This is where you will find links to podcasts, videos, and other
information from Joel Martin of Martin Racing Performance. Joel has been
involved in the world of scooters for several years, starting with working
for his Father and Grandfather in a scooter business in Florida. He went
on to represent Malaguti in the USA and is currently the President of
Performance (MRP) a well-known parts and accessories provider
for just about every brand and type of scooter.
and United Motors
From the press release by Joel Martin:
“I am proud to announce MRP has obtained all the
assets of United Motors... We strongly believe that many dealers and end
users have become orphan customers without access to many of these parts,
it is our duty to consolidate this part of the industry, to help the
dealers find UM parts, and to provide our customers with a one-stop
location for all their parts." UM manuals are posted on the MRP
CLICK HERE or on the image to the left to jump to that page.
Potential Issue with Benelli X50 Scooter Fuel Tanks
Martin at MRP says on his blog: In the recent
months, several dealers and consumers have contacted MRP regarding a leaky
gas tank on the 2008-2009 Benelli Andretti Pepe models in the USA, also
known as the X50 BENELLI X50 OR QUATTRO NOVE. We have received enough
questions and phone calls regarding this matter, that we felt it necessary
to make this post, as there may be some dealers and consumers unaware that
their gas tank is leaking. Therefore, in the interest of safety, we feel
it is important for consumers and dealers alike to inspect the X50 models
and make sure their tank is not leaking. To our knowledge, this is not an
official warranty issue, nor has there been a recall issued by the
distributors and/or the manufacturer.
Martin Racing Performance Provides Parts for Daelim
but true, Daelim is no longer represented in the US marketplace. If you
have a Daelim scooter, there is hope for ongoing parts availability. Joel
Martin of MRP has added Daelim to their (always growing) list of
brands they have parts for. Check out their website by clicking on the
image to the left. Ask your servicing dealer if they have an MRP account.
If they do, they can get you the parts you need for your Daelim from MRP.
Martin Racing Performance is
Distributor for Armadillo Scooterwear
scooter brand Armadillo Scooter Wear have just launched their range of
scooter wear for theUS market through a joint venture with Martin Racing
Performance of Miami, FL.
With a nod to the original iconic styling that appeals to
the modern scooter rider, the clothing incorporates state of the art
technical and protective features, making the new range of jackets optimum
in rider protection. The company has been in the US market since 2008 and
has expanded with MRP so that the US rider can now access its full range
of product. MRP will be honoring any consumer warranties purchased since
March 2008 with a copy of the original receipt from the store. Current
Armadillo dealers can purchase from the OEM www.ArmadilloScooterWear.com
or by contacting MRP. The collection is designed with the modern scooter,
moped, and motorcycle rider in mind including scooter jackets, classic
trench coats, hooded jackets and scooter gloves, the entire collection
features d3o body armour.
The Armadillo range of apparel has been designed to suit
all riders and climates, from Vespa enthusiasts to city commuters every
garment made carries unique detailing, high tech features such as
removable impact protection elbow and shoulder, under stitching with
Cordura, MP3 player with Headphone loop pockets, reflective patching, and
d30 armour. The line promotes both style and safety and thanks to the d30
tech you don’t know its there unless you need it. The New Spring / Summer
2010 samples will be on display at the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis,
Indiana Feb 12-15, 2010 at booth 1113.
What is D30? Under slow rates of movement, the d3o™
CE certified (EN1621-1) pads provides maximum comfort through softness and
flexibility, but when impacted at high speeds d3o™ displays excellent
shock absorption as the Intelligent Molecules inside lock together,
spreading the force over the whole pad. D3o™ completely conforms to your
body and remains almost invisible within your garment, but provides
excellent shock absorption when you need it.
Martin Racing Performance Adds More Bands For Parts
Joel Martin of MRP is trying
to help all the consumers looking for parts. MRP has some parts for Tank
Scooters (they just closed last week so a lot of consumers need help
on these lesser known Chinese brands that are closing) MRP is now
adding all Benelli – Andretti part numbers and parts to its website.
Manuals will be under the repair manuals section. In the repair section
you can now find Andretti, CPI, Diamo, New Italjet (CF MOTO), QJ, TNG,
and Linhai 150 / 250 / 260 Scooters all parts available from MRP or one
of its dealers.
CLICK HERE to go to the MRP Manuals Page.
and CMSI are pleased to announce to the US dealer base a new parts and
aftermarket sales agreement between the two companies. Starting Mid
November MRP will be taking over all OEM parts and Aftermarket
distribution of parts for CMSI. The agreement allows MRP to expand its
dealer base while helping CMSI dealers have a wider range of products
CMSI currently markets and distributes a broad range of product brands
including TNG (Twist n' Go) and PM Tuning Racing Products as well
Innovative Soft Storage Solutions. As part of the agreement MRP will be
absorbing the parts distribution, PM Tuning USA, and the Soft Storage
merchandise while CMSI focuses on the unit sales. “Looking forward to
2010 we feel that TNG has a great program for its distributors and
dealers which will allow us to expand into a whole new range of
dealerships, we also admire the work and effort TNG has made the past 15
years meaning it’s a brand we want to represent” further commented
For more information visit
CLICK HERE or on
the image above to jump to our MRP Video Page
ARTICLES & Other Info
The links below are for Adobe Acrobat™ files
that will open in a separate window.
You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader™ loaded on your computer to
view these files.
From Scooter World Magazine,
China and the American Scooterist
From ScooterWorld Magazine,
From Scooter World Magazine, February/March
Ahead: The View from the International Motorcycle Exhibition
State of the Scooter Market - February 2006
The State of the Scooter Market - Part 2
Scooters - Beyond the
Thunderdome - June 2008
Malaguti Manuals Available ONLINE from MRP!
Yesterday - Engine
Tech Stuff From MRP
Help for Diamo
Owners - How to Improve the Retro 150