In the new Tricolore, the rear suspension system will be made up of a rocker arm, connecting rod and shock absorber to ensure great vehicle responsiveness. The linkages, completely made of Ergal 7075 aluminium, will be machined from billet. The entire mechanism will be protected by a specially designed rear mudguard made of polycarbonate.
In addition, the seatpost frame, also of a motorbike nature, will be detached from the frame and made entirely of carbon fibre. The modular attachment system of the seatpost and shock absorber to the frame will consist of lightened aluminium mesh plates that will make Tricolore not only extremely strong but also cutting-edge in terms of design.
The Tricolore’s engine casing will be made of carbon kevlar fibre for sensational impact resistance and will feature an integrated cooling system by means of a special design. In order to make the vehicle modular, a universal engine mounting system was designed using plates made from billet 7075 aluminium. The engine will be thePolini E-P3+ MX, capable of delivering 250W of power, a 600W peak and 90 Nm of torque. Recharging the battery will be facilitated by the presence of its frame connection.
One of the main features of Tricolore will be the presence of a cover system made of hemp fiber, which is also totally recyclable because the fiber used will be organic like the resin with which it is impregnated. This is meant to underscore the company’s commitment to trying to follow the ecological transition, so it will be necessary to find substitutable, less polluting materials for vehicles throughout the cycling and motorcycling industry.
The top cover will have an airtight seal to prevent the entry of fluids or dirt but at the same time allow the passage of cables inside the chassis. The holes on it will allow the mounting of additional accessories, such as water bottles or additional displays, and the quick release or lock closure system will allow maximum convenience in inserting and removing the battery.
The futuristic rear lighting system will be integrated into the seatpost frame and powered by the powertrain battery. Control of the entire system directly from the handlebar controller will be allowed, ensuring ease of use and performance in both daytime and night trials.
Tricolore’s swingarm, which is clearly motorcycling in nature, was developed after a study that lasted nearly two years. Thanks to a bold and extremely innovative choice, it will be single bilateral arm and made entirely of carbon fiber. In addition, it will be reinforced with aluminum inserts in the areas of wheel coupling, rear brake caliper and suspension system, to ensure greater stability and strength.
The wide channel will provide the ability to fit tires up to 3.5″ and will allow excellent mud drainage under all circumstances. The transmission system will be 12-speed, and the Flip-Chip system will allow easy variation of the wheelbase.
At the heart of Tricolore will be a watertight internal compartment, carved into the frame and accessible by lock or quick release, where an emergency kit, repair tools or other personal items can be stored. In the same compartment will be an aluminum plate that will contain the data and version of one’s bike.
Tricolore’s distinctive carbon fiber monocoque frame will be completely different from the standard triangular geometries belonging to the cycling industry. The ribs on the frame will have a reinforcing function and decrease the adhesion of mud on the frame. In this part, too, it will be possible to install a water bottle holder thanks to the grafts on the body.
The front lighting system will be integrated inside Tricolore’s carbon fiber monocoque frame. The top cover, made of hemp fiber, will allow the cables to be routed inside the frame itself. A recess will be made in the frame so as to accommodate an aluminum plate with the Tricolor logo.