2022 TITANIUM R LIMITED EDITION

Vertigo is proud to introduce the new Titanium R Limited Edition MY2022. With a limited production of  40 units, the Titanium R is without a doubt the most exclusive trials motorcycle in the industry, featuring extensive unique features like the titanium chassis, optimized for this 2022 model by introducing a new mechanised shock absorber support also made of titanium.

Another component to highlight is the new, smaller and detachable mechanized clutch cover which contributes to differentiate this model from any other existing in the market.

The Titanium R 2022 is the first and only series trials model in the market to mount Tech Factory Kashima Gold forks, which along the 3-way Reiger shock absorber, provides outstanding riding dynamics. The user can easily adjust the settings to suit its preferences.

Additional distinctive components of the Titanium R 2022 include the Raptor foot-rests, with the serial number engraved on them, like in the limited series chassis plate.

The titanium muffler, one of the most valued components by Vertigo users, is also a special feature of the Titanium R 2022.

A significant innovation is the incorporation of a new inlet manifold, with a built-in temperature and pressure sensor.

A mechanised brake pedal in black is also included in the list of specific components.

The list of features of the Titanium R 2022 also carries a 6mm Costa Parts crankcase protector in aluminium 7075, offering exceptional protection to all components.

The carbon caps of the engine also contribute to the protection against bumps or scratches on the most sensitive areas of the bike, which significantly increases its reliability and reduces maintenance.

This season, the value of the Titanium R is even greater, as it is the first model of the Titanium saga to incorporate the novelties introduced by the 2022 Nitro model such as the side exhaust, the redistribution of electrical components and new water pump, petrol tank and filter box.

2022 Titanium R Limited Edition key features

  • Titanium frame with machined shock absorber support in
  • Titanium Detachable mechanized clutch cover
  • Kashima Gold coating Tech Factory fork
  • 3-way Reiger monoshock suspension
  • New inlet manifold, with a built-in temperature and pressure sensor
  • Numbered Raptor foot-rests
  • Titanium muffler
  • Anodized red Lever adjusters
  • Special Edition plate 1/40
  • Carbon engine caps
  • Costa Parts crankcase protector in aluminium 7075
  • Renthal Fatbar handlebar
  • Snake Skin vinyls with greater resistance to abrasion
  • Interior rear fender adhesive
  • Weight: 66kg
  • Nitro features: side exhaust, the redistribution of electrical components and new water pump, petrol tank and filter box

2022 TITANIUM R LIMITED EDITION GALLERY

VERTIGO INTRODUCES AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE 2022 NITRO

Vertigo welcomes 2022 with a significant investment that allows the brand to fully enter the fourth industrial revolution by becoming the first trials manufacturer to integrate precision automated technology in the production of the new Nitro model.

The adoption of a robot welding process facilitates an increase in production and ensures the highest quality standards for all our motorcycles by avoiding risks with traditional manual welding. Thus, helping to produce safer, more stable and more robust motorcycles.

The 2022 Nitro is the first Vertigo model to benefit from this significant development in the production process, confirming itself as the most dynamic, responsive and innovative Vertigo built by the brand to date.

VERTIGO SAYS THANKS AND FAREWELL TO BERTA ABELLÁN

Vertigo would like to express its sincere thanks to Berta Abellán for her commitment, hard work and outstanding results over the last four seasons. Both parts have agreed to take different paths in 2022 and the whole team at the Factory wish her the best for the future.

Since joining the team in 2018, Abellán has hugely improved her skills and technique on Vertigo machinery to undoubtedly become one of the most important female riders in the world. She has always finished inside the Top 3 of the TrialGP Women World Championship with two runner-up results and two third places, won the TdN in two occasions with Team Spain and was crowned European Champion in 2018. Further success was achieved in the Spanish Championship, where her dominance meant three titles in the premier class. Vertigo and Abellán’s last outing was at the Barcelona X-Trial, where she finished 2nd at the helm of the 2022 Nitro.

Vertigo will continue to support the Women’s class and in that sense, the team is looking forward to announcing some news in its riders line-up for the 2022 season pretty soon.

3RD PLACE FOR JAIME BUSTO IN THE 2021 X-TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

One week after being crowned Spanish TR1 Champion, Jaime Busto closed the 2021 season brilliantly at the Barcelona X-Trial, ​​the last scoring event for the 2021 Indoor World Championship, with a tight 4th place that gave him the 3rd spot in Championship standings to wrap-up a spectacular year at the helm of Nitro, with which he had already achieved 3rd place in the TrialGP series. Berta Abellán completed a fantastic night for Vertigo taking second in the first Women’s Indoor Trial in history.

