2013 Piaggio Typhoon 50

2013 Piaggio Typhoon 50
MSRP $1,899

The Piaggio Typhoon 50 has a tube-steel frame wrapped in stylish plastic bodywork four-stroke, four-valve, air-cooled motor making a claimed 4.5 horsepower at 9500 rpm. It has excellent handling and cornering, had there is room for a helmet under the seat, and additional storage in the leg shield. The Piaggio Typhoon 50 can keep up with urban traffic areas and if there is enough room, can get up to 40 miles-per hour.

ModelTyphoon 50
Engine TypeSingle cylinder, four stroke
Engine Displacement49cc
Bore Stroke39 mm x 41.3 mm
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel SystemKeihin NCV F20 carburetor
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveNA
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height30.3 in.
Wheelbase53.1 in.
Front SuspensionTelescopic hydraulic fork, stroke: 76mm
Rear SuspensionShock absorber with preload adjustment; stroke: 86mm
Front Brake220 mm Disc, two-piston caliper
Rear Brake140 mm Drum
Front TireNA
Rear TireNA
Fuel Capacity1.8 gal.
Dry Weight242 lbs.

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