Thursday, 31 March 2011

Italkit Price Squeeze

Great news ladies and gents, we’ve squeezed Italkit prices on all of the most popular products we stock.

Don’t think that this is because we have stock to clear as you would be wrong. It simply allows you to get a taste of the good stuff at a reduced price, rather than compromising on something that will never be like for like.

Here’s a quick reminder about the product: Italkit cylinder kits are made at the Gilardoni factory in Italy and the quality of finish is the finest we’ve seen on any of our cylinder kit ranges. Great power gains can be seen matched with the very best reliability partly due to the high-end carbide plating and the use of Vertex pistons.

We stock Italkit cylinder kits for the majority of 50cc scooters like the Gilera Runner, Piaggio NRG, Piaggio Zip, Yamaha Aerox, MBK Nitro, Italjet Dragster, Aprilia SR 50 R, Suzuki Katana along with many geared mopeds such as the Derbi Senda, Derbi GPR, Aprilia RS 50 etc.

Take a look at our full Italkit product range here.

Introducing Pedstop Race Team member: Joe Ravenscroft

STOP PRESS: Joe Ravenscroft joins the Adrenalin Pedstop Race Team.

Last year Joe really impressed us with his racing skills out on the track so we're delighted that he now joins the Adrenalin Pedstop Race Team in 2011. Joe's fellow team members include BSSO champion Josh Brown who you should all know by now and Pedstop's very own Sam Schofield. Sam admits to being a complete novice, but with balls of steel and an aggressive riding style it'll be interesting to see how he gets on during the coming season.

On 10 March Joe headed out to sunny Spain for a week of practice at the Finestrat circuit in Benidorm. Here's his account of how it went:

"The week got off to a good start with temperatures of 20 degrees plus. The first session got underway (the first time I’d ridden anything in six months). I went out testing a jack up kit and to cut a long story short I didn’t really get on with it due to it changing the geometry of the bike too much not to my liking. With that session out of the way I took off the jack up kit and re-fuelled. By the end of the first day we (me and my Dad) had solved a few minor problems. Day two came with an unpleasant downpour that lasted for hours. Unfortunately I had to stand out at the sideline and help to marshall, I couldn't race because the wheels for my wet tyres were being powder coated back in the UK. But with many tea and coffee breaks dinner time (siesta) came around fast, this gave chance for the clouds to break and for the sun to break through and dry up the track. After lunch we returned to a lovely 22 degrees and a dry track. With the big change in weather conditions it was time to get out the Adrenalin Pedstop Zip SP for the first time that day. The last three days was basically the same lovely weather and a superb track to top it all off! A good week was had by all with good riding all throughout the week and with the hotel being all inclusive there was plenty of food and beer! I hope I can persuade the rest of the Pedstop crew to come with us and have a mega week’s testing in Spain next time!" - Joe Ravenscroft

The sun was shining in Spain and so were Joe's riding skills, sit back and watch the onboard footage:

We wish Joe and his fellow team members the best of luck for the coming season. As usual we'll keep you all posted with their progress throughout the course of the year.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The North Run 2011

If you only go on one rideout this year then make sure it's The North Run. As well as the mass scooter ride itself to look forward to, there's a bunch of things in store at this year's destination - Castle Syke Hill, Ackworth, West Yorkshire.

Grass Track Racing - If the madcap antics of the rideout itself isn't enough to give you an adrenaline rush then a quick blast around a grass track should give you your fix of speed. The entry fee is just £1 using your own bike, or for £5 you can have a go on ours.

Sprint Competition - Having our own venue has opened up all sorts of possibilities so this year we'll be hosting a 100 yard grass sprint competition - forget Santa Pod this is drag racing Yorkshire style! As an added incentive we'll award a trophy to the fastest rider of the day.

Bucking Bronco Shootout - Mount the Bucking Bronco and unleash the inner cowboy (or cowgirl) in you. We've got some prizes set aside for those of you who possess the best Rodeo skillz. There will be winners and there will be losers, either way it'll be a laugh!

Custom Scooter Awards - We know there are some great custom scooters out there, so we'd love to see your pride and joy entered into our custom scooter competition. We've got some bling in the form of a trophy to award to the best looking modified scooter in the eyes of the judges. Top scooters could also get a feature on the PETROL Scooter Magazine website.

