Atherton Motorcycles is celebrating their fifth birthday nowadays, and in doing so gave us a sneak peek at a brand new motorcycle in building. The United Kingdom-based mountain motorcycle emblem of most probably the winningest gravity circle of relatives ever, Atherton has come far from that first prototype DH motorcycle manufactured from carbon tubes bonded into Three-D-printed lugs. And now it looks as if they have got an aluminum enduro motorcycle up their sleeves.
Satisfied fifth Birthday to Atherton Motorcycles
Atherton motorcycles, we want you a Satisfied fifth Birthday.
The Athertons despatched round a slew of pictures celebrating the street map they’ve come from comfortable launching their very own motorcycle emblem in mid-winter of 2019.
Take a look at their personal wrap-up, right here.
From that comfortable rollout in January… to Rachel already successful at the global DH level that June at Citadel William…
…to ultra-limited shopper motorcycles for the beginning of yr 2, to creating extra motorcycles to be had to the general public, to now 4 motorcycles on be offering. We’ve been following alongside intrigued for the reason that starting.
And we will be able to’t wait to look extra from Atherton Motorcycles.
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Prototype alloy Atherton enduro motorcycle
The one data we’ve got concerning the new prototype motorcycle challenge comes from this observe: “Coming quickly: The crew are operating onerous on a brand new Aluminium product for liberate early this yr.” However we will be able to unpack sufficient from that symbol to have an interest.
Fox 38 & DHX2… test!
We will’t truly see what’s occurring with the suspension, however the boxy seatstay extends additional into the entrance triangle, so it’s now not teh very same DW-link design because the present AM.170 – their newest new ti & carbon motorcycle. However there may be nonetheless a black rocker hyperlink right here, connected to the seattube and riding a vertically-oriented coil surprise, so it will not be all that other.
A Fox 38 Manufacturing unit fork manner enduro, with 160-180mm of trip up entrance. A 170 or 180mm Fox 38 is same old possibility for his or her present carbon & ti AM170. That matching Fox DHX2 coil rear surprise helps the theory of huge rear wheel trip.
The aluminum Stan’s Drift wheels, mechanical shift rear derailleur, and FSA Gradient 35 stem & Alloy 25 low-rise bar suits with a cast, however now not ultra-expensive construct. Pink Haze version Hayes Dominion A4 disc brakes, are only a great contact, regardless that.
Headtube, downtube, toptube, seattube, chainstay & seatstay all glance to be the similar grey colour of uncooked alloy. That are supposed to imply a lot lower price of access to shop for an Atherton enduro motorcycle.
Thus, the Athertons say their new HQ in Machynlleth in Wales is able to “permit the corporate to construct and scale in step with their ambitions”. So will that imply bringing alloy manufacturing in-house too?
Our consideration has been piqued. And we’ll percentage extra once we pay attention (or see) it!