Italian automotive manufacturer Moto Parilla stands out from the competition with its out-of-the-box two-wheelers. Their Carbon and Ultra Carbon really intrigued my interest with the Cyberpunk looks. Now they’re back with another two-wheeler in the same league.
Meet the Tricolore electric MTB which is more of a full-blown performance two-wheeler for dirt tracks. The Reggio Emilia-based company is currently at the EICMA 2022 expo in Milan for the launch of this cheesy pedal-assisted enduro mountain bike.
Designer: Moto Parilla
Ditching the contemporary triangular structure found on most bikes on the road, the eMTB gets a fresh design for good measure. The two-wheeler has the basic functionality of an e-bike while having the durability of a tough mountain bike. This is the best combination one could ask for with the laurels of having more carbon fiber used for the monocoque chassis than some of the highly acclaimed superbikes on offer.
There’s carbon fiber being used for the single-sided swingarm and aerospace aluminum for the mechanical parts is a clear sign of the two-wheelers premium make. Environmental-friendly aspect comes in the form of fully recyclable hemp covers for covering the wires which is another plus. Unsurprisingly the eMTB weighs just 46 lb despite having a carbon-Kevlar crankcase with an integrated cooling system.
Tricolore is powered by a 250-W Polini E-P3+ MX mid-mount motor topping at 600 watts, generating 90 Nm of torque to take the e-bike at a top speed of 15.5 mph. For more driving options on the trails, the ride is loaded with a 12-speed SRAM gearset and an 880-Wh removable battery pack that adds 62 miles to the range. According to Moto Parilla, the bike has a very good balance courtesy of the high-grade suspension, and of course high maneuverability thanks to the lightweight carbon fiber frame.
The rider gets all the vital information on the brightness adaptive 2.5-inch color LCD display. Visibility is also sorted out with the frame-integrated front and rear lighting. Pricing and availability of Tricolore have not yet been revealed but expect a steep price tag. What’s known is, it will come in four variants – one of them having Bafang M620 motor producing 118 lb. ft of torque.