Following last week’s unveiling of the brand new 2020 Vertical R2, Vertigo is delighted to announce that thanks to an agreement the Racing Department has reached with Tech Suspensions, the first units of the R2 will be fitted with Tech Factory Spec forks. These are the same forks that Vertigo & all the brand’s top Factory riders are using in the FIM X-Trial and FIM Trial GP Championships.
With an already extensive list of high-performance components, the addition of these Factory Spec Tech Forks further consolidates the Vertigo R2’s position as the number one & only genuine R model on the market.
Vertigo Motors is proud to present the new, Limited Edition, 2020 Vertigo-Vertical-Model R2. This new Model R has been revised extensively both internally & externally. It is the direct evolution of it’s already hugely successful predecessor. This new model benefits from a full year of technical advancements & developments following feedback from our World Championship Factory Team. This ensures the new 2020 R model is even more refined and advanced than ever before. This new racing model is available in the entire Vertigo engine range 125, 200, 250, 280 and 300cc versions. Each of these versions have been subject to a meticulous testing & technical development by our engineers. If you demand the ultimate in quality, advanced technology & performance. Then this in the bike for you!
2020 R2 Engine Key Features
New Airbox & Twin Air Filter: This complete redesign of the airbox helps to greatly increase engine performance. It is also much more rigid & slimmer than in previous models. Giving the bike a leaner & more aggressive look.
Racing Throttle Body: This gives a much faster and even more precise throttle response, throughout the rev range.
New Factory Exhaust: Helps increase engine performance & response.
Flywheel Weight Kit 366g: Allows the power delivery of the bike to be even smoother & more controlled, helping to optimise drive and traction in all conditions.
Carbon Fibre Engine Case Guards: Added protection for the engine cases, whilst adding to the overall racing look of the bike.
Intercooler In Anodised Red Finish: Helps to keep the engine running at it’s optimum temperature.
New 2020 R2 Spec Mapping: Together with other engine upgrades provides +4hp & 10% more torque.
2020 R2 Cycle Parts Key Features
New Location Of Mapping Switch: Which is now incorporated into the airbox cover. This allows the rider to switch between maps with ease.
Tech Racing Forks: Give maximum precision and responsive feedback to the rider.
Reiger 2 Way Rear Shock: Provides smooth & controlled suspension travel, as well as improved traction & stability in all conditions.
Vertigo Design Footpegs: In anodised red with non-slip steel pins.
Red Anodised Clutch & Brake Adjusters: Allow instant fine tuning of your controls.
Throttle Cable Adjuster: Fine tune your throttle at the handlebar.
Lanyard Type Kill Switch: Competition ‘ready to race’ feature.
Ultra Light, Billet Machined, Triple Clamps: In anodised black finish.
Renthal Handle bars & grips.
Vertigo Factory bar pad.
New Design Skidplate: In Anodised black.
Vertigo Billet Machined Factory Hubs: In anodised red finish.
Factory Spec Machined Rear Wheel Rim: In anodised black finish.
FIM Spec Rear Disk Brake: Competition ‘ready to race’ feature.
Dunlop GP Tyres.
New Matte Graphics & Chassis Colour Scheme: Give an aggressive new look to the bike, which compliments perfectly the classic Vertigo Factory green.
The 5th round of the 2020 X-Trial World Championship was held this weekend at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao. Without Jaime Busto, whose absence was officially announced a few days before the event due to injury, the Vertigo team was able to compete with Miquel Gelabert, who again demonstrated his great level and perfect connection with Vertical 2020 in the difficult and demanding sections of the X-Trial.
Gelabert was placed in the 2nd heat. He started the trial with 3 marks after the first two sections, in the third, one of the toughest of round 1, he added a 5 to then bounce back and make it through section 4 only leaving 2 marks. There was a tight battle between many riders arriving to the last section, which would eventually determine who was advancing to the semifinals. Gelabert couldn’t make it happen, despite his efforts he dropped a 5 that left him with no 2nd round. Now Gelabert sits in 8th place of a Championship that remains very close in the intermediate zone, only 4 points separate him from 4th.
The X-Trial World Championship takes a break and does not come back until the 21st of March in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, which will be the penultimate round of the Championship.
Memorable weekend for the Vertigo family. The Vertigo Experience Day was a huge success with around a hundred attendees making the trip to the Puig Francó Hotel and the Noassar Trial Area to enjoy a truly trials experience. The weather was simply perfect, with the sun braking through as the day progressed and with a gastronomic offer that delighted everyone, with the typical “calçots” and a roast beef that delighted the most demanding palates.
A large representation of international importers from countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Great Britain, Ireland or Italy were able to enjoy the area either on the bike or as spectators at sections especially designed for the occasion, in which the Factory riders showcased all their skills. Saturday was only the icing on the cake for the international representatives of Vertigo, the previous two days they had already been at the Factory receiving guided tours through the building and receiving technical talks on the current models of the brand.
Jaime Busto, Miquel Gelabert, Jack Price, Berta Abellán, Aniol Gelabert, Lorenzo Gandola, Hugo Dufrese, Pau Martínez and Ben Dignan, 2020 Vertigo’s World Championship riders commanded by team manager Dougie Lampkin, demonstrated all their qualities under the watchful eye of the importers, sharing sections with all customers of the brand and those international representatives who had the opportunity to swing their leg over one of the 2020 Verticals available for the occasion, to which they had access in turns.
The event presented an exquisite symbiosis between trial, gastronomy and leisure, which resulted in a high grade of satisfaction of all those who came to the Puig Francó Hotel, which featured its best finery with the sun exalting its unique views and surroundings.
As if that wasn’t enough, on Sunday many of the attendees also made it to the Palau Sant Jordi to follow live Jaime Busto and Miquel Gelabert at the Barcelona X-Trial, the best indoor event worldwide that was held again in a crowded Palau Sant Jordi. It was a very special event for Vertigo as the brand had its own section, which in fact, turned out to be one of the most technical and difficult of the night. In terms of results Miquel Gelabert was 7th, he left moments of brilliance but X-Trial doesn’t admit any kind of mistake and with 19 marks he didn’t advance to the 2nd round. Jaime Busto was very close to sneaking into the fight for the Top 3, he was just one point away from qualifying for the Runners-up final, he was 5th but keeps to his name the 3rd spot of the standings with only 3 rounds remaining.
Four days packed of activities that leave a pretty positive outcome and confirms the great moment Vertigo is currently going through. The brand would like to thank everyone who joined any of the events that took place during these days and wants to express its intention to repeat formula in the near future.
Full gallery of the Vertigo Experience Day will be uploaded on Vertigo social media.
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