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BST's HyperTEK Is The Meanest, Most Radical Electric Supernaked We’ve Ever Seen

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  • Nov 18, 2019
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BST says the HyperTEK will go into production, albeit in limited numbers

  • The HyperTEK is powered by a water-cooled electric motor with claimed power figures of 108PS and 120Nm.
  • It offers a company claimed range of 300km on a single charge.
  • Feature list includes a helmet with a head-up display, transparent tail light, monocoque frame and carbon fibre wheels.
  • Gets a traditional clutch.

In design, minimalism is the way to go, and the BST HyperTEK is living proof of this. The alien-esque design combines the use of bare minimum bodywork, some ultra-rad tech and a powerful electric motor. It’s been designed and developed in-house by South Africa-based carbon fibre wheel manufacturer (BST) in collaboration with Pierre Terblanche, the former design director for Ducati. Surprisingly, the HyperTEK will go into production, in limited numbers of course, according to Blackstone Tek.

As for the bike itself, it uses a monocoque frame with carbon fibre wheels and features the bare necessities. This includes an excuse for a tank, a tail section that looks like a spoiler, a transparent tail light and indicators along with a circular headlight that, weirdly enough, sits behind the fork. The instrument console is nowhere to be seen because it’s built into a custom helmet that features a head-up display. It’s been specifically built for the bike by Cross from Japan.

Powering the bike is a DHX Hawk water-cooled electric motor with claimed power figures of 108PS and 120Nm of peak torque belting down on the rear wheel. While there’s no word on the battery specs, the company claims the HyperTEK will offer a claimed range of 300km and 30 minutes to be quick-charged. Another impressive aspect is the motor comes with a sound generator designed to let pedestrians know you're coming. 

The HyperTEK gets adjustable footpegs and a traditional clutch that allows you to rev the motor at standstill and even pull burnouts while you’re at it. However, to help you stay within your limits, BST offers wheelie and traction control as standard. You also get cruise control and hill stop assist as well.

Anchoring this lunatic of a motorcycle is a single 330mm disc at the front clamped by what looks like a radially-mounted Brembo monobloc caliper. The rear features a smaller disc. It’s 17-inch wheels come wrapped in Pirelli Supercorsa SP tyres. The front uses an upside down fork while the setup at the rear is still unclear. The bike weighs in at 205 kg (452 lb), which, we must say, is on the heavier side. However, average-sized riders will be glad to know that the seat can be lowered from 820mm to 790mm.

That said, the bike does cost a king's ransom and we aren't surprised. If you were to buy this unique masterpiece it would set you back by $80,000, that's a little over Rs 57 lakh. Phew!

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