Piaggio Fly 150

 

 

 

Make Model

Piaggio Fly 150 (USA)

Year

2014

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 3 valve

Capacity

150 cc  / 9.2 cub in.

Bore x Stroke

57.9 x 58.4 mm

Cooling System

Forced air

Lubrication

Wet sump

Ignition

Electronic

Starting

Electric

Max Power (at shaft)

9 kW / 12.2 hp @ 7000 rpm

Max Torque

13 Nm / 1.33 kgf-m / 9.6 lb-ft. @ 6000 rpm

Clutch

Dry, centrifugal type

Transmission 

CVT, with ratio variator

Frame

Single cradle, high-strength steel tubes

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork, 32 mm

Rear Suspension

Single hydraulic shock absorber, 73 mm

Wheels

Alloy

Front Brakes

Single, 220 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: 1849 mm / 72.8 in.

Width:   704 mm / 27.7 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

Consumption  average

3.4 L/100 km / 29.8 km/l / 70 mpg

Top Speed

98 km/h / 61 mph

Colours

Pearl white, Graphite black

Review Modern Vespa

Whether you are new to two wheels, want to beat the commuter blues or simply need a more economical mode of transport, the Fly 150 is the scooter to suit your lifestyle.

Equipped with the super efficient 3-valve 150cc engine for lower emissions, maximum performance and fuel economy of 144mpg. With classic Italian style and top comfort, the Fly 150 features telescopic hydraulic forks and 12'' wheels with large tubeless tires for easy handling and safety on both urban and uneven roads.

2014 Piaggio Fly 150 Key Features
• Single cylinder, four-stroke Piaggio Leader engine
• Aerodynamic and protective front shield
• 12” alloy wheels for agility and stability—far superior to steel
• Front disc brake
• Underseat storage for helmet

 

 

Review:

 

The long awaited Piaggio Fly 150 3v is finally here, and I have to say, I am impressed. However, I must express my disapointment with the fact that unlike our European cousins.... we do NOT get the rear disk brake. It is drum.

Nonetheless, there are many more features on this bike that make up for it. For starters, the Brown Master Key is back on the Fly, and it also comes with the foldable side stand. Once deployed (and it will stay deployed!!) it WILL kill the engine just like its big brother the BV 350.

Speaking of which, when you start the Fly, it really sounds like a mini version of the BV 350!!

Overall the quality of the bike, especially on the dash area is improved quite a bit. For example, when you go to set the clock, you can feel the buttons are much more of a higher quality than before. The hand grips are the same as the Typhoon and of high quality rubber with Piaggio stamped on them and a pattern that follows the pattern of the rubber on the floor board. Very nice.

The gas tank has been rederected to the floor board and the battery to the left side of the glove box. That means that when you open the seat.... you get double the space compared to the old Fly 150. Very impressive.

Sitting on it and you can really tell that this Fly is lower than the one it replaces, and it is on par with the Genuine Buddy; this is a welcome feature for sure!!!
The floor board is actually a little longer than the previous Fly and now the passenger peg extend out (with a very cool matte black finish on them) and you won't have to worry about hitting your leg on it anymore.

Riding the bike.
It is extremely smooth thanks to its alloy 12' wheels and these new wheels look gorgeous with their double 5 spoke pattern. The engine as I said before sounds like a mini BV, and minimal vibrations. Take off is very quick initially thanks to the fuel injection; what is interesting though is that it seems like it slows down right afterwards but once you get the mid range power band, then it just takes off. I had to cut off at 65, but it was still going!!

Just like the old Fly or the Vespa, with its long wheel base, the bike handles very well and is very nimble. Brakes even with rear drum are very good.

Review: AlexBv200