Ok, I admit that I have had a major epiphany vis a vis scooters recently. I didn’t intend to own one, or even expect to keep it having unexpectedly won one, but hell, this thing has surprised the crap out of me. Now my Duke is no slouch, it’s a Brook Henry tuned special, but I reckon that up to about 60kph this X9 scooter is actually quicker, I smoked a GSXR 750 the other day (up to 60kph only, then he flew past of course), and he was really trying. I reckon the reason they are so quick up to 60’ish is the CVT transmission, it is like having a gearbox with an infinite number of cogs that works really well in the space below where bikes have their first gear. Now I have a taste for it, I’m thinking of buying a Malossi Variator for this thing. Now, a variator alters the way the CVT works and increases acceleration even further, (remember my post on the 12sec ¼ mile scooter?). The thing is, I know what it does, but not how it does it, can anybody explain to me how a variator works? Edit - After a little thought I put this in the 'modifications' forum because that is what it is, and I'm told that variators are not scooter specific, being used on buses and even heavy trucks. However, if the appropriate Mods think it should be in the 'scooters' forum please feel free to move it.