Trinity Electric Vehicle is a German importer and maker of electric scooters. They announce their plan to launch their first electric motorbike in 2019, an Enduro qualifiying for both street and off-road use despite its classification as low-powered moped. Still it puts an extra punch into acceleration.
This is almost a personal project for Trinity Electric Vehicles. CEO Reinhold Richert is himself a passionate Enduro motorcyclists and says they designed their latest product with a “whole new target group” in mind.
Their electric motorcycle is indeed a departure from the tamer electric scooters Trinity has been offering so far. Dubbed the Neon, their e-bike will hit the European market next year. Trinity failed to disclose which countries they aim for though.
Both an off-road version (Neon X) as well as a street model (Neon S) are planned. All variants feature the option to add two lithium batteries with 1.9 kWh each that can be removed. They weigh about 13 kilos and last for a range of about 100 kilometres together, according to the company. The motorcycle then weighs 110 kilos and allows for an extra load of 160 kg.
While the Neon looks like a proper little machine, its actual power is limited to a max speed of 45 kph. This way it classifies as a moped in the eyes of the law. However, Trinity says the electric motor can deliver up to 6 kW so that acceleration and traction are at the level of a 125cc motorbike.
The company is taking pre-orders and expects to start deliveries in March/ April 2019. The electric motorcycle starts with one battery at 3.699 euros and with two batteries at 4.499 euros.
pressebox.de (press release, in German)