This is the undisputed king of the SSDT modern era. The current champion and winner of 5 out of the last 6 editions of what is considered the toughest and most demanding test in the trials world. Vertigo is proud to present the new Dougie Lampkin Replica 2023 (DL12 2023), a victorious bike which flourishes in the mythical Scottish sections in the experienced hands of Dougie Lampkin. One more year, the DL12 reaches the market for another season integrating unique specifications linked to Dougie’s legendary achievements, in addition to all the innovations and improvements that have made the Nitro one of the most desired bikes in the trials market.
A competitive, reliable and agile motorcycle is crucial to succeed in the SSDT, a bike capable of offering unwavering performance during long and severe consecutive days of competition. The prototype used by Dougie Lampkin once again went beyond expectations in the 2022 edition and now, the time has come for trial lovers to have access to a production motorcycle with the same innovations and configuration that propelled the British legend to victory.
Focused on obtaining the best performance and comfort for the rider both in the engine performance and in the chassis, the DL12 2023 features components such as the “soft” cam throttle body, exclusive to this model. It gives the DL12 full power with a softer response of the engine, allowing easier control, ideal for traditional events such as the SSDT with wet and muddy conditions.
The additional new anti-vibration engine support “silent-blocks” in the DL12 allows better stability and reduces vibrations. Another component to highlight is the new 0.7mm siliconized cylinder gasket, which improves sealing in extreme conditions and helps to maintain the smooth power delivery. One of the most visible elements is the new water pump protector, that significantly reduces the risk of damage due to knocks or impacts. Also in terms of protection, the DL12 2023 features a new designed skid plate V-2049 with a thickness of 6mm, the plate is lighter and provides greater protection for the engine.
This model also features a re-designed shift selector spring, changing the pre-load on the shift selector pulley for more effective gearbox performance, a removable machined clutch cover and the hybrid starting system assisted by battery, to optimise the performance of all electrical components. While facing a section, the rider will benefit from the Reiger 3 Way Shock, with compression, rebound and preload adjustability in combination with the 170mm Tech Factory forks, as well as the control and stability provided by the brake pedal and Vertigo custom foot pegs, both fully machined components.
The DLR High Quality Blister stickers, more resistant and with an enhanced texture, dress the DL12 2023 for the first time in a daring, elegant and modern design, maintaining the essence of the brand. Green and grey colours are exquisitely combined with black. And, certainly you will not miss the signature of our British legend. As a unique detail, the lucky owner will get a personalised DL12 thermo bottle with double stainless steel wall, internal ceramic coating and a screw cap with which to maintain hydration at optimal levels whether you ride on hot summer days or on cold winter days.
The new 2023 DL12 will be available in all engine sizes: 125cc, 200cc, 250cc and 300cc.
DL12 2023 key features
• “Soft” cam throttle body
• New water pump protector
• New 0.7mm siliconized cylinder gasket
• New designed skid plate V-2049 with a thickness of 6mm de 6mm
• New coil support with silent-blocks
• 170mm Tech Factory Fork
• Reiger 3 Way Shock, with compression, rebound and preload adjustability
• Machined Vertigo custom footpegs and brake pedal
• Blister DLR High Quality more resistant stickers
• Removable machined clutch cover
• Black Renthal Fatbar
• Green silicone cooling tubes
• DL12 bottom rear mudguard decal
• Green anodized Vertigo hubs
• Weight: 68 kg