Italjet Dragster: Don’t Need No Practicality!

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  • Oct 17, 2019
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The Italjet Dragster combines the looks of a superbike with the practicality of a scooter. Well, to some extent at least

  • The Italjet Dragster features a trellis frame, cast aluminium plates and an independent steering system.
  • It will be showcased at the 2019 EICMA on 5 November with two engine specs - 125cc and 200cc.
  • It also gets an adjustable front and rear suspension setup.
  • Italjet partnered with Kinetic back in 2006 to bring us the Blaze.

Italian two-wheeler manufacturer Italjet is all set to make a comeback in the international market. It plans to do so with its one-of-a-kind Dragster that looks like a cross between a superbike and a scooter. The company announced its return via its website with the caption: “We are not joking, it's all true!”.

And we couldn’t be any happier. The Dragster uses a unique inside-out approach where the design hovers around the idea of exposing more mechanicals bits rather than hiding it behind bulky body panels. Essentially, you have a stripped-down scooter which showcases its beautifully designed trellis frame, cast aluminium plates, an independent steering system and an offset monoshock. 

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The front fascia comprises of a split projector headlamp with eyebrow-like LED DRLs while the rear looks like it’s inspired from the previous-gen Ducati Panigale. It goes without saying that the attention to detail is mindblowing.  

The scooter’s fuel tank is placed smack in the middle on top of the floorboard to decrease the centre of gravity. It also features chunky tyres for better stability and a 125cc or 200cc motor to power it all. The 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor makes 14.9PS of power and 12.5Nm of torque while the 200cc unit generates 19.8PS and 17Nm, which is comparable to the Yamaha R15 V3.0! Braking is courtesy of a 240mm disc brake up front and a 175mm rear disc. 

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Italjet holds a special place in our hearts as the brand made a brief appearance in India back in 2006 in collaboration with Kinetic. And it gave us the Kinetic Blaze, one of six scooters that were planned for India. It was also the very first maxi-scooter to hit Indian shores and a sporty one at that. 

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As for the Dragster, it will be showcased at the 2019 EICMA on November 5 with Euro 4-compliant engines. While there’s no word on the pricing right now, we’ll be sure to let you know once the scooter is unveiled.

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