Yamaha produces race replica scooters

Scooters bear the colors of Rossi, Lorenzo and Haga

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 26, 2008
Yamaha is giving scooter riders a chance to feel like racing stars Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Noriyuki Haga.

Yamaha’s Aerox and JogRR race replica scooters will sport the official colors of the manufacturer’s MotoGP and World Superbike teams.

The 50cc two-stroke Aerox will be available in the colors and graphics of the Fiat Yamaha YZR-M1 that has Rossi and Lorenzo in the top two spots of the MotoGP standings, as well as the YZR-R1 ridden by Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser for Yamaha Motor Italia’s World Superbike team.

The Aerox will feature a telescopic fork with a piggy-back remote reservoir shock on the rear, and grippy 12” tires. A sleek seat, detail to the upper fairing and analog instrument panel demonstrate the scooter’s track influences. The finishing touch is Haga’s number 41 or Rossi’s 46.SBK racer Noriyuki Haga sits on the race replica Aerox scooter next to his YZR-R1.

The JogRR is based on the official MotoGP scooter, used by staff in the bustling paddocks of MotoGP race venue. Yamaha added elements in honor of Lorenzo, who has made an incredible impression in his first MotoGP season by setting the record for the most points after five career races with 94.

The liquid-cooled 50cc scooter produces a third more power than an equivalent air-cooled engine and features a precisely calibrated hydraulic single rear shock with a short wheelbase to offer a responsive ride.

The JogRR will come in Fiat Yamaha colors with Lorenzo’s number 48, and a MotoGP edition is available in black and white and featuring the official logos and circuit layouts from the MotoGP tour.