Piaggio FLY 50: review, history, specs

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The Fly now comes in two engine sizes, 50cc and 150cc, offering riders two reliable options that are great for everyday use. Modern, functional, and elegantly crafted, both share superior performance, modern Italian styling, and comfort. Technologically advanced, the Fly inherits Piaggio's tradition of combining safety, reliability, and practicality with an eye-catching design. Light, compact, and agile, the Fly is easy to use, simple to park, and offers excellent power-to-weight ratio for enhanced performance. The 12" wheels and large, tubeless tires also contribute to greater stability and agility in traffic, and the low seat is perfect for riders of all heights.  

Highlights:

  •  Environmentally-friendly single cylinder, four-stroke, highly reliable Piaggio LEADER engine
  •  Low seat (30.9") suitable for riders of all heights
  •  Low, wide wheels (12") for stability and safety
  • Automatic transmission and electric start (50cc model also includes emergency kick starter)
  •  Automatic transmission and electric start
  •  Underseat storage for full size helmet
  •  Glove and cell phone compartment
  •  Electronic Immobilizer system (Fly 150 only)

Accessories:

  •  Windscreen
  •  Top case
  •  Electronic alarm
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Piaggio FLY 50
Manufacturer
Production 2009 - 2011
Class Scooter
Engine
air-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke Piaggio HI-PER4
Bore / Stroke 38.1mm x 38.1mm
Horsepower 11.0 HP (8.2 KW) @ 7750RPM
Torque 2.95 ft/lbs (4.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Transmission Gear box: CVT
Clutch: dry, centrifugal, automatic
Suspension Front: 32 mm telescopic hydraulic forks
Rear: hydraulic single shock absorber
Brakes Front: 200 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper
Rear: 140 mm drum
Front Tire 120/70, 12in
Rear Tire 120/70, 12in
Wheelbase 52.4 inches (1331 mm)
Length 74.02 inches (1880 mm)
Width 28.9 inches (734 mm)
Seat Height 30.91 inches (785 mm)
Weight 100.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The Piaggio FLY 50 was a air-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke Piaggio HI-PER4 scooter produced by Piaggio between 2009 and 2011. Max torque was 2.95 ft/lbs (4.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 11.0 HP (8.2 KW) @ 7750 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 38.1mm bore x 38.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 49.9 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a CVT transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, centrifugal, automatic.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70, 12in front tire and a 120/70, 12in rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 200 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper in the front and a 140 mm drum in the rear. The front suspension was a 32 mm telescopic hydraulic forks while the rear was equipped with a hydraulic single shock absorber. The wheelbase was 52.4 inches (1331 mm) long.

2009 Piaggio FLY 50[edit]

The 2009 MY Piaggio FLY 50 sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 49cc, single cylinder Piaggio HI-PER4 lump mated to an automatic transmission, and produces 11 horsepower and 3.5 Nm of torque. Features worth mentioning are the low, 30.9" seat height, which means it can accommodate a wide variety of riders, an electric start with emergency kick starter, an under-seat storage area that can fit a full size helmet, as well as an electronic immobilizer system and a glove and cell phone compartment. Furthermore, it can be purchased with an optional windscreen, top case or an electronic alarm.


2010 Piaggio FLY 50[edit]

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The 2010 MY Piaggio FLY 50 sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 49cc, single cylinder HI-PER4 lump mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and can produce 11 horsepower and 2.5 Nm of torque. It comes standard with 12" alloy wheels, which are more lightweight, thus, make for a more agile machine, as well as front and rear disc brakes, which make for a higher level of rider safety. This small bore scooter is suitable for both novice and more experienced riders, who want a lightweight, agile machine, to take them through busy city traffic or narrow alley ways from the urban jungle.


2011 Piaggio FLY 50[edit]

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For novice riders and not only, the engineers from Piaggio have launched the 2011 MY FLY 50, which has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 49cc, single cylinder Leader lump mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 11 horsepower and 3 Nm of torque. It features a wide front shield, for better protection, passenger grab rails, low and wide 12" alloy wheels, which aid in maneuverability as well as stability, both front and rear disc brakes, for improved rider safety, as well as an under-seat storage compartment generous enough for a full size helmet.