Italjet Dragster 200 and 125 2020: First Look
At EICMA 2019, Italjet brought the scooter that could turn someone who never expected to ride a scooter. Available in two engine sizes and body styles, the 2020 Italjet Dragster 200 and Dragster 125 bring radical naked style to the world of scooters.
The Dragster name is legendary in Italjet circles, with four variations (three of them two-stroke) from 1998 to 2203. These two new Italjet Dragster scooters have a completely new design inspired by turn-of-the-century models, and are editions limited.
1. The 2020 Italjet Dragster 125 is the more striking of the two, with almost no bodywork behind its shortened fairing. Everything is in view, from the front suspension with hub steering to the frame, engine and rear shock. There is a full coverage rear fender to keep the driver free from road splashes.
2. Both the Dragster 200 and 125 have powerful short stroke engines. Scooters are generally all about torque. Italjet gave these two scooters definitely oversized motors. The 125 produces a peak of 15 horsepower at a staggering 10,000 rpm and waits until 7750 rpm to produce its peak torque of nine foot-pounds. The Dragster 200 reduces it a bit. The 20-horsepower peak hits 8250 rpm, while it peaks at 12.5 ft.-lbs. Of torque output at 6250 rpm. All of this is courtesy of a DOHC architecture, with EFI and liquid cooling. Unsurprisingly, Dragsters have CVTs so it’s a twist and go.
3. The hub steering is a holdover from the original Dragster design, although it has been adapted to modern standards. There were complaints about the stability of the original Dragster, although we would expect Italjet to have addressed that issue for these new models. The suspension at each end is a single shock with spring preload adjustment.
4. The two Dragsters have many high-end features. Take a look at the aluminum front swingarm, MotoGP-style hand lever guards, front superstructure, and lattice subframe. Dragsters don’t seem to have a lot of storage space. However, both Dragsters have passenger seats and pilot platforms, as well as a traditional center stand.
5. The brake calipers are from Brembo and the tires are Pirelli. Not surprising for a high-end Italian scooter.
6. There will be 499 examples of each Italjet Dragster 2020 model. They will come with numbered plates.
7. Italjet says production of the 2020 Italjet Dragster 200 and 125 begins in the second quarter of 2020. A public price is not displayed on the Italjet website, although pre-orders are accepted with a € 499 deposit.
Specifications of the Italjet Dragster 200 and 125 2020
- Type: single four-stroke
- Displacement: 200cc (125: 125cc)
- Bore x stroke: 63 x 58mm (125: 58 x 47mm)
- Maximum power: 19.8 horsepower at 8,250 rpm (125: 14.9 horsepower at 10,000 rpm)
- Maximum torque: 12.5 ft / lbs at 6250 rpm (125: 9.2 ft / lbs at 7750 rpm)
- Valve Train: DOHC, 4 Valves
- Fuel supply: EFI
- Transmission: fully automatic CVT
- Frame: Trellis
- Front suspension: independent steering system with adjustable reservoir damper with spring preload
- Rear suspension: adjustable spring preload damper
- Tires: Pirelli
- Front tire: 120/70 x 12
- Rear tire: 140/60 x 13
- Front brake: 240mm disc with Brembo caliper
- Rear brake: 175mm disc with Brembo caliper
- ABS: standard
DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES
- Wheelbase: 53.0 inches
- Seat Height: 30.3 inches
- Fuel capacity: 1.8 gallons
- Weight: 238 pounds