After the big success at Eicma 2018, when Dragster concept has been introduced obtaining excellent results and enthusiastic comments from insiders, specialized press and motorbike fans, and after thousands of requests of supply from all over the world during the last 12 months, Italjet introduces the production version of new DRAGSTER, successor of the iconic sports scooter model launched in 1995 by the Italian manufacturer.
The news is welcomed with enthusiasm in Italy and many other countries worldwide, where the new DRAGSTER has already become a must-have even before being available on the market, thanks to its distinctive and unprecedented features, design and style.
The new DRAGSTER, nicknamed the “Urban SuperBike”, is an unconventional vehicle with a hyper- sport style, a technological marvel, and a completely bespoke design. Conceived and created for those who do not want to give up the pleasure of sporty riding, even on a scooter, it is a concentrate of technology: an ideal vehicle for those who want to stand out.
The new DRAGSTER continues Italjet’s path of innovation, a brand recognized worldwide for its innovative and cutting-edge products, capable of daring, surprising and anticipating the future.
Proudly Italian, the Urban SuperBike represent a flagship of our creativity, design and genius recognized all over the world.
Available in 2 versions, 125cc and 200cc.
The strengths of the new DRAGSTER remain the chassis and weight distribution, optimized by the 9-liter tank placed under the footrest to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity.
The Urban SuperBike adopts a steel tube trellis frame integrated with die-cast aluminum plates and the patented Independent Steering System (ISS), which has found use on some sophisticated sports bikes, connected to a new forged aluminum single arm and therefore CNC machined for maximum strength and driving precision.
The I.S.S. separates the steering function from the springing function, filtering any type of roughness in the roads, without transmitting any vibration to the handlebar and maintaining a correct suspension geometry, without the typical sinking of traditional suspensions.
The effectiveness of the Independent Steering System (I.S.S.), guaranteed by the shock absorbers designed by Italjet with the support of competent testers such as Andrea Dovizioso, give the DRAGSTER unparalleled drivability in this category of vehicles. In braking, the DRAGSTER remains neutral, limiting the load transfer on the front and ensuring maximum exploitation of braking on both wheels that are fitted with differentiated rims and tires, the Pirelli Angel 120/70 R12 in the front and 140/60 R13 in the rear.
The brakes are Brembo, both disc brakes for maximum safety in sporty driving, while the support of the two die-cast aluminum semi-handlebars, the controls and the knobs give the DRAGSTER a sporty and exclusive look. The braking system is equipped with ABS as standard, developed and produced by BOSCH exclusively for Italjet.
The equipment of the new DRAGSTER is completed by the optical groups with full LED technology, the front modeled in the wind tunnel and the double side radiator.
DRAGSTER is equipped with single-cylinder 4-stroke liquid-cooled engines of
125 and 200cc. These are twin-shaft, four-valve units powered by Magneti Marelli electronic injection, which supply near 10 kW (13 HP) for 125cc displacement and 13 kW (18 HP) for 200cc one. The engines are Euro5 approved.
The new DRAGSTER 125 / 200cc is produced by the Bolognese company in 3 different liveries:
- Anthracite White Red
- Anthracite Yellow
- Black Grey
Recommended Retail Price for DRAGSTER 125cc : RM29,500.00
Recommended Retail Price for DRAGSTER 200cc : RM34,800.00
Italjet is one of the two few Italian motorcycle companies that belongs to the same family since the beginning. Tartarini’s family manage the Company for 60 years with same enthusiasm, courage and passion, that made Italjet a trendsetter brand in motorcycle industry.
Italjet is synonymous of passion for the world of two wheels. The Bolognese brand was founded in 1959 thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of Leopoldo Tartarini, a famous motorcycle rider of the fifties, protagonist of great sporting enterprises, among which the victory in the Milan-Taranto in 1953, the world tour in 1957-58 (five continents, 42 countries in 13 months) and the three world records with the Cyclecar at Monza in 1969.
Eclectic and forward-looking character, for Tartarini, motorbikes have always represented the common thread of life. As well as passion and ingenuity have always distinguished Italjet.
The company has created more than 150 different models, capable of anticipating time and the result of creativity and technological research. The definitive consecration of the brand as a reference for style and innovation comes February 14, 1980 when the design sector of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the prestigious MoMA, decides to exhibit in its permanent collection Italjet Pack 2, the only two-wheeled motorized vehicle hosted in the exhibition area.
In 1998 the Guggenheim Museum in New York exhibited in the exhibition entitled “The Art of the Motorcycle” the Italjet Formula 50, liquid-cooled scooter, and already nominated four times scooter of the year, in Germany, in Spain and twice in Italy.
After having met with great success in Italy and North America, in 2000 also Velocifero, the Italjet scooter that perfectly blends the 60s vintage style with modern technology, is named “The Best Product of 2000” by the American magazine Business Week.
Italjet represents Italian excellence from the glorious past, whose models have been sold worldwide.
Today is Massimo, Leopoldo son’s, engaged in designing and industrialize new models and pushing Italjet to be again protagonist in the motorcycles world industry.
Massimo Tartarini has selected a dynamic and experienced team to accomplish this task, proud to be part of the project and of such historical and special Company