One of the great benefits of doing features on video is being able to cram a gallon of information into a pint pot. Additionally, who better to tell you about a product than the chaps who were involved in designing it.

 

In this video, Paul Melici of PM Tuning fame (partner to Frank Sanderson and Robert Olsthoorn in the Scomadi project) explains many of the technical features of their new, water-cooled, fuel-injected 200cc model.

 

Features explained include the engine layout; which is based on a 4-valve design of European origins but now produced in the Far East. Further east even than Great Yarmouth…

 

Performance has been enhanced compared to the original engine by means of a new custom-designed air-box and kidney-shaped catalysed exhaust. These required extremely careful design by PM Tuning, not only to slightly enhance the engine output, but also to remain within the increasingly stringent emissions regulations for new scooters.

 

New regulations mean that the Scomadi 200 will soon be getting a Bosch anti-lock brake system. The digital dashboard for this model already incorporates idiot lights for ABS and engine management. Another trick feature is implementation of two switch-able engine maps offering either Sport or Economy modes. Needless to say that we never bothered the Economy position…

Scomadi's new 'hyperspace' button
Scomadi’s new ‘hyperspace’ button
Strange kidney-shaped exhaust sounds better than it looks. It is quiet but not anonymous.
Strange kidney-shaped exhaust sounds better than it looks. It is quiet but not anonymous.
The latest radiator arrangement for water-cooled Scomadis features a suck-through fan; much like Bill Clinton had...
The latest radiator arrangement for water-cooled Scomadis features a suck-through fan; much like Bill Clinton had…

 

There is also a 125cc version of this same water-cooled engine which Scomadi were planning to offer alongside the current air-cooled 125 version. The latest news is that this has been put on the back-burner for the remainder of the year so that Scomadi can concentrate on satisfying demand for the new TL200.

 

You can read our full road test and see some on-board footage here: Scomadi 200 road test

 

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