The Palau Sant Jordi witnessed Jaime Busto’s impressive form. The Spaniard put in an impressive display of confidence and technique in the opening lap posting the best score with only 2 marks, 4 less than Toni Bou and 6 ahead of Raga. In the second round he couldn’t quite keep up the pace and finished just one point shy from entering the final with a score of 13. After a close fight against Raga for 3rd he finally had to content with 4th.

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Barcelona made history yesterday by holding the first ever Women’s Indoor Trial in history. Berta Abellán didn’t crack under the pressure of a packed Palau Sant Jordi Stadium and put in a sensational performance on the day she was debuting on the 2022 Nitro. She only left 1 mark throughout the 4 section course and only Emma Bristow was able to beat her with a feet-up outing.

Vertigo thus ends an exceptional and intense season, in which the emergence of the new Nitro in September has played a key role for Jaime Busto to achieve third place in the World Outdoor and Indoor Championships with a total of 6 podiums between both disciplines, while the new Vertigo model helped Berta Abellán on her way to 2nd place in the Women’s Trophy in Barcelona.

JAIME BUSTO WINS THE 2021 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP

Jaime Busto made history for Vertigo this weekend at the last round of the 2021 Spanish Championship. The Spaniard was crowned 2021 Champion after a sensational season in which he has recorded more GP wins than anybody else, three including the one from this weekend in Aitona, and finishing no less than 2nd throughout the season to eventually wrap-up the Championship 15 points ahead of runner-up Miquel Gelabert.

At the helm of the 2022 Nitro, Busto did not feel any pressure as he started off the day recording the best score of the opening lap, only 4 points plus 1 per time. In the second it would be 6 plus 2, leaving him with 13 penalties at the end of the day, 3 less than second placed Adam Raga. This victory plus the title achieved, the first for Vertigo in the premier class of the Spanish Championship, represents the culmination of a fantastic second half of the season by Jaime Busto and the 2022 Nitro, with which the Spanish young gun has been able to unleash all his potential by getting on the podium in all the races he has participated in since the end of August, including the last five rounds of the TrialGP World Championship, the two of the Spanish series and the first of the X-Trial.

Apart from winning the 2021 title, Vertigo celebrated more success in Aitona with four podium results thanks to Pau Martínez, 2nd in TR2, Nil Riera, who claimed the Cadet 125cc title with his fourth win of the season, Joan Miquel Garcia with a 2nd in Cadet and Dani Comas winning in TR4.

JAIME BUSTO MAKES IT TO THE PODIUM AT THE 2021 X-TRIAL SEASON OPENER IN ANDORRA

Jaime Busto and the 2022 Nitro continue their podium tally in the international scene with another Top 3 performance at the opening round of the 2021 X-Trial World Championship, which took place this weekend in Andorra and where Busto delivered yet another outstanding performance to clinch 3rd place.

Busto didn’t feel the absence of the X-Trial World Championship on the racing program last season. Aboard the 2022 Nitro he immediately found the flow and confidence to put in the 2nd best score of round 1 with 7 marks, three shy from Italian Grattarola. In the 2nd round he would eventually end up with the same punctuation as in the previous outing, this is 7 marks and this time 3rd best only 2 marks away from earning access to the final. In the play-off for 3rd and 4th, Busto beat Grattarola by being able to go clean in the tie-break section after both riders had remained feet-up in section 1.

Really positive start to the indoor campaign for Jaime Busto and Vertigo considering the short calendar the 2021 X-Trial features. Next and last stop will be the iconic Barcelona event at the Palau Sant Jordi, set to take place the 21st of November.

VERTIGO AND JAIME BUSTO SIGN CONTRACT EXTENSION THROUGH TO 2023

Vertigo is pleased to announce a two-year contract extension with its lead rider Jaime Busto, who will continue to ride for the brand in the TrialGP, X-Trial and Spanish Championships through to 2023.

The deal clearly reflects Vertigo’s confidence on the Spanish ace, who is considered the centre of the brand’s racing project and the rider to lead the new generation of title contenders that will fight for the World Championship in the upcoming seasons. Proof of that potential are the 5 consecutive podiums Busto recorded throughout the second half of the 2021 TrialGP season and his 3rd position in the Championship.

Since he joined the team in the middle of the 2019 campaign, Busto has consolidated the brand within the elite of the international competition by clinching Vertigo’s outdoors historic best results, including 10 podiums and always finishing the Championship within the Top 4. In the National Series, Busto has 4 victories to his name and managed to get 2nd in the 2019 season despite swinging his leg over the Vertigo right in the middle of the year. With two rounds remaining he now leads the Championship, and switching from the R3 to the 2022 Nitro, Vertigo expects he can add more success to the list before the year ends and beyond by setting even higher goals for 2022.

