mid-drive motor putting out 250 “nominal” watts, but widely known to peak somewhere above 500 W.
The integrated battery is a Shimano E8035 model with 504 Wh of capacity. Triumph rates the Trekker GT for 150 km (93 miles) of range on a single charge, but that’s in the lowest power mode under ideal conditions.