Piaggio Fly125 to hit the market by Diwali



A few months back, Piaggio installed a scooter manufacturing capacity of 15000 units per month and then, launched the all new retro look Vespa at INR 66,000 (ex-showroom). The strange development made us sure of a chord or two missing in this equation and now that the picture has become clearer, we can say that the installed capacity of 15000 units a month is not an overkill by any means. Reports have cropped up that the Italian scooter maker is planning to bring the Fly 125 to Indian market. The scoot could be launched as soon as in Diwali season this year and should come with a price tag of about INR 50,000.

Piaggio Fly 125, which is already doing duty in international markets, is a lightweight and compact scooter with a 10.5 bhp 124cc single cylinder 2-valve engine. The motor is mated to a CVT transmission and has good fuel efficiency.

The Piaggio Fly 125 is equipped with a set of telescopic hydraulic shock absorber upfront and twin hydraulic shock absorbers with preload adjuster at the rear. The scooter rides on 12 inch wheels with tubeless tyres. Anchoring duties are courtesy a 200 mm disc and 140mm drum brake for front and rear respectively.

The new Vespa has gained a lot of publicity and have grabbed a lot of eyeballs. However, owing to the high price tag, the sales performance of this lifestyle offering is nothing to write home about.  All this is looks ready to change with the introduction of Fly 125, which will be an international offering at a realistic price point.

Piaggio Fly125 Technical Specifications

Engine Type Single cylinder 2-valve Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder Capacity 124 cc
Bore X stroke 57 x 48.6 mm
Max power at shaft 7.8 Kw (10.5 HP) at 8,000 rpm
Max torque 10 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Starting Electric
Transmission “Twist and Go” Automatic Transmission (CVT) with Automatic Clutch
Chassis Steel Tube with reinforced plates
Front suspensions 32 mm telescopic hydraulic fork
Rear suspensions Hydraulic single shock absorber, spring pre-load adjustable to 4 positions
Front brake 200 mm disk, floating calliper with twin pistons
Rear brake 140 mm drum
Front tyre/rear tyre Tubeless 120/70-12”, Tubeless 120/70-10”
Length 1870 mm
Width 735 mm
Wheelbase 1330 mm
Seat height 785 mm
Dry weight 112 kg
Fuel tank capacity 7.2 litres
Max speed (km/hr) 94 km/h*
Emissions Euro 3
Accessories Windscreen, 33 liter top box, Chain lock
Colors Blue Midnight, Black shine,  Excalibur silver, Binaco Polare


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