Piaggio Fly 50



Make Model

Piaggio Fly 50




Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valve


49 cc / 3.0 cub in.

Bore x Stroke

40 mm x 39.3 mm

Compression Ratio


Cooling System

Forced air


Wet sump

Fuel System






Max Power

3.8 kW /  5.1 hp


CVT, twist and go


Automatic centrifugal dry clutch


Single cradle, high strength steel tube

Front Suspension

Hydraulic telescopic fork

Front Wheel Travel

58 mm / 2.3 in.

Rear Suspension

Single hydraulic shock absorber

Rear Wheel Travel

76 mm / 3.0 in.

Front Brakes

200 mm disc with dual piston caliper

Rear Brakes

140 mm drum

Front Tyre

120/70 - 12 in.

Rear Tyre

120/70 - 12 in.


Length:  1880 mm / 74.0 in.

Width:      734 mm / 28.9 in.


1326 mm / 52.2 in.

Seat Height

785 mm / 30.9 in.

Dry Weight

100 kg / 220 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

7.2 L / 1.9 US gal

Consumption  average

2.0 L/100 km / 49 km/L / 115 US mpg

Top Speed

62 km/h / 39 mph

Review Motor Scooter Guide

The smaller Fly 50 was introduced in the 2007 model year in both America and Canada, at first utilizing a 2-stroke 50cc motor before switching to a 4-stroke mill the year after.

The underseat storage area is quite generous, with the caveat that this area does get fairly hot due to its engine proximity. It’s certainly not a good spot for storing the ice cream. It’s also not a spot for pets, as Piaggio’s comically abundant warning stickers will tell you. The Fly 50 and 150 have a nice glovebox which comes in quite handy and sets this scooter apart from quite a few competitors that offer either an open storage area or nothing at all.

The Fly scooters are sharp designs, so their popularity is easy to understand. They aren’t class leading in terms of price, technology or refinement, but they are well rounded and practical scooters that score well across the board. They are solidly built, supported by a large network of dealers and there’s a great owner community.

The Fly 50 and 150 should appeal to someone seeking a scooter with a modern look who’s looking for good value, as opposed to just the lowest purchase price. The Fly scooters are well featured with enclosed storage areas, quality and powerful motors and front disc brakes. The inclusion of a proper glove box is small but valued detail that separates the Fly from quite a few competitors.