2003 Zip Cat 50cc in blue
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Piaggio Zip 50 Cat Specs…..
The Zip Cat 50cc was a 4bhp, 2 stroke scooter released in January 2001 in the UK by Piaggio. The Zip Cat was a variation of the Zip 2000 with basically the same features and styling.
The Zip 50 Cat had a catalytic converter on the exhaust system and the word ‘Catalyst’ just under the word ‘Zip’ on the badges either side of the tail panel!
Gilera DNA 50cc in red
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Gilera DNA 50 Specs…..
Introduced into the UK in July 2000, the Gilera 50cc DNA was a ground breaking hybrid of a motorbike and a scooter. The DNA 50 featured larger (14 inch) wheels and front forks and body layout similar to a motorbike, whilst using a twist and go engine, automatic transmission and drive from a scooter.
The DNA 50cc proved massively popular with younger riders and although it was restricted to 30mph (as per UK law!), it was fairly easy to de restrict and unrestricted 50cc models could (supposedly!) get up to 60mph!
A motorcycle helmet buckle is the part on the end of the helmet strap that, when the 2 parts are connected together, holds the helmet securely on your head.
There are (in very basic terms!) 3 different motorbike helmet buckles, the quick release buckle, the ‘Double D’ buckle and the micro metric buckle……
The Quick Release Style Helmet Buckle
View of a closed quick release buckle on an AGV helmet.
Honda SGX50 Sky Parts…
SGX50 Sky with chrome plating on the exhaust cover
Honda SGX50 Sky Specs…..
The Honda SGX 50 Sky was a budget, step through, 2 stroke, 49cc scooter/moped hybrid with 16 inch wheels sold in the UK March 1997 and May 2003.
The SGX50 Sky was available in 3 different styles, a basic model, a ‘Deluxe’ model with chrome plating on the headlight, tail light, indicators and rear carrier rack and a ‘Fun’ model with semi transparent bodywork.
Although the SGX50 Sky was popular for a short while in the UK, it proved very popular in Southern Europe because of it’s simple styling and ‘easy to use’ features.
The SGX 50 was, at one point, considered as a likely replacement for the Honda C90 Cub.
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Yamaha XJ 600 S Diversion spares…
Yamaha XJ600 Diversion specs…..
The Yamaha XJ600S Diversion was a basic half faired sports touring/commuter bike manufactured by Yamaha between January 1992 and January 2004 (in the UK).
The XJ 600 Diversion was also available in Europe, Australia and the USA (although it was known as the ‘Seca II’ in North America and Australia).
The XJ600S Diversion was a half faired version (aka 4BR model) released between 1992 and 2004, the XJ600N Diversion (aka 4KE model) was a naked version of the bike (with no front fairing) released between 1995 and 2004.
From a recent article published by Sussex Police:
“Sussex Police are warning motorbike riders to be aware of pedal cycle helmets being mis-sold via on-line auction sites as motorcycle helmets.
The Micro-Metric strap retention system is a feature on many new Gmac and Nitro motorbike helmets.
The Micrometric strap works like a large, reusable cable tie with a toothed strap and a ratchet holding mechanism.
As well as being a very safe and secure system for holding the motorcycle helmet on your head the micro metric buckle can be done up and undone without taking your motorbike gloves off (unlike the conventional ‘Double D’ and ‘Seatbelt buckle’ strap systems that you need to take your gloves off to undo!).
Well, it’s been a fair few years but Rock Oil are updating some of the labels in their motorcycle oil range to reflect the immense amount of development and race testing that has gone into the Rock Oil range!
A little bit about the Suzuki AN125…..
The Suzuki AN 125 was sold in the UK between February 1995 and December 2000 and was marketed as a ‘futuristic styled’ scooter.