Italian design, Chinese crap. DO NOT BUY
2016 model, travelled 59 Kms. starts, runs for maybe 90 seconds - 2 minutes, then preforms like has run out of fuel. Carby has been overhauled, new, petcock valve fitted, enough spark to start a bulldozer,makes no difference will not run. Without reason will start and can be ridden to local shops, round trip 8 kms, no isssue. Then same isuue, startt runs few minutes then stops. Absolutely no after sale support, local dealer went out of business - wonder why??
Purchased in June 2016 for $2,200.00.
This little beauty is designed by Piaggio and built in China. It rises above the others in the price and engine size, 50cc, due to its Italian good looks and reliability. Scooters were first designed and mass produced in Italy after WW11 when materials were scarce. The brief was to create a small engine vehicle that could handle frost and snow and extreme summer heat and be capable of hill climbing even if slowly. The zip 50 2t comes from this pedigree and shines. You can expect a top speed of 60-65km per hour on the flat and 75 downhi...ll. Even at top speed there is no vibration and the engine purrs. The only negative I can find on this Wee beauty is the non Stainless Steel screws on the exhaust cover. This means they will rust but can be replaced for a few dollars. Great commuter, two year warranty and $8.50 to fill the tank with premium which lasted me a fortnight of riding. Awesome!
Piaggio Typhoon 50cc
Quality machine to ride.
I have had it de-restricted professionally ($100) and it takes off and gets up to speed 70 Kph + really easily (I'm 105 Kg).
I previously had a 4 stroke 50cc scooter, and there is a huge difference in the quality of the build and the ride.
I can definitely recommend this scooter.
2014 Model. 500 Km. Cost $1500
Love it !!
Peak hour traffic in a car is just frustrating & annoying! On the Zip it's fun!! Cheap to own, cheap to run, easy and stable to ride. Looks gorgeous. Makes commuting to work cheap & easy. Parking is a breeze.
On the flat & without bad headwind I do 60k's with the rest of the traffic. Only complaint is that uphill it is about 45 & if I have to stop at a red light on a hill I can't get over 30k's for the rest of the hill. Apart from that I love it !!
Best of the cathegory
Very good in final speed. It can reach up to 80 km / h in a decline terrain. The acceleration is not as good as others but the final speed impresses. I definitely recommend this scooter because of the power and the average petrol consumption. For cities like Brisbane is incredible indispensable vehicle.
piaggo zip 50 2t Okay Scooter
It runs good but is under powered if going into a head wind and up steep hills, the suspension ok for someone small to medium build, just.
As when riding as the pillion passenger with my son it sometimes bottomed out on the rear suspension, when goining over small bumps in the road, the footrest and hand grips for the pillion passenger need to be upgraded, they are too small. And the seat needs to be a bit longer to accommodate the pillion passenger also.
I am 75 kilo and my son is 80 kilo. I also found that servicing the air cleaner is...difficult to get at and is hard to put back into position. The tires are a bit to small for my liking but I see you have put bigger tires on the typhoon model to make the handling of the bike better. Apart from that it is a good little scooter.
A very sporty and cool looking fun bike to ride. Not suitable for highway use but an excellent little commuter in a small country town. Costs next to nothing to own or run.
Clean, quite four stroke engine. Disk brake front end. Alloy wheels. Glove box. Running costs.
Both front & rear indicators allow water to enter in the rain or when washing.
A great little scooter for city commutes
Picked it up and straight away was very impressed with the scooter. Even at partial throttle, it seems faster and more powerful than my previous Chinese 50cc, easily getting to 55 kph with no effort at all. The ride is also as smooth if not better than my previous scooter.
The finish is excellent with no exposed cables around the dash like in the Chinese one. Good brakes and a comfortable ride overall. Most impressed
Value for money, seems powerful, smooth ride
This Scooter is Fantastic!
It runs smoothly and it picks up speed quickly (up to 70kms) which is awesome! [make sure to de-restrict the engine]. I love how it goes in the suburbs. I live in Perth, Australia and on the suburban streets its a perfect little scooter with great manoeuvrability. Zippy, Sporty, Smooth.
Speed, manoeuvrability, Piaggio is a great scooter brand,
where's the fuel gauge? You only know to fill it up when the Fuel light comes on
This is a nice scooter if you are small built and 50cc engine won't help you in 70km zones etc.
Good brand, nice design
Questions & Answers
Hi I have just bought a piaggio zip and found some oil in the bottom of the front glove box why is this .can anyone help.
How can i tell if my piagio zip is 2 or 4 stroke?
I accidentally put 4 stroke oil in my 2 stroke piaggio zip! What can I do?
I appreciate your help...can I ride it or is that dangerous? Or how do I drain the oil in there? Help
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