Jaime Busto, Vertigo Factory rider: “I’m really happy to have signed with Vertigo for another two years. Since I arrived to the team in 2019 the evolution has been great, we have a really competitive bike and my relationship with all the team members is simply fantastic. I hope to return all the trust they place on me with the results we are all looking for.”

Manel Jané, CEO Vertigo Motors: “We are really proud to announce the agreement with Jaime Busto to continue working together through to 2023. Busto is undoubtably one of the world’s best, and with him, we ensure our racing project continues to grow while having a rider capable of fighting for more and greater achievements”. 

JAIME BUSTO ENDS THE 2021 TRIALGP CAMPAIGN ON THE PODIUM IN PORTUGAL

The 2021 TrialGP World Championship came to an end this weekend in Gouveia, Portugal, with the last scoring day of the Championship taking place on Saturday while Sunday would be the turn for the Trial des Nations. However, the activity for Vertigo began on Friday with the long-awaited presentation of the 2022 Nitro model, which was revealed in the paddock surrounded by great expectation with brand’s Factory riders Jaime Busto, Berta Abellán, Pau Martínez, Yohito Takeda and Team Manager Dougie Lampkin joining the event.

Once it was time to hit the last sections of the year, Jaime Busto became again the crowd pleaser by earning his 5th consecutive podium in spectacular fashion. He finished 3rd after holding another exciting battle with Raga and Bou for the top positions, ending-up 2 shy from second place and 6 from victory. Thanks to this result, and the important distance he was already defending coming into Portugal, Busto certified third place in the Championship after what has been an impressive second half of the calendar, with great consistency and outstanding performances that led him to lead several races and be very close to grabbing some victories. A victory that he did take on Sunday teaming up with Toni Bou and Adam Raga at the TdN, where they proved to be on a league of their own.

If Busto closed the 2021 outdoor season in style, Berta Abellán was no less. Magnificent second position in Portugal getting back into the fight for victory, with an impressive opening lap scoring only 4 marks that left her tying with Sanz at the head of the race. On lap 2, Abellán would add 7 for a total of 11, enough to lead defending champion Emma Bristow by 3 and receive his trophy on the second step of the podium. In the Championship standings, Abellán finishes third after an impressive run of results in the last events, in which her progression has been nothing but impressive while entering into the mix with Sanz and Bristow for victories. Success wouldn’t end here for Abellán, as she add another TdN to her record book by winning the event together with Laia Sanz and Sandra Gómez.

In the Trial2 class, Pau Martínez closed his rookie year with a 17th place and a 15th overall in the Championship. It’s been a learning season for 2020 Trial125 World Champion, who has even managed to score points in 4 occasions and get 2 Top10 results. Yohito Takeda was 22nd in Portugal and successfuly completed his debut season in the World Championship.

Good news also coming from the Trial2 Women class, as Sara Trentini wrapped-up her 4th podium of the year to finish in a great second place in the Championship.

Vertigo thus closes its most successful season in the TrialGP World Championship, having achieved a total of 15 podiums spread over all categories. Numbers that consolidate the brand’s project amongst the most competitive ones in the elite of the sport, certifying the great work the whole team does in the continuous evolution and development of the bikes. Now, trial lovers from all over the world will benefit from all these evolutions on the Nitro 2022 model, which is indeed, the result of all this analysis and development process that takes place in racing.

UNVEILED: VERTIGO NITRO 2022

Vertigo is proud to present the Nitro, it’s new and evolved trials bike for the 2022 season. The Nitro, as the successor to the acclaimed Combat, brings together all the experience accumulated by the brand in World Championship races and with it, Vertigo continues to lead the techno- logical evolution in trials with the most complete motorcycle that the brand has manufactured to date.

The Nitro will be available from the usual Vertigo dealer network in 125cc, 250cc and 300cc Euro5 homologated and competition ver- sions, as well as 200cc and 280cc competition only versions.

NEW CHASSIS

The Nitro’s new multi tubular chassis, is the result of hours of racing development, giving the new Vertigo superior agility and handling capabilities. Other advancements include a new micro-fusion shock mount, optimally positioning this essential component in the Nitro. The new and now unrestricted rear wheel travel, coupled with the new shock mount provide a greatly improved functionality and suspension feel over previous models.

  • SUPERIOR AGILITY
  • IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY
  • NEW SHOCK MOUNTING POINT

REDISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

The Nitro places each of its electrical components in an optimal location, with two clear objecti- ves; achieve the necessary cooling and improved accessibility. All electrical components are now protected but also highly accessible, making maintenance tasks a simple and efficient process.

