Original Cushman Parts vs Performance Cushman Parts

This high performance Kit is modeled after the original Cushman parts but specially crafted for better performance. 

This high performance Kit is modeled after the original Cushman parts but specially crafted for better performance. 

When it comes to your scooter, there is a dilemma. As with many things, this dilemma is rooted in nostalgia and the need to have a piece of the past unadulterated and preserved for all time. The rise in popularity of “Performance Cushman Parts”- Parts that are similar to the old style but different (Largely that they are more safe, more powerful or easier to use) has raised some questions; Should I install these parts? Does it make my Cushman unoriginal?  In this post we’re going to delve into the pros and cons of the Cushman Performance Parts and see where we end up.


Pros of Cushman Performance Parts:


Because performance parts are made by modern technology there are more relievable and are less likely to leave you stranded on the side of the road during your next ride. Also, in rebuilding your engine you’re not relying on machines that have been running (or rusting) since 1953.


We have a little saying at Cushman Performance Parts, “Either run one or run behind one”. This is referring to our stroker kits that can almost double the horsepower output of your old Cushman engine.

Ease of Use:

The Cushman Performance Parts electric start system has allowed many Cushman enthusiasts the ability to ride again. Adding the electric starter, while keeping it mostly hidden and out of view gives you the look of your old scooter without the hassle of having to fight through compression to kick start it.


Cons of Cushman Performance Parts:

Not Original:

Candidly this is the only drawback to Cushman Performance parts. They aren’t original. That said, they are all designed to be original in shape and size and feel. The main goal of the Cushman Performance Parts creator is to make your Cushman look like an old bike but run like a new one.

At the end of the day, the aim of the manufacturers at Cushman was to make a bike that was fun to ride and enjoyable. Now, 60 years later, you have the opportunity to capture the spirit of theses machines with modern safety, reliability and performance. These are meant to enhance the feeling of nostalgia by bringing back that feeling of having a reliable and powerful machine that went faster than any of the other boys’ scooters. Check out our selection of Cushman Performance Parts today and see how you can make your old scooter run like new. 

Posted on June 10, 2014 .