Piaggio Fly 150

 

 

 

Make Model

Piaggio Fly 150 (USA)

Year

2005 - 13

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valve

Capacity

151 cc  / 9.2 cub in.

Bore x Stroke

62.6 x 48.6 mm

Compression Ratio

10.3:1

Cooling System

Forced air

Lubrication

Wet sump

Fuel System

Carburetor

Ignition

Electronic

Starting

Electric / kick

Max Power

8.7 kW / 11.6 hp @ 7000 rpm

Clutch

Dry, centrifugal type

Transmission 

CVT

Frame

Single cradle, high-strength steel tubes

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork, 32 mm

Front Wheel Travel

58 mm / 2.3 in.

Rear Suspension

Single hydraulic shock absorber, adjustable preload

Rear Wheel Travel

76 mm / 3.0 in.

Wheels

Alloy

Front Brakes

Single, 200 mm disc, dual piston, floating caliper

Rear Brakes

Drum, 140 mm

Front Tyre

120/70 - 12 in.

Rear Tyre

120/70 - 12 in.

Dimensions

Length: 1859 mm / 73.2 in.

Width:     734 mm / 28.9 in.

Wheelbase

1326 mm / 52.2 in.

Seat Height

785 mm / 30.9 in.

Dry Weight

112 kg / 247 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

7.2 L / 1.9 US gal

Top Speed

100 km/h / 62 mph

Colours

Midnight blue, Optic white, Gray

Source Motor Scooter Guide, Motorcyclistonline

 

The first generation Fly was first introduced to North America as a 150cc model. It debuted in the USA for 2005 and in Canada the following year.

The Fly 150 utilizes the same ‘LEADER’ motor as Vespa’s 150cc LX and S scooters and the ET series before that. The lower cost Fly 150 was late to receive fuel injection, so pre-2014 models achieve 11.6 HP with good reliability and average fuel economy.

Unlike their Vespa relatives, the Fly 50 and 150 use larger 12” wheels that provide better stability at higher speeds. It’s not an issue with the 50cc models, but the 150cc Vespa’s can be a little twitchy at top speed due to their smaller wheels and high-ride height.

The job of stopping the first generation of Fly was handled by a dual piston 200mm disc brake in the front and a 140mm drum brake in the rear. Despite nice specs, the front brake was only mediocre. The feel was a bit wooden and it required higher than average lever pull effort. Good stopping power is there, but it requires a firmer squeeze than on other scooters.

In practical terms, the Fly scooters score well. The underseat storage area is quite generous, with the caveat that this area does get fairly hot due to its engine proximity. It’s certainly not a good spot for storing the ice cream. It’s also not a spot for pets, as Piaggio’s comically abundant warning stickers will tell you. The Fly 50 and 150 have a nice glovebox which comes in quite handy and sets this scooter apart from quite a few competitors that offer either an open storage area or nothing at all.
 

The Fly scooters are sharp designs, so their popularity is easy to understand. They aren’t class leading in terms of price, technology or refinement, but they are well rounded and practical scooters that score well across the board. They are solidly built, supported by a large network of dealers and there’s a great owner community.

The Fly 50 and 150 should appeal to someone seeking a scooter with a modern look who’s looking for good value, as opposed to just the lowest purchase price. The Fly scooters are well featured with enclosed storage areas, quality and powerful motors and front disc brakes. The inclusion of a proper glove box is small but valued detail that separates the Fly from quite a few competitors.
 

 

The center console of the 2006 Piaggio Fly 150 scooter is equipped with a temperature warning light, digital instrumentation, a standard speedometer, a clock, and a warning gauge for fuel level. These Italian scooters also feature an engine immobilizer, standard storage space under the seat, dash storage, helmet storage, and lockable storage.

Many riders feel the 2006 Piaggio Fly is the ideal scooter for commuting around town. Riders praise this scooter for its dependability, low maintenance costs, and great fuel economy. Many riders love the acceleration of the 2006 Piaggio Fly 150 that allows it to keep up with other cars on hills and in busy traffic. Riders think the Piaggio Fly scooters are fun to ride but some people complain that the battery can be unreliable at times.

The Piaggio Fly 150 was first introduced to the US in 2005 and is carryover for the 2006 lineup. Surveyed riders generally had an overall tendency to favor the 2006 Piaggio Fly lineup when compared with other scooters or motorbikes currently available. These riders strongly favored the 2006 Piaggio Fly 50 2T and the 2006 Piaggio Fly 150, in comparison to other scooters and motorbikes out on retail.