2008 Piaggio Fly Review


Technologically advanced, the 2008 Piaggio Fly combines safety, dependability and practicality in a sleek design. The 2008 Fly model is lightweight and nimble, easy to use, simple to park and has an outstanding power-to-weight ratio for unrivaled city driving. The wheels and tubeless tires create stability and are easily maneuverable in traffic. The single cylinder, four-stroke 2008 Piaggio Fly engine saves on gas, while under-seat storage is large enough to hold a full-sized helmet, along with a handy glove and cell phone compartment.

Piaggio’s Fly scooters are contemporary and sporty, making it one of the most popular models on the road. The Fly 150 was the first unveiled in the series and debuted in 2005, with the smaller Fly 50 following in 2007. Unlike their Vespa relatives, the 2008 Piaggio Fly 50 and 150 use larger wheels which provide much better stability at high speeds. The scooters brakes are handled by a dual piston 200mm disc brake in the front and a 140mm drum brake in the rear. Despite nice specs, the front brake isn’t as good as hopes. The stopping power is there, but requires a much firmer squeeze than from similar scooters.

The Fly scooters have a very sharp design, making the popularity simple to understand. The 2008 Piaggio Fly isn’t class-leading in technology or style, but is well rounded and does quite well in all areas with its solid design. The 2008 Piaggio Fly 50 and 150 is appealing to those looking for a modern look and good all-around value. The 2008 Piaggio Fly scooters have enclosed storage areas, quality and powerful motors and front disc brakes. And while the glove box is small, it’s a detail that separates this model from competitors.

The Fly comes in two engine sizes, a 50cc and 150cc model, which offers people reliable options for everyday use. Modern, practical, and gracefully crafted, both share loftier performance, Italian styling and unmatched comfort on the road. Technologically advanced, the Fly inherits Piaggio's tradition of combining safety, reliability, and practicality with an eye-catching design. Light, compact, and agile, the Fly is easy to use, simple to park, and offers excellent power-to-weight ratio for enhanced performance. The 12"" wheels and large, tubeless tires also contribute to greater stability and agility in traffic, and the low seat is perfect for riders of all heights.

New For 2008

  • There are no major differences from the previous model

2008 Piaggio Fly Specs

  • Model: 2008 Piaggio Fly
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 39.0mm x 41.8 mm; 62.6mm x 48.6mm
  • Compression ratio: N/A

  • Valve Train: SOHC

  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Kick
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gal
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 52.4 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.9
  • Curb Weight: 220 lbs.; 247 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 R12
  • Tires (Rear): 120/70 R12


  • Colors: Shiny Black, Dragon Red, Siderale Blue
  • Windscreen
  • Top Case Storage
  • Electronic Alarm

Key Competitors For The 2008 Piaggio Fly

  • 2008 Yamaha Vino Classic
  • 2008 Yamaha C3 Base
  • 2008 Honda Metropolitan Base