VR46 E-MTB, the e-bike designed by Valentino Rossi

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It comes there VR46 E-MTBin its DNA has challenge and signed competition Valentino Rossi.

L’e-bike VR46 E-MTB born from the spirit of competition and confrontation with oneself and others. Above all from the desire to test their driving skills, in all off-road terrain conditions.

VR46 E MTB, challenge and competition in the DNA signed by Valentino Rossi, press office source

Details and precision

Attention to detail leaves nothing to chance. It is the feeling that strikes you as soon as you cross the entrance gate of the Valentino Rossi Ranch in Tavullia.

It has already become a sacred place for the world of sport and beyond. The Ranch has a dominant but pure and sincere personality. It leaves no room for choice in comparison with oneself and with others.

Behind every bend and every straight stretches the spirit of competition and character VR|46. On a dirt road which, while testing the abilities of those who ride it, leaves room for the imagination of the riders. And that is inspiration of the VR46 E-MTB project.

The project

And the prima e-mtb la VR46 conceived between Tavullia and Bologna. It’s a Full suspension enduro e-bike able to offer a smooth ride and a high control downhill and cornering. Through the careful study in the design and the choice of cutting-edge technical solutions.

Plate from VR|46 present a premium electric bike. This was designed to satisfy even the most demanding bike riders.

Thanks to the Made in Italy design quality and the care in the choice of components. These are selected directly with the parent companies of the most important and prestigious brands in the cycle sector. Through the main European distributors.

In fact, important players in the bike and electric components such as Bosch, Pirelli, Sram/Rock Shox, Fulcrum, Ohlins, Crankbrothers, Technomousse e Ochain.

VR46 E MTB, challenge and competition in the DNA signed by Valentino Rossi, press office source

A special team

The project was developed by research team e development of Platumwho dealt with theframe and bike engineering and design. Working in the Italian Motor Valley, the industrial and cultural district of Emilia-Romagna known internationally as the cradle of some of the most renowned automotive brands in the world.

It is launched on the market in two versions the VR46 E-MTB:

· Limitedproduction in 46 pieces numbered and signed by Valentino Rossi

· Pro

Each version will be available in two sizes, M and L.

The Frame

The heart of the project is the 6061 – T6 hydroformed aluminum frame entirely studied and designed in Italyfollowing a careful prototyping phase, divided into three moments:

· 3D printing in plastic material;

· Aluminum CNC, with first field test;

· production hydroformed pipes.

Furthermore, the chassis thus developed and subjected to structural tests. To check the resistance to mechanical stress. Before reaching the production stage, two samples of the bikes were tested in the field.

Unique design and innovative technological choices. Particular attention given to the geometric dimensions and in particular to the saddle. Designed in the forward position to guarantee an excellent driving position even with prohibitive slopes. Combined with an important reach share, this solution offers full stability even on the most technical descents.

Optimal performance

Downhill, in addition to the great stability and support of the rider on the steepest climbs, they are ensured by the study, at a kinematic level, of the compression curve. Also, thanks to the flipchip system positioned on the lower fulcrum of the shock absorber, the geometry of the bike is transformed, going from a performing All-Mountain to a competitive E-Enduro. Indeed, it is possible to vary thehead angle from 65.5° to 64.5°, as well as lowering the bottom bracket by a good 12mm to the full advantage of downhill performance.

Some elements of the frame, such as the boxed engine attachment plate, designed by taking up typical solutions from the world of motorcycles. It was also chosen to use large bearings together with oversized through axles to the full advantage of the torsional rigidity of the whole frame.

The cable routing is integrated into the frame to ensure protection from possible impacts and not affect the design of the bike, completing the design choices that make VR46 E-MTB a new reference in the panorama of modern e-bikes on the market.

VR46 E MTB, challenge and competition in the DNA signed by Valentino Rossi, press office source

VR46 E MTB, challenge and competition in the DNA signed by Valentino Rossi, press office source

The Design

The VR46 E-MTB design genesis narrates the natural transition of the VR|46 brand towards a high tech and sustainable future. In addition to being well anchored to an unrepeatable history of sporting successes and to a human heritage of great depth.

The shapes of the frame and the elements are drawn forward without however being elusive. The section of the triangle contracts strongly near the fork tube, as if to suggest the menacing shape of a centaur ready to spring forward. The alignment of the triangle profile with the rear end is perceptible in its entirety from the handlebar to the rear wheel hub, thanks also to an exceptionally short and tight seat tube that contributes to the overall tension of the lines.

The enlargement of the triangle in the portion close to the steering head is especially appreciable if observed from above and therefore from the driver’s seat, the position where the greatest emotions are felt. The shape, obtained through a play on edges and surfaces, is a reference to the typical shape of the motorcycle tank. The connecting rod has been the subject of particular stylistic attention, the play of taut nerves is also emphasized on this structural element.

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