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2018 Piaggio Zip 50 4S Review on Total Motorcycle:
The innovative i-get four-stroke powerplant with 3-valve timing makes its début on the Piaggio Zip: agility and freedom of movement combined with exceptional consumption and an ultra modern design.
Piaggio Zip, a bar setting vehicle in the compact scooter segment, is an extraordinarily well-known and widely distributed product with very young people, female riders and many adults all over Europe.
The third generation of Zip is born out of an entirely new project that maintains only a few things from its “patriarch”, launched in 1992, namely the winning formula and the name, easy and quick, and the vocation of a small and agile vehicle that is still loaded with personality, made with attention to every detail and perfect for urban use.
The modernity of the Zip design, characterised by complex surfaces that intersect to create simple and essential lines and by the balanced volumes, maintains a strong Piaggio “family feeling”. The front end is futuristic with its two “cuts” where the parking lights and turn indicators are nestled, the upper grille and the handlebar cover that are strongly characterised by the transparent “drop” that houses the powerful high beam and the dashboard, fitted with instruments and circular warning lights. The taillight assembly is also inserted in the upper profile of the side fairings.
2018 Piaggio Zip 50 4S 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 Zip 50 4S Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Large and comfortable for both rider and passenger, the Zip saddle conceals a spacious compartment for a full-face helmet and it can be easily adjusted to three different heights with an innovative “flexible” ergonomics solution which is the only one of its kind in today’s scooter segment. The handlebar controls are an integral part of the comfort and riding pleasure, accessible and intuitive, as well as more functional thanks to the automatic turn indicator return. On the leg shield back plate, there is a practical, locking glove compartment where you can easily and securely store documents and day-to-day items. Zip is also equipped with a highly practical bag hook. The passenger grab belt has a new look with red stitching, the same colour that is also used on the Zip badge.
The frame, designed for the performance and stress of city use, is single tube with elements in high resistance pressed steel. The suspension system relies on a telescopic fork with 30 mm diameter stanchions. At the rear, the engine operates as swingarm, with a dual action shock absorber and coil springs.
Braking is powerful and very modulable, ensured by a large, 175 mm front disc brake with hydraulic control and by a 110 mm rear drum.
The engine in the Zip 50 4S Injection is an ultra modern four-stroke air cooled unit with electronic injection, fully compliant with the Euro 4 standard. Characterised by an entirely new thermal part and by the 3 valve timing system that distinguishes the i-get family (Italian Green Experience Technology), the new fifty is the result of a design that aims to maximise quality, reliability and implement an extraordinary reduction in consumption and harmful emissions. It is the perfect engine for the first vehicle of very young people who will surely appreciate its quickness combined with significant features of low operating costs, thanks to extremely low consumption. In terms of environmentally friendliness in the city, the usual stomping grounds for Zip, the new engine keeps noise to a minimum thanks to the development of new gearbox settings that allow the single cylinder to maintain quick performance while still being “docile”, in other words, at a lower average rpm compared to the engines in the previous generation. The result is a reduction in mechanical noise in addition to lower fuel consumption.
Zip 50 4S Injection will be available in dealerships in the glossy colour schemes Nero Lucido and Bianco Ottico, as well as Grey Matt and Blue Matt. Zip 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.
2018 Piaggio Zip 50 4S – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
2018 Piaggio Zip 50 4S – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $2245 CDN
BORE x STROKE
39mm x 41,35mm
MAX POWER AT SHAFT
4.6 hp (3.4 kW) @ 9,500
2.8 lb lbs (3.8 Nm) @ 8,000 rpm
Fuel tank capacity
1.9 Gal (7.2 L)
Kilometers per liter
kilometers per liter
Electronic and kick starter
‘Twist ‘n go’ automatic CVT
Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
High-strength steel single cradle
Telescopic hydraulic fork, stroke: 76 mm
Engine acts as a swingarm, one hydraulic shock absorber with preload adjustment; stroke: 86 mm
220 mm disc brake with two-piston floating caliper
140 mm drum brake
Light Alloy, Tubeless 120/70-14”
Light Alloy, Tubeless 120/70-14”
76.3 in (1.940 mm)
28.3 in (720 mm)
53.1 in (1.350 mm)
30.3 in (770 mm)
242 lbs (110 kg)
Transport Canada and Environment Canada
Neptune Blue, Shiny Black
2018 Piaggio Zip 50 4S – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
|Engine||Single cylinder 2-stroke|
|Bore x stroke||40 mm / 39.3 mm|
|Starter||Electric starter and kick starter|
|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″|
|Width||720 mm (at the levers)|
|Saddle height||797 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||6.9 litres (including 1.5 l reserve)|
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