Written on: 29/09/2013 by michaeldumplins (1 review written)
bought the little zip for my son to get to collage on, it was cheap and didnt run correctly and had been standing in chaps garden for a couple of months, i just managed to ride it home where a full service was done and new exhaust and rear tyre were fitted,the reason for the poor running turned out to be a gummed up main jet in the carb. Then off for its MOT which it passed. all this was 5 months ago since then it has not missed a beat, starts first or second kick, handles well and is a great… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/04/2013
I purchased my 2009 50cc 4T zip 3 years ago now as an alternative to the bus after moving to a town from the country. I have been riding bikes for 25 years plus and currently also own a CBR600RR and TDM850. When it's raining or when i cant be bothered to put on the full gear necessary to take out one of the big bikes - out comes the Zip, starts first time summer or winter, sips fuel as often as a camel requires water, under-seat storage of the Friday night take away (including the regulation 4… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/01/2013 by gorgonqueen (1 review written)
Purchased my bike secondhand but it was less than a year old. Had a couple of problems with it, possibly from the neglect of the previous owner. Its a nice bike to ride, especially for someone short,old and female like me. The button start doesn't always work and I have had to kick start it once or twice, which provided great entertainment for my neighbours. Has a bit of a squeak sometimes but overall a great little bike I would recommend to anyone. Chose it because I did my CBT on it and liked… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/08/2012 by Shadowgirl07 (1 review written)
I took my CBT on this bike and it's OK but to me the throttle seemed too sensitive for my liking. You can get a lot of mileage out of the bike and the braking is good. The seat was comfortable and the wheels were a good size. I found the bike very hard to put on the stand compared to other bikes that I have tried and strained my arms for days trying to do so. Owning this bike made me very apprehensive about getting a bike for myself as I fell off this one quite a lot. I went ahead and bought a… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/05/2012 by Gubbe (1 review written)
Bought my new Zip 50cc 2t five weeks ago. In that time, visiting my Dad in hospital, I have done over 690 MILES (over 1100km's.) I lived all my youth in Rome, riding numerous 50cc Guzzi's, Morini's, Bennelli's etc. I then moved onto 250, 350 and 750's. Having had a heart problem in January this year and not commuting anymore, I sold my Yamaha XV535 and saw the Zip. At £1370 onr and with the same new type engine as the larger Piaggio ranges, amazing value at £1000 less than them! At my… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/04/2012 by kengodridge (1 review written)
I purchased my Piagio Zip 3 years ago From new Just 3 years old and it has been off the road for the past 4 weeks waiting for a Coil Unit I am informed by my repairer that dealers do not have this part in stock I could undewrstand this if the Scooter was 10 years old ANY ADVISE ANYONE… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/03/2012
I bought my used Zip 2 years a go. Have driven now about 6000 km without any major problems. This is an amazing machine; high quality (made in Austria with Italian parts), cool design and most important very reliable. My model is 4t and fuel consumption is laughable. Would recomend to everybody with sense of good taste and style! Only genuine Vespa can beat this… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/05/2011
just bought 2 stroke 50cc zip £360 inc helmet gloves and lock. great wee bike for scooting around. just been using it for 40 mile round trip to work without problem. im 22 stone and although i look ridiculous, i still get 78mpg! thats full throttle all the way and probably average 40-45 mph on a straight. it is not derestricted and has standard exhaust etc. It does loose power at times probably just needs a service!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/01/2011 by zwecker1993 (1 review written)
I own a Piaggio Zip 50cc (2004). Its a 2 Stroke and i have had the bike a year now. It is one of the best mopeds for value for money. I bought the bike for £550 with 3000km on it and it was still restricted. I bought a chrome Gianelli powerpipe and a set of 5.5g rollers and removed the restriction on the variator. The bike now does around 55mph on a flat and will push 60mph down a hill. Up a hill it will sit at 40mph but living in a town it is happy to weave round, through and ahead of traffic… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/12/2010
Bought a piaggio zip 50 cc, at first loved the bike, it looked cool and was zippy and quick around traffic. But then it developed a squeal or squeek occasionally when it started, took it back for a check up at the dealers and got accused of running it without oil!!!! like I would ignore the oil light, any more than I would ignore the petrol light. Many arguments later, I took the bike back for test run, for the first 2 weeks it was fine and then just started dieing while driving. you would be… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2010 by danspeight (2 reviews written)
The Piaggio zip 50 four stroke is my first bike and to be honest wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
It has virtually only enough power for flat surfaces and as soon as you hit a hill your going to be going so slow you will almost be going backwards.
