By: Chris Hodkinson
the end of the 2000 season Polaris announced the release of their
entries into the kids market. They would be coming out with 3
models with their body styles based on 2 of their most popular
models, the Scrambler and the Sportsmen. The Scrambler models come
in a choice of 50cc and 90cc while the Sportsman comes equipped in
the 90cc version.
the never ending saga of performance it was only a matter of time
before aftermarket goodies would start to be released for these
small machines. D&D Performance is the first hop up shop to throw
its hat into the ring for the Scrambler 90. D&D Performance is
widely known as one of the leaders in Artic Cat Technology.
Setting numerous speed records on both grass and asphalt with
their motors. As well, building Tucker Hibberts snowcross motors
that carried him to numerous wins this past year.
is the same pipe that they made to use on their E-Ton 90's so
really all that had to be done was a minor modification to the
rear mount. This same pipe will also work on the Alpha Sport 90.
All 3 of these machines have the same motor and the chassis are
nearly identical. The only real difference is the plastic and
tires. Once bolted up we fired up the previously mellow sounding
machine. What a difference in sound with the new pipe and silencer
combo in place. This quad finally sounds like a 2-stroke. It is
not overly loud by any means but now it sounds more like a factory
125 dirt bike motor.
we took the stock pipe off we radared it at a top speed of 28 mph
in which it took forever for it to get there. Plenty fast enough
for a beginner but not nearly enough power to haul around the
bigger, older riders that the machine is made for. With the D&D
pipe bolted on we went back out and did another radar run of 31.7
mph with a lot quicker acceleration. Not a bad pick up for a 90cc
motor. The real gain though is the bottom end throttle response.
Before you had to do a brake stand and pull up on the handle bars
with great authority to get the front end up but now with the D&D
pipe in place all you have to do is give a slight tug on the bars
and up the front end comes. With this same pipe on the Alpha
Sport 90 and slightly taller gearing they gained an incredible 10
Not bad for a bolt-on item and no clutch adjustments. For more
info about the Scrambler 90 or the E-Ton pipe contact D&D
Performance. D&D is also a licensed dealer for the new Cannondale
line. They also make pipes for the popular 400EX, Raptor and the
Cannondale. You can visit their website or contact them at: