Piaggio, the Italian 2 wheeler manufacturer is on its way of bringing yet another scooter in Indian market. This time Piaggio Fly, a 125 cc segment scooter may hit Indian market during the festive season. Hopefully, by October it will be officially launched in India. Piaggio Vespa, the 125 cc veteran scooter was criticized for over pricing but this time the company is pretty certain of confining the price to around Rs. 50,000. Well, Diwali is the time Piaggio will be aiming at. However, stylish design, inclusion of latest technology and powerful engine may place this scooter in the same row with Honda Activa, Suzuki Access or Suzuki Swiss. The scooter is already made available in international market with 150 cc engine. However, 125 cc would be ideal for Indian market.
Piaggio Fly boasts 125 cc single cylinder 2 valve air cooled 4 stroke engine that is capable of producing 11 PS power at 9750 rpm and 12 Nm torque at 8000 rpm. For a scooter these specs are impressive. Fly is also equipped with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers in front while twin hydraulic shock absorbers with preloader adjuster is used in the rear portion of this scooter for delivering pleasant driving experience. 200 mm disk brake is used in the front tyre while the rear one negotiates with 140 mm drum brake. Dedicated self start button is there but speedometer and fuel gauge are analog type. Take a look at the specs-
Specifications of Piaggio Fly
|Engine Type||124 cc, air-cooled,2-valve 4-stroke|
|Maximum Output||11 PS @ 9750 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||12 Nm @ 8000 rpm|
|Starting System Type||Electric|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||7.5 litres|
|Transmission Type||Automatic Twist|
|Suspension (F/R)||Front:Telescopic fork
Rear: Twin hydraulic shock absorbers with preload adjuster
|Dimensions (l x b x h)||1880 x 735 x 1150 mm|
|Minimum Ground Clearance||N/A|
|Kerb Weight||121 kg|
Piaggio Fly will be available in Grigio Excalibur, Blu Midnight, Bianco Polare, Nero Lucido colors. Other features of the scooter are low fuel indicator,low battery indicator etc. Stylish alloy wheels and colorful chassis looks catchy all the way through. Expected price of Fly is around Rs. 50,000/- which is very much competitive for a 125 cc segment scooter. Hopefully, in next few days we will hear from Piaggio. Yamaha Ray 113 cc may be an alternative for you but for doing that you have to leave the hopes of more powerful engine.