Valentino Rossi Launches 160mm VR46 Terra eMTB

Nov 26, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

9 Time MotoGP World Champion, Valentino Rossi's VR46 brand has released its first mountain bike in the form of the Terra eMTB.

Previously Valentino Rossi's VR46 has released clothing, merch and kids bikes with the legendary rider's branding, but now it has branched off into eMTBs. The VR46 Terra uses an aluminum frame combined with 160mm of travel and Bosch's CX motor. At launch it will be offered in the Terra Pro and Terra Limited models. The Terra Limited will come signed and numbered by Valentino Rossi as well as featuring a higher level of components.

The Terra Pro will feature Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate and Super Deluxe coil suspension, Fulcrum e-Metal wheels and SRAM GX drivetrain with Guide RE brakes. The top-level Terra Limited sees a big bump in spec as it uses Ohlins suspension, carbon FSA cranks with an Ochain device and SRAM's GX AXS drivetrain.

bigquotesAt VR|46 Racing Apparel, we have been travelling the path of evolution for some time now, which will lead to the birth of projects with the aim of developing performance-oriented products. For a long time we had been looking to expand our offer and enter the world of cycling, especially offroad, and in fact the first project marking the start of this journey is the one with MT Distribution, a partner with all the characteristics and expertise necessary to successfully develop a project in line with our expectations. As of next season, we will therefore be able to propose two VR46 bike models engineered by MT Distribution, using high-level components. Carlo Alberto Tebaldi, CEO of VR|46

There is no pricing or availability of the VR46 eMTBs yet, but you can find out more here.


  • 232 26
 Finally, a motorbike by a motorcyclist.
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flag Nilsson84 (Nov 26, 2021 at 10:02) (Below Threshold)
 Pedalling assistance is not a motorbike
  • 17 1
 *slow clap and smile*
  • 42 9
 @Nilsson84: what do you call a bike with a motor?
  • 38 15
 @Nilsson84: Ok, moped? Motorised bike? Boomer scooter?
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flag Nilsson84 (Nov 26, 2021 at 12:10) (Below Threshold)
 @juanmallorca: motor with throttle= motorbike, motor giving pedal assistance= e-bike
  • 51 16
 @juanmallorca: Do you call an electric skateboard a car because it has four wheels and a motor?
  • 29 2
 @ScandiumRider: Car = short for carriage, which is a vehicle for the conveying of goods or people from one place to another.
So, technically, yes.
  • 21 0
 @ScandiumRider:Nah, but if my grandmother had wheels she'd be a bike
  • 2 3
 @Nilsson84: throttlebike
  • 1 2
 @ScandiumRider: @riderseventy7 has answered you already.
  • 10 0
 @bendy12345: laughed way too hard for boomer scooter
  • 8 0
 @Nilsson84: many years ago there were these small pedal assisted motor bikes.
They were called motor pedals. That got shortened to Moped.
Now it’s an electric motor instead of a two stroke
  • 3 3
 @juanmallorca: thats not even close to what we are talking about here and you know it
  • 3 2
 @bendy12345: boomer scooter ? Most Ebikes in my area are ridden by blokes in their 30’s !! If you want a motorbike, proper 4 stroke trail bikes are better value.
  • 1 1
 Made to motorcyclists. By motorcyclists.
  • 2 1
 @bendy12345: Boomer scooter hahaha.
  • 2 0
 @Nilsson84: must be new here…
  • 6 3
 Everyone keep being angry about ebikes. They are here to stay while you aren’t HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
  • 2 1
 @Nilsson84: don’t entertain the incels
  • 76 2
 Hey, a non mtb brand ebike that doesn't look like a gaming laptop from 7 years ago
  • 72 4
 Your right this one looks like a gaming laptop from 3 years ago
  • 3 2
 Glad they keep away from 'valerossi' colour scheme
  • 45 3
 They’re gonna have to shoot it in total darkness to hide the girth of that downtube.
  • 27 0
 i see you're a lights off kinda guy... Wink
  • 9 0
 @MinTheMerciless: I’m more a two bag type of guy. Just to be sure.
  • 9 10
 Some people enjoy a bit of black girth
  • 26 1
 You would think that it would be powered by a Yamaha motor.
  • 3 13
flag matadorCE (Nov 26, 2021 at 11:11) (Below Threshold)
 Why would you want an underpowered motor? Lol
  • 20 2
 Who was the marketing idiot who put a nearly all black bike on a black background?
  • 12 0
 Anish Kapoor.
  • 12 0
 This will cost an arm and a leg....that FSA stem alone is like £150, it has an O chain another £300...that's £450 on a stem and chain ring spider wonder they don't list the price.
  • 7 0
 If you need to ask and so on....
  • 11 0
 There will be no VR46 slander here.
  • 10 0
 Pics need to be a tad darker please
  • 9 0
 Nothing like photographing a black bike in a black room with minimal lighting to show brand confidence..
  • 5 0
 Is this just some open mould rebrand or an original design? Not that an open mould frame is a bad thing, many auto brands venturing into MTB would be better off instead of producing those hideous designs opposed to this that looks quite decent for an ebike.
  • 1 0
 Look like an alu frame to me
  • 1 0
 @GZMS: I meant as an open design, not exactly made from carbon fiber in a mold.
  • 9 0
 This bike will only be competitive for 20ish years
  • 9 1
 so we just gonna discount the 125 and 250 championships here huh? put some respeck on his name!
  • 4 1
 LOL I love that somebody downvoted the fact that he has 9 championships, not 7 as written. This place haha...
  • 4 0
 That Ohlins gold I'd pulling me in like a moth to a light.

