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.
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.