Stunt Arena - Grass and bales of hay to play in, that's the theme for the Stunt Arena. We're on the look out for stunting talent so let's see what tricks you can come up with.

Entertainment - Bangin' tunes will be played throughout the day with a DJ hitting the decks and rumour has it some strippers will make an appearance at the end of Saturday night...

The North Run 2011 - Be there...

The North Run 2011 begins at 9am on Saturday 23 July at Adrenalin Pedstop in Carlton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Full route details can be found here. Camping at Castle Syke Hill is free. Transport will also be provided for those bringing camping gear. Catering and toilet facilities will also be available at Castle Syke Hill.

Keep your eyes peeled for further news bulletins leading up to the event.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

ATHENA Cylinder Kits

ATHENA produce a vast range of scooter and moped tuning parts that offer great performance at a great price. Produced in Italy with a history of leading the field within the off-road market, you can expect the same high quality and performance from ATHENA products that you'd expect from the likes of Polini and Malossi. We'd like to draw your attention to ATHENA's range of aluminium cylinder kits.

ATHENA produce a complete range of air cooled racing cylinder kits suitable for the MBK Booster, Yamaha Ovetto/Neos, Piaggio/Gilera AC, CPI, Keeway scooters and many more. ATHENA aluminium air cooled cylinder kits are cast in steel moulds and manufactured by CNC machines to assure complete precision during the manufacturing process. Larger fins improve the cooling process and therefore guarantee a longer life. The cylinder is lined with a special silicon carbide and nickel coating mixture to ensure the best fluidity of the piston and durability of the cylinder.

Likewise ATHENA's water cooled racing cylinder kits suitable for the Peugeot Speedfight LC, MBK Nitro, Yamaha Aerox, Gilera and Piaggio LC scooters plus many more are produced to the same high standards and are again worth considering alongside other big name brands.

Take a look at the complete range of ATHENA cylinder kits by following this link.

Datatool Demon Alarm

As the sun comes out to play so do many motorcycles and scooters. All this is great fun for like-minded people who enjoy the thrills of a two wheeled machine. Unfortunately, due to the increase of scooters and motorcycles parked up on display, theft rises on average by 30% during the summer months. The good news is that we are now stocking Datatool Demon alarms which are suitable for all 12v scooters, motorcycles and ATVs. The reason we chose the Demon alarm system was not only for the quality and spec of the unit for a very affordable price, but the fact that it has being designed so that anyone can fit it easily and quickly. With a budget price of £82 and RRP close to £100 stocks won’t last long so get yours while you can.

Product code: AD/DT055

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The North Run 2011 Route/Schedule

This year's North Run is shaping up nicely. To keep you all in the loop, here's some more info on how it's looking so far. We'll let you know if anything changes to the following schedule:

Saturday 23 July, 2011

Start point A: 09:00 – Adrenalin Pedstop HQ
Unit 1 Longfields Court, Middlewoods Way, Wharncliffe Business Park, Carlton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 3GN

The rideout will commence at 9am prompt so try and arrive earlier at Pedstop HQ. Grab a North Run sticker to put on your scoot while you wait.

Point B: 10:00 – Doncaster (16 miles)
PC World car park
Danum Retail Park, York Road, DN5 8AS

Point C: 11:30 – Castleford (17 miles)
Xscape car park, Colorado Way, Castleford, WF10 4TA

Break for lunch at Xscape. The rideout will then continue at 12:30.

Point D: 13:00 – Leeds (6 miles)
Rothwell Sports Centre car park
Wakefield Road, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8EL

Point E: 14:00 – Wakefield (6 miles)
Cineworld car park, Westgate Leisure Park, Wakefield WF2 9SH

Final Destination: 15:00 – Ackworth (10 miles)
Castle Syke Hill, Ackworth, Wakefield WF7

Total Distance: 55 miles

Please note that the above times are estimates. 

Here's a map of the route:

View Larger Map

There will be fuel stops along the way but make sure you fill up before the start of the ride. The best option is to join The North Run at the start point here at Adrenalin HQ, or if you prefer wait for us to arrive at one of the meeting points. Failing that, meet us at the final destination at Castle Syke Hill in Ackworth. Whatever you do, just be there yeah?

