Monday, 23 November 2009

XMAS 09 Scooter Parts Catalogue

We initially set about designing a pamphlet but before we knew it we'd made a catalogue, albeit a little one. So we'll be sending out a copy of our XMAS 09 mini catalogue free with every order very soon. In the meantime, thanks to the wonders of technology, you can view it online:

Monday, 16 November 2009

Doppler / Tun'R @ EICMA 2009

More eye candy from the show in Milan, this time some trick bits from France, namely Doppler & Tun'R...


Sporting more tuning and styling components than you can shake a stick at, Doppler in collaboration with BCD have gone the whole hog and transformed what was a humble MBK Booster into a work of art - this fine machine looks it'd be more at home in the Guggenheim museum than on a drag strip. Having said that, the engine appears built for speed and the lengthening and lowering of the scooter suggests it's designed for sprinting. Bolted on to a painted NRG Extreme crankcase is a polished Doppler S7R 70cc cylinder kit, Doppler crank, Doppler S3R inlet, Dell'Orto VHSH 30mm carb, Doppler white internal rotor system. Transmission has been beefed up with a Malossi Over Range variator, Doppler clutch, Malossi wing clutch bell. Doppler S3R chrome exhaust plus Doppler Evolution white silencer. And there's more... Polished and painted MBK Nitro rims utilising Kiesler's Piaggio/MBK rear wheel adaptor + Kiesler rear brake disc (Doppler 230mm front brake disc at the front). Painted Doppler forks, Doppler white racing handlebar and stem (polished) + prototype Doppler white/black grips, Tommaselli quick action throttle. Kiesler fuel tank, transparent cooling hoses, Tun'R twin headlights, BCD Limited Edition bodywork kit RX / Evolution. All very trick indeed.


In keeping with Doppler's apparent mono theme is their 'Black & White' Yamaha Aerox which again showcases a whole host of Doppler and Tun'R goodies. Instantly recognisable are the forks, the Doppler white shock absorber and the S3R Evolution exhaust which has been varnised and fitted with a black silencer. The bodywork is predominantly Tun'R stuff, in fact it all is including the front mudguard and transparent black Lexus style brake light. The funky mirror, brake levers and alloy white kick starter are again made by Tun'R. The handlebar and stem are both from Doppler.

More photos of the above scooters can be found in our EICMA 2009 photo set on Flickr... Keep your eyes peeled for more pics from the show as we've still got a bit of a backlog to go through.

Friday, 13 November 2009

EICMA 2009 - Piaggio USB / Gilera GP800

More show news from Milan:

Piaggio USB

Piaggio presented a gas-electric concept scooter at EICMA - the 'USB' (Urban Sport Bike). Designed by Marco Lambri at Piaggio's Pontedera Style Centre, the USB has a distinct futuristic look about it with its flowing lines and Persil white cleanness. But like many concept bikes, you just know the machine won't ever hit the streets, however the design ideas and the styling may eventually filter down into production models. As it turns out the technology inside the USB has already been incorporated by Piaggio in the MP3 Hybrid which was also on display at EICMA. The USB runs on a gas-electric hybrid system which utilises lithium polymer batteries to power an electric motor attached to the rear wheel. The electric power is mated with an internal combustion engine. Surprisingly the USB's gas engine is a direct-injection two-stroke as opposed to the MP3 Hybrid's four-stroke engine. Performance claims aren't much to shout about with a top speed of 62mph. Eco-friendliness and fuel economy are the main selling points for the machine, Piaggio claim you can get 155mpg out of the bike and running on battery power alone the USB can be ridden at an average speed of 37mph for 31 miles.

Gilera Trofeo GP800

If maxi-scooters and tuned four-strokes are your thing, then Gilera's Trofeo 839cc GP800 should be of interest... Spec as follows: Ported engine, larger intake/exhaust valves and a larger throttle body. Improved air flow, K&N air filter. Rapid Bike II remapped ECU. Transmission mods include a lightened and tuned variator, lightened and tuned clutch, lightened drum clutch, D.I.D ERV3 520 size final drive chain, a 49-tooth ergal rear sprocket and an OEM front sprocket modified to 520 size. The exhaust system is made from steel and carbon and dyno tuned and flowed by FF FRESCO.

To match the performance of the bike, the handling of the GP800 has been improved with an adjustable front fork made by Alex Racing Suspension and an adjustable MUPO rear shocker again by Alex Racing. Stopping power has been improved with PT evo II oversize master cylinders front and rear and sintered brake pads. Finally, the seat has been modified for racing and is the work of Gabriele Musco. We'd love to see the bike in action.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Polini Big Evolution exhaust

News just in from Adrenalin Milan HQ… We’d already heard about Polini’s 94cc developments and after a busy day trekking round EICMA today we’re able to announce news of their latest ‘evolutionary’ exhaust to complement their new 94cc kit evidence of which could be seen on the sprinter they had on display at the show.

Big Evolution kit update!

After saying our hellos with the guys and gals on the Polini stand we learned that the new Big Evolution setup is capable of a massive 33bhp that's three more than the Malossi rival. Speed capabilities weren't available even with reference to the sprinter, but everyone was smiling so we think there might be more surprises to come. Big Evolution products will be available from July 2010 we were told, it's a long time to wait but we think it will be worth it.

Peugeot Hybrid3 Evolution

Piaggio may have a contender on their hands with Peugeot’s electric three-wheeled concept ‘Hybrid3 Evolution’, “evolution” seemingly being the latest buzz word in the scooter scene. It’s a 300cc machine utilising what appears to be Peugeot’s existing supercharger. Zero emissions too. The model (and the machine) certainly seemed to get a lot of interest at the show.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Big Evolution kit from Polini: 94cc for Piaggio and Minarelli LC

EXCLUSIVE! News just in from the Polini camp - 94cc is now in production and will be arriving with us on our next delivery.

To be honest we were hoping for an 80cc for next year's BSSO but Polini have gone one step further - 94cc! We are still in shock. Kits will be available for both Minarelli and Piaggio liquid cooled engines, power capabilities have still not been quoted but we are sure we'll find out at the show next week.

From the pictures we have available the cylinder looks like something you would find on YZ 80 motorcross rather than a scoot. Exhaust port looks similar to the Evo 3 kits and is sporting three exhaust studs, we think either a new stub for Evo 10 or a revised exhaust will be popping up shortly.

A long stroke crankshaft is to be used alongside the 52mm bore giving the 94cc which as you would expect will need some work in the crank casings to accept it. As we learn more we will let you know. A 94cc sprinter coming soon we think...

Big Evolution kit update!

All parts will be available from July 2010 and we have been told from Polini HQ that the new 94cc is capable of a whopping 33bhp.