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Old 03-10-2015, 07:23 AM   #1
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Brand New 2013 Typhoon 125 $2400

From my research this appears to be a good deal. I am just looking for a basic scooter that will be used for a pit bike. Not crazy about it being built in China, but I hope Piaggio is keeping tabs on quality control.

This will be ridden very little on the road, just scooting around the track to different things.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:40 AM   #2
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It sounds like a good deal. This scooter is certainly fast enough to ride on the road. Top speed should be around 55. I wouldn't worry to much about it being made in China as long as it was manufactured for a reputable company which Piaggio is. My Kymco Super 8 150 was made in China for Kymco and I have over 18,500 miles on it.

Don't be surprised if you find yourself riding the scooter more often than your other bikes. A 125-200cc scooter is the perfect around town bike.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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Is it $2400 OTD, or $2400 + fees? Piaggio/Vespa is infamous for higher than normal fees. So, if you're at $2400 OTD, go for it. If it's + fees, you may want to see what the OTD cost truly is.

Like klaviator said, I, too, wouldn't be surprised if you ended up riding the scoot a lot more than you initially intended.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:48 PM   #4
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Is it $2400 OTD, or $2400 + fees? Piaggio/Vespa is infamous for higher than normal fees. So, if you're at $2400 OTD, go for it. If it's + fees, you may want to see what the OTD cost truly is.

Like klaviator said, I, too, wouldn't be surprised if you ended up riding the scoot a lot more than you initially intended.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:32 PM   #5
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Yes $2400 OTD

Going to pick it up tomorrow, and it will be at my track day
at Barbers this weekend. Thanks
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:51 PM   #6
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There no much for sale on cragslist or cycle trader .com in your state for Scooters. So it's an ok deal . Now if you will to travel a day there a nice deal on honda pcx 125 with 3200 miles for 1200 with a warranty till next year . It's in oakland memphis tn http://memphis.craigslist.org/mcy/4935255002.html
A honda reflex 250 for 1750 in the same state : http://nashville.craigslist.org/mcy/4935515885.html

There a good sollection in tennesesee on cycle trader . elite 110 , kymco 150 , 200i , burrgman 400 for 2500 bucks which is a good deal. Pricing starts at 1500 for the elite and goes up to 2500. About 10 scooter there in that price range. http://www.cycletrader.com/Tennessee...ailer|3284663&
if your will to go to tampa fl there a honda pcx 150 with 20 miles on it for 2 grand . http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2...-150-114259885
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:37 PM   #7
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Thanks

Pretty much have made a commitment on this one. Need it for this weekend in Alabama. Thank tho
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:38 PM   #8
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First Impressions

Good Power, better than expected. Runs good for a carb model. Not sure of
cold start procedure because the writing in the manual is way way too small to read. carried me up a decent incline with not much trouble.

Good build quality but clearly a step below similar Vespas on floor.

Ok comfort, but being 6'4" and 280lbs the ridge in the seat between rider and passenger hits me right in the butt, because that is where I would want to sit.

Very good front brake. WHY in the HELL do the put the front brake on the left side? It would make better sense to put the front on the right where most normal motorcycles have it since the front gives the most stopping power.

Rode about 15 miles today, and just getting use to it. Now tomorrow its loaded up and headed to Barbers along side the 999s.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:55 PM   #9
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Good Power, better than expected. Runs good for a carb model. Not sure of
cold start procedure because the writing in the manual is way way too small to read. carried me up a decent incline with not much trouble.

Good build quality but clearly a step below similar Vespas on floor.

Ok comfort, but being 6'4" and 280lbs the ridge in the seat between rider and passenger hits me right in the butt, because that is where I would want to sit.

Very good front brake. WHY in the HELL do the put the front brake on the left side? It would make better sense to put the front on the right where most normal motorcycles have it since the front gives the most stopping power.

Rode about 15 miles today, and just getting use to it. Now tomorrow its loaded up and headed to Barbers along side the 999s.
The ones I have seen in dealer had the brake reservoir on the right. Rear is cable operated drum. Not sure how it could be reversed?
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:08 PM   #10
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I was wrong

Front brake is on the right, just the rear seems so much stronger. HUH(?)

Anyway, bike performed well as my pit bike at Barbers and I have been riding it for errands etc. Does better than 125cc should. Anyway, it is what it is. Cute, fun, and light. You have to be secure in your manhood to ride for sure, but at 52 years old and having had 25+ bikes I don't have to prove a thing. especially when there is a 999s and a GSADV next to it in the stable.

Only nit-pics are that it has a carb and not FI, and for some odd reason seems a little moister got behind the speedo which caught a little dirt and not sure how you would take the lens off and clean it. Overall though the bike seems decent quality and performs well. Time will tell how it hold up.

But all in all for $2400 out the door its pretty much what was expected.
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Are carburetors the outcasts of the mechanical world now? "Runs ok for a carb'd engine." Bugger; fashion has left me in the dust again.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:08 PM   #12
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Make room for the Typhoon

Light, simple, and cute. What else can you ask for at $2400. It did exactly what its supposed to at my 2 track days this year. Also damn handy to hop on and run errands. I think the GS and 999s are a little jealous.
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