At this weekend’s MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix at the TT Circuit Assen, you’ll notice members of the Petronas Sepang Racing Team (SRT) zooming about on new electric kick scooters. These are the product of the team’s latest partnership with kick scooter brand, Velocifero. We’ve covered them before, especially their mean-looking big tire electric bike concept.
This new collaboration has the team riding on limited edition Mad Air electric kick scooters with their iconic livery. These prototype kick scooters will be used by the team for the remainder of the 2021 season. The team is evaluating them and may be considering offering it as an official product in the future.
The concept PSRT Velocifero Mad Air electric kick scooter is based on Velocifero’s Mad Air model.
Its handlebar can easily fold for compact storage and transport. It’s powered by a 350W electric motor that powers the front wheels, and removable 36V 10.4Ah battery pack.
It comes with a digital display panel, as well as rear disk brakes. It weighs just 16-kg.
If you want one, register your interest to own a special edition Petronas SRT Velocifero kick scooter with this registration form.
“For the team, we are always looking for commercial opportunities which complement our racing and the MotoGP lifestyle,” Razlan Razali, Team Principal, Petronas Sepang Racing Team. “We think that the Mad Air is an incredible product so it will be interesting to see if there is sufficient interest to make this into a commercial offering.”
“Velocifero is proud to become the official supplier for PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team, one of the biggest Teams in MotoGP racing,” said Alessandro Tartarini, President, Velocifero. “From this partnership with PSRT we are looking forward to establishing a collaboration to produce a PSRT-branded kick scooter in the near term future.”
Velocifero (Taizhou Siweiluo Vehicle Co Ltd.) is the brainchild of famed Italian designer Alessandro Tartarini. His father, Leopoldo Tartraini, was a very successful racer in the 50s winning the famous Italian race Milano Taranto at the time. He went on to found Italjet scooters in 1959 and field their own 125 factory team.