Piaggio Typhoon 50 & 125 Motor Scooter Guide

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Piaggio Typhoon 125


The original was Piaggio’s fat wheeled sporty during the early years of return to North America. It was in the USA from 2005 — and in Canada from 2006 2008. North American’s offered a Typhoon for a few years that, but that changed 26, 2011 when Piaggio USA the all new 125cc Typhoon that be offered in North America for the model year.

This new was designed to handle either a (2-…) or 125cc (4-…) but in the USA only the larger motor was for 2012. That changed for when a 50cc version of the new joined it’s bigger in Piaggio’s USA line. For 2014 Canada followed suit an the new Typhoon, but only in 50cc

Model Background

The Piaggio has designed several versions of scooter for its many brands. SR Motard is the same basic as the new Typhoon but with some and minor technical changes. The differences are the color schemes and 14” rims lower tires used on the SR Motard. the Typhoon is often sold the Piaggio groups Gilera instead of directly under the name.

So you’ll find the Typhoon to be the same scooter if looking at parts on international Another scooter than it’s genes with the is the 2012 Derbi Variant which is a lot like the Aprilia SR but with revised front end


This new generation of the competes most directly Yamaha’s Zuma 50 / 125 and Kymco’s 8 50 / 150 scooters in the small and mid sized styled scooter segment. The of this new generation is extremely done for its intended market. The aggressive look is even than previous generation of which was sporty and rugged, but a bit quirky.

Some of the nicer on the Typhoon are the integrated front the redesigned headlight unit and the fighter’ look of this due to the numerous blacked out parts and turn signal covers. has done a great job preserving the key elements of the original Typhoon, updating the overall look a fresh, aggressive face.

the same style wasn’t to the scooters dash (see which gets a lower end look than the first Typhoon and loses both the and aviation style gauges.

Powering the Typhoon are two 4-… The smaller Typhoon 50 uses a new 4-valve air cooled Piaggio This new mill likes to with Piaggio claiming a of 4.6 HP at a sky high 9500 RPM. torque is a bit lower at 2.8 ft-lbs at RPM. The 50cc Typhoon is of a peak velocity of 40 mph, isn’t due to any restrictions so further top gains aren’t easy to by.

This carburated engine is a sipper, with Piaggio 144mpg. That’s likely 30-40mpg higher then see in real world use, but 100 mpg will take a serious of your SUV’s fuel

The larger Typhoon 125 uses a variant of Piaggio’s widely LEADER engine. This is the basic engine (48.6mm found in other mid-sized products (ie. Piaggio Fly 150 ET 150. LX 150 S 150 ) for the past decade, but a smaller bore cylinder vs. 62.8mm).

Accordingly, Typhoon 125 can purchase 150cc or larger big kits for Piaggio’s LEADER to boost displacement if desired. so would require adjusting the and you’d likely want to some other areas as (ie. variator), so be warned opting for a big bore kit will wind up consuming quite a bit of time and hobby money.

this scooter is badged as a and not as a Vespa, fuel injection has withheld from this to keep the MSRP down and to it from Piaggio’s higher Vespa scooters. Accordingly, the for this 125cc engine are special (carburated, air cooled, 4-…) but this does a factor in why this scooter is a bit lower cost than competitors like Yamaha’s 50 / 125 (which do have fuel and 4-valves).

Despite its simple design, LEADER engine is a solid motor that has built a reputation for reliability over the decade. Perhaps the main to this motor is that the economy won’t be quite a as a high tech (ie. injected) motor. 150cc products using this typically get about 60mpg in driving conditions, so this 124cc version likely about 65mpg in the real

For comparison, Yamaha’s fuel 4-valve Zuma 125 normally 70-75mpg in the same real conditions.

Brakes / Suspension /

Like the original Typhoon, has equipped this scooter a shiny gold caliper for the disc brake. Braking up front should be quite with this dual caliper combined with a 220mm rotor. In the rear, has stuck with a 140mm brake which is pretty but it should be enough to get the job done. The suspension in the Typhoon uses a fork with 3.0” in the 125) of travel, which is a amount of give.

The rear is also quite plentiful 3.4” available. That’s high for a scooter and it should the occasionally foray onto trails more enjoyable. scooters with fat tires this rarely have the to back it up.

The Typhoon’s looks might be for it’s true off-road but it does seem better in the rear suspension department other scooters like Ruckus and Yamaha’s Zuma 50 offer 2.2-2.5” of rear

Another nice touch Piaggio is the inclusion of alloy (as opposed to steel) which the unsprung wheel weight and should improve suspension over small bumps.

and Convenience

Piaggio claims the has ‘plenty of locking storage’ might be a little optimistic, but is enough to get by. The main storage is under the seat where a amount of space is available. has also located the fuel under the seat, so that on the space here somewhat and leaves room for smaller face helmets.

The space at the same level is a scooter Honda’s Elite 110. but about the same as Yamaha’s 125. Ideally, Piaggio find a way to shove the fuel into the floorboard area and increase the space available for under the seat.

Underseat aside, there’s one other to store your gear a small compartment near the switch. This area is for small items like There is also some of a ‘hook’ present on the legshield might be useful if you’re the type.

Perhaps a bag of groceries or something could be clipped here.

The new Typhoon has two big things going for it sharp styling and a low MSRP. styling and price perhaps the two most important criteria for buyers, the Typhoon will quite well. The smaller 50 has the looks and power to take on the popular 50’s out there the Zuma 50 and Honda Ruckus.

It has a price low enough ($1899) to being undercut by the value Taiwanese makers Kymco and In a lot of ways, the Typhoon 50 compares closely to Kymco’s Super 8 50 .

The obvious competitor to the Typhoon 125 is Zuma 125, which a higher tech motor and milage, but it comes a $650 Piaggio doesn’t have the network or exposure that does, so the Zuma 125 will be the sales leader, but the Typhoon 125 likely do very well for and make quite a few scooterists pleased. Piaggio has nailed the with this model is likely enough to sway buyers.

Other competitors to the 125 include Honda’s PCX 150 and Kymco’s 8 150. The Super 8 150 undercuts the 125 by $300, so that’s worth a for a budget conscious buyers, the PCX 150 offers a higher tech and more modern/urban styling.

OWNER REVIEWS (2) — the Piaggio Typhoon 50 / 125 Reviews — Add a Review of Your


— Sharp

— Affordable MSRP

* Bore Stroke: 39 x 41.35mm

* Delivery: Keihin NCV 20 carburetor

* 53.1”

* Starter: Electric and

* Seat height: 30.3”

* Tank: 1.8 gallon / 7 liter

* Stroke: 57mm x 48.6mm

* Delivery: Carbureted

* Wheelbase:

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

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