(NVR) Italjet Velocifero?
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Mon May 02, 2011 2:04 am quote
now if this isnt enough to put you off a velociraptor ............

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Mon May 02, 2011 2:43 am quote
Re: bosh
T5bitsa69 wrote:
now if this isnt enough to put you off a velociraptor ............
It didn't stop those trendy folk with good credit pushing the prices of Split screen VW Buses past the 30k mark...
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Fri May 13, 2011 9:58 am quote
Ellen wrote:
Martha Stewart still has her 2 Velocifero's on the road. If you need the parts, you can still find them.

One of Martha's Velociferos.
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:30 am quote
Velocifero Italjet For Sale DFW no affiliation
Velocifero Italjet

Thought about this 1997 50cc Velocifero, talked with owner but I'm going to pass.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/bar/2782661014.html

Guy knows what he has and knows about scooters.
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:05 pm quote
My first Scooter. I owned the world's fastest (or at least the most expensive) Italjet Velociefero. I raffled off at our club's first rally SCOOTSTOCK, 2 years ago. I spent about 8 grand on it including the original $4000 purchase price. All work was done by Italjet USA themselves. It still runs and does an easy 60mph, after all the mods.

I am very very very familiar with the ups and downs of Italjet USA as they were located 20 minutes from my home on Long Island in NY. Increasing Scooter awarerness was the upside, greed was the downside. Eventually it was all made moot by Italjet going under.

Many parts are avaialable from Malossi. Unfortunetly at the time the same guy running Italjet USA was also ran Malossi USA and their issues were similar at the time. Circa Mid/late 80'searly 90's. Some engine parts are available as replacements for the Morini based Yamaha 50cc engine of the same era.

I put over 4000 miles on it and I loved it. I followed the advice of Italjet USAs Service Manager (the only honest guy there) and got a bigger engined scooter after blowing up the motor and having it rebuilt 3 times. If I follwed the advice of everyone else at Italjet USA, I would be on my umpteenth rebuilt and kit, all of which was supposed to make that thing "go 90mph" - They even advertised that they had "kits" to do this. I bought everyone and barely cracked 60mph. BUt it was quite a strong pull up to about 50, I have to admit.

Every repair bill or purchase had to be double & triple checked for over billing, errounious charges and just plain dishonesty. I was glad to move on to more reputable manufactures like Piaggio, Suzuki and Aprilia.

Mine was featured in a 2 page spread of Scoot Quarterly Magazine as "The Scoot Quarterly Special"

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Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:55 am quote
The Velocifero has a fan-cooled Morini Franco 2 cycle engine. The Italjet Formula had the same engine, other than having liquid cooling and a rear disc brake. The Dragster had a Minarelli LC engine with a rear disc.
The plastic body panels on the Velo (headset, rear body) were brittle and prone to cracking from normal riding.
Parts for the Italjets were very difficult to get, even while they were being imported by Rosel in NYC. They rarely compensated their dealers for warranty work, so Italjets quickly earned a bad reputation.
However, they are pretty good scooters, and fun to ride.I had a Formula for a few years. I kitted it to 65cc and did a bunch of other work and it would accelerate all the way to top speed while staying neck to neck with a stock Vespa P200e.
The 65cc engine bored me after a while, so I sold it. I talked my machinist buddy Alex Tasi into welding up a new subframe and then I installed my Pinasco-kitted P200 engine in it. Now THAT was fun! It would do awesome wheelies and stoppies, too.
Never did get around to hooking up that rear brake....

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Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:38 pm quote
is E.T. my casa telephono
Witch wrote:
Seeing a Velocifero always reminds me of Johnny 5 or Wall-E.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:14 pm quote
ericalm wrote:
Totally fly.
The rider matches the bike!

I can't stop thinking about that 80s film short circuit
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:39 pm quote
One of the main scoots in Larry Crowne was a Velocifero. They bought two, one to use as a parts bike.

Parts are increasingly scarce, I hear.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:18 pm quote
I bought one with bent forks and a mystery ignition problem not realizing parts were unobtanium. Heres what I came up with.
P fork/bitubo shock
100 sport headset
custom tank and body work
carbon reeds
70cc kit and back again to 50
19mm carb
technigas pipe
Polini speed kit transmission( variator, contra spring, overdrive )
big ass rear tire
Bajaj front fender
super fun project

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Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:06 am quote
scootermarc69 wrote:
I bought one with bent forks and a mystery ignition problem not realizing parts were unobtanium. Heres what I came up with.
P fork/bitubo shock
100 sport headset
custom tank and body work
carbon reeds
70cc kit and back again to 50
19mm carb
technigas pipe
Polini speed kit transmission( variator, contra spring, overdrive )
big ass rear tire
Bajaj front fender
super fun project
Damn, that looks like fun. Well done!
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:02 am quote
ericalm wrote:
Totally fly.
Wall-E for sure !
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Thu May 17, 2012 9:50 am quote
I want a velocifero !!!!!!!
HotboxDeluxe wrote:
Witch wrote:
Seeing a Velocifero always reminds me of Johnny 5 or Wall-E.
Seeing a Velocifero always reminds me of my first scooter crash I like them and will admit to glancing eBay now and again for a cheapie
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Thu May 17, 2012 10:00 am quote
Saw one at the shop the other day, mint except for a crack near one of the cowls in the rear. It was a customer's scoot; really wish I could have ridden it.

I did see, for the first time, that the pet carrier has a faux leather/vinyl liner with little pockets and pouches. Very cool!
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Italjet Velocifero
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Thu May 17, 2012 3:46 pm quote
I have a 1997 Italjet Velocifero (seafoam green like the one in the pic above) that I'm thinking of selling. Last time I rode it (this was YEARS ago) it ran, but was low on gas and I think all the gunk in the bottom of the tank got sucked into the fuel line and it won't start up. It's not in mint condition, but it's in good cosmetic shape. It has some extra bits too (fender trim, passenger seat, whitewall tires... maybe a Malossi carb?). That being said, what do you guys think is a fair price for it?
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Thu May 17, 2012 4:00 pm quote
I've got two Velociferos, but you need to be pretty small to ride them

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Check top right to see Barbies Honda Helix as well.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:53 am quote
I know this is necro-posting...
Just picked this 2000 up last night... Needs attention, but runs good.



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Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:01 am quote
Everybody knows, if you buy an Italjet, you buy a 180cc Dragster, because they're freakin' mad!

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Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:18 am quote
DaveLX wrote:
Everybody knows, if you buy an Italjet, you buy a 180cc Dragster, because they're freakin' mad!
I already have a Dragster 172, DaveLX.

Is this a Dragster thread, or one about the Velocifero?

How do you like your CB Honda? Oh, is this thread about any of your bikes?
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Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:23 am quote
One for sale in Modesto, CA now. If it was larger than a 50cc I'd seriously give it some thought.

https://modesto.craigslist.org/mcy/5164324942.html
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:55 am quote
In Colorado Springs
I know this is an old thread, but ran across this one on Craigslist:
https://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/6093170458.html

First time I had heard of Velocifero - very interesting looking scooter!
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:16 pm quote
Here's another one that just popped up in Colorado.

https://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/6096925894.html
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V5 (italjet velocifero) black n white
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:18 am quote
Italjet Velocifero
Iveco own Italjet I think, or they made the Italjet Velocifero. The main problem is if they have been standing a long time,k they tend to stop working, something to do with the electrics.
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italjet velocifero 50
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Mon May 13, 2019 7:09 am quote
italjet velocifero 50
Any interest in this?

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Mon May 13, 2019 8:24 am quote
Thats in really good shape. Is it running? How many KM on it?
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