IT’S back! The hottest, coolest ever modern scooter is back! Italjet has brought back the only scooter to ever (really) appeal to big bike riders and youthful hooligans alike.
Behold, the new Dragster. Isn’t it absolutely terrific?
Built between 1998 and 2003, the original Dragster was churned out by the Italian factory with a combination of engines (2 and 4-stroke). It made 22bhp and handled really well. Plus, it looked like the caterpillar stage of an arm-wrenching superbike. Have one of these in your garage next to your 916 or GSX-R1000 and you were a serious superbike player – even when you just wanted to pootle to the shops on your scooter instead of dragging the big bike out for five minutes.
Right, so the original Italjet Dragster was incredible. And this latest version of the bike looks like it’s picked up where the first incarnation of the mega scooter left off.
The new Dragster comes with either a 125cc or 200cc motor which makes 15hp and 12.5Nm in small form or 20bhp and 17Nm as a 200. It gets a CVT transmission and a belt drive.
The single front swingarm (yeah!) carries a 12-inch wheel with a 120 tyre. The rear wheel is a 13-inch unit with a 150 fitted.
Bremspower takes care of the stopping with a 175mm disc brake and a 250mm on the back (this scooter comes with combined braking front and rear and comes with ABS).
Weight wise, there’s not much to them – the 125 tips the scales at just 108kg with the 125 weighing in at 112kg.
No prices have yet been released for the new Dragster in either red or yellow colours, but reckon on the 200 costing in the region of 5000 Euro and the 125 being around 4,500 Euro. They should be available around May next year.
Not cheap but… damn! Look at this thing! We want one, very badly indeed. What do you reckon to it?