Monday, June 30, 2008

Dr. Pulley Hit Clutch Honda Zoomer Ruckus Malossi and More

If your riding a Honda Ruckus / Zoomer then you want more power / speed then this is the upgrade for you. The Dr. Pulley Hit Clutch is our best selling upgrade for the Zoomer besides our exhaust so we made this little video to explain how some HARDCORE enthusiasts are ugprading the Zoomer with the Dr. Pulley parts. Its not an easy swap you have to replace the whole pulley but the results are incredible and faster than most Zoomers in the US market. Hardcore racers know Dr. Pulley.

www.MRP-SPEED.com

Scooter Adventures in Napoli the land of pizza and scooters

Scooter Adventures in Napoli the land of pizza and scooters

Part of our continuing effort to help promote scootering in America. To some its just a hobby, a recreational activity, or lifestyle, but the reality is that "Scootering" is quickly becoming a real form of transportation in America and its not longer just a "hobby." We like like to show how other people in other countries live and use scooters so stay tuned for more scooter adventures from Austin to Arkansas. MRP will be posting monthly updates on all our cool scooter adventures.

Kymco 250 Transmission removal step by step by MRP

We're getting a lot of calls regarding the Kymco 250cc engine. The reason being is that all the Arctic Cat 250cc ATVs are using this engine and you see a lot of Chinese clones on the market with a copy of the engine. Oh well we have happen to the have the only 300cc cylinder upgrade for it in the USA at a MSRP of $250 its an affordable upgrade for the dealers to do to any ATV, Scooter, or Buggy owner.

So go ahead tell your dealer you heard it from us get an MRP 300cc Kymco cylinder upgrade.

www.mrp-speed.com

Thursday, June 26, 2008

7 SEC SCOOTER PUERTO RICO

This is something we need to start doing more in the US, with the price of gas it would be interesting to see if scooter drag racing takes off instead of cars.

We're going to take our race TGB out to the track and our JOG maybe do our own drag racing until the scene starts to pickup in Miami like it has in DR, PR, and Panama.

Gilera 800 finally I found one

Gilera 800cc finally I found one...
I had only seen these at the trade shows and to finally find one made me happy take a look at this kick ass scooter.

This is a follow up from our last scooter adventure. Should get more up shortly....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monkey Cheese

Let's take a break from talk of scooters and such to marvel at the beauty of monkey cheese.


Artist: Natalie Lee
http://www.nataliedee.com

HISTORY OF SYM - Sang Yang Motor Co scooters

This is a short video in Chinese regarding he history of SYM. We're getting a lot of calls here regarding upgrades for the brand so I posted this as a treat for our fans.

One of the best known OEMs in the world, here is the story of SYM.

The company was once part of Honda Taiwan before splitting three ways one became known as Kwang Yang Motor Co. aka KYMCO, the other Sang Yang Motor Co. aka SYM.

We highly recommend this brand. We are familiar with the engines and the makes having been the importers 2003-2005 in the USA and spent time working on the Honda based engines.

To buy performance parts for the SYM lineup in the USA visit one of our authorized sales centers by visiting http://www.mrp-speed.com/consumers.html

There you can find a full list of authorized dealers where you can buy original Martin Racing Performance scooter parts.
www.MRP-SPEED.com

Monday, June 23, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

In Berlin, A Scooter Is Art: From The New York Times


A wax-encrusted Vespa scooter sits in one corner of the Grill Royal, acting as a kind of massive, hipster-European candelabrum.

Photo: Oliver Hartung for The New York Times

Friday, June 20, 2008

Run on Scooters

Seems like a lot of people have woken up across America. Our family has been in the scooter business since 1995, we no longer sell retail and we no longer sell actual scooters but we are happy because we've watched stores discount, close, and struggle for eight years since I came onboard. Doesnt matter what people drive. Driving a scooter is a hundred times better than a Hummer.

It's about time America. Let Ford learn its lesson, let GM close down the Hummer plant. Let's wait for the hybrid scooters and the new Vectrix to arrive. Maybe Harley will make scooters again....

A scooter revolution is finaly on its way.

Why Scooter Sales Are Up in San Francisco


Justin Kramm
West Coast Scooter Correspondent

MRP-SPEED.COM

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kymco 500cc teaser from 2Xtreem TV with MRP as guests...

The follow up episode should be on Direct TV shortly... MRP will be there for the episode.

Monday, June 16, 2008

MRP visits Zongshen one of the leading scooter makers

Speaking of history of scooters. The world of scooters is changing and one company to look at is Zongshen. I have a cool video I will be posting in the next few weeks as you see the Walmart of Italy Centrostores selling the rebadged Zongshens.

