2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50 Review

2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50

2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50 2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50

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2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50 Review on Total Motorcycle:

Piaggio Typhoon, a young, practical and fun scooter, has by now established itself as the Piaggio best-seller. Revamped in terms of aesthetics and technical content, it is now fitted with a new and brilliant 50 2-stroke Euro 4 engine with an electronically controlled carburettor. 

The new air cooled single-cylinder is a modern, ecological and quick powerplant, the best solution for a brilliant and fun ride in the day to day metropolitan jungle. Numerous upgrades allowed it to comply with the Euro 4 standard without detracting from the well-known features of rideability and practicality in all conditions. The fuel line benefits from a new, electronically managed carburettor: the fuel-air mixture is dosed out by a solenoid valve controlled by the engine ECU, which is also new, allowing for more efficient mapping. This is joined by an optimised cylinder diagram and a new exhaust line, now equipped with a double catalytic converter and double secondary air device.

Piaggio Typhoon confirms itself as having a sporty nature, yet at the same time being reliable, functional and comfortable. The new analogue/digital instrumentation is loaded with information and includes an analogue speedometer, LCD display with total and trip odometer, fuel level 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50 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 Typhoon 50 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Comfort benefits from a saddle made of new material, enhanced with red stitching and the Piaggio logo. The passenger can also count on larger grab handles and dedicated, fold-away footrests. The gold coloured front brake calliper and the new exhaust silencer cover give Piaggio Typhoon an even more dynamic look and are a testament to the great attention to every detail. In the helmet compartment, spacious enough for a full-jet helmet, there is a very convenient USB port for recharging a smartphone or other mobile devices.

The front of Piaggio Typhoon boasts innovative aesthetic solutions: the “shark nose”, a distinctive trait of the young scooter from the Pontedera-based manufacturer, is imposing and large; the wide slots, a “must” on the Piaggio Typhoon, are spaced on the side of the leg shield to follow the profile of the new front light assembly, “the eyes” of Typhoon, aggressive and dynamic. The 12” wheel rims ensure better absorption of bumps in the road, as well as greater stability.

Piaggio Typhoon stands out for its dedicated graphics: trendy and fashionable to satisfy the tastes of the very young or sombre and elegant for the adult public. Three colour schemes are available: Bianco Lucido, Nero Opaco and the new and original Verde Metallizzato.

 

 

 

2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $1999 USD

ENGINE TYPE
4-stroke 4-valve
CYLINDER CAPACITY
49 cc
BORE x STROKE
39mm x 41,35mm
MAX POWER AT SHAFT
4.6 hp (3.4 kW) @ 9,500 rpm
MAX TORQUE
2.8 lb lbs (3.8 Nm) @ 8,000 rpm
Max speed
40 mph
Fuel tank capacity
1.9 Gal (7.2 L)
Gas mileage
mpg
Distribution
SOHC
Cooling System
Air
Lubrication
Wet Sump
Ignition
Electric and kick starter
Gears
‘Twist ‘n go’ automatic CVT
Clutch
Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
Chassis
High-strength steel single cradle
Front Suspension
Telescopic hydraulic fork, stroke: 76 mm
Rear Suspension
Engine acts as a swingarm, one hydraulic shock absorber with preload adjustment; stroke: 86mm
Front Brake
220 mm disc brake with two-piston floating caliper
Rear Brake
140 mm drum brake
Front Tire
Light Alloy, Tubeless, 120/70 14″
Rear Tire
Light Alloy,Tubeless, 120/70 14″
Length
76.3 in (1.940 mm)
Width
2.8 lb lbs (3.8 Nm) @ 8.000 rpm
Wheelbase
53.1 in (1.350 mm)
Seat Height
30.3 in (770 mm)
Dry Weight
242 lbs (110 kg)
Type Approval
EPA and CARB
ABS
No
Colors
Neptune Blue, Shiny Black

 

 

 

2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $2245 CDN

ENGINE TYPE
4-stroke 4-valve
CYLINDER CAPACITY
49 cc
BORE x STROKE
39mm x 41,35mm
MAX POWER AT SHAFT
4.6 hp (3.4 kW) @ 9,500
MAX TORQUE
2.8 lb lbs (3.8 Nm) @ 8,000 rpm
Max speed
65 km/h
Fuel tank capacity
1.9 Gal (7.2 L)
Kilometers per liter
kilometers per liter
Distribution
SOHC
Cooling System
Air
Lubrication
Wet Sump
Ignition
Electronic and kick starter
Gears
‘Twist ‘n go’ automatic CVT
Clutch
Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
Chassis
High-strength steel single cradle
Front Suspension
Telescopic hydraulic fork, stroke: 76 mm
Rear Suspension
Engine acts as a swingarm, one hydraulic shock absorber with preload adjustment; stroke: 86 mm
Front Brake
220 mm disc brake with two-piston floating caliper
Rear Brake
140 mm drum brake
Front Tire
Light Alloy, Tubeless 120/70-14”
Rear Tire
Light Alloy, Tubeless 120/70-14”
Length
76.3 in (1.940 mm)
Width
28.3 in (720 mm)
Wheelbase
53.1 in (1.350 mm)
Seat Height
30.3 in (770 mm)
Dry Weight
242 lbs (110 kg)
Type Approval
Transport Canada and Environment Canada
ABS
No
Colors
Neptune Blue, Shiny Black

 

 

 

 

2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

 

Engine Single cylinder 2-stroke
Displacement 49.4 cc
Bore x stroke 40 mm / 39.3 mm
Starter Electric starter and kick starter
Cooling Forced air
Transmission CVT with torque server
Clutch Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
Frame Single cradle structure in tubular steel with pressed reinforcements
Front suspension Telescopic hydraulic fork with straight stanchions, 86 mm stroke
Rear suspension Oscillating engine unit with single hydraulic shock absorber. Wheel travel: 76 mm
Front Brake 220 mm diam. disc with dual piston floating calliper
Rear brake 140 mm drum
Front tyre Tubeless 120/80 -12″
Rear tyre Tubeless 130/80 -12″
Length 1940 mm
Width 720 mm (at the levers)
Saddle height 797 mm
Wheelbase 1350 mm
Fuel tank capacity 6.9 litres (including 1.5 l reserve)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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