2020 Piaggio Medley 150
Piaggio updated its Medley range with a host of top-shelf tech items and a facelift that mixes new aesthetic features with classic touches to set them apart from the previous generation. LED tech replaces the incandescent lighting with a new digital LCD instrument bundle to handle the pertinent metrics. Perhaps best of all is the new i-Get powerplant that pushes output up to the top of the range for the 150 cc displacement bracket to deliver GT-like performance in an around-town scooter.
2019 - 2020 Piaggio Liberty
Piaggio brings its not-inconsiderable scooter experience to bear on its Liberty line to deliver the goods with the new-in-2019 versions of the Liberty 150 and Liberty S 150 models that carry over into MY2020. The proven i-get powerplant reprises its role as the beating heart with highway-friendly speed potential and Euro 4 emissions compliance. Both models come with ABS protection to help you keep it dirty-side down. All of this pairs with that unmistakable Italian style across the board, and of course, the “S” variant brings even more eye candy to the table with custom paint and saddle stitching to breathe new life into the 20-plus year old model family.
2020 Piaggio Beverly 350
Piaggio rolled into 2019 EICMA with a new 2020 Beverly lineup that covers a range of variants, but the only one that makes it to our side of the pond is the BV 350, a moniker only used in the U.S. market. This model is essentially a renamed Beverly 350 S ABS/ASR, so it brings the same level of rider protection and rideability to the table in a bid to grab some of the urban-commuter market. It also packs a wallop with a 30-horsepower engine that’ll push the scooter up to interstate speed making it a definite candidate for young urban professionals and well-heeled students alike.
2019 Piaggio MP3 Sport 500 hpe
Piaggio Group continues to expand its Delta-scooter program with an all-new High Performance Engine that falls in the 500 cc range to bring even more power and fuel economy to the MP3 family. The MP3 Sport 500 hpe boasts top-shelf shocks and front brakes along with four distinct and dedicated paint and trim packages, but the real gem here is the “Sport Advanced” model that adds even more value with LED tech and even a reverse gear. Of course, all of this is on top of its general design that is already a shot of Pure-D awesomesauce that puts it in a league almost all its own.
2015 - 2019 Piaggio BV 350 ABS
The BV 350 from Piaggio, sold as the Beverly Sport Touring in other markets, is win-win as far as scooters go. With a big 16-inch wheel up front, monster-size brakes usually seen on full-size motorcycles, an assortment of tech acronyms, and an ample touring windscreen, the Beverly is a downright proper little touring scooter. As a commuter in the city or suburbs or for your weekend getaway, the BV 350 fits right into the niche that Piaggio intended. With a lively throttle response and plenty of power and torque to back it up, the Beverly puts “sport-touring” into scooter vernacular.
2018 Piaggio MP3 500 HPE Business
Piaggio’s MP3 scooters were a game-changer when they hit the markets back in 2003, and Italy’s premier scooter maker has hit a new pinnacle of refinement with its MP3 Business HPE ABS ASR. That alphabet soup of features adds to the yummy-goodness already under the hood to make this new variant particularly suitable for the office/student commuter, even if they’ve no previous riding experience. New details abound. Of course, the obvious selling point is the two-up-front trike arrangement that grants the MP3 the stability of a trike with the fluidity and sensation of flight normally reserved for two-wheeled machines. Power, performance and safety; what’s not to love?
Continue reading for my review of the Piaggio MP 500 HPE Business.
2018 Piaggio MP3 350
Piaggio steps up its backwards-leaning-trike game ahead of MY2018 with brushed up looks and a brand new 350 cc engine. The larger engine replaces the 300 and promises greater performance to go with its urbanite looks and unique front-suspension system that delivers a safe and stable ride without sacrificing the feeling of flight that makes leaning into the corners so much fun. Electronic safety features bolster the inherent stability of the Delta-trike design to make the MP3 as safe as possible, and Piaggio seems to have accomplished that with a trifecta of features that work together to provide overlapping safety nets. Think I’m overstating it? I don’t think that is possible with this ride.
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2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50
Piaggio rebuilt its fun-and-young Typhoon 50 ahead of the 2018 model year, and the changes are sufficient to give it an “all-new” tag. New body details modify the looks slightly, but what remains is still recognizable as a Typhoon with plenty of key elements that keep it close to the family tree. Not only is the engine new, it’s a super-clean two-stroke that meets Euro 4 standards due to a number of improvements in induction and emissions control. The factory plans on bringing this little ride to the U.S. for the entry-level/teenager market, so let’s take a look at what the Italian scooter maker has in store for us.
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2014 - 2018 Piaggio Fly 50 / Fly 150
On the campus, in the gated community or in an urban area, it’s hard to go wrong with a small-displacement scooter for running errands or generally getting around. Piaggio is happy to accommodate you with its Fly duo. On 12-inch wheels with all the usual storage a scooter can boast, the Fly 50 and Fly 150 carry a petite 1.8-ish gallon fuel tank; but with 100+ mpg in fuel economy, that little tank takes you far.
Continue reading for my review of the Piaggio Fly 50 and Fly 150.