All the new Piaggio 50s and 150s entering the USA come from these guys. Also the repair parts for many of the Piaggio and Vespas are being made by them instead of in Italy. Next year they should be coming from Vietnam so stay tuned as the market shifts once again.

By popular request the story of Malaguti

If anyone ever wanted to know the story behind Malaguti SPA this is a good video to watch. It was made in the 1990s so the company is actually like 78 years old. Great old video for anyone interested in the history of scooters like Lambretta, Vespa, and Malaguti.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

MRP presents scooter adventures Capri

We're going to start posting more scooter blog adventures from LA to Austin, Saigon to NYC. We have plenty of footage just not the time to upload everything but over the course of the next few months we should be posting more MRP scooter adventures.

If you like them let us know.

Stay Tuned to www.mrp-speed.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MRP your number one source of parts for scooters in the USA

Sometimes the more direct approach is the best way to explain to stores what we have and offer.... We'll be using this little clip on the site to talk about the parts we offer.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Links

If you are new to the world of scooters dont forget to check out these links...

http://www.scootmagazine.com/

http://www.scootermaxi.com/

http://www.justgottascoot.com/mrp.htm

If you're looking for articles and information on MRP a great source of goodies is Just Gotta Scoot. Check out the page at:

http://www.justgottascoot.com/mrp.htm

Hey this is Kerwin for USA and Caribbean Sales

Guys, we have many new parts arriving this summer. More than we can post. If anyone has any requests make sure to call the office, Im looking fwd to working with all the new dealers.

Kerwin
MRP

Scooter Racing in Puerto Rico

A lot of people dont know we are sponsors of the national Puerto Rico scooter association, the National Buggy Racing Association in the USA, and we are sponsoring three races across the USA. This weekend June 14th we will be at the first annual Miami Scooter race where over 500 scooters are expected.

I just got this in my email. We will be out there, the promoter says 1,000 but it will more be like 500. I hope next year it is a 1,000 scooters....

FIRST SCOOTER EVENT IN MIAMI, MORE THAN A 1000 SCOOTERS WILL SHOW UP THIS SATURDAY JUNE 14TH AT 7PM FOR DIRECTIONS GO TO WWW.MIAMIWHEELZ.COM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME, SHOPS AND COSTUMERS.
DO U HAVE THE FASTEST SCOOTER IN TOWN???
LET HAVE FUN 1/8 MILE, AT COUNTY LINE DRAW WAY.....
FOR MORE INFO AND DIRECTIONS WWW.MIAMIWHEELZ.COM


Martin Racing supports the racing scene in Puerto Rico we sponsor two race teams including the best TEAM CASA
Sponosoring the racing scene in San Juan since 2006 with team MRP

Kymco 500cc teaser from 2Xtreem TV with MRP as guests...

This is a great scene from an upcoming episode of 2Xtreem TV featuring the Kymco 500cc

N-MP-02062 GY6 Type 1 Scooter Exhaust our best selling Exhaust kit in the USA!

N-MP-02062 MRP GY6 150cc Type 1 Exhaust

This is the best selling scooter exhaust in the United States since 2004 when we first tested in out in the Miami race scene. Now its the exhaust of choice in Costa Rica, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, and in Canada. We sell this baby all day long because racers know that the N-MP-02062 is the true and tested MRP race exhaust.