Not much stock ... 01/46 ..... they will sell those in a week so I wonder how they will brand the next batch?
  • 5 0
 "limited edition." Isn't that every bike you're trying to buy these days?
  • 1 0
 Right? It's insane. My wife is looking to buy a new bike for next season (North America, so March) and there is literally nothing available before that time frame in a size small in the $6-9000 range. That's not a cheap bike and even still there is nothing to be had.
  • 2 0
 Oh this must be the new Terra ble model. Will I do faster times with his signature on there. Massive wank factor, I guess it's a a targeted audience
  • 4 0
 9 time world champion, not 7.
  • 1 1
 Hey there Ed. I think you left out a couple of World Championships there regarding Rossi. He might feel short changed after all the hard work he put in. Lol!! But who's counting. To all the guys wondering about the good old Rossi color scheme. Yes there will be a black and Flo yellow in the name of VR46 Pro. Some down grades in parts, where is the VR46 Limited is the BALLER BIKES BABY. I wonder if there will be plans to import to US. I would love to have one.
  • 3 0
 Will buy sight unseen. The Doctor!
  • 2 0
 man im really glad the only pics the gave us are black on black, so we cant see the small details, but it looks "cool"
  • 7 5
 Even as a self-confessed Rossi fanboy, I wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot pole… Sorry Vale
  • 3 1
 FFS why do companies do this! It's a black bike let's put it on a black background in low light
  • 2 1
 honestly this looks far better than most eBikes from established bike brands. Because its a motorbike made by a motorcyclist some might say, but still...
  • 5 3
 While the pansies debate what an e bike is I'll say that thing looks alright.
  • 3 0
 ROSSI IS GOD !! .. he is snark prof.
  • 2 0
 The pro trim has guides - thought Rossi would be into decent brakes
  • 1 0
 But I only have so many things per day on the internet I can make the *wank gesture* about...
  • 2 0
 Here's s video about the VR46
  • 1 0
 No Michelin’s, after the last two years I am sure that relationship has soured.
  • 2 0
 Honestly the images look like an Ohlins ad.
  • 1 0
 Probably should’ve gone with a different background color. Can’t see shiiiiiiii
  • 1 0
 Would be nice if we could actually see the frame lol. Black bike on a black back drop
  • 6 6
 Dear Vale, you're the greatest in (motor)biking but please leave the bikes alone.
  • 7 5
  • 2 0
 just want the fork
  • 2 1
 Why does an e bike need ochain?
  • 1 2
 that's what I was thinking, the chain is decoupled from the drive when coasting. You can in theory only get pedal kickback when under power. Spin a emtb crank backwards..... the cassette doesn't move.
  • 1 1
 Those Elastomers will last well with the Motor Torque, additional weight of the bike, and fat bloke riding it.
  • 1 0
 Well if you really think about it, the clutch on the motor is for the crank moving backwards i.e. freewheeling. Ochain would function just the same as on a normal bike. There is a bit of slack in there so it probably already has a bit of movement but it's not much. I think if the Ochain were set on the maximum movement there could be some merit to this use if only to quite down the motor clutch clank on big hits.
  • 1 0
 When will ebikes start getting spec'd with proper moto forks?
  • 2 0
 wtf I like it
  • 1 0
 All I can see is a spring.
  • 1 0
 Looks so good in that first picture
  • 1 0
 Ow Fuck, just Kill it! before it lay eggs..!!!
  • 1 0
 Wrong colours for VR46. Should be yellow accents, not orange!
  • 2 2
 As a fan from when he was still in 125’s…. Just, no.
  • 1 1
 Barry Sheens a dab hand at designing and making stuff, who wouldve thought
  • 1 1
 Vale! Vale! Vale! Curious how MotoGP will do without him next year.
  • 1 0
 Just fine I'd wager
  • 1 1
  • 1 3
 That bike is magic sex
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