2006 Piaggio Fly 150 — Motorcycle USA

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Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150

2006 Piaggio Fly 150

The quick-turning Fly 150 represented the scooter contingent of our comparo. Although it didn’t the performance capabilities of its competitors, the machine was a formidable cross-town and errand runner.

Piaggio Fly 150

The Fly 150 was the screwball wild-card entry in our Newbie Bike Shootout. no denying that there is a difference between a regular and a scooter, but they got two wheels and an so they are fair game. scooters represent a growing of the two-wheeled population, owing to ease of use and newbie-friendly controls.

The Fly 150 to be a formidable newbie competitor for the inclined.

The Fly 150 is a shaft-driven scooter by a 150cc single-cylinder four-… Right out of the box I found the Piaggio a fun There is something intrinsic in the joy of the little twerp riding town on a small scooter. Out on the road, the Fly 150 doesn’t run anything but you can ring it out to 55 mph after counting up to

It holds its own and, in its true like parking lots and central, the little machine A definite upgrade from the two-… machines that strategic route planning to anything over 45 mph, the Fly 150 can just about any road isn’t a major highway or an I prefix attached.

While it take a while to get it topped out at 55 mph (60 mph if you a cooperative tailwind and a generous at your disposal) the Piaggio has of low to mid-range zip for a 150cc-powered machine. But the zip can get the better of you, as I found out a lackadaisical roll off the centerstand. reminds me, the fly has no sidestand, so rolling it up the center unit was necessary at stop.

Lacking the convenience of a for quick stops, hosting the 254-lb Fly up onto the centerstand got annoying.

The Fly 150’s underseat holds a full-face helmet, but barely, with the seat at the seams.

Sitting astride the Fly 150 scooter, the doesn’t feel as small as be expected. This is due to the Fly’s seat height being the highest of our test bike The Piaggio’s seat is comfortable and although the underseat storage left much to be desired. A helmet tucked away causes the seat to burst at the when closed (I know I a big head, but a size-large helmet freakish by any means).

The underseat is also supplemented by a front opened by pushing in the key when in the on The small amount of storage by a scooter enhance its convenience as an but another inch or two of underseat space would have a big difference on the Fly.

I used to say are … simple to ride, but due to an parking lot get-off, I can say an … still run into trouble if are not paying attention. That without the trouble of having to in a clutch, the twist-and-go controls are a advantage for quick city and less intimidating for the beginner. The Fly 150 is very quiet while for those newbs who find pipes obnoxious.

The only quirk to the easy on the Fly is the lack of a choke, so firing it up in the requires a little throttle

The Piaggio’s control panel an analog speedo with a clock resting beneath a fuel gauge, which tabs on the 1.9-gallon tank.

The Fly dashboard instrument panel a bit cheap with its hard enclosure, but I found the information to be second-best next to the Ninja. An speedo on the left is mirrored on the by a helpful fuel gauge to track of the 1.9-gallon tank. … lights are divvied up the two far sides, with turnsignal on the extreme flanks.

The blinking reminder is helpful for the forgetful but the Fly’s actual turnsignal continues the cheap plastic of the dashboard.

Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150

During our kart and obstacle course sessions, the shined through the slalom and the was the most popular pick testers were asked machine they would to take the DMW endorsement test. low-speed maneuvers are the Fly 150’s of triumph, with its short wheelbase carving around and figure eights with On the compact kart track, the excelled with its quick response.

For some testers the scooter was too different. I don’t like the because it feels strange to be with my feet in front of me I am on a chair, said Laura It feels sort of squirrely.

The on the Fly aren’t spectacular but appropriate for the job at A 32mm telescopic front is complimented by a preload-adjustable rear and the suspenders handle whatever blips and bumps any sane would throw at the Fly and its 12-inch with tubeless tires. As far as goes, a 200mm front with floating two-piston brings the Piaggio to a halt in tandem with rear brake.

A healthy pull on levers activates an abrupt although a few of our testers did mention the brake lever on the handlebar the usual clutch took a getting used to.

Out of all the machines ever to set foot in our few have got the razzing the baby Piaggio got from our co-workers, not because we don’t like around here. No, the source of the woes came from its color scheme. Maybe I metrosexual tendencies I have yet to because, while it wouldn’t be my choice in colors, I thought the blue hue had a nice mod flavor to it.

It out our blue tester’s colors are available in Europe, with the version of the Fly 150 available in Dragon Red and Grey.

One of our testers picked the as the beginner machine he would out of the four, reasoning he would get the practical us out of it.

One of our testers, Erick picked the Piaggio as the bike he purchase out of the four, due to its practicality in use.

The Piaggio was fun — not if it’s the silliness factor or explained MCUSA marketing Erick Barney. It was actually smooth, although it could use power. I would get the most use out of it and the would be great for running errands.

As a cross-town errand runner or commuter, the Fly would be a well-suited and its easy-riding controls make it a fit for riders looking to ease way into the motorcycle world. At the Piaggio rings in at about more than Yamaha’s Vino, but the Fly is one of the largest-displacement scooters to in under the $4000 mark. If are your thing, the Fly 150 would be an first ride.

Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150
Piaggio Fly 150


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