Scomadi ‘Flagship’ model engine announced

Posted August 11th, 2015 in News Leave a comment

Scomadi have revealed today in an email to customers that the ‘Flagship’ model will no longer be a 300cc machine. The UK based company had originally intended to use the existing 278cc Piaggio QUASAR engine but that deal fell through earlier this year. Since then the Preston based company have been working hard to secure a replacement engine.

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The new engine may well come as a disappointment (initially at least) to power hungry scooter riders who were expecting an equivalent capacity power plant to the Piaggio GTS engine. In the customer email sent out to the first 100 ‘pledgers’ on the company crowd sourcing fund it states that the engine will be a European derived 200cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, 4-valve, 4-stroke engine that is said to produce comparable power to the engine originally planned. It also weighs less than the Piaggio engine and has a twin cam design. A cylinder kit and other tuning products are already available for the ‘new’ engine but redevelopment of the Scomadi chassis means customers will be forced to wait until spring 2016, a year later than planned – despite having paid a £500 deposit in autumn last year. As a sweetener Scomadi will give a free PM Tuning performance exhaust to patient customers and a full refund is available for customers not prepared to wait any longer.

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As with any new company, delays, production issues and teething problems can delay delivery times but as demand for the new brand has been so high (there’s been a waiting list for the second and third batches of 50cc and 125cc Scomadis) any refunds will benefit somebody else further down the queue. The final price is yet to be announced for the new ‘Flagship’ 200cc Scomadi but further announcements will be made in due course. We’ll keep you posted…

Written by 2Commute (Ian Grainger), © 2019 all rights reserved.
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