The 2012 Piaggio Fly 150 made its debut at the EICMA show. Like its predecessors, the 2012 model features a European style, modern safety systems and an ergonomic design. The 2012 Piaggio Fly 150 sits on 12 inch wheels wrapped in tubeless tires which provide stability and good maneuverability even in congested traffic situations.
At the heart of the Piaggio Fly 150 lies a compact 124 cc single cylinder, four stroke engine which delivers a pretty good fuel efficiently and has enough grunt to help you deal effortless with city traffic.
As far as comfort goes, the rider is greeted by a supportive low seat and a sporty handle bar. You also get a spacious under-seat storage compartment which is big enough to accommodate a full-sized helmet.
The 2012 Piaggio Fly 150 is available at a starting price of $2899.
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Piaggio launched the new BV 350 scooter in May 2012. The bike is built on a new frame and is powered by the latest Piaggio engine. The power plant has a 350 cc displacement and develops a maximum output of 33.3 hp.
On the safety side of things, the Piaggio BV 350 is equipped with front 300 mm and rear 240 disc brakes combined with ABS / ASR.
The scooter has received a new variable transmission which uses a multi-disc automatic clutch in an oil bath with an automatic lubrication system. Other features offered by the Piaggio BV 350 are a double-cradle steel frame, 35mm fork, 16-inch front wheel, 14-inch rear, and four-position spring preload adjustable rear suspension.
You also get a generous under seat luggage compartment which is large enough to host two helmets while additional storage capability is enabled by a luggage rack with integrated passenger grab handles and a retractable bag hook.
The Piaggio BV Tourer has a lot to love. It’s light, comfortable and easy to ride, so what more can you desire from a light city scooter? Moreover, the Piaggio BV Tourer 500 also combines the motorcycle-style ride with the comfort and practicality of a scooter.
Power comes from a 460 cc single cylinder, four-stroke engine which puts out 39 hp at 7,500 rpm and 43 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine has an average mileage of 55-60 mpg and propels the scooter to a maximum speed of 99 mph.
Thanks to its capable engine, the 2012 Piaggio BV Tourer 500 is able to deal well with long distance rides. Talking about long travels you can equip the BV Tourer 500 with an optional top case and side compartments.
The 2012 Piaggio BV Tourer 500 is offered with a starting price of $6399.
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The 2012 Piaggio Fly 50 4V is the newest motorcycle launched by Piaggio. The scooter was designed with practicality and simplicity in mind and thanks to its versatile character can appeal to a wide range of riders. Perhaps it goes without saying that the new Fly 50 4V incorporates all the technical values and the tasty design language which made Piaggio famous.
The 2012 Piaggio Fly 50 4V is powered by a Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 49.9 cc engine which puts out 8.5 kW at 7,750 rpm and 3.5 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The company says that the engine has enough grunt to propel the scooter to a maximum speed of 39 mph.
As far as suspensions go the motorcycle is fitted with a telescopic hydraulic fork up front and a rear hydraulic shock absorber, which offers a wheel of travel 73 mm.
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The Piaggio Typhoon 125 has received a few upgrades which help it remain at the same level with its rivals. The main modification is represented by the redesigned 125 cc 4 stroke engine which received a boost of power and improved efficiency (90 mpg). The new generation has also received a few design upgrades as well as fresh 12 inch wheels which are wrapped in all terrain tires. The new engine is mated on the company’s automatic “twist ‘n go” transmission.
The company’s engineers have also improved the scooter’s ergonomics. Therefore you get a longer, wider and lower seat which improves the riding position. Moreover, you can also find a pretty large storage place under the seat.
The Piaggio Typhoon 125 has a claimed top speed of 60 mph and is offered with a starting price of $2699.
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Piaggio’s MP3 models are without a doubt the most interesting scooters from the road. They attract instant attention thanks to their innovative three wheels design which not only gives them a unique appearance but also makes them safer and more stable than any regular two wheel scooter.
The Piaggio MP3 400 is powered by a 400 cc, liquid cooled four-stroke, four-valve engine with fuel injection. The motor puts out 34 hp at 7,500 rpm, while the maximum torque is rated at 38 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The stopping power is assured by front and rear disc brakes combined with twin piston calipers.
One of the unique functions offered by the Piaggio MP3 400 is a locking mechanism that allows you to lock the font suspension while parked or at a stop light. Needless to say, it’s also pretty comfortable thanks to its spacious seat, the ergonomic handlebar and the comfort-tuned suspensions.
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The Piaggio MP3 250 is the smallest scooter in the MP3 lineup. Like its bigger siblings the MP3 250 has a three wheels configuration with two wheels up front and one at the rear. The front wheels are combined with an electro-hydraulic tilt system which allows each of them to act independently based on how much the scooter leans, which result in higher levels of grip and a decreased braking distance.
The scooter is powered by a four-stroke, four-valve liquid-cooled engine from the Aprillia Scarabeo 250 i.e which meets the Euro3 emission standards. The company says that its four stroke engine delivers a fuel economy of approximately 4.3L per 100 km.
The MP3 250 sits on 12 inch front and 14 inch rear wheels which are combined with 240 mm stainless steel disc brakes.
Piaggio’s engineers have spent a lot of time to give the MP3 250 faultless ergonomics. Thereby, the saddle and handle bar were carefully designed to offer a comfortable riding position and you also get a pretty spacious under seat storage.
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The Piaggio MP3 500 is a pretty unique vehicle mostly due to its three wheel configuration. Apart from its innovative configuration, Piaggio MP3 500 has also the capability to swing or tilt in bends which makes it very stable and is equipped with a pretty capable 500 cc engine.
The MP3 500 is also offered with a rider sensor mounted in the saddle which beeps if you are not wearing the safety seatbelts.
This unique street bike uses an automobile-like double-wishbone aluminum suspension system supporting two independent steering columns. In addition, the suspension travel from the front electro-hydraulic suspension is 3.35 inches. The rear swingarm is sprung with two hydraulic shock absorbers that provide 4.3 inches of wheel travel.
The front wheels measure 12 inch, while the rear one is slightly bigger measuring 14 inch. All three wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport SC tires.
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The 2010 Piaggio scooter range has been released and together with it a video that is well worth checking out. Made as a photo book, this shows the small Italian machines accompanied by the Piaggio girls, so enjoy!
Piaggio has released a video explaining how the technology behind the MP3 Hybrid works. The revolutionary Italian scooter has a claimed 140mpg and it is the world’s first plug-in, lithium ion, hybrid leaning three-wheeler. So now you know why there is so much fuss about it.