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Piaggio Fly 150
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.
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 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.