Triumph might be best known for its iconic motorcycles, but the company started out building bicycles and is returning to its roots with its first e-bike, the Trekker GT.
The Trekker GT combines the British firm’s engineering with the latest iteration of Shimano’s battery technology and drive train. The electric drive weighs in at just 2.88 kg yet provides as much as 60Nm of torque through its Shimano steps E6100 motor. Rated at 504Wh, the battery should be good for around 90 miles of cycling before requiring recharging.
By fully integrating the drivetrain into the design of the e-bike, and minimising fuss by internalising as much as possible, the Trekker GT provides a distinctive silhouette, characterised by its contemporary, clean design and elegant lines. The clean design was worked on by the same team that designs Triumph’s award-winning motorcycles.
Silver Ice and Jet Black paint, both in a matt finish, create a sophisticated colour scheme in familiar Triumph colours. Blacked-out features and detailing across the bicycle including wheels, pedals, seat post and handlebar stem, plus the cast aluminium Triumph badging.
Safety and practicality is is looked after by integrated LED lighting, full-length matt-black mudguards, a blacked-out pannier rack, and even both an integrated side stand and an ABUS pro-shield integrated lock including heavy-duty security in the form of a 270mm U-lock and chain and ground anchor.
There’s a Selle-Royal Vivo saddle for comfort, with narrow width handlebars combining to create an ergonomic ride, with comfort and control. Once you’re done for the day, there’s even a Muc-off/Triumph cleaning kit available in the accessory line-up.
The Triumph Trekker GT will be priced at just under £3,000, and available in the UK, United States and Europe. For some reason, Germany and Austria miss out, while the Asia Pacific region will get more availability and pricing information in the coming months.