gasgas249uk Posted December 9, 2015 Report Share Posted December 9, 2015 Its no secret that my favourite bike is the Mecatecno Dragonfly , so when i heard a little about there being a new adult sized electric bike bearing the same name i was very interested . I fired off a message to Jordi Mila who is the owner of Mecatecno. He also has a nice collection of original Mecatecno's as well....but that is another story ...but its clear where his inspiration for the company name came from . The new Mecatecno and Jordi lives in the same town as the original founder of Mecatecno and he bares the same christian name.....anyway i digress . Jordi Mila has a design company on the same premises above the electric bikes factory where he designs all sorts of things. He designed the new Montesa freeride bike , the 4RT plastics , the complete TRS , amazing furniture , humidity and temperature controlled atom bomb shaped electric gadget cigar storage units for the discerning smoker .....and pretty much anything else he lays his hands to . He is one of the more switched on cookies i have come across. With 5 kids all running around i guess he has to be . I got a reply inviting me along . He didnt ask me to write anything ..im just doing it , because it deserves saying . The project that he is fully immersed in is the adult sized Mecatecno Dragonfly which is in fully working 2nd prototype form. This guy is pushing the development of trials bikes forward no end and has designed the bike from he ground up. Yes , there is no engine sound for us petrol heads ...but this bike could be the bike that tempts me and you . Although its electric the whole bike's ethos is to keep the riding experience the same . You wont be missing anything on this bike . The engine is entirely custom Mecatecno with nicely cast and engineered casings. The engine is completely different from the current crop of electric trials bikes and is being designed for trials .....but its also suitable for road work .The weighs 54kg . The seat height is crazy crazy low. That whole area where the engine is on a normal petrol bike , is just tiny tiny tiny here. It is all wheels and wheels...."Wheres that engine thing in the middle !?" . Im not allowed to say to much ....but the whole engine control of the bike is is far more traditional.You get my drift . Tested HP figures are more than ample. Im told it is like riding a modern bike , but far lighter and better. Jordi says that photos of the bike will appear around May next year , but this could change . Nope ..unfortunately it wont feature 3 spoke wheels like this baby of mine...but it'll be a lot lighter. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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