Piaggio Typhoon and BV300

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The Typhoon aims for the surfing crowd, or in Canada, the snowboarding crowd.
 

Piaggio’s Canadian scooter line-up grows by two (aside from the MP3 City three-wheeler mentioned below) for 2011. Upcoming new models are the Typhoon and the BV300.

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Bigger brakes and more spokes for the 2011 BV300.

The Typhoon is available in two versions elsewhere in the world, a 50 cc two-stroke and a 125 cc four-stroke. Canadians only get the latter, powered by carbureted, two-valve, air-cooled single.

Styling is Yamaha BWs-ish — without the bug-eye headlights — with fat, knobby 12-inch tires and rugged, urban-commando styling targeting youthful riders.

With subdued yet contemporary styling, the BV300 is redesigned for 2011. Styling is a bit sportier than the BV300 Tourer currently available, with a slimmer tail section and a revised riding position claimed to better accommodate taller riders.

The 278 cc, liquid-cooled and fuel-injected four-valve single remains unchanged, and produces a claimed 22 hp.

Sixteen-spoke wheels measure 16- and 14-inches in diameter front and rear, and a new front disc grows by 40 mm to a full 300 mm for increased braking power.

We’ll have pricing as soon as it’s available.

 

 

 

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