Friday, 30 October 2009

Project Zip - Part Deux

Hot off the press... Now you can read all about our recent drag racing antics at Santa Pod and Elvington in the second installment of Project Zip. Check it out now...

Monday, 26 October 2009

Project Zip - Elvington

As planned, we went to Elvington on Sunday 18 October for another sprinting session. Our rider, Josh Brown set off well on the Zip but a cold seize in the last 100 yards resulted in a 15.8 second run and a gentle roll over the line at 60mph. Things can only get better.

For your enjoyment, here's the video:

Project Zip - Elvington from ADRENALIN on Vimeo.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Polini parts for Gilera GP800

Some more new arrivals from Polini have landed including the new maxi components for the Gilera GP800.

Both new parts are to benefit the transmission set up, the first is the 20% harder compression spring and new Evo slider. Exchanging this with the stock part will give faster and more consistent acceleration.
Product code: AD/243.095

The second addition to the product range is a five shoe clutch kit which is used on the original clutch plate. The new clutch shoes are made of magical materials that allow for longer lasting and more consistent performance during all speed conditions. The calibration system that makes up part of the Polini kit allows for full adjustment enabling set up for the track or normal road use.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Monday, 12 October 2009

*STOP PRESS* Josh Brown to race for Adrenalin in BSSO 2010 series

We're proud to announce that up-and-coming circuit racer Josh Brown will be racing our Polini-prepped 70cc Piaggio Zip in next year's BSSO scooter series. At the ripe age of 15, Josh is already demonstrating great skill out on the track and we're very pleased to be able to support him next season. These developments mark an exciting step forward for Adrenalin and our involvement with scooter racing.

On Sunday 11 October, we took Josh along with the Zip down to Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire for some performance tests on the drag strip. Track time delays due to bad weather, a strong head wind and traction issues dictate that more quarter mile testing is needed. Alterations to improve the performance of the Zip are due to be carried out by Daryl Taylor at 50cc Tuning in Doncaster before the next race meeting at Elvington in North Yorkshire on Sunday 18 October. Daryl will also continue to assist with ongoing engine work and in the paddock next season.

Get the full story and the quarter mile times in the second part of our online 'Project Zip' feature available soon at

For more photos of our Zip and Josh in action at Santa Pod, take a look
here on

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Pipercross scooter air filters in all sizes

If you're a bit of petrol head then you'll be familiar with the legendary brand: Pipercross. Pipercross filters are used within some of the top sports you're more likely to see on Dave TV or even BBC 1, F1, World Rally and World Super Bikes etc.

With 25 years of experience Pipercross have now blessed the scooter industry with a line of filters guaranteeing improved filtration and performance, a very keen price and no less than 12 union diameters. The other good thing to note which usually gives problems on location is that the new Pod filter line has larger union sizes without the filter being so large it is unusable.

All filters retail at £16.49.

Product codes and union diameters as follows:

MPX1011 - POD FILTER 28mm
MPX1012 - POD FILTER 34mm
MPX1013 - POD FILTER 40mm
MPX1014 - POD FILTER 43mm
MPX1015 - POD FILTER 43mm
MPX1016 - POD FILTER 48mm
MPX1017 - POD FILTER 52mm
MPX1018 - POD FILTER 54mm
MPX1019 - POD FILTER 52mm
MPX1021 - POD FILTER 62mm
MPX1022 - POD FILTER 65mm
MPX1025 - POD FILTER 54mm

Friday, 9 October 2009

Polini Race Crankshaft for Piaggio based 2T engines

Polini's crankshafts are some of the best available when it comes to performance and quality. This particular part carries similar characteristics to the Evolution crank but retains full splines like the stock part, this allows it to use all variator kits available.

Increased compression and overall engine performance is guaranteed.

Product Code: AD/210.0005

Polini Hi-Speed Variator Kit for Minarelli horizontal engines

The new Hi-Speed Variator Kit from Polini looks like what you would expect for a variator but there's a difference - the Evo Slider!

Each incarnation of variator kit whether it be from Polini or Malossi etc. follows the same trends and are made from die-cast alloy of a high silicon content. This one however has a twist, not only is it priced extremely well but with the new Evo Slider it's set to leave the competition standing.

The Evo Slider, how does it work?

This clever and simple addition is made from a self-lubricating material similar if not the same as the slides seen within your variator and it sits neatly beneath the compression spring guide. With the slider in place the compression spring can rotate in a constant way eliminating stress and torsion of the spring which in turn allows for faster and more efficient transmission shifts with improvements on acceleration and on / off throttle use further up the rev range.

Product Code: AD/241.670

Polini 9 Roller Maxi Variator Kit is here for Leader 125/150cc engines

New to maxi land is Polini's nine roller speed control kit which, if the 50cc units are anything to go by, will transform your four poppers acceleration into something magical.

Special coatings on the sliding surfaces and improved excursion of the roller allows for a shorter ratio guaranteeing faster acceleration and improved top speeds. All in all this will allow for the best getaways, hill climbing and overtakes.

External fins around the roller housing will definitely improve cooling adding to more consistent transmission response.

Product code: AD/241.666