During the wet and windy winter weather this scooter will do you no justice, this is because:
. It probably won't start if it has been raining on it.
. If it does start you'll get to the first set of lights or junction and it will die and you will not… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/10/2010
What can I say? This is a GREAT scooter for a 16 year old lad. Mines 2 stroke and is de restricted with a performance air filter and a leo vince tt exhaust. This ped will top around 50mph on a straight and on a hill the other day I got 59mph. (I didnt realise it was a 30mph limit at the time but shush). Accelration on mine is weird, on a cooler engine it will accelrate great, high revs then even higher revs. It will quite easily beat cars off the line. However, on a hotter engine the revs will… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/10/2010
6 months ago, I bought my piaggio zip 4 stroke, second hand. I bought the bike for 500 pounds, I am pleased to say, the scooter is incredible, in a vast selection of ways:
The positives: 100 miles to the gallon, acceleration is good, when riding the bike it is incredibly comfortable, lots of under-seat space, cheap on maintenance, tax/mot are very cheap, the build quality is exceptional, very quiet when driving as it is a 4 stoke engine, also incredibly reliable, starts first time!
It is… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/09/2010
I got a zip sp for 350 and it the engine seazed in a week. Luckily i got an air cooled unit fitted and de-restricted for 250. Now it accelerates and whizzes up to 40 where its stopped by a standard exhaust. Its a buzzy ride at top end that keeps you on edge by being bumpy and dangerously soft at the same time. The handling is light and precise but doesnt feel safe at higher speeds. Its got a glove box which is handy for nothing apart from glove because its small. The boot is big but has a seat… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/08/2010 by moshpotpaul (1 review written)
Piaggio Zip 100cc
Very economical - Cheap and 7 litres of petrol got me, a 17 stone guy, 100 miles (give or take)
Comfortable standard seat.
Cheap (mine cost me £650)
42.5mph speed limit (30 uphill,50 downhill)
Prone to malfunctions - Not expensive to fix, but incredibly irritating when you 'need to use it now'.
Kick start NEVER works.
Doesn't idle very well, doesn't like stopping at traffic lights in winter.
I got my Piaggio Zip 4-stroke 100cc about a year ago, just in time for… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/06/2010 by kieran massey (1 review written)
all my friends thought it was funny me buying a 2010 paiggio zip for 1200, but after I got it derestricted, I got 50 down the duel carriageway down a slight hill. I put a technegas sports exhaust with light polini rollers and i got just over 60, put off the line not many 50s can keep up. It looks great in white but it gets little marks easy.
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Written on: 28/05/2010
i think that the piaggio is a bad ped and shouldnt be sold because it is monkey metal and cheap and basically not good enough, my mate has one but he looks like h i t l e r so that says it all basically ,'dont buy one'… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/04/2010
I bouoght a black one brand new $3000 all up with helmet and back carry case (highly recommended) for gym clothes or some groceries. It is very quick - mine goes 60 up a hill and down 70k. Mine is probably restricted too. Its really something to be proud of - I goto work and it saves me a couple of hours a day waiting for bus's that never come.
Also - can hold my big jumper, gym clothes, work bag and groceries if you squeeze - also grocery bag holder is a plus and glove box.
Scooter Scooter… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/03/2010
this ped is awsome piaggio is the best and will always outrun other bikes im 16 and i ride the piaggio zip rs 50cc and its that good it gives me a hardon its brilliant round bends handles well and is inexpensive on fuel.
my ped is kitted out with a race exhaust and beat an aprillia sr50 with 70 kit, speedfighter 3 rs with 70kit and a mt50 crosser with a 70kit and also thrashed a piaggio nrg power with pipe and 70kit
amazing bike and so far no problems… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/02/2010
terrible 4 beakdowns in 4 months, disgusting, then garage keeps it, say they fixed it, and you get f.ed three weeks later, cannot start the bike, at a green light, in the main street. it looks nice but does not work, consumed lots of petrol… Read Full Review