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Moto Parilla’s Tricolore Combines E-Bikes, Motorbikes, and Enduro

Tricolore MXThe new Tricolore MX from Moto Parilla; (photo/Moto Parilla)
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This electric MTB is a pedal-assisted enduro bike with lines and features that nod at its bigger motorbike cousins.

There’s nothing “classic” about the new Tricolore from emerging bike company Moto Parilla. 

The new eMTB announced by the company this week aims for innovation, bringing together several different designs for something quite else entirely.

Eschewing the traditional triangular structure of most bikes, the Tricolore’s frame, swingarm, and seat post come from motorbike design. Yet the bike’s claimed functionality is essentially an e-bike with the durability of a mountain bike.

This exciting addition to the fast-growing world of e-bikes comes in three configurations. Each has different components while keeping Moto Parilla’s unique approach to frame design.

Tricolore MR
The Tricolore MR; (photo/Moto Parilla)

Moto Parilla Tricolore: Features and Details

We previewed Moto Parilla’s Carbon Club model back at Interbike and 2018, praising the “one-of-a-kind” bike for its wild combination of MTBs, Italian racing heritage, and e-bikes.

The developing company, which split from carmaker Caterham, continues its focus on innovation with the Tricolore.

With an all-carbon-fiber frame, the Tricolore is both rigid and light. Its motorcycle-inspired seat post detaches from the frame, and the rear suspension system includes a rocker arm, connecting rod, and shock absorber for “great responsiveness,” Moto Parilla said in a press release.

Its bilateral single-arm swingarm is also made entirely of carbon fiber. Reinforced with aluminum inserts in the wheel-coupling areas, rear brake caliper, and suspension system, it offers both stability and strength, the company said.

At 21 kg, the Tricolore maintains maneuverability on singletrack while still giving riders a boost from the powertrain system.

Like all Moto Parilla products, the Tricolore was developed and produced from the company’s home base in Reggio Emilia, Italy. In a press release, the company claims that the Tricolore is also “totally recyclable,” with several parts made of hemp or linen fiber.

Tricolore M
The Tricolore M; (photo/Moto Parilla)

Moto Parilla Tricolore: Coming to EICMA 2022

The Tricolore comes in three models: the M, MR, and MX.

Its M version is based on RockShox components, and the MR adopts FOX components. Meanwhile, MX has several extras, including the Bright upside-down fork.

Opportunities for additional personalization of the bikes will also be available, like upgrading the Tricolore’s existing engine. So if 90 Nm of torque isn’t enough, riders can opt for the Tricolore M1000, which offers 160 Nm. 

Moto Parilla will exhibit its new bikes at EICMA 2022 this month. 

The company has not given any prices for these bikes or estimated when they’ll be available for consumers. Stay tuned, folks.

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