• BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek

  • Built around a carbon-fiber monocoque frame Aluminum rear-frame and swingarm
  • It lacks body panels apart from the greens you see
  • 3D printed Liquid-cooling radiator gets a honeycomb cooling structure that’s done in rose-gold
  • carbon fiber integrated structure
  • 330mm aluminum ceramic-infused ventilated disc brake ethered to Brembo radials
  • HUD helmet by Cross
  • Battery and motor components in aluminum housing inspired by jet-turbines
  • “High power-density” liquid-cooled radial flux motor
  • DHX Hawk motor 107 horsepower and 88 ft-lb of torque
  • Range of 186 miles Full charge in 30 min
  • Comes with a slipper clutch mechanism With regenerative braking
  • Wheelie & Traction Control system
  • Built-in sound generator, cruise control, and hill stop assist functions
  • K-Tech air shock actuated by a linkage living between the swingarm beams

And comes with it is a HUD helmet, Carbon-fiber monocoque, wheelie and traction control

So, there are days when you wake up and rub your eyes to clear out the haze and see things clearly. Well, this is one of those. The haze is not the water in my eyes, but this all-electric motorcycle that is calling itself the HyperTek.

A gorgeous sci-fi machine built by the famous carbon-wheel supplier – BST (Blackstone TEK), the HyperTek has been designed by Piere Terblanche who’s visions have given us multiple Ducatis, Cagivas, Moto Guzzis, and Confederates. This time though, Terblanche has consciously gone bonkers with his design, creating a robotic machine on two-wheels that reads out data on an integrated heads-up display in the bespoke helmet.

BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek Exterior High Resolution
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Built around a carbon-fiber monocoque frame
Aluminum rear-frame and swingarm

The HyperTek is BST’s first take on making something befitting their beautifully crafted carbon-fiber wheels. Built around a carbon-fiber monocoque frame, the HyperTek has all of its battery and motor components in aluminum housing inspired by jet-turbines. For a bare-body take on the motorcycle, it lacks body panels apart from the greens you see. The one at the bottom is to house another range extending battery there, and the entire motorcycle weighs just 450 lbs.

A beautifully 3D printed radiator panel gets a honeycomb cooling structure that’s done in rose-gold, and so are the Air shocks living between the swingarm beams. The HyperTek is powered by a “high power-density” liquid-cooled radial flux motor made by DHX Hawk with 107 horsepower and 88 ft-lb of torque. With an impressive range of 186 miles, the quick charging system amps up the battery to a full charge in just 30 minutes. The power is transmitted to the rear via a belt-drive on the single-sided swingarm.

BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek Exterior High Resolution
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It lacks body panels apart from the greens you see
BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek Exterior High Resolution
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DHX Hawk motor
107 horsepower and 88 ft-lb of torque

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BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek Exterior High Resolution
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3D printed Liquid-cooling radiator
gets a honeycomb cooling structure that’s done in rose-gold
BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek Exterior High Resolution
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Battery and motor components in aluminum housing
inspired by jet-turbines

This electric moniker comes with a slipper clutch mechanism for regenerative braking functions, and will also allow the rider to rev the motor up to perform burnouts and wheelies. Yes, the machine lets you harness the motor’s power with the Wheelie & Traction Control system to show off. There’s also a built-in sound generator, cruise control, and hill stop assist functions.

At the front, this gets the best brake disc designs I’ve ever seen on a production motorcycle. It is a single front 330mm aluminum ceramic-infused ventilated disc brake, tethered to Brembo radials. The suspension unit is a “carbon fiber integrated structure with down tubes and triple clamps in one piece” at the front, while the rear gets K-Tech air shock actuated by a linkage. A billet aluminum rear subframe houses the adjustable saddle. And, of course, some slinky lightweight BST carbon-fiber wheels.

BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek Exterior High Resolution
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HUD helmet by Cross
BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek Exterior High Resolution
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330mm aluminum ceramic-infused ventilated disc brake
ethered to Brembo radials
BST shows its radical new electric motorcycle designed by Piere Terblanche - The HyperTek Exterior High Resolution
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carbon fiber integrated structure

Technically, there is no dash/instrumentation. When you buy this motorcycle, along comes a bespoke helmet by Cross of Japan that uses a HUD tech to display information to the rider while letting you keep your eyes on the road. The smart helmet might also come with sound-canceling, GPS navigation, 360-degree camera, Bluetooth, hands-free calling, and music.

With Pierre Terblanche, BST has created what seems to be a ludicrous looking machine that will be made in limited numbers. This 450 lbs of a mean metal pack massive amounts of features that should get every other manufacturer paying attention. You, on the other hand, might have to pay around $80,000 to become a ‘custodian’ of the HyperTek. Hope you were sitting down for that.

“This is the best work I’ve ever done.” - Pierre Terblanche

Sagar Patil
Motorcycle industry expert since 1997! - sagar@topspeed.com
Over the years, a deeper conscience of machines moving body and soul has given him a crisp grasp over the concepts of motorcycling. A sucker for details and common sense, he loves getting his hands dirty every once in a while. His love affair with motorcycles ushers in the specialist skillset making Sagar our go-to expert for everything on two-wheels.  Read More
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