Best Scooter Ever. Period.

Old 11-22-2008, 08:22 AM
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That's right.
Since the 50's, europe went on from building small, cheap utility mopeds
for the afterwar, broke european people
wich eventually overgrew the standard "bicycle with an engine" philosophy
and gave life to some real monsters.

When people wants real power in a package as small as a working boot
that's the result:
Piaggio and Gilera built what's to be considered the fastest, baddest *** ever scooter:
the Gilera Runner 180 SP.

When eco-mentalist still didn't rule the world,
2stroke was still the way to go;
easy like that, put a 180cc engine in there, add some italian-made frame and suspensions, and there you go:
Sitting on it is like sitting on a Scud missile: all you hear is the 2stroke whine,
and you're ready for almost everything: from mafia driveby shootings, to Trophys,
to illegal racing.

And i can't find ONE single image of a stock Runner.. guess why.

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RUNNER 180 SP!!!
21HP STOCK!!!
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you euro guys get all the cool **** I wish we could get something like that over here
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Originally Posted by AzN~BoI_585 View Post
you euro guys get all the cool **** I wish we could get something like that over here
You don't need 'em.
You need a Runner 180 for your town
quite as much as you would need a Renault Clio Williams to travel around states.
the matter is, such a crazy scooter has its own scenario:








No Crown Vic or Alfa 156 will ever get you down here.

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A Runner 180 would make for one fun *** getaway
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Originally Posted by AzN~BoI_585 View Post
you euro guys get all the cool **** I wish we could get something like that over here
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thats what i am talking about,runner 180 is the best stunt toy
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the engine rocks.. and only with kit 172 malossi with stock exhaust it goes crazy the engine is perfect for swap on SR or NRG and other models i think if i found only engine to put it on my mc3
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Originally Posted by crazynrg View Post
the engine rocks.. and only with kit 172 malossi with stock exhaust it goes crazy the engine is perfect for swap on SR or NRG and other models i think if i found only engine to put it on my mc3
Our favorite move here is to stuff that 180 engine in an otherwise stock Piaggio Zip,
160 pounds dry weight:
suicidal.
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Originally Posted by Italian Magic View Post
Our favorite move here is to stuff that 180 engine in an otherwise stock Piaggio Zip,
160 pounds dry weight:
suicidal.
Like mine dude?!

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my idea is for less money.. more power :D
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good 70cc setup (15+hp) = 1000+euro
swap from runner 125/180 ~250euro
this is prices from my country
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180,180,180
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daaaaaamn man are there any places that can sell one of these to me in the US...maybe as a "kit" scooter and then a motor to go along with it haha
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Originally Posted by AzN~BoI_585 View Post
daaaaaamn man are there any places that can sell one of these to me in the US...maybe as a "kit" scooter and then a motor to go along with it haha
Like mine or the runner?
You can buy one on Ebay.it and import in USA...
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Like mine or the runner?
You can buy one on Ebay.it and import in USA...
Ide take either! probally cost me an arm and a leg to get one into the US...
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Ide take either! probally cost me an arm and a leg to get one into the US...
not to mention make it street legal. Many european vehicles get in the US with minor modifications.. but that'd be your business anyway, i don't know how complex it could be.

and you'd be pretty much alone in the desert when it comes to spares.
even the silliest of them all. we could help by shipping you spares though..
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well I know a couple companies ship just the rolling chassis and then ship the engine seperately and claim it as a kit car.

I am on the look out for a motor...Im considering a honda reflex engine if I can find one into a light weight sporty scoot chassi.
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quote=AzN~BoI_585;3647705]well I know a couple companies ship just the rolling chassis and then ship the engine seperately and claim it as a kit car.

I am on the look out for a motor...Im considering a honda reflex engine if I can find one into a light weight sporty scoot chassis.[/quote]

Honda Reflex.. it's called the Jazz down here, 250cc,
way different from your favourite scooter.
i'd say
try to import an Aerox.. there's tons out here for sale.
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That's cooler than our stateside Zuma for sure...
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Honda Reflex.. it's called the Jazz down here, 250cc,
way different from your favourite scooter.
i'd say
try to import an Aerox.. there's tons out here for sale.
I know its kind of the opposite...but its on the table for a scooter build...Im going to ask around to see whats up with getting a scooter shipped over here.
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