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The Honda PCX Piaggio Typhoon 125 (middle) and Zuma 125 represent three but distinct methods to providing and economical transportation.

Three takes on economical transportation

around any college parking lot or metropolitan area and scooters be littered throughout the landscape. The stepchild of motorcycledom, scooters are a alternative for those looking to the costs of car ownership or those who prefer not to take public The cost of ownership is low, mileage is high and the amount of space available is typically

Three leading models embody all three traits are the PCX, Piaggio Typhoon 125 and the Yamaha 125. We’ve covered all before, but never have we them side-by-side-by-side. On paper, all scoots appear rather all have comparable engine all use Constantly Variable Transmissions – the need to shift – all deliver MPG figures, and (perhaps most all but one have space under the for two six-packs and a box of wine.

In reality all three own distinct many of which even us by surprise. We picked scooters in the category because this category is well suited to the (and pocketbooks) of college and urban city dwellers. under 150cc, however, of these scooters are legal for use.

Our panel of riders for test include E-i-C who stands at the same 5-foot, 8 as I do. Content Editor Tom Roderick, at 185 pounds and 6-feet tall, the long-legged of the group. We subjected scooter to its intended environment — city commuting — while taking the off-road-capable Piaggio and onto some dirt for a little fun off the beaten path.

At the end we up mpg figures, compared storage and mulled over our subjective impressions to come up with our

Here, we present each in ascending order according to starting with the Piaggio

Piaggio Typhoon 125 ($2699) cheaper than the Zuma, and less than the PCX, the Typhoon 125 represents the biggest of our trio. However, this entry price doesn’t without setbacks; Piaggio this price point by the Typhoon with a carburetor of fuel injection. Further, its mill has only two valves of four.

At 124cc, the Typhoon in with 1cc less than its In the real world, the Italian well to keep up with the Yamaha and has enough poke to away from typical traffic. In our impromptu drag between the three, the Typhoon its own, staying neck-and-neck the Zuma.

For those on a tight the Piaggio Typhoon 125 packs a big for a small price tag.

Piaggio’s use of an old-tech carburetor the scooter’s most obvious Cold starts are basically without adding some input, and it occasionally exhibits a bog accelerating — both of which are of lean jetting. “Perhaps its trait,” Duke says.

being said, neither of issues, we feel, are reasons to the Piaggio off your list. its ancient tech, the Typhoon to be stone reliable and provides of performance for the price. Being the Italian scooter in this none of the Italian style is with the Piaggio, either.

In the of Duke, “Of the three, I prefer the styling the most. It’s than the Zuma and less than the PCX while looking contemporary.”

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We covered the Typhoon’s in its single-bike review. so we’ll go to our comparative ride impressions.

Ergonomically speaking, its 30.0-inch height ranks right in the Duke’s 32-inch inseam was able to flat-foot at stops, 6-foot Roderick had no issues. the wedge-shaped seat “holds its quite far forward, making riders feel cramped,” says.

Scooting back in the helps alleviate this, but a will then have to sit on the transition to the passenger seat Reach to the bars is on the tight and it’s worth noting the is the only scoot of the three a non-replaceable handlebar. Its steering bars and gauges are completely within the bodywork.

The Piaggio’s height is a little on the tall Tom, our resident tall guy the three of us, was able to flat-foot the but Troy’s 30-inch inseam had

Suspension duties are handled by a fork in front and a single in the rear. Interestingly, the Typhoon is the scoot of the three that utilize a second shock, but it incorporate adjustable spring While appreciated, the included tool is weak and snapped in our while trying to firm the

Once we did adjust the preload a different tool) we were with the handling, with even calling it more than the Yamaha.

Its soft quality strikes a middle between the over-sprung Zuma and PCX. The Typhoon’s knobby-like hint at off-road pretenses, and our is that was taken into when determining its spring We were impressed by the Typhoon’s abilities from the 220mm disc and rear drum, as the front brake features a line to deliver positive with strong stopping

On the subject of storage space and economy, the Typhoon both and disappointed. We’re well that EPA figures are generally but were surprised when we 52 mpg, well short of 89 mpg claim. Granted, we weren’t close to gentle with the and constantly twisted the throttles to the but that’s a significant difference.

To be fair, all three scoots much lower mileage than advertised.

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