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2018 Piaggio NRG Power DD Review on Total Motorcycle:
The new 2-stroke Euro 4 engine with an electronically controlled carburettor emphasises the character of the super-sporty 50 from Piaggio. Uncompromising sportiness combined with the practicality of a daily commuter.
A perfect synthesis of passion and rationality, Piaggio NRG Power DD takes on new, highly aggressive graphics that enhance its sporty character, the secret of its enduring success; clean and aggressive lines that enhance the sleek shape of this small streetfighter.
The brilliant Hi-Per2 Pro liquid cooled 50 cc single cylinder remains at the top of the category in terms of acceleration and it also earns Euro 4 approval thanks to upgrades such as the implementation of an electronically managed carburettor – with a dedicated ECU – an optimised cylinder diagram and the characteristics exhaust with an upside-down “Snakebite” terminal, now fitted with a double catalytic converter and double secondary air. The 13” wheels with spectacular rubber (130 tread on the rear) and an oversized braking system are the other primary items in a unique package so you can always stay at top performance but without forgetting about the rationality of use that makes the NRG Power the ideal vehicle for tackling day-to-day life.
Piaggio NRG Power was created to continue the success story which, in twenty-three years, blazed a new trail in the extremely competitive segment of 50 cc scooter with a clear sporty look.
From its very first version, dating back to 1994, NRG astonished with its top shelf performance without compromising on the convenience of use that is often lacking in more sporty vehicles. Piaggio NRG has always been the perfect vehicle for daily use that also boasts high technical-performance content.
The new Piaggio NRG Power DD reinforces this concept. Increasingly higher performance in constant observance of prevailing standards in no way detrimental to the practicality and convenience that characterise a scooter designed for daily use.
2018 Piaggio NRG Power DD Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
BEST SELLERS TYPHOON, NRG AND ZIP ARE ENTIRELY REVAMPED, ADOPTING MODERN AND TECHNOLOGICAL TWO AND FOUR-STROKE EURO 4 POWERPLANTS
A WIDE RANGE THAT MEETS ALL URBAN COMMUTING NEEDS AND MAKES THE PIAGGIO SCOOTER RANGE DEDICATED TO THE VERY YOUNG COMPLETELY UNIQUE
IMPROVED PRACTICALITY, CONSTRUCTION QUALITY AND TECHNICAL CONTENT
A key player in the crowded 50 cc scooter category from the start, the Piaggio Group continues to invest in this segment, offering a brand new range of two and four-stroke Euro 4 powerplants that make the Piaggio 50 cc scooter range dedicated to the youngest riders absolutely unique.
On one hand there is the Piaggio Typhoon, an authentic icon in the scooter world, and the ultra sporty NRG Power DD, equipped with a new two-stroke unit, respectively air and liquid cooled; on the other hand is the Piaggio Zip, another name reminiscent of Piaggio’s greatest commercial successes, on which the four-stroke 50 i-get engine with three-valve timing makes its début.
These are modern, ecological and quick engines and new, important content is introduced in parallel with them for all three models which lead to overall improvements in terms of practicality, comfort and construction quality.
2018 Piaggio NRG Power DD Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The sporty design enhances the dynamic qualities of NRG Power, emphasising the gritty character of the supersport scooter from Piaggio. The front leg shield guarantees aerodynamics and protection. It contains the parabolic headlights separated by high and low beam lights.
The shape of the lights, along with the central element that ventilates the radiator, gives the front of the NRG Power a decidedly sporty line. This sensation is reinforced by the “broken up” line of the lowest part of the leg shield where, just under the lights on the sides, the turn indicators are mounted.
The handlebar is characterised by a small top fairing which protects the new instrumentation. The dashboard, backlit in red, includes complete analogue/digital instrumentation made up of: analogue rev counter, LCD display with speedometer functions, total and trip odometer, fuel level indicator, radiator fluid temperature indicator and clock.
