2012 Piaggio Typhoon 125 Review —

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Piaggio Typhoon 125
Piaggio Typhoon 125

Getting economically from A to B in style

Another notable is its price. At just $2699, the is a natural choice for anyone for cheap, reliable transportation, and it well below competitors the Honda PCX ($3399) and Yamaha 125 ($3350). We’ll have a of all three scooters soon.

Italy, With Love

For unfamiliar, the Italian brand specializes in scooters. While the MP3 of three-wheel scooters that like a conventional motorcycle may be best-known model in the U.S. the also produces more models. Parent company, the Group, also owns a of brands to draw knowledge including Vespa.

Aprilia. and Moto Guzzi. to name a

In the case of the Typhoon 125, the trellis frame incorporates a design simplifying ingress and Despite the Typhoon’s malevolent it’s actually powered by a 124cc single-cylinder engine Piaggio says churns out a smirk) stump-pulling 6.0 ft.-lbs. of and 9.6 hp. It’s mated to a continuously transmission (CVT) for true usability.

I’ll admit some when first riding the as I wasn’t sure if I would be a roadblock among the sea of cars. fears were quickly as the scoot had adequate power to among the traffic. It even has pull to holeshot stoplight-to-stoplight races against unsuspecting drivers, though the Typhoon bog slightly leaving a stop; an of lean fueling.

Piaggio a top speed of 60 mph, but its speedometer as high as 70 mph on level ground and can go with the help of a steep It should be noted, however, because its engine is under the Typhoon is not legal for freeway

All the better, too, as the stability the 120/80-12 front and 130/80-12 knobby-ish tires gets a skittish at higher speeds. consists of a conventional, non-adjustable fork in front and a single shock, adjustable for spring Considering the Typhoon is meant to on bumpy city streets, is a touch on the soft side, not excessively so, providing a fairly scootering experience.

Braking for the 258-pound (dry) Piaggio are a 220mm single front clamped by a two-piston caliper. a steel-braided line feeds it for a very positive-feeling brake In the rear sits a 140mm

Lever feel is a little but there’s still enough to lock the rear wheel you want to play hooligan.

A Kind of Riding Experience

lately ridden sportbikes exclusively, hopping aboard the couldn’t be any more different. Its seat sits 30 inches the ground, meaning my 30-inch could only manage the balls of my feet on the tarmac. The has a short sweet spot, as taller than 5-foot-8 find the upward slope to the portion crowding them too far for roomy comfort.

Its light makes it feel like a which equates to easy through traffic. The downside to small stature is fidgety when faced with crosswinds or poorly maintained as more effort is required to a line, even going

Piaggio Typhoon 125

Passenger accommodations haven’t forgotten, as the Typhoon features a padded pillion seat grab rails and floorboards of footpegs. The grab rails double as a handle to help the scoot on the centerstand when While it’s easy to lever onto the centerstand, not a side stand is a minor

Storage area is confined to the compartment under the saddle, enough to accommodate a three-quarter though not much else. A just underneath the bars is for affixing grocery bags, but its lacks convenient things a water bottle holder or any of storage cubbyholes.

Those aren’t our only The carbureted engine can be a bit temperamental cold starts, sometimes more than one attempt at the before coming to life. too, is another indicator the Typhoon runs lean. on, the automatic choke will and raise engine speed it reaches optimum operating

We noticed on a few occasions the engine stall when applying a dose of throttle while cold.

While not necessarily a the Typhoon’s constant-velocity transmission exhibits a noticeable shudder asked to select its equivalent to gear (CVTs don’t gears). This is most when coasting to a stop and accelerating again.

The Cure For Road Rage

more storage compartments be nice, but at just $2699, willing to make a few concessions. also available in black in the yellow version seen is not your style.


Piaggio Typhoon 125
Piaggio Typhoon 125
Piaggio Typhoon 125
Piaggio Typhoon 125
Piaggio Typhoon 125
Piaggio Typhoon 125

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