It’s been three years since THE PACK “Electric Motorcycle News” was introduced to Jeroen-Vincent Nagels and Philippe Stella in a coffee shop in Antwerp, when they showed us their first electric dirt track designs. Now, Jeroen-Vincent and Philippe are making waves with their latest model, the DTRe Vince, as they kick off pre-sales of the product to customers in both the US and EU at a lower price point than their first high-premium model DTRe Stella (which is still available from stock).
Back in 2018, along the sandy roads of Cadaqués (Catalonia), Jeroen and Philippe had a great idea to modernize their local-owned vintage dirt bikes. That’s when they joined forces with Saroléa Performance Technology (Belgium) and designer John McInnis (California) to create a new machine — the DTRe Stella. It was set to be technologically advanced, clean, and high-performing while still retaining the old-school spirit of the classic dirt bikes that inspired it.
By March 2023, the DTRe Stella was officially released in Oudenaarde (Belgium). Although there were rumours of an entry level model called the DTRe Vince, Trevor decided to only go with the Stella and its high-end components. The bike came with parts from leading suppliers such as Öhlins, Beringer, Domino, Excel, Haan Wheels and Afam.
New DTRe Vince in the house
But today the new DTRe Vince makes its debut as Trevor’s second model in their range. Jeroen-Vincent – co-founder of Trevor Motorcycles: “The Vince takes everything people love about our DTRe Stella (which of course remains our high-premium model for the future), and refines it into a more affordable package. The price for the US market is $8,260 (excluding taxes), while it will be €9,950 (including VAT) in Europe. Pre-orders are now available for 195,00 EUR and delivery is expected in fall 2024.”
Philippe Stella, co-founder of Trevor Motorcycles, declared: “We’ve taken all the best aspects of the Stella and improved them to ensure an affordable masterpiece. With our efforts, we can keep the price of this electric motorcycle under 10,000 Euros – making it a reality for everyone.”
Does a lower price mean less quality?
“Not at all”, Jeroen-Vincent replies. “We had to use some lower-grade components compared to what we did with the Stella model, like cast steel instead of CNC cutting parts and chrome plating. We sourced the new pieces from different locations around the world, but putting it all together will be done in Belgium under the supervision of Saroléa Performance Technology.”
Ready for the US
Philippe explained that the DTRe Vince would be US-approved; “Unlike the DTRe Stella, it features a foot rear brake in accordance with the American standard. This is an important market for us and has more sales opportunities due to their long history of dirt track and flat track racing.”