Do you sometimes think about the good old times when you have to chug along behind a current motor scooter? 45 km/h from a 50's machine would once have been unacceptable. Resourceful wrench took considerable benefits from the brandy glass-the engines of your Kreidler or Zundapp. Only, the police found the Drive less creative. Such problems Pirelli has not: On the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA now, the legal world records were established.
The Background for the record day on the salt lake in the "Diablo Rosso"-scooter tyres from Pirelli. A set was mounted on a Benelli 491. However, none of the series model, because the company Malossi and "two-stroke Guru" Jörg Müller cared for more power from the engines. THE engines, because it went to world records in the classes of 50, 80 and 100 cubic.
With success: Fabio Fazi achieved with 50 cubic over the flying Kilometer at an average of 114,823 km/h, in the flying mile, it was 114,737 km/h. These are the average values from two runs in both directions. A little more went with 85 cubic centimeters: fitted Mauro Sanchini brought the scooter to 133,002 and 132,668 km/h. In the 100-cubic-class, were 142,088 and 141,914 km/h to beech.(rh)