Zip Zip

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Zip Zip
Diddy Kong's Zip Zip
Diddy Kong on his Zip Zip
Size Class Medium
Strong stats Handling, Off-Road
Weak stats Drift
Appearances Mario Kart Wii

The Zip Zip (known as the Rapide in Europe and Oceania) is a bike in Mario Kart Wii that can only be used by medium-sized characters. Like the Bit Bike, it resembles a chopper. The emblem is located on the sides of the bike. 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, despite still being considered an Offroad-type vehicle. It is one of six vehicles that doesn't have a counterpart, the other three being the Phantom, Classic Dragster, Piranha Prowler, Jet Bubble, and the Blue Falcon.

The Zip Zip can be unlocked by winning the 100cc Lightning Cup or by playing 2,100 races.


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

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 not only in its size class, but also out of all drift type bikes in the game. If Yoshi rides the Zip Zip, it ties with the Magikruiser for having the best off-road stat in the game. 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 (tied with the Tiny Titan), and its drifting (also tied with the Tiny Titan) is rather low. Its acceleration is tied with the Magikruiser.

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]

Bowser Jr. using his Zip Zip on GBA Shy Guy Beach
Character Color scheme Image Character Color scheme Image
Mario Red with white stripes and black tires Mario's Zip Zip Luigi Dark-green with white stripes and dark-blue tires Luigi's Zip Zip
Peach Pink with white stripes and blue tires Peach's Zip Zip Daisy Orange with yellow stripes and dark-green tires Daisy's Zip Zip
Yoshi Light-green with white stripes and orange tires Yoshi's Zip Zip Birdo Magenta with white stripes and dark-purple tires Birdo's Zip Zip
Diddy Kong Dark-orange with yellow stripes and orange tires Diddy Kong's Zip Zip Bowser Jr. Yellow with green stripes and brown tires Bowser Jr.'s Zip Zip
Male Mii Black with gray stripes and black tires Zip Zip from Mario Kart Wii Female Mii Apricot with red stripes and black tires Zip Zip from Mario Kart Wii

Names in other languages[edit]

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