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Don't accept immitations this is the best exhaust you can get for your GY6 150cc scooter. It offers 2CV more power, more speed and it doesnt slow down the take off like cheaper immitations do. If you've heard of Scooter Racing then you've heard of MRP the leading North American parts distributor of parts for scooters and racing upgrades for the emergning American scooter race scene. Check out our wholesale only website www.MRP-SPEED.com to find out more information about the GY6 engine and all its upgrades available from MRP.We offer the most standard GY6 exhausts available for Chinese mainland scooters including Wangye manufactured United Motors X-Peed 150, the Powersports Factory Strada 150cc (the 125cc is a KDU), all the Vento 150, Killerscooter 150, Phantom GT5, Tank 150cc (various models),Vento 150cc Phantom R4I, Strada RX150TE, Strada Chrome Edition RX150, Strada RX200HP, Strada 150CE, Primo Terminator 150cc, Primo "Strada" Streaker 150, Avanti Epsilon 150cc, Kinroad XT150T-8, Avanti Beta 150, Roketa Tahiti MC-03, Roketa Fiji MC-04, Verucci Viper 150GTX, Verucci Permier 150GTX SE, Tank Racer 150, RAD-10 150cc, Bemine 150 Touring, Racer 150, Yamati 150, BKM 150, BN 125 / 150,Madami 150, Lifan L150T-7, Lifan 125/150, Longbo 150, Mod Cycle 150, Wussi 150, Spigaly 150, Diamo 150, Velux 150, Retro 150, Loncin 150, Wangye 150, PGO -- Genuine G-Max - Blur150. We also offer a Go Kart and ATV Exhaust for GY6 engines found on Asian Go Karts and ATVs.Go Karts featuring the standard GY6 Engine include: Some Nerf Dog models, Xtreme, TJ Powersports, Kinroad -- Runmaster Sahara 150. Hensin ATVs, EVO, Flyscooters, and many other Chinese 125cc/200cc ATVs are all GY6 based engines. To find out more visit us at www.MRP-SPEED.com Our parts fit many Chinese scooter brands like CF Moto, Baron, Avanti 150cc and 125cc, Chinese, Kymco, Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki We have parts for scooters featuring the QMJ152 and QMJ157, GY6 engine and scooter parts. This popular 4-stroke engine is used on Chinese scooters, atvs and dunebuggies. Full-Size Scooter Parts (mini gas & electric scooters parts) MRP -- Martin Racing Performance sells parts from Polini, NCY, Malossi, Koso, Dayco, Bando, Innova, TK, Italkit, Scooter Ninja, Buggy Ninja, Dr. Pulley, and our in house brand MRP. Performance Parts Full-size Scooter Parts, brakes, batteries, pads, cables, CDIs, An American Scooter Center dedicated to new Scooter Parts. Weather its Vespa, new Lambretta or Piaggio, we got the parts you are looking for. Online shopping at its easiest.We are wholesale only so make sure to visit your local dealership and ask for the best brand available by name ask for Martin Racing Performance.www.MRP-SPEED.com (more)

New posts and videos coming



We haven't paid much attention to the posts but rising gas prices, crazy sales, and an increase in interest have led us to open this new form of communication so we will be paying more attention to the blog in the coming weeks. First it will be more of a who we are sort of thing and then we will have constant updates about what's new.


Regards,


Team MRP

Ideal Scooter Store Display Advice Ideas for new store owners and how to build a better scooter store display. There are ideas that can help the store owner stay in business and help out their locel customers. MRP Scooter Parts Ideal Scooter Store Display To find out more visit www . MRP-SPEED . com

The importance of accessories
Anyone who has watched Orange County Choppers or Monster Garage knows how important custom bikes are in the motorcycle industry. In the rest of the world from Italy to Japan customizing a scooter is a normal part of the industry. The emergence of the hip hop and urban style around the world is undeniable. This is now starting to take off in America as well so don’t get left out by not stocking accessories. Clients tend to invest more in customizing a scooter than what they spent on the scooter. A good shop has one or two custom scooters on display and we don’t mean vintage we mean “new.” Never underestimate the importance of having chrome accessories, rims, and other body kits in stock. These are hot items which sell themselves. From racing exhausts to cup holders if you don’t have them it only means someone else is selling them. This is what separates your business from the fly by night guy who only orders parts as people need them. In the world of customization you have to invest to be the best. If you stock it, display it, and show it off your clients will keep coming back to build their dream bike.

We reccomend stocking accessories for all the brands you service and sell and if you're a smart dealer for the brands the guy down the street sells. Honda and Yamaha dealers dont like to stock scooter accessories. Go ahead steal their business. Be the number 1 repair shop in your area for Ruckus / Zoomer upgrades, make money where others dont see a market. Thats the greatest thing about the US scooter market its that its under-served. Go for it and call us if you have any questions.

www.MRP-SPEED.com


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The thrill of riding a scooter or a buggy is living in the moment. This applies to accessories and performance parts. Your customer sees it in the store, asks about it, and buys it. Having an exhaust display, a tire display, a helmet display, and an accessories display is essential. We understand that stores cannot stock everything, but if you don’t stock anything then your not really a store just a front. This makes the difference between the fly-by-night guy and a permanent shop that customers can have confidence in. If you don’t have it there is no reason for the customer to buy from your store when he can go online and get it. If you create traffic you will create buyers who buy a Vespa toy for a friend even if he/she do not ride a scooter. This creates cash flow and makes a more interesting store.

Building a good display takes only a few minutes. First you need to figure out what brands you are focused in your store.
Do you really want to promote SYM? How about TGB? Maybe your Kymco lineup?
Call us and stock accessories for your flagship line. Get the tires for the bikes you move the most. Customers don’t want to wait three days for a tire and if your supplier is out of stock then you better be ready. So if your best selling scooter is a TGB 303 then you need to stock tires all the time for the TGB 303.

