Super-scoot! Italjet confirm Dragster production will begin in Italy in May

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It has been confirmed this morning that the 2020 Italjet Dragster will begin production in Italy in May. 

Speaking in a statement, Italjet President and CEO, Massimo Tartarini said: "The Dragster is expected in every part of the world.

"The First Edition series of 499 units numbered and certified, that were offered to all Dragster fans, are now sold out," he added. "Bookings came from more than 20 different countries. Now the wait is about to end: Dragster production will start in May."

A modern reimagining of the striking small-capacity, single-cylinder, two-stroke scooter from the late nineties and early noughties, the latest machine will be available in either a 125 or 200 four-stroke.

Doing away with traditional front forks is hub steering, complete with a horizontal, adjustable shock. Cradling the engine is an exposed trellis frame, finished in a series of glossy colours.

Italjet claim that 90% of all Dragsters produced will be for export markets and say both the UK and Germany will be amongst the biggest purchasers in Europe. Before production begins, the Italian firm will continue to display the bike at tradeshows across the globe, with the next appearance set to be the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in March.

MCN will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Italjet bring back the Dragster: "We are not joking!"

First published 16 October 2019 by Ben Clarke

The Italjet Dragster was revealed in October 2019

Leftfield Italian scooter and small bike makers, Italjet, have announced the return of their much-loved twist-and-go, the Dragster with a statement on their website: "We are not joking!"

Using a hub front suspension setup with a horizontal, adjustable shock instead of a traditional fork design and an exposed trellis frame in red, orange or yellow, the Dragster certainly demands attention.

The scooter, which will be shown at Eicma on Tuesday, November 5, will be available in two Euro4 engine variants; 125cc and 200cc. Both capacities are liquid-cooled, four-stroke singles.

The original Dragster garnered a cult following in the late 90s and early 00s with its similarly quirky styling and lightweight design. Some were even modified into real drag bikes.

There’s no word yet on price but MCN will be at Eicma to bring you all the latest news as we get it.

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

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