2006 Piaggio Typhoon Review


The 2006 Piaggio Typhoon is a reliable and well-built scooter that can endure the wear of the daily commute. This scooter also has responsive handling that can make it a joy to ride in city traffic. Piaggio released two different types of models for the 2006 Typhoon lineup: the Typhoon Base and the Typhoon Special Edition. Both of these scooters are equipped with air-cooled engines.

The 2006 Piaggio Typhoon scooters are around 5.9 feet long and 27.6 inches wide. The frames and rear suspension components of these scooters are made of steel. The wheels of the 2006 Piaggio Typhoon scooters are made of aluminum. Both of these scooters come equipped with a one-piece vinyl seat that is designed to provide two seats for a driver and passenger. These scooters come equipped with standard grab rails, floor boards for the driver and passenger, and foot pegs for the passenger as well. The 2006 Piaggio Typhoon scooters feature standard storage room underneath the seat, helmet storage, and lockable storage.

Both Typhoon scooters also come equipped with a halogen headlight for 2006. The 2006 Piaggio Typhoon comes equipped with decals as well. The center dashboard of the 2006 Typhoon scooters features standard digital instrumentation, a fuel level warning gauge, a speedometer, and a clock. This compact scooter can be the perfect choice for students or adults who typically travel light and need transportation around local area. Riders enjoy the adequate storage room, acceleration, and fuel economy that these sporty Piaggio Typhoon scooters provide.

The Piaggio Typhoon scooters were first introduced to the US in 2005 and were carryover for 2006. Surveyed riders favored the 2005 Piaggio Typhoon scooter in comparison to the 2006 model and other scooters currently available. These riders favored the design, reliability, racing track capabilities, and riding safety of the 2006 Piaggio Typhoon over the 2005 model and other scooters currently on retail.

Riders preferred the engine performance, lower maintenance costs, off-road capabilities, and touring capabilities of the 2005 Piaggio Typhoon when compared with 2006 and other scooters. The surveyed riders also thought the 2005 Typhoon scooter was more fun to ride, and offered a better value for the money. These riders preferred the 2005 and 2006 Piaggio Typhoon models over any other scooters in nearly every category.

New For 2006

  • N/A

2006 Piaggio Typhoon Specs

  • Model: Typhoon Base, Typhoon Special Edition
  • Engine Type: 49.9cc, single-cylinder, two-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.57 x 1.54 inches
  • Compression Ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: Reed Valve
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.5 gallons with 0.4-gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 50.4 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 179 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/90 R10
  • Tires (Rear): 120/90 R10


  • Cosmic Blue and Black Paint

Key Competitors For The 2006 Piaggio Typhoon

  • Vespa LX 150
  • Aprilia SR 50 R
  • Kymco People 50
  • Honda Ruckus Base
  • Honda Metropolitan Base
  • Hyosung SF 50R