Zip Zip

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Zip Zip
ZipZip-BowserJr.png
Bowser Jr. on his Zip Zip.
Size Class Medium
Strong stats Off-Road, Handling
Weak stats Drift
Appearances Mario Kart Wii

The Zip Zip (known as the Rapide in PAL regions) is a bike in Mario Kart Wii that can only be used by medium-sized characters. This bike does not have a kart counterpart for the medium size class. In fact, no karts have stats similar to this bike's, but the Zip Zip's stats are relative to that of the Phantom bike, despite still being considered an Offroad-type vehicle.

The Zip Zip can be unlocked by winning the 100cc Lightning Cup.

Stats[edit]

Speed: 41/80
Weight: 35/80
Acceleration: 45/80
Handling: 51/80
Drift: 29/80
Off-road: 62/80
Mini-turbo: 45/80
Drift Type:
Out

The Zip Zip features great off-road, enabling it to take off-road shortcuts without any major speed loss. Additionally, the Zip Zip has the best off-road stat in its size class. It also features good handling and shares the same drift stat as the Spear. However, unlike the Super Blooper and Dolphin Dasher, it is slower than the Standard Kart M and Standard Bike M, but has a better Mini-Turbo. Its weight is slightly below average, and its drifting is rather low.

Compared to the Dolphin Dasher, this bike features higher acceleration, handling, drift, off-road, and mini-turbo, but has lower speed and weight. Also, unlike the Dolphin Dasher, which has inside drifting properties, the Zip Zip performs outside drifting.

Compared to the Phantom, it is slower and lighter, but has slightly better handling, drift, acceleration, offroad and mini-turbo.

Color schemes[edit]

  • Mario – Red with white stripes and black tires
  • Luigi – Dark-green with white stripes and dark-blue tires
  • Peach – Pink with white stripes and blue tires
  • Daisy – Orange with yellow stripes and dark-green tires
  • Yoshi – Light-green with white stripes and orange tires
  • Birdo – Magenta with white stripes and dark-purple tires
  • Diddy Kong – Dark-orange with yellow stripes and orange tires.
  • Bowser Jr. – Yellow with green stripes and brown tires.
  • Male Mii – Black with gray stripes and black tires
  • Female Mii – Apricot with red stripes and black tires

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポロネーズ
Poronēzu
Polonaise
Spanish Zum-Zum Based of the onomatopoeia zoom
French Cyclo Vroum From cyclomoteur ("moped") and the onomatopoeia vroom
Italian Jalapeño from the chili pepper Jalapeño