Vertigo is proud to present the Nitro model, a new and evolved trials motorcycle for the 2022 season. The Nitro is the successor to the acclaimed Combat model and brings together all the experience accumulated by the brand in the FIM Trial World Championship events. Vertigo continues to lead the technological evolution in trials with the most complete motorcycle that the brand has manufactured to date. This Nitro model will be available from the Vertigo dealer network in competition and Euro5 125cc, 250cc and 300cc homologated, as well as 200cc and 280cc competition-only versions. The Nitro model is virtually an entirely new motorcycle, thanks to the evolution of the following all-new components. NEW CHASSIS
• SUPERIOR AGILITY
• IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY
• NEW SHOCK MOUNTING POINT
The Nitro model has a new multi-tubular chassis resulting from many hours of competition development, giving the new Vertigo superior agility and handling capabilities. Other advances include a new micro-fusion rear shock mount, optimally positioning this essential component in the Nitro frame. The new – and now unrestricted – rear wheel travel, coupled with the new shock mount, provides a significantly improved functionality and suspension feel over previous models.
RE-DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
• LOWER OPERATING TEMPERATURE
• PLUG AND PLAY COMPONENTS
The Nitro places each electrical component in an optimal location, with two clear objectives: achieving the necessary cooling and improving accessibility. All electrical components are now protected and highly accessible, making maintenance tasks an efficient and simple process.
NEW REAR BRAKE SYSTEM
• IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY TO THE CLUTCH
• BETTER BRAKING PERFORMANCE
• QUICK EXCHANGE OF SYSTEM
The Nitro incorporates a new, more efficient rear brake hose, the positioning of which facilitates the quick exchange of the complete brake system as well as improved access to the clutch.
• IMPROVED SUSPENSION TRAVEL
• REDUCED HEAT TRANSFER TO ALL COMPONENTS
• INTERCHANGEABLE PACKING
• REDUCED ENGINE BRAKING
Another significant improvement of the Nitro is the all-new silencer. The distinctive new silencer improves the thermodynamic performance and reduces engine braking whilst also allowing an additional 5cm of rear suspension travel over previous models. Another major advantage is the removable endcap, which allows for easy repacking of the silencer.
NEW FUEL TANK
• GREATER CAPACITY
• ALLOWS FOR FITMENT OF LARGER DIAMETER SHOCKS
• IMPROVED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION AND STABILITY
The new fuel tank allows you to take advantage of 100% of its capacity. The filling will be safer with the Nitro, thanks to the design of a new tank that prevents the spillage of fuel towards the engine’s electrical components.
The tank has also been repositioned slightly forward compared to previous models, helping to improve weight distribution and thus stability. Vertigo’s innovative and unique positioning of the fuel tank keeps weight low and centrally located, providing superior stability and traction over any other trials motorcycle available.
• LOWER HEIGHT
• INCREASED RIDER MOBILITY
• RACING APPEARANCE
The all-new rear mudguard, seat base, and air-box cover have been developed to give the Nitro a more aggressive, racing appearance whilst also improving the rider’s mobility. They are also no longer affected by heat transfer from other machine components and always keep their original form.
NEW ENGINE SKID PLATE
• GREATER PROTECTION
• EASILY REMOVED AND REPLACED
• GREATER DURABILITY
This new high-strength 7075 Aluminium skid plate is designed to offer maximum protection to the engine and the new location of components.
NEW WATER PUMP
• GREATER EFFICIENCY
• MORE COMPACT (IMPROVED PROTECTION)
• IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY
A completely new, more compact water pump with higher flow efficiency is used on the Nitro. It is now also repositioned at the lowest point in the coolant circuit, meaning the system is now self-bleeding, resulting in a more efficient cooling system.
The new Nitro has undergone a rigorous development programme, and the team of Vertigo engineers has worked closely with Jamie Busto. They have been developing the machine during the past 12 months whilst competing in the FIM TrialGP class and other prestigious events and championships. As a result, the already revolutionary and technologically advanced twostroke fuel injection Vertigo has progressed to a whole new level, putting it in pole position for the 2022 season if you demand the ultimate in technology, performance and quality.