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Triumph Motorcycles enters e-bike market

Published June 18, 2020

HINCKLEY, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — The British motorcycle brand Triumph is releasing its first e-bike, an aluminum-frame model that will retail for about $3,750.

The 118-year-old company has been developing an electric motorcycle line, a multi-year project being done in partnership with some British developers. But the company took the motorcycle world by surprise with the electric bicycle launch this week. The bike will be available in Triumph dealers in Europe, the UK and the U.S. initially. The company did not release an availability date.

Harley-Davidson has been talking about its upcoming electric bicycles — which will complement its LiveWire electric motorcycles — since last August. It's not clear when they will come to market as Harley has struggled with work stoppages and reduced sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports indicate the Harley electric bicycle launch has been pushed off until at least 2021. GM also has delayed or abandoned its plans to introduce a line of e-bikes. 

The Triumph Trekker GT, true to its name, appears similar to a European-style trekking bike: an upright, flat-bar pavement cruiser with 650b wheels and a 65mm-travel RockShox Paragon fork, available in three sizes and two colors. It has a Shimano Steps e6100 250-watt motor and a 504Wh battery. Triumph also plans to offer a Muc-Off cleaning kit that comes in a Triumph-branded bag. 

Triumph's Trekker GT e-bike.
Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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