As small companies continue thier fight for a share of the Big 4’s pie, I came across some information that Diamo USA will import various Italjet scooters including the Dragster to the USA. If you have never seen the Dragster it is very unique in looks and function. It has a single sided swingarm…for the front wheel and a trellis frame. The tail is short like a buell and it has clip-on style handlebars. This scooter should sell very well for Diamo depending on what kind of price they can work out.
After heard this I went to check out the Diamo USA homepage. There is a link to a GTX650. Looks like a full fairing sport bike The picture is very small and it is impossible to pick out any identifying details and there is no description besides “Coming in Fall of 2006!”. Hmmm, fall ’06 came and went. I emailed Diamo and a sales rep replyed saying the GTX650 is not a rebadged Grifon and that the bike probably will not be produced now because of the Italjet deal. If anyone has any information about the GTX650 I would love to hear about what Diamo’s plans were.