The series of indicator lights include: fuel reserve light, turn indicator lights, high beam indicator, oil level warning light and check engine warning light.
The footboard is flat and wide with a rough finish to provide secure footing. This is a design choice the privileges practical content for everyday use. The fuel cap is located on the upper part of the footboard. Mounted in plain view and inspired by aeronautic technology, it provides easy access for refuelling.
To show the perfect compatibility of sportiness and convenience, the central part of the footboard is aluminium. This is an aesthetic choice with a clear sporty look which also serves to connect the helmet compartment and it “introduces” the stylistic theme of the rear part of the Piaggio NRG Power, characterised by an extremely sleek line.
The comfortable saddle becomes thin and low as it approaches the rear. The sleek design of the tail fairing is purely sporty and it is completed in the LED taillight, clearly reminiscent of the sportbike world, but its innovation does not end with looks alone. In fact, the illuminating power is clearly superior to that of a normal parabolic light, contributing to increasing the NRG Power’s passive safety. The rear mudguard, made up of an isolated element connected to the transmission guard, gives the NRG Power an even sportier look, fulfilling the function of splash guard.
Piaggio NRG Power DD will be available in the Nero Meteora and Bianco Luna colour schemes. NRG can also be customised with optional accessories such as the rear top box, spacious enough for a full-face helmet, the windscreen made in high quality metacrylate and an extremely simple and convenient mechanical anti-theft device which anchors the vehicle handlebar using a securing system that is connected to the body.
Frame and chassis
The elegantly sporty design of Piaggio NRG Power hides a project and construction evolution that places the frame of the 50 cc supersport above anything ever before made for small engine capacity scooters. The double cradle frame, made entirely in high resistance steel tubing, follows an entirely new construction layout to provide superior features of torsional rigidity and stress absorption capacity. The result is rigorous dynamic performance. The frame also allows the centre of gravity to be lowered, thanks to the fuel tank being lodged beneath the footboard.
Just as much care was given to the chassis: the fork has a lightweight alloy mounting bracket and provides a quick and progressive response to bumps in the road surface, whereas on the rear, the shock absorbing function is guaranteed by a monoshock with 73.5 mm travel.
The 13” lightweight alloy wheel rims with six spokes have a brand new design. Rigid and lightweight, they are designed to reduce the gyroscopic effect and to improve handling without losing any riding stability. The rims are shod with more than generously sized sport tread tyres: 120/70 on the front and an incredible “oversized” 130/60 tyre on the rear. Record sizes for perfect road holding at any lean angle.
The braking system, designed and built with the same quality as the rest of the components, employs a 240 mm front disc gripped by a floating, single-piston calliper. Powerful and modulable, it ensures short stopping distances that are well supported by the 175 mm disc and calliper with opposing pistons that operates on the rear wheel.
2018 Piaggio NRG Power DD – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
2018 Piaggio NRG Power DD – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2018 Piaggio NRG Power DD – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
|Engine||Piaggio i-get single cylinder 4-stroke|
|Bore x stroke||39 mm / 41.8 mm|
11.5 : 1
|Fuel system||Electronic injection|
|Distribution||Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) – 3 valves|
|Transmission||CVT with torque server|
|Clutch||Automatic centrifugal dry clutch|
|Front suspension||Telescopic mechanical fork, stroke 75 mm|
|Rear suspension||Hydraulic monoshock absorber, stroke 74 mm|
|Front Brake||175 mm diam. disc and calliper with opposing pistons|
|Rear brake||Ø 110 mm drum|
|Front wheel rim||Die-cast aluminium alloy 2.15 x 10”|
|Rear wheel rim||Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00 x 10”|
|Front tyre||Tubeless 100/80 -10”|
|Rear tyre||Tubeless 120/70 -10”|
|Saddle height||Adjustable to 3 positions: 750-765-780 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||7.3 litres (including 1 litre reserve)|
|Max speed||Depending on prevailing standard|
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