Triumph and Williams’ electric sports bike looks as awesome as you expect
Remember a bit over a year ago when Triumph released a series of sketches and serious performance promises? We do, but then we’ve been jonesing for an awesome electric bike ever since we found the sump of our Husqvarna 900 full of petrol and gave up on internal combustion entirely.
And, in case the actual photos above haven’t already given the game away, you’re looking at the proper prototype of Triumph’s first foray into electric motorbikes: the TE-1. No prizes for guessing what TE-1 stands for, then.
So, now that the TE-1’s a real, rideable machine, let’s see if Triumph’s prototype lives up to the promises.
The electric motor from Integral Powertrain promised about 180bhp and delivers exactly 175bhp, or enough to fling it, you and your gutful of brave pills from a standing start to 160km/h in 6.2 seconds.
TEXT Craig Jamieson