2012 Piaggio Fly
Style, comfort and safety on two wheels
in the most classic Piaggio style.
Piaggio Fly is reborn, mobility for
all. Anywhere in the world.
The new Piaggio Fly is the most modern heir to the
great Piaggio tradition as the first European scooter
manufacturer and leader in the search for easy and
elegant solutions to provide mobility for all.
Piaggio Fly is the global scooter from Piaggio, designed
and built for the entire world. Easy and safe, from
the very first version Fly has embodied the spirit
of Piaggio, one of the great global players in the
scooter sector, whose mission is to meet the needs
and desires of extremely wide ranges of users in every
country in the world.
Now Piaggio Fly is renewed with an elegant style,
completely revamped, and it offers new features of
protection which are worthy of a much larger scooter.
The new Piaggio Fly now presents itself as the scooter
which combines functionality and simplicity of use
with the elegance of Italian design. The new Fly intends
to bear the technical values and the design style
which make Piaggio vehicles stand out in the world.
It is the two wheeled vehicle of a thousand uses and
a thousand spirits, always at ease in any situation
which city life may bring, from commuting to school
and work to spending free time with friends in the
most glamorous parts of the city.
One of the most stimulating challenges for even a
leader like Piaggio was to provide attractive lines
and equip a project conceived and designed for daily
mobility with exciting content. A strong aesthetic
characterisation and absolute coherence with the brand's
family feeling was the path that Piaggio designers
chose to characterise the new Fly. The result was
a vehicle which presents itself as the faithful "accomplice"
with which the rider tackles city life, expressing
a clear personality and a strong aesthetic affinity
to the elegant lines of the Piaggio range.
The new Fly is the expression of a new concept of
functionality in which the balance of volumes generates
usable space equal to a mini GT.
The elegant and Italian style can be seen in the
painstakingly crafted and painted surfaces, the details
and chromium plating and in the attention to every
Compact dimensions, ideal for beating city traffic,
are accompanied by modern and personal lines which
transmit solidity and the image of a small GT scooter,
agile and comfortable.
The new Fly includes all of the elements of style
from the most recent Piaggio productions, smoothness
and dynamism blend perfectly in reassuring and never
trite lines. Volumes and proportions were handled
decisively by the designer's pen and the result is
strong dynamism in the lines which do an excellent
job of bringing out the brilliance of the latest addition
to the Piaggio family.
The front end is prominent and penetrating, characterised
by the “necktie” which, on the Fly, is
an elegant black. The handlebar hosts a triangular
shaped headlight surrounded by a chromium frame which
connects it to the instrument panel, refined by a
glossy black brow.
The low saddle is comfortable and provides easy
seating to riders of any height, also hiding a spacious
helmet compartment. The footrest has enough space
to stretch out your legs, which works in favour the
rider's convenience and comfort. The entire package
is characterised by meticulous attention to detail,
matching and finishing with chromium plated elements
such as the glove box handle and the fuelling hatch.
The wheel rims are made up of 5 rolling and doubled
silver coloured spokes, just like the front fork and
the transmission housing.
The slim back end is completed by a metallic silver
coloured luggage rack and a unique tail light which
includes turn indicators and rear light to make the
vehicle sleek and to lighten its view from the rear.
RATIONALITY AND FUNCTIONALITY
The fuel tank was designed under the footrest, an
extremely rational solution which means no sacrifice
of capacity and an increased potential load for the
storage compartment under the saddle which can hold
2 jet helmets with visors.
Access for refuelling is achieved through the hatch
located on the lower part of the leg shield back plate
which opens with a handle and hides the locking fuel
cap. The black rear passenger footrests are the fold-out
type and increase comfort and improve vehicle space.
The scooter has two stands: the centre stand to
provide more stability for the stopped vehicle and
the side stand, with a stop engine sensor for safe
The compact dimensions represent a valuable quality
for a scooter destined primarily for city use: the
new Fly provides improved vehicle space thanks to
the riding triangle designed to accommodate access
by various size riders; the double-seat saddle is
just 760 mm off the ground, allowing any size rider
to safely reach the ground.
Maximum use has been made of the spaces: besides
the spacious storage compartment under the saddle,
the glove compartment in the leg shield rear plate
can hold small, every day objects (wallet and mobile
phone) while the convenient bag hook comes out of
the saddle. Finally, the large, flat footrest allows
transportation of more bulky objects. The luggage
carrier, which also acts as a handle for the passenger,
also provides the possibility of mounting a spacious
FRAME, CHASSIS AND SAFETY
The new Piaggio Fly frame is completely new, made
from steel piping and moulded and welded reinforcing:
a single open cradle structure, sturdy and resistant
to breaks and bends, guaranteeing precision and safe
The new Fly mounts a hydraulic telescopic fork with
32 mm stanchions, while a monoshock operates on the
rear wheel, using the engine as swinging element in
keeping with true scooter philosophy.
The 12” wheels and the wide, tubeless tyres
(120/70 on the front and back) complete the high level
chassis, ensuring excellent overall balance and agility
fit for traffic.
The braking system is made up of a large diameter
(220 mm) front disc brake, with a brake drum (140
mm diameter) mounted on the rear wheel.
The 50 cc 4 stroke, 4 valve engine that powers the
new Fly has both clean consumption and brilliant performance
at the same time. It is a modern engine developed
to combine performance and respect for the environment,
a top priority for a scooter destined for city commutes.
The 50 cc, thanks to the use of 4 valve timing,
boasts the brilliance of the two stroke "little
50's" but the fuel economy and emissions remain
those of a 4 stroke engine. The thermal part and the
timing were optimised with the intention of reaching
higher rpms safely and easily, thereby achieving greater
power. Improved through-flow, also the result of the
new multi-valve head, translates to optimised combustion,
reduced fuel consumption and lower than ever emissions.
The new Fly, in addition to the 50 4 stroke, 4 valve,
will be available in 125 and 150 cc injection versions;
modern single cylinder 4 strokes which combine great
performance sparkle with reduced fuel consumption
and extremely contained emissions, thanks also to
a transmission and shifting setting which increases
mileage and reduces noise.