  • ACCESSIBILITY
  • LOWER OPERATING TEMPERATURE
  • PLUG & PLAY COMPONENTS

NEW SILENCER

Another important advancement of the Nitro, is the all new silencer. The distinctive new silencer improves the thermodynamic performance, reduces engine braking, whilst also allowing an additional 5cm of suspension travel, over previous models. Another major advantage is the removable end-cap, which allows for easy repac- king of the silencer.

  • IMPROVED SUSPENSION TRAVEL
  • REDUCED HEAT TRANSFER TO ALL COMPONENTS
  • INTERCHANGEABLE FIBERS
  • REDUCED ENGINE BRAKING

NEW FUEL TANK

The new fuel tank allows you to take advantage of 100% of its capacity. Filling will be safer with the Nitro, thanks to the design of a new tank which prevents the spillage of fuel towards the electrical components of the engine. The tank has also been repositioned slightly forward compared to previous models, helping to improve weight distribution and thus stability. Ver- tigo’s innovative and unique positioning of the fuel tank keeps weight low and centrally located, therefore providing superior stability and traction over any other trials motorcycle available.

  • GREATER USEFUL CAPACITY
  • ALLOWS FOR FITMENT OF LARGER DIAMETER SHOCKS
  • IMPROVED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION AND STABILITY

NEW WATER PUMP

The Nitro has a completely new water pump, more compact yet with a higher flow efficiency. This new pump 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.

  • SELF-BLEEDING
  • GREATER EFFICIENCY
  • MORE COMPACT (IMPROVED PROTECTION)
  • IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY

NEW ENGINE SKID PLATE

The Nitro has a new high-strength 7075 Aluminium skid plate. It is designed to offer maximum protection, to the engine and the new location of components.

  • GREATER PROTECTION
  • EASILY REMOVED AND REPLACED
  • GREATER DURABILITY

NEW REAR BRAKE SYSTEM

The Nitro incorporates a new rear brake hose, which is more efficient and the positioning of which facilitates quick exchange of the comple- te brake system, as well as improved access to the clutch of the Nitro

  • IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY TO THE CLUTCH
  • BETTER BRAKING PERFORMANCE
  • QUICK EXCHANGE OF SYSTEM

NEW PLASTICS

The all new rear mudguard, seat base and air box cover have been developed to give a more aggressive, racing appearance to the bike whilst also im- proving the riders mobility. They are also no longer affected by heat transfer from other components of the bike, and therefore always keep their original form.

  • NEW LOWER HEIGHT
  • INCREASED RIDER MOBILITY
  • NEW RACING APPEARANCE

The new Nitro has undergone a rigorous development programme, our team of engineers working closely with Jamie Busto, have been developing the bike during the past 12 months whilst competing in the FIM Trial GP, and other prestigious events and championships. The already revolutionary and technologically advanced two-stroke fuel injection Vertigo has progressed to a whole new level, and is now even further ahead of the opposition than ever before! If you demand the ultimate in technology, performance and quality this is the bike for you.

DOUBLE PODIUM FOR JAIME BUSTO AT THE SPANISH TRIALGP

Pobladura de las Regueras in Spain held the penultimate round of the 2021 TrialGP World Championship. The event, scheduled on a two-day format, was crucial in Jaime Busto’s aspirations to get closer to third place in the Championship standings and the Spanish ace didn’t disappoint on home soil, providing yet another spectacular weekend of riding with two new podiums. On Saturday he finished 3rd, 1 point behind Raga, but things would be even better on day 2, as he held an intense battle with Bou for the victory until the final stages of the trial. In the end, it was only 2 points that separated Busto from taking the victory. These spectacular results allowed the Spaniard to accomplish the main goal heading to the Spanish GP, which was to take third place in the general standings with only one point-paying day remaining.

The TrialGP Women, who were neither in Andorra nor in Cahors, returned to action with an extremely inspired Berta Abellán. The 2020 World Runner-up delivered an outstanding performance, finishing day 1 with the best score of the second lap, only 6 marks, to finish 2nd just one point shy from Laia Sanz. On the second day, an exciting battle saw the Top 3 fight for the glory until the last section of the day. Abellán made an almost perfect second lap, cleaning all sections until a fiasco in section 12 left her in 3rd.

Another Vertigo rider who knew how to adapt especially well to Pobladura de las Regueras’ sections was Pau Martínez. The Trial2 rookie recorded his season-best results, with an impressive 6th place on the opening day and a 10th on day 2.

The 2021 TrialGP World Championship season finale will take place next Saturday in Portugal, leaving Sunday for a new edition of the Trial des Nations.