So what should you stock? Well that all depends on what you carry and we can help you here at MRP with these hard decisions. Do you have accessories for the Maxi Scooters? Do you stock your most common engine cylinders?
A decent dealer has at least $2,500 in accessories on display and $1,000 in tires and cylinders. You can build an incredible performance center with less than $2,000. In most stores this is less than the cost of two units. Scooter/Buggy shops should also have an assortment of apparel and lubricants we suggest at least $2,000 in these items. A total investment of $6,000 will allow you to have a full range of entry level cylinders to the high end aluminum Italian brands. If done correctly this will be one of the most profitable sides of the business.

I’ve looked at the model and if you’re not getting at least $1500 in PG&A from a scooter then you’re not maximizing the potential of the store. To do this you have to have the accessories in stock. Just in Time will not work.

MBRA uses MRP Power Packs for GY6 Go Karts

Some of our clients are racing using the MRP Power Pack on the MBRA race scene. We are a proud sponsor of the leading race league for off-road gokarts in North America. Check out the MBRA in Action.


MRP GY6 Power Packs are available for:

Scooters, ATVs, and Go Karts using the Honda Air or Liquid Cooled based engines.


POWER PACK GY6 150ccMRP GY6 Power Pack for Scooters, ATVs, and Go Karts as seen on 2Xtreem TV featured on Direct TV and Dish Network.If you've heard of Scooter Racing then you've heard of MRP the leading North American parts distributor of parts for scooters and racing upgrades for the emergning American scooter race scene. Check out our wholesale only website www.MRP-SPEED.com to find out more information about the GY6 engine and all its upgrades available from MRP.We offer the most standard GY6 power pack available for Chinese mainland scooters including Wangye manufactured United Motors X-Peed 150, the Powersports Factory Strada 150cc (the 125cc is a KDU), all the Vento 150, Killerscooter 150, Phantom GT5, Tank 150cc (various models),Vento 150cc Phantom R4I, Strada RX150TE, Strada Chrome Edition RX150, Strada RX200HP, Strada 150CE, Primo Terminator 150cc, Primo "Strada" Streaker 150, Avanti Epsilon 150cc, Kinroad XT150T-8, Avanti Beta 150, Roketa Tahiti MC-03, Roketa Fiji MC-04, Verucci Viper 150GTX, Verucci Permier 150GTX SE, Tank Racer 150, RAD-10 150cc, Bemine 150 Touring, Racer 150, Yamati 150, BKM 150, BN 125 / 150,Madami 150, Lifan L150T-7, Lifan 125/150, Longbo 150, Mod Cycle 150, Wussi 150, Spigaly 150, Diamo 150, Velux 150, Retro 150, Loncin 150, Wangye 150, PGO -- Genuine G-Max - Blur150. Go Karts featuring the standard GY6 Engine include: Some Nerf Dog models, Xtreme, TJ Powersports, Kinroad -- Runmaster Sahara 150. Hensin ATVs, EVO, Flyscooters, and many other Chinese 125cc/200cc ATVs are all GY6 based engines. To find out more visit us at www.MRP-SPEED.com Our parts fit many Chinese scooter brands like CF Moto, Baron, Avanti 150cc and 125cc, Chinese, Kymco, Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki We have parts for scooters featuring the QMJ152 and QMJ157, GY6 engine and scooter parts. This popular 4-stroke engine is used on Chinese scooters, atvs and dunebuggies. Full-Size Scooter Parts (mini gas & electric scooters parts) MRP -- Martin Racing Performance sells parts from Polini, NCY, Malossi, Koso, Dayco, Bando, Innova, TK, Italkit, Scooter Ninja, Buggy Ninja, Dr. Pulley, and our in house brand MRP. Performance Parts Full-size Scooter Parts, brakes, batteries, pads, cables, CDIs, An American Scooter Center dedicated to new Scooter Parts. Weather its Vespa, new Lambretta or Piaggio, we got the parts you are looking for. Online shopping at its easiest.We are wholesale only so make sure to visit your local dealership and ask for the best brand available by name ask for Martin Racing Performance.

www.MRP-SPEED.com
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Monday, June 9, 2008

Check out our YouTube Page

MRP now has a new You Tube page. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/user/MartinRacingPerf
Our GY6 power pack is still one of the best selling MRP part.

If you see it in the store make sure to pick it up. To see more watch this:





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