All riders are welcome on The North Run - geared scoots, autos, motorcycles, the more the merrier. It doesn't cost anything to take part. We won't be going on any motorways, so riders with L-plates can join in. If you want to camp at Ackworth then bring a tent, it won't cost you anything to pitch a tent either. Catering vans serving food and refreshments will be on site and toilet facilities. To make things easier, we'll be providing transport for riders who want to offload camping gear (Tip: Make sure you put labels on your stuff then it'll be easier to find when we get to Ackworth). Attractions include a bucking bronco, kickstart style grass track racing, trophies and prizes for best custom scoots, merchandise, a DJ knocking out some banging tunes and a surprise spectacle to keep you all entertained...

As usual we'll keep you all informed of any new developments leading up to the event, but for now it's looking good.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Polini Big Evolution scooter performance parts

We're keen advocates of Polini performance parts here at Adrenalin and for good reasons. If you've been considering purchasing any of their latest Big Evolution products then the following should be of interest.

Adrenalin Pedstop's 27.7hp Polini 94cc Piaggio Zip SP

Polini's Big Evolution - A New Chapter in Scooter Tuning

2010 saw the release of Polini’s range of Big Evo kits for 50cc Piaggio and Minarelli engines intended solely for competition use. The product range consists of 70cc, 84cc and 94cc configurations created from a selection of cylinder and crank combinations. With a brand new cylinder design and a full range of components to complement the kit, Polini weren’t hanging around and were going all out to match the constantly evolving range of products that surface on an annual basis for these popular engines.

2010 brought home great results for us using the Big Evo 70cc engine in the UK BSSO series with our rider Josh Brown who won races and set new lap records including a new lap time at the Three Sisters racetrack in Wigan. And for the second year running Josh was able to take the BSSO championship and be crowned champion once again. The engine in Josh’s Zip was originally supplied by Polini as a fully built race engine. Further enhancements were made by us in conjunction with Darrell Taylor at 50ccTuning through ongoing development and adjustments to the performance of the engine to suit UK racetracks – bear in mind that the engine was originally set up by Polini technicians for use on the shorter Italian circuits.

Adrenalin's Polini Big Evolution 94cc Piaggio Zip SP Race Bike

2011 comes as a new year and with it the feeling of trying something new, so out came the Big Evo 94cc engine with a view to running it at a race meeting or two. Currently the 94cc engine can be seen fitted to our shop demonstrator for all to drool over.

The Big Evo 94cc Piaggio configuration comprises of a 52mm cylinder kit and a 44mm long stroke crankshaft giving an actual capacity of 93.39cc using the ACU formula (bore x bore x stroke x 0.785). The build started out with a major shopping list of components and includes a brand new set of crankcases. After seeing the odd case fail in the past, the decision to use new casings was a no brainer coupled with the fact that the engine has to be machined out to accept both the crank and cylinder – the most powerful and highest torque producing kit around. The crankcases also benefit from additional strengthening thanks to the new bolt-on Polini Torsen WD which reduces engine flex by making the casing dual sided.

Keep an eye on our blog... In future blog posts we'll take you through some of the engine work including crankcase preparation, additional porting work and water pump assembly.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Pedstop Track Day at Teeside Autodrome

Last week Chris, Sam and Josh managed to get some track time in at Teeside Autodrome in Middlesbrough. Testing went well despite rain and gale force winds to contend with. Chris took our Polini 94cc Zip (as featured in our video last month) out on the track. Sam got some practice on his Malossi 77c kitted Zip and whizz kid Josh made it all look easy on our Polini 70cc Big Evolution Zip, he didn't do too badly on a Kawasaki ZX6R either.

Sam wrote some words about the day's proceedings which can be found here on the PETROL Scooter Magazine website.

Monday, 14 March 2011

New Vespa stickers from Polini

Polini have produced a smart new sticker set for the Vespa 125/150. These are designed to fit within the footrest and are similar to the ones shown at the Milan fair, they're also easier to fit. RRP: 24 Euros + VAT.

