PIAGGIO TYPHOON 50 - OWNER REVIEWS
1999 PIAGGIO TYPHOON 50
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Easy to de-restrict, Good power for a 50
Dislikes: MPG, Headlight not good at night
Review: “Good scooter - it never broke down on me. Put in new cylinder, piston and small end bearing. Derestricted it does 43mph or around that. The speedo is not that accurate. The bad parts are you have to drop the exhaust if you get a back wheel puncture, the headlight isn’t good at night and it’s a little greedy on fuel, but it is a 2-stroke.”
2005 PIAGGIO TYPHOON
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Stable, reliable, fast for a 50cc
Dislikes: Original knobby tires, Mickey Mouse turn signals
Review: “I bought my 2005 in a USA model, which has great Halogen Headlights that will blind riders in front of me in low beam. In high beam it lights up the world! A lot better than the Euro model.
I replaced the Mickey Mouse turn signals with the Euro model, and it makes for a nicer looking scoot. I also added a windscreen and it cuts most of the wind. I did change the tires to the Pirelli SL26's, they make a lot nicer ride.
The speed, out of the box, top, was 43mph, with no restrictions of the US market. At 3500 miles, I put in a 70cc Polini Corsa Kit in, derestricted the 17.5 Delorto Carb and changed the jets to size 78, and put on a Laser Pro X exhaust, and top speed is now around 55mph. The varator nut and crank got striped, and I put in another engine, that had a bad top end....and replaced the rings at around 9000 miles. I recently added 4.0 gram Dr. Pulley sliders, and it helped with acceleration.
This scooter is a keeper, and use it for in town riding mostly - especially since buying a big brother: 200cc Aprilia Scarabeo.”
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