2013 Aprilia Motard 50 & Piaggio Typhoon 50 — Motorcycle USA

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Piaggio Typhoon 50
Piaggio Typhoon 50

2013 Aprilia Motard 50 Typhoon 50

The 2013 Piaggio 50 and Aprilia Motard SR50 some European flair to the How did they stack up?

Nobody into a European motorcycle expecting bargains. But Piaggio makes Aprilia, Vespa, Guzzi and Piaggio products has a network of suppliers and factories and has delivering some surprising of late. When I saw Piaggio had not one but two under $2000, I had to ask for both.

the whaa-whaa trumpet sound When we went to pick up the at Piaggio’s Costa Mesa, Tech center, we discovered the Typhoon 50 and Aprilia Motard are actually identical, done up in paint and graphics (though noted the Piaggio has grippier material). For some reason, the is $100 cheaper than the but we all liked the sportier look of the and would probably skip a few dinners to pay for it.

Both scooters use a tube-steel wrapped in stylish plastic Underneath, there’s a new 49cc four-valve, air-cooled motor a claimed 4.5 horsepower at 9500 rpm a sporty redline for a small It’s economical, too, Piaggio claiming 144 mpg; means serious range the 1.8 gallon tank, even if in use your mileage will be far less. The wheelbase is 53.1 and the 14-inch wheels are the biggest in the

Seat height is a manageable inches, but claimed dry weight is a 242 pounds.

My expectations from a product are that it will great design, look and show off some old-world The Aprilia and Piaggio delivered, but the also worked well, everybody impressed by the excellent and cornering clearance.

Thanks to the suspension and large wheels, Justin, the Aprilia and Piaggio the shredders of the group when it was to deal with a corner. found they were the sporty and adept at putting a on your face around

I thought the difference between the suspension and handling was as stark as the between the KYMCO’s motors and the motors on the other three this is a scooter that be fun for riders experienced and confident to really fling their into corners. In the parking-lot GP, I that a rider on the Motard or would walk away the KYMCO, as the bigger scooter’s can’t overcome its deficits in and chassis feel.

Piaggio Typhoon 50
Piaggio Typhoon 50

Comfort and is good for the money, too. The roomy dimensions made it to a wide array of riders, a natural reach to the bars and a comfy seat. There’s for a helmet under the seat, and additional storage in the leg shield. The size means a passenger be more comfortable, especially if use the grabrails.

A fuel gauge is a nice although it lacks a resettable (as do all the bikes in our test).

Power is much better than I from a 49cc four-…. The and Typhoon will get a patient up to 40 mph if there’s enough room. enough to keep up with urban traffic situations, steep hills are a challenge. noted an almost two-… with power coming on in the game, and Justin noticed the acceleration off the line, the price for the gearing needed to milk the revvy nature for maximum

Aside from the soft the only other real was the soft rear brake a scooter should be able to do a rear-wheel slide!

The Piaggio were winners, providing good quality and sportbike-like characteristics for under $2000. it was unsaid, I’m sure all imagine the ultimate lightweight would combine the Piaggio and style with the KYMCO’s motor and in fact, for another Benjamins, you can get the Typhoon 125, it’s not quite the same as the 50 it’s heavier and has 12-inch

Waheed summed it up nicely: scooters will be great for looking for a little more appeal with a little practicality than the Honda and and overall build quality to the KYMCO.

Piaggio Typhoon 50
Piaggio Typhoon 50
Piaggio Typhoon 50
Piaggio Typhoon 50
Piaggio Typhoon 50

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