Leading the way into a new area of motorcycle design is Tremoto. Using a patent pending Leaning Vehicle Suspension system the rider is introduced to an all new sensation in motorcycle riding.
Imagine leaning into a corner at 45 degrees and not having to worry about the front end washing out. You can lock up both front brakes without falling or loss of control, the two front wheels and single rear wheel provide a very stable platform. The stability of this platform allows this machine to get out on dirt and gravel roads and have some real off road fun, you can slide the rear tire through a turn like a flat track racer.
The technology behind this cutting edge motorcycle is made possible through a unique composite monoleaf spring and robust Kayaba rotary dampers, pivoting about a 4130 chromoly steel front sub frame. Parallelogram double a-arm suspension links, T-pin style uprights and clever steering geometry round out this lightweight package. By maintaining a low overall suspension height, front frame bulk is minimized.
A limited run of production models, deliverable Q3 of 2011, will be based on a Ducati Hypermotard motorcycle. Its chromoly trellis frame, low mass center, and 105hp make it a revolutionary high performance platform. You can see a Tremoto in action at http://www.tremoto.com/ .
Written by John Campbell, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com