In 2004, Leon Haslam earned Rookie of the Year honors while competing in World Superbike with the Renegade team with Noriyuki Haga. Leon’s best finish was 3rd, and he finished the season in 8th place. Italjet released a limited edition replica of his pit bike with a special cosmetic package that replicated what Leon would occasionally putt around on.
The Dragster is a rare enough find in the US, but a Haslam replica is extra special – assuming you care about the racer. Built in Italy, the Dragster was available with 4 two-stroke motors – 50cc, 125cc, 180cc, and 250cc. The tiniest option produced 4.4 horsepower, which was enough for a top speed of 31 miles per hour. No matter the displacement, the scooter featured a space frame with a RADD forkless front end. In a 2001 review, Motorrad Test said “this scooter is nothing for pragmatists, but a good choice for exhibitionists.”
This example has approximately 2,400 miles, and that’s just about all the seller has to share about it. What’s a bit crazy to me is that I featured another one of these in January of 2019 with similar mileage also in the Chicago area so I figured it was the same scoot, but it had slightly more miles and a different exhaust/tires so I believe they are different examples (or someone’s rolled back the mileage on this one)!
Find this Italjet for sale in Willow Springs, Illinois for $2,400 here on Craigslist.
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