PIAGGIO FLY 50 / 150 - OWNER REVIEWS



2011 Piaggio Fly 50
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2006 PIAGGIO FLY 150
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Visibility
Dislikes: Mirrors

Review:
I bought one of the original Fly 150’s when they came to Canada. I ride this bike daily for work sometimes into December and have just over 12,000 kilometres on it. I love the fact that it has bigger wheels and a "bigger" feel. Drivers can see me out their back window.

I bought heat grips which connect into my battery. Taking the body apart to wire them up was as easy as a phillips screw driver and patience.

Changing the gear box oil and oil filter is easy as well. The oil filter is a bit "pricey" when compared to something like a Harley. I pay about $17 and a Harleys costs about 10! Do it yourself and save money. Youtube has some great videos. scootergirl is a good resource.

The one thing I hate is the mirrors! I find that my mirrors don't stay in place like they used to. - Apparently this is a common lament. I just ordered myself a new pair to replace them. :-(

One tip - invest in a trickle charger for your battery if you don't ride in the winter months, or if you're not riding for awhile. Take it out of your bike and plug it in. Otherwise you may run into a nasty surprise in the spring and have to buy a new battery.

I love my scoot and may upgrade to a 250 for a bit more speed. Either that or take the limiter off, lol.”


2008 PIAGGIO FLY 150
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: Nothing

Review:
This truly is the best scooter I've owned. It currently has 5200 miles. I ride it to work at least twice a week (35 miles round trip) to save money on gas (78mpg). My route to work is back country hilly roads as well as a 55mph highway. It handles the back roads and highway like a champ. Has no problem staying at or above 55mph (66mph top speed GPS). It's a fairly large scooter for a 150cc... certainly not for a petite person. If I had to recommend one scooter to anyone, it'd certainly be a Fly 150.


2009 PIAGGIO FLY 50
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Handling, Comfort, Glove box, Lock on handle bars
Dislikes: A little slow on the take off

Review:
”LOVE the Fly 50! Handles very nicely, even on gravel. Has more foot/leg room than most 50cc scooters. The locking handle bars is a great feature... can't be pushed off like most.

After driving the Fly, I'd never own a scooter with 10" tires. The soft, long seat is the most comfortable I've found. LOVE the FLY!!!.”


2009 PIAGGIO FLY 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: -

Review:
”I owned a 50cc scooter and I never will again. The Fly 150 is just right for my area, which is mostly city driving with some good country back roads. I could not be happier. It is January here in northeast PA and I still drive it unless it is snowing or raining. Dress warm and the cold is nothing.”


2009 PIAGGIO FLY 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Good looking, adequate storage, comfortable, totally fun runabout
Dislikes: None to date

Review:
”I bought this new a year ago. I added a side stand, wind screen, and top case with additional brake light. It has been a totally fun and reliable machine. I am older, retired, and ride for recreation only, but would not hesitate to recommend it as a commuter. You have to be careful with the seat; it snaps and locks shut when it closes, so make sure your keys are in your hand and not in the storage compartment.”


2012 PIAGGIO CITY FLY 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: Wish it had a softer ride handling large bumps and bigger foot rest for passenger.

Review:
I have been living in China and USA for 8 years and have realized trucks and cars are a waist of time and big money. No place to park once your there and the taxes for the highway are ridiculous. Scooters no charge and no line and always a place to park. I sold my big SUV after 5 wrecks while my SUV was at a standstill. Reasons: cell phone use of others.

I have driven the Piaggio 150cc City Fly for 4 years now and no problems. Gas cost me 13 dollars per month and no parking fees. Insurance 50 bucks per year and that includes taxes. Great handling,good acceleration, black and white color with the large windshield is a must to stay clean and warm from tire spray of others. My hands stay warm and my clothes are clean upon arrival. I wish I had a kick start just in case, but my "White Lightning" is always looked at by other bikers. I also added a large matching rear storage and had my sewing lady make me saddlebags out of soft cloth lined with water repellent material. I wish Piaggio made matching saddle bags for the City Fly. I would use it even more.

I have traveled on 4 day trips and found it much safer on the off roads of China than the highways. Trust me inland China is dangerous for one's health when it comes to drivers of China,,they pay more attention to their phones than the road. I truly wish Piaggio made an outside helmet holder thief proof. It would also be nice if they made a turn signal vibrator to the hand control so you would know if your signal was on. I also added an Emergency stop blinker on the panel. Cost was 4 bucks including labor,in China. Wish Piaggio would make the owners manual weather and oil proof. Wish the shocks were more forgiving, the front bottoms out sometimes. Wish the wheels were bigger for a softer ride. But overall the most important is viability is great. I sit high as in a small SUV and the handle bar does not hit my legs on a turn as in the other brands. Matching color covers would be nice for the scooter.

My home is in Northern California and trust me I am now in the process of trying to find out the cost of shipping it home. No more big gas bills. When you truly think of how often do you need a car to get the job done? Only need my SUV is on long family trips. Wouldn't you rather spend it on your family than the petroleum companies . Maintenance is the key and drive wisely. You’re not in a rush to die so live and ride smart. If the shipping is to much from China to USA then I will sell it and buy another in America. Simply put I love my Piaggio 150cc City Fly. If they came out with a 250 I would buy it.”



2015 PIAGGIO FLY 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: None

Review:
This is a very short review...I've had my Fly 150 for 1 year now, it's been in winter storage for the last 5 months. I took it out of the garage, re-installed the battery and it started within half a second and idled like it had just been driven. It has never failed to start, never shown even the tiniest hitch in performance or operation.

There really is nothing I dislike about this scooter. It has great power, it jumps to 40mph immediately. I love the color and styling and when I first laid eyes on it I could see how solid and tight it was put together.

I went all the way to Brooklyn by plane and train from upstate NY to get this. A friend drove down the next day (I came early to hang in Manhattan and see a show) with his truck and we drove it back upstate, a 7 or 8 hour trip.


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