those of you who are new to the Dragster, here's a run-down of
the Dragsters main features:
visual appeal - designed using computer technology
the essentially Ducati-inspired open trellis frame gives the Dragster
its distinct character and sets it apart from all other Scooters.
Built upon the trellis frame sits the radiator mounted in the
nose of the bike. And the bodywork itself makes the Dragster look
more like a sportsbike than a scooter.
control - what's initially
striking about the Dragster is its suspension configuration. Engineers
at Italjet have developed what they call the independent steering
system (SIS). This involves the front hydro-pneumatic suspension
positioned horizontally as opposed to the twin-fork configuration
on most Scooters. This gives the Dragster a unique advantage in
allowing greater manoeuvre-ability as the forces acting on the
suspension are transferred away from the front wheel towards the
center of the bike thus enabling greater control on bends and
on bumpy surfaces.
handlebars have also been placed at a slightly lower position
meaning that the riders weight is slightly to the front of the
bike again allowing greater control over the steering.
like the proverbial
- with a weight of only 107 Kg (125cc) and 109 Kg (180cc) means
that the Dragster remains agile in order to provide brisk acceleration,
0-60 mph in 6 seconds (tuned) certainly gives the 'big bikes' a run for