Italjet Dragster gets a Marquez makeover! Gresini replica provides MotoGP flair to radical scooter

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Italian scooter manufacturer Italjet are expanding their Dragster lineup with the introduction of several MotoGP inspired models this September.

Built to celebrate its technical collaboration with the Gresini Racing MotoGP team, the Bologna brand recently announced they will be releasing four Dragster Gresini Racing MotoGP Replica versions, consisting of three ‘standard’ models, and one tricked up 300cc ‘Limited Edition’.

Adorned with a level of bling usually reserved for premium geared bikes, the Limited Edition model packs Óhlins suspension at both ends, a full-system Akrapovič race pipe (in addition to the standard exhaust) and a hologram certificate of authenticity.

Gresini Racing special edition of the Italjet Dragster with its MotoGP racebike sibling

Thats not all though, and as well as being limited to just 75 units worldwide, Italjet have specced the 300cc scooter with MotoGP style winglets in place of a passenger seat to provide maximum tyre squashing downforce to help rail corners in and out of town.

“The response to the Limited Edition of Dragster Gresini Racing MotoGP Replica was immediately extraordinary” said Massimo Tartarini, Italjet CEO. “The demand was so high that it pushed us to increase production, initially planned by 50 units, to 75 vehicles. This Limited Edition will be a true collector’s item for enthusiasts around the world.”

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Standard Gresini Replicas will be available in 125, 200 and 300cc displacements and special paintjob aside, there’s nothing to set them apart from the basic Dragster model.

Whilst Italjet describes the Dragster as an “urban superbike”, power output for the top-of-the-line 300cc model remains a not so super 24bhp.

Prices for the standard bikes start from €6399 (£5409) for the 125, increasing to €7499 (£6340) for the 300. If you fancy the Öhlins equipped Limited model, you’ll need to fork out €9499 (£8030).