Product code: 340.0019

Friday, 11 March 2011

Video: The North Run 2011 Trailer

Reminisce last year's North Run or take a look at what you missed out on in our North Run 2011 trailer now up on YouTube (watch the HD version for better quality):

Thanks again to everyone who joined us last year, this year's North Run will be even better - 23/24 July - be there!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

New Polini pin cage for Piaggio and Yamaha Big Evolution kit

Our friends at Polini Motori inform us that a new pin cage is now available for the Piaggio and Yamaha Big Evolution kit. By all accounts the old cage (part no: 280.0013) won't be produced anymore. The new cage (part no: 280.0015) comes with rollers and features a clever design, RRP is 8.33 Euros + VAT. This is how it fits together:

Monday, 7 March 2011

The North Run 2011

The North Run, now in its third year, has evolved from a mass scooter ride to the coast to a festival style event involving camping and entertainment at a new destination in the Yorkshire countryside.

Given the rising popularity of the event, the congestion in Scarborough, not to mention the hold-ups on the A64 to contend with, The North Run needed room to expand so we thought we’d try something a little bit different in 2011. So this year’s North Run will see riders head out on a whistle stop tour of West and South Yorkshire starting at the usual meeting place – Adrenalin Pedstop HQ in Carlton, Barnsley. A true North Run in every sense, proposed stop-off points include Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Pontefract, Castleford, Leeds and Wakefield before heading out to Ackworth near Pontefract where riders can relax and unwind in the open countryside. Proposed attractions include trophies for best custom scoots, a grass track kickstart style competition, a bucking bronco (so you can laugh at your mates), a DJ and a surprise spectacle to liven things up a bit…

Catering vans serving food and refreshments will be present on site as well as toilet facilities. A van will be provided for riders wanting to offload camping gear so as not to be too laden down during the ride. Riders may join The North Run at different meeting points during the rideout, full details of the route to follow. The event is free to attend and all riders are welcome, the more the merrier.

If you only go on one rideout this year, don’t miss out on this one!

The North Run 2011 starts at 9am on Saturday 23 July at Adrenalin Pedstop, Unit 1, Longfields Court, Middlewoods Way, Wharncliffe Business Park, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 3HR

For more info, email or call 01226 630020

Friday, 4 March 2011

Normal service is now resumed

We're glad to say that the problems that we've been experiencing with Sage Pay, our online shopping system, appear to have been sorted out now. All our customers can now go ahead and continue shopping online as per normal.

Again, we apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Online shopping temporarily unavailable

If you are experiencing problems placing an order via our website then worry not as we're aware of the current technical issues. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, for your reference an online status report can be found here: Sage Pay System Monitor

In the meantime, you can call our sales team on 01226 630020 who will happily take your order over the phone.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your patience.

Thanks, Adrenalin.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Athena 170cc cylinder kit for Honda CBR 125

The Athena 170cc kits are now in stock for CBR 125 models. We are stocking two kits, one for injection models and one for carburettor models. Both kits feature aluminium nickel-carbide barrels and cast-lite pistons. The kit for injection models comes with a new ECU that changes the rpm curve bringing power in at 6000 rpm right through to 13000 rpm. Peak power on the dyno comes in at 16.8 hp on injection models, unfortunately we don't have any information for carburettor models as of yet but expect similar gains but not as low down the rev range. These kits are one of the very few parts for CBR 125's that make any real power increases. Spare pistons and gasket sets are also in stock.

Here are the product codes and links:

Athena 170cc cylinder kit (for injection models): AD/P400210100026
Athena 170cc cylinder kit (for carb models): AD/P400210100019
Athena 170cc piston kit: AD/S4C06700001A
Athena gasket set: AD/P400210160017

Athena 183cc cylinder kit for Yamaha YZF R125 etc.

Now in stock from Athena are the long awaited 183cc cylinder kits for Yamaha 125cc 4T learner legals. They fit Yamaha YZF R125’s and WR125’s, both great looking bikes but both lacking in the power they deserve. The kit takes the capacity up to 183cc with the new aluminium nickel-carbide plated barrel and cast-lite piston. Also included in the kit is a new ECU that remaps the rpm curve bringing power straight in at 5000 rpm and holding out right through to 10500 rpm. The dyno shows a peak power of 17.1 hp at just under 9000 rpm.

Grab yours while you can as these have been long awaited in the UK so we're expecting they'll go pretty quick being the only part available for these bikes that will give any significant gains. We also now stock pistons and top end gasket sets for these kits, here are the product codes and links:

Athena 183cc cylinder kit: AD/P400485100034
Athena 183cc piston kit: AD/S4C06300002A
Athena top end gasket set: AD/P400485160020