K&N offers oil and air filters for a variety of scooters. The KN-147 oil filter will fit the forthcoming Kymco Xciting 500; the KN-132 oil filter fits the Yamaha Majesty and Suzuki Burgman 400; the KN-204 oil filter is designed for Honda’s Silver Wing; and the KN-138 oil filter fits the Suzuki Burgman 650. All K&N powersports spin-on oil filters feature a 17mm nut affixed onto the end that allows for easy installation and removal.
K&N Engineering, Inc., 800/858-3333
The Pirelli SL36 is a sport tire designed for scooter wheels sized 10 inches up to 13 inches. With a tread pattern derived from Pirelli’s Dragon Corsa, the SL36’s compound offers high grip level in wet and dry. Available in front sizes 140/60-12, 120/70-11, 120/70-12, 130/70-11 and 130/70-12; as well as rear sizes 140/60-12, 120/70-11, 120/70-12, 130/70-11 and 130/70-12. Other Pirelli scooter tires include the GTS24, SL38 UNICO, SL60, ST66, ML75, SC30 and SL26.
Martin Racing Performance offers racing kits for a number of scooter brands, including units from United Motors, Vento, TN’G, Dazon, Kymco, Yamaha, Malaguti and Aprilia. Although each MRP Power Pack is different, depending on application, most packages include a MRP exhaust pipe, Keihin carb, variator, roller weights, backing plate, clutch, intake manifold, cam shaft and torque spring. Prices range from $350 to $575.
MRP, Inc., 866/625-2488
Leo Vince offers exhaust pipes for 24 different brands of scooter. The company’s eight types of scooter exhaust include the performance-minded Hand Made "70", Hand Made "RR", Hand Made "ZX", Hand Made "TT" and Hand Made "V6"; as well as the SP3; Touring; and 4 Road.
Leo Vince USA, 888/610-4242
Need parts and accessories for a vintage Vespa or new Stella? Chicago-based Scooterworks says it offers the largest vintage Vespa parts stock in North America. The company carries wheels and suspension components, fuel and exhaust parts, replacement engines and engine parts, electrical goods, seats, chassis pieces, replacement rubber, accessories, high-performance options, care and transport items, books, tools and lifestyle gear. Need help working with the newly purchased gear? Scooterworks also offers tech assistance six days a week.
Scooterworks USA, 888/968-3772
The Maxxis M6029 is designed for today’s high performance scooters. The specially formulated rubber compound offers excellent grip and wear, and the distinctive tread pattern offers precise handling and stability. Available in sizes 120/70-12 58P TL, 130/70-10 59J TL and 130/70-13 57P TL. Other Maxxis scooter tires include the M6002 and M6114.
An exhaust brand imported from Europe, Ixil offers a variety of pipes. The Scooter CLASSIC improves the initial performance of the scooter but offers very low sound values. For racing applications, the Scooter 2-RACING features a design developed from the NSR500, allowing for maximum performance.
Indy Superbikes, Inc., 317/577-1743
Metzeler offers a complete range of tires dedicated to 50cc to 250cc capacity scooters. The line-up, featuring the ME 7 Teen, ME 1, MO 1 and MO 90, offers different pattern designs and structures tuned for different models.
The ME 7 Teen is among the most popular. Available in 18 front and rear sizes, the ME 7 Teen is a low-profile tire featuring an all-season compound developed to offer effective water drainage with trustworthy grip in wet conditions.
Parts Unlimited, 608/758-1111
Produced in Spain, Tecnigas exhausts feature a chrome finish and fit most popular brands. The Next R exhaust is designed to be compatible with stock engines, and the RS 70 is designed to be used with bore kits.
Tecnigas USA, 800/296-1625
Made of tough, lightweight, urethane-coated polyester with exclusive ClimaShield fabric protection, the Dowco Guardian Scooter covers also feature aluminized panels for covering hot pipes, grommets for added security and a shock cord hem. Includes a lifetime limited warranty.
Want to hop-up a customer’s ride? New York-based Roselle imports and distributes Malossi items needed to work on a scooter, from engine parts to body and chassis components. Malossi covers all major brands of scooter, and some you’ve probably never heard of.
Roselle European Import, Inc., 631/427-2853
GIVI offers a wide range of detachable luggage and scooter accessories, including top cases, saddlebags, windscreens and backrests for many of the most popular scooter models from Aprilia, Honda, Kymco, Piaggio, Suzuki, Vespa and Yamaha.
GIVI USA, 877/679-4484
Corbin offers seats for the Honda Silverwing; Suzuki Burgman 400 and 650; Vespa ET4 and Granturismo; and Yamaha Zuma. All components include genuine leather seating and are built using Corbin’s exclusive Comfort Cell foam. The Ovalbac series backrests come with a standard back plate with leather look (ABS), carbon-fiber look, aluminum look, or primer. Corbin’s dual seat bolts just like the stock seat with only four bolts. Weather stripping and complete instructions are included.
New from Italkit is the 300cc big bore cylinder kit upgrade for KYMCO’s liquid-cooled 250cc engine powering the Xciting 250, Bet and Win 250 and Grand Vista 250. Dealer cost is $320; suggested retail price is $425 plus installation.
Continental offers four types of scooter tire, the Zippy 1 High-Performance, Zippy 2 On & Off-Road, Zippy 3 Classic, and Classic Whitewalls. The Zippy 1 comes in 11 sizes; the Zippy 2 comes in two sizes; the Zippy 3 comes in three sizes; and the Classic Whitewall comes in six sizes.
Continental Tire North America, 973/471-8890
Dunlop offers 15 models of tires for scooters. The tires are appropriate for rims sizes 2.15-inch to four inches. The line-up includes five sets — the TT 91 GP, K70, D305, K398 and K488 — and five separates — the F11 front, K825 front, K81/TT100, K234B Rear and K627 Rear.
Dunlop Tires, 800/845-8378
Bridgestone offers scooterists tires in three categories — Bias Ply Replacements, Hoop Scooter Tires and Original Equipment. The Bias Ply replacements come in 10 different models to fit a variety of units. The Hoop Scooter Tires are designed for aggressive 50cc units. The Original Equipment models fit the Honda Reflex and Silverwing, and Suzuki Burgman 400 and 650.
Bridgestone Tires, 800/847-3272
Ferodo offers scooter brake pads made of the most widely used organic compound for original equipment applications. Suitable for stainless steel and cast iron discs, these pads are said to offer excellent pad life as well as prolonged disc life.
Motorcycle Stuff, 800/325-3673 psb
Product Showcase – April 3, 2006