2017 - 2018 Piaggio Liberty
Piaggio updated its Liberty scooter range with the all-new, fuel injected “i-Get” engine that boasts improved emission control up to Euro 4 standards on the 150 models and Euro 3 on the 50s with CARB and EPA approval across the board. The change brings increased power output and better mileage to the Liberty stable. A new frame and rider’s triangle improves comfort and feel while the ABS works to improve safety. The list does go on. Needless to say, these are significant updates for the nearly 20 year old model family, and the factory has even more on tap to keep the Liberty at the top of the small-displacement food chain.
Continue reading for my review of the Piaggio Liberty.
2016 - 2018 Piaggio MP3 500 Sport
Back in 2006, Piaggio introduced the world to its MP3 scooter, further expanding the backwards trike concept out of the “big bike” sector and into the scooter realm. This was an important step, and the factory has been hard at work to incorporate more features and performance normally only seen on bigger (and more expensive) bikes into this little ride. Powered by a 493 cc engine with the convenience of CVT transmission, the parallelogram front end gives the MP3 family more motorcycle-type cornering than other scooters. After a hiatus in 2017, the MP3 500 Sport returns to the U.S. market for 2018.
Continue reading for my review of the Piaggio MP3 500 ABS.
Does it look familiar? It should. Overseas the Typhoon is marketed under the Gilera brand — another of Piaggio groups — with a two-stroke engine. Here it’s the Typhoon 50 and its big brother, the Typhoon 125, under the Piaggio banner with four-stroke engines.
With its sport styling, the Typhoon is a little, lightweight scooter with some off-road prowess — maybe not off-road off-road, but at least a little rugged-dirt-road capable. That shark-nose front fairing gives it a bit of the sport-bike aggressive appeal but with the convenience of a scooter.
Continue reading for my review of the Piaggio Typhoon 50 and Typhoon 125.
The 50 cc sibling to the larger Fly 150 3V, the Fly 50 4V offered for 2015 is nimble, economical transportation from Piaggio — a company who maintains its presence in the "light mobility sector" in Europe, the U.S. and now in Asia. With a lineup of sturdy and stylish scooters from 50 cc up to 492 cc, the Fly 50 4V and the Typhoon 50 hold up the lightweight end of the range, but don’t let "small" lead you to think the Fly 50 4V is anything but capable, easy-to-handle and worthy of a look. Intended for short trips and running errands, Fly 50 4V is easy to park, has ample storage, and plenty of oomph to carry you through urban streets.
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The Piaggio brand started out in 1884 and survived (barely) two World Wars while building rail machinery and aircraft. In an effort to provide affordable transportation for post-WWII Italy, the factory launched the iconic Vespa scooter line in 1946. That model fueled the success of the company, which now operates in over 50 countries worldwide. Piaggio literally wrote the book on scooters, and they add another chapter with the 2015 Typhoon 125. Let’s take a look at what 60 years of scooter evolution looks like.
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Not available in the U.S. where Piaggio offers the Fly 150, the 2015 Fly 125 3V available everywhere else is your answer to cheap transportation around town or for short jogs into the countryside. Piaggio — maker of the iconic
Vespa scooter — invites you to "Fly" first class on this classic-styled scooter it calls "smart urban mobility." That is an apt description for this sporty little two-wheeler that gives you awesome fuel economy.
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Very similar to the Typhoon 50 sold in the U.S., the Typhoon 50 2T available for 2015 in Europe from Piaggio — maker of the iconic Vespa scooter — has an aggressive styling that I normally wouldn’t associate with a 50 cc scooter. It reminds me of the dirt bikes I rode with my cousins when I was a kid. Maybe it’s the influence of that conjured memory that makes me think this scooter would be loads of fun to drive, or maybe it’s that fierce sporty look that invites me to come play.
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The Piaggio MP3 Yourban LT 300IE is an innovative scooter that was especially developed for those who wanted more stability without sacrificing all the advantages of a regular scooter.
Compact , light and agile, the Piaggio MP3 Yourban LT 300IE is propelled by a 4 stroke 4 valve single cylinder engine with a capacity of 278 cc. The engine generates a maximum output of 22.7 HP at 7,750 Rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 5,750 Rpm. Its power is kept under control by a CVT transmission with torque server.
Among the features offered by the PIaggio MP3 Yourban LT 300IE you will find motorcycle type turn indicators, LED daylight running lights built into the headlight assembly and integral braking.
As far as prices are concerned, the Piaggio MP3 Yourban LT 300IE can be yours for no less than €7,542.
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With it smart design, first class ergonomics and practical character, the PIaggio MP3 Yourban LT Sport reinvents the city commuting and brings on the table a new alternative for those who want something more than a regular scooter.
The latest model received a series of modifications and among them you’ll find an increased front track (465mm), motorcycle type turn indicators, LED daylight running lights and integral braking.
The Piaggio MP3 Yourban LT Sport is powered by a 4-stroke, 4-valve, single cylinder engine which cranks out a maximum output of 22.7 HP at 7,750 rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and its power is kept transferred to the ground by means of a CVT gearbox with torque server.
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