Triumph and Shimano collaborate on electric-assist bicycle

Triumph motorcycles is no entering the lucrative electric bicycle market with its first model, the Trekker GT. The new electric bicycle is a combination of performance engineering with the latest iteration of Shimano’s battery technology and drive train.

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The Trekker GT uses the latest generation of electric drive weighing in at just 2.88 kg. It offers a smooth and responsive drive and a range of 150-km per charge. Powering it is a Shimano Steps E6100 motor and a fully integrated Shimano E8035 504Wh battery. It’s capable of producing 250w and 60Nm of torque.

With its fully integrated powertrain, the Trekker GT manages to conceal the key electrification components in an elegant, stylized frame. It’s fitted with a narrow-width handlebar and a comfortable and luxurious Selle-Royal Vivo saddle. These provide the rider with optimal ergonomics and great rider comfort and control.

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The Trekker GT was designed by Triumph’s world-leading vehicle styling team. It’s offered in a sophisticated twin paint scheme in colors from Triumph motorcycle palette, like Matt Silver Ice and Matt Jet Black. Like its motorcycles, there are also dedicated blacked-out features and detailing like on the wheels, pedals, seat post and handlebar stem, plus high-value cast aluminum Triumph badging.

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Those into cycling may recognize some of the top-shelf components. The Trekker GT is fitted with RockShox Paragon forks, Alex Volar 27.5-inch rims, a super-silent Shimano Deore Shadow 10-speed rear mechanism, high-performance Shimano Deore M6000 180/160 brakes, and Schwalbe Energizer Green Guard 27.5 x 2.0 tires.

The Trekker GT bicycle includes a premium features fitted as standard like integrated LED lighting, full length matt-black mudguards, a blacked-out pannier rack, side stand and ABUS pro-shield integrated lock. Triumph’s heavy duty security items including a 270mm U-lock and chain and ground anchor, and Muc-off/Triumph cleaning kit complete the Trekker GT accessory line-up.

Pictured here is just the prototype. In the production model, the handlebar logo will be repositioned, while the cables will be routed inside the frame for cleaner packaging.

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For now, the Trekker GT will be made available in the UK, United States and in Europe (with the exception of Germany and Austria). For Asia Pacific markets, which includes the Philippines, availability is still to be determined.

Before making motorcycles for 118 years, Triumph began as a bicycle manufacturer. With the Trekker GT, the esteemed British brand returns to its roots.