The Ital­jet Drag­ster is BACK!

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.

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Built be­tween 1998 and 2003, the orig­i­nal Drag­ster was churned out by the Ital­ian fac­tory with a choice of en­gines (two- and four-stroke). It made 22bhp and han­dled re­ally well. Plus, it looked like the cater­pil­lar stage of an arm-wrench­ing su­per­bike. With 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 12in wheel with a 120 tyre. The rear wheel is a 13in 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 the new Drag­ster – 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 some­where in the re­gion of €5000 and the 125 be­ing around €4500. They should be avail­able around May next year.

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