In Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium (2018), during the TRIAL-E World Championship, THE PACK discovered the first prototype of the Mecatecno DragonFly. “Yes, we were in Belgium to test this 1st prototype, says Victor Albornà, Sales Manager Mecatecno. With the development of 2 more prototypes during the next years, our production bike is ready now and the first orders will be shipped in December 2022 to our customers.
Guy Salens – THE PACK: “With the launch of this new DragonFly, it’s good to have some new ‘competition’ in the electric motorcycle market, it will improve quality and perhaps speed up the technological process.”
Less is more
I really love this minimal design for a motortrial bike. What most impresses the Mecatecno Dragonfly is its tremendous lightness and agility. The development team has achieved a balanced and easy-to-ride motorcycle, giving it a friendly character, open to all audiences, especially those of an amateur and medium level.
The development team has managed to create a minimalistic structure where all parts have its perfect place. The chosen and combined materials are in function for the durability and robustness as we know for the extreme motortrial sport. One of the lightest competition motorbikes (60 kg), which results in a high maneuverability and much appreciated by an amateur level.
No fuel tank, no radiator and no air filter, instead you get a battery with a peak mower of 11 Kw. No gearbox, you have all the torque at your fingertips when you need it. Mecatecno has integrated a mechanical (diaphragm) clutch accompanied by a Braktec hydraulic pump for difficult ‘nonstops’. Changing to different power maps (3) is very easy for the different profiles/quality of the riders or different terrain circumstances.
With a full battery, you’ll manage to ride some 3 à 4 hrs. A new, complete charge takes just about three hours. The front suspension is entrusted to M4 Parts. For the rear suspension, the DragonFly uses Öhlins,
- Nominal / Peak power: 6 Kw / 11 Kw
- Riding maps: 3
- Clutch: hydraulic multidisc system
- Recharge time: 2,5/3 hrs
- Front fork: M4 Ø 39 mm Aluminium Spring Fork
- Rear shock: Öhlins TTX 190*51
- Front tire: Michelin X11 2,5*21″
- Rear tire: Michelin X11 4*18″
- Weight: 60 kg
- Seat height: 650 mm
- Ground clearance: 320 mm
There is no confirmation about the price yet, this will be announced in the coming weeks.
Pictures © Marc Viñas