Most Blata's come with either an air cooled or W/C Blata engine. The bike is made in the Czech Rep. in Europe. The Polini engine is made in Italy?? I think the factory made some W/C Polini engine bikes. It could be 10 years old. I have both clone Blata bikes, but the 39cc A/C engine is in a clone C1 W/C frame. The engine mounts are a little different on the Polini and Blata engines
They put the AMG engines in Mercedes Zonda and Pagani...….They put ZF german made transmissions in Ford pickups and put Mitsubishi engines in Chryslers….LOL..Ford and Chevy once teamed up and developed the 8/9 and 10 speed transmission together..
The engine they put in the Blata 2.5/ 2.6 and the Blata quadard is manufactured by a company called Robin just to show you Blata didn't manufacture their own engines til the money from the earlier models of the elite 11 paved the way to developing the Blata based engine.....
Im sure it will all come back to you after you read this thread from a few years back.You participated in it.LOL
Also heres a lil history on the Elite 11...Its deemed the most sought after race bike til 2001..You can skip all the fluff and scroll down to the Bold lettered paragraph..
Blata - výroba a prodej motocykl?, minibik?, ?ty?kolek a skútr?
Pavel Blata started his involvement with pocketbikes when Vittorino Orazi's company enlisted the help of the Czechoslovakian-born Blata in the early 1990s to help first with the production of parts, and then complete bikes for the Vittorazi minimoto company.
After a successful run at constructing bikes and parts for Vittorazi, Blata soon decided to move on from simply manufacturing, to selling his own line of Bikes. Blata then changed and refined his bike's design, and began producing his pocketbikes under his own brand name in his native Czechoslovakia. Blata production now included the mini 2.5, and Blatino scooter models.
Pavel Blata then met Rastislav Brodsky at the 1992 MotoVelo Fair in Prague. Ras was at the time working for the Czech industrial agro-computer company, PVD, which had refocused its business model after the revolution, and had been building their own small motorized scooter called the "Zoom" since 1990.
The scooter was designed by PVD with styling design help from a professor, and dean of design at the University of Zlin, Czechoslovakia, a division of the Technical University of Prague, and another well respected Czech technical designer, and was being manufactured for PVD by the Czech aircraft company, Moravan.
Ras Brodsky soon left PVD and joined forces with Pavel Blata in 1992, and by 1993 Blata had already designed and were racing the new Polini powered Elite 11 model, which they would add to the lineup in 1994.
Rasto still works for Blata to tis day...I think hes in Florida now....
I sent the frame number over to him to get RussPB the whole shebang on his model like year manufactured aswell as a manual pdf...…..
When I get the goods I'll definitely share...……..
One things for sure is Russ definitely has one of the earlier models so depending on what he paid for it I'd say he can be rest assured he has a 100% legitimate racer that's built the way it should be,,..….