Piaggio Typhoon and BV300


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.


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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