Piaggio Typhoon 125 gets more power, updated looks

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Piaggio Group Americas today announced the arrival of the revised 2012 Typhoon 125.

Available at Piaggio USA dealerships this week, the model is powered by a redesigned, more powerful 125cc four-stroke engine that, combined with an automatic transmission, reportedly provides stronger and seamless acceleration in stop-and-go traffic.

The Typhoon 125 also has updated bodywork, a new steel frame and 12-inch all-terrain-type tires for uneven road conditions.

A new sporty profile consists of a “shark face”-style leg shield and side vents, showcasing a new headlight.

A longer, wider and lower seat provides more comfort, while the new tubular steel frame allows for increased load capacity. The bigger saddle and convenient grab handles deliver additional comfort for two, while the larger 12-inch wheels provide better handling and stability.

A roomy storage space under the seat can accommodate a helmet, gear and personal belongings.

According to Piaggio, the Typhoon 125 sips fuel at 75 mpg and zooms up to 60 mph. MSRP for the model range starts at $2,699. Available colors include Shiny Black and Aurora Yellow.

Posted by Arlo Redwine