Monday, 26 April 2010

Adrenalin Pedstop to stock italkit products

Despite the clouds of volcanic ash hampering flights in and out of the country we were recently able to fly over to Spain to get a first-hand look at how scooter performance parts are made. As a result of this trip we're pleased to announce that italkit are the next brand to be added to our ever-expanding product roster. Italkit produce a large range of performance parts to fit most scooters including a series of high quality cylinders manufactured by Gilardoni. We're expecting a delivery from Spain some time soon. In the meantime take a look at the italkit website to take a closer look at their products.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The need for speed: Project Zip at Elvington

We feel the need, the need for speed! On Sunday 18 April we went to Elvington to take the Zips for some quarter mile testing before the next round of the BSSO series. The day went well with Pedstop riders Josh Brown and Sam Edwards getting some fast times up the drag strip. Josh's machine is now equipped with the very latest Polini Evolution 3 engine. As you can imagine we couldn't wait to find out how the new setup would perform. After a 15.34 second quarter mile run terminating at 79mph we feel even more confident now that Josh has the straight line speed he needs when he returns to the circuit next month. The results of young gun Sam's full throttle action yielded times in the 16 second bracket with a 16.04 being his best time of the day - quicker than some of the riders of 172 and 180cc machines! Well done Sam.

Ever wondered what it looks heading down a drag strip at breakneck speed? Sit back and watch our latest video to find out...

Tecnigas Trek exhaust system

The new Trek exhaust system from Tecnigas makes a big move away from the universal expansion layout we have always complained about with the Next R. Each system carries a more unique expansion which works well with the engine type it is installed on.

A larger expansion with a bushed bracket is a vast improvement over the Next R system which uses a fixed bracket. Retaining the same price of the Next R makes the new Trek a bargain and early results also show that performance is close to some of the more expensive brands too which is a good sign.

Adrenalin Pedstop will be replacing all Next R exhausts systems over the next few weeks as stock is refreshed.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

BSSO Championship 2010. Round 1: Mallory Park

The first round of this year's BSSO scooter racing championship took place at Mallory Park in Leicestershire on 5th April. We were there of course along with our race team: the Zen-like Josh Brown, young gun Sam Edwards and Zack Tingle, the latest talent to join the team (more about Zack later).

Thankfully the conditions were a little warmer (no frost!) this time at Mallory although it remained overcast and windy throughout the day. Our racing Zips performed well with Josh, Sam and Zack putting in a good effort on the track. Technical problems in the second race led to Josh pulling out early unfortunately, but in the first race he managed to complete 8 laps around the circuit finishing in second place despite the fact that he wasn't on top form at this meeting due to sickness.

At this stage, we know the best is yet to come from our riders and our machines - watch this space! In the meantime sit back and watch the action unfold in our video as Josh battles for first place in Race 1 at Mallory Park:

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Polini Evolution spy shots!

Thanks to our friends at Polini, we're able to present to you these images of the very latest Evolution engine. You may recall that last month we announced details of Polini's new 70cc cylinder kit which, as you can see is the driving force behind this little beast which also features the very latest Big Evolution exhaust and a pre-programmed CDI to match. As you can imagine we're pretty excited to find out what this baby is capable of!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Easter Opening Hours

A quick note to all our customers that we will be closed for business on Good Friday (2 April) and Easter Monday (5 April). Due to it being a bank holiday there may be slight postal delays with any orders dispatched.

Happy Easter from us all at Adrenalin and don't eat too much chocolate!