“Electrical Bike of The 12 months” Goes To…


We’ve had lots of zippy scoots coloration the nice WBW homepage. 

From CAKE’s award-winning minimalist machines to Energica’s continued pioneering to profit our electrical trade – all the way in which to Ducati’s up-and-coming V21L for MotoE – electrical bikes are all the fashion – and one in every of them gained GQ Automobile Awards’ “Electrical Bike of The 12 months.”

A view of Triumph's TE-1. Media sourced from Triumph's website.
A view of Triumph’s TE-1. Media sourced from Triumph’s web site.

For reference, XP’s Zero was the winner of the 2020-2021 awards; likewise, the frameless Arc Vector landed final 12 months’s electrical bike of the 12 months. 

2023’s fortunate ducky, in keeping with Superbike Information, “exceeded all expectations,” displaying off high-performance electrical energy that, unsurprisingly, has been barred from going into manufacturing and serves as an academic device for understanding EV tech within the mass market. 

Any guesses?

You bought it – Triumph’s insane electrical TE-1 prototype beat the opposite beauties to the punch!

With a torquey leap from 0 to 60mph in 3.6 seconds, Triumph’s TE-1 beats even the ultra-popular Pace Triple 1200RS in high pace by a transparent 100mph – and this with a surprising 100-mile vary and an excellent 20-minute cost time. 

The addition of “Gates Carbon belt drive, electronics, Öhlins USD cartridge forks, distinctive prototype Öhlins RSU, Brembo M50 monobloc calipers, and Triumph motorbike management software program” add to the bike’s enchantment (per ADVRider) – although the machine has been listed as too highly effective for the streets, rating over 4 instances as highly effective in potential as a 110-126kW bike from Energica’s lineup

A view of Triumph's TE-1. Media sourced from Triumph's website.
A view of Triumph’s TE-1. Media sourced from Triumph’s web site.

“The [TE-1’s] inverter idea, which can also be scalable by tuning the variety of Silicon-Carbide energy phases for various diameter motors… is able to >500kW!,” stuns Integral Powertrain on Triumph’s web site.

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The 'MIUNIK Salt,' an electric concept from the minds at ID DESIGN. Media sourced from The Pack.

With Triumph’s manufacturing EVs “formally on the drafting board,” we anticipate a spread of fairly zero-emission machines for the electrical market within the subsequent 12 months or so; meantime, the Hinckley-based model’s Chief Product Officer is greater than grateful for the award. 

A view of Triumph's TE-1. Media sourced from Triumph's website.
A view of Triumph’s TE-1. Media sourced from Triumph’s web site.

“We’re delighted to have our efforts in creating an thrilling, high-performance electrical motorbike acknowledged on the GQ Automobile Awards,” states Steve Sargent.

“There are important challenges in bringing electrical bikes to the mass market, however the TE-1 is an important step in direction of Triumph’s growth and understanding of electrical car expertise.”

Who do you suppose will win 2024’s “Electrical Bike of The 12 months?”

*Media sourced from Triumph’s press releases on the TE-1*