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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 14/04/2012 by kengodridge
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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.
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 29/01/2010
Hiya, i have an old piaggio zip, W reg (and for those who dont know what year that is... 2000 :P). I have had the bike for about 5 months now and yeah a few little things have gone wrong with it (but what do you expect for a 10 year old bike). when i bought it, it had already been de-restricted and amazingly only done 3290 miles :O. I had to put new rollers in last month as the old ones were worn. I bought some racing ones for about £15 (thinking the bike would go faster) i think but anyway,... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2010
About the question below I ment 50cc not 500cc haha (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2010
im am 14 and living in spain iam now old enough to ride a 500cc scooter the piaggio zip50 has been recomended to me. what are your thoughts (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2010
I got my piaggio zip 50cc sp 06 in november and I have to say it is absoutly horride to ride. It feels gargely and unresponsive and is very slow only reaching 30-35 on straights and just about 40 down hill, its also de-restricted. After about a week of riding it starting failing, it would stop running when I stopped at traffic lights, the throttle would stick open and when I try to pull away it would rev about half way then after that it would just die.
All of my friends sound better, run... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2009
A good buy when you are not looking for a speedy travel. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2009
I Love it! My last moped had a uncanny ability to see a hill and you
"well you can F*** off!" and break down on the spot.
Not this one, is easy, unbelivebly economic, nippy (not quick as it needs unresticting) and just all round amazing!
I have named him frankie so he has found a place in my heart, like the old one just with a few less chose words involved!
The only problem and i have read as well is the under seat hat place isn't big enough but that could just be the size of my... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2009
My zip has been very reliable apart from the time i sneezed and crashed and the time he was blown over in the wind. Also i would suggest that you take heed of the reserve tank light because after a couple of miles scooters get very heavy to push. Other than that my moped is the best thing that has happened to me lately. My friends have named him Herod after the King who killed lots of babies (although he has only killed one squirrel to date). Keep an eye on the mirrors as the nuts need to be... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2009
i have had my piaggio zip 50. 2 stroke for 2 mounts. i have had 3 problems first being the exhaust pipe fell off from the bolts getting lose from vibration. second the coil in the generator failed meaning no electrical spark\no starting. last off lol yeah.a flat front tire. all this has cost my dad £250!!! but apart from being in the shop 3 times getting fixed. it is a gr8 moped. i get to college 4 times a week and have done over 1000 miles on it. mine go's 50mph on a flat and 50+ down a... (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2009
i have been riding my zip for a couple of months now and it is the fastest 50cc bike in my town it can get up to 65mph and it is really reliable and it is cheap to run (: (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2009
iv got a piaggio zip iv decat it and it is brilliant its done 27,000 kph and it still sits at 50mph all day long, its a brilliant machine iv always had piaggio mopeds such as the typhoon and nrg but this beats them all its great (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2009
I am 17 and the Piaggio Zip is my first motor vehicle.
build quality is impressive, and I was surprised by the power that comes out of its 50cc motor.
my only qualm is that its 'underseat storage for full-face helmet' is not infact enough to fit a 'large' helmet (blame my big noggin). (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2009
iv'e had my blue Piaggio zip 50 for about 6 months now, and i have to say what a cracking little thing it is. compared to other scooters it looks quite small, however, it's a chunky bike. The fuel consumption is unbelievable. My yellow petrol light was flashing but it still managed another 3 miles. the only thing i do not like would be that it's not that fast. The tops i get out of mine is about 32 mph. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009
Better than anything else in its price range!
I got my Piaggio Zip from my uncle. It has 30 000km ,but drives good as new. Now i added extra 1000km since i started using it 6 months ago. What it lacks in speed and power, gives back in low fuel consumption and agility.
If you live in urban enviroment with mild weather conditions and mostly use scooters to reach nearby destinations then ZIP is perfect for you.
If the outside temperature gets too low, then you might have problems with... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2009 by zip 100
i have a piaggio zip 100 4 stroke all in all it is quite a good bike although doesnt come without problems. I brought mine new and it would not tickover from cold so you would have to start it and pull straight off not good. I was told this was a cold start plug and dealer repaired it free of charge. Next up the lights and indicators stopped working this was due to the ducati cdi again dealer repaired. And last but not least recently after 1yr and 10,000 miles the exhaust sheared off 2 bolts... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2009 by bryxon (1 review written)
Good choice! I have my Piaggio Zip 4 months and run perfect without any problems so far. Its my first scooter so hard to compare acceleration, speed etc I have it restricted but can go up to 54kmh.. Simple and practical design but could be better:> (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009
i have just got a zip rs ( one of the 250 ltd edition ones ) it's basically a zip sp which uses the hiper 2 stroke water cooled 50cc motor same as the one's found in the gilera runner and some nrg's but obviously the zip is A LOT lighter than either of those bikes so it will out accelerate them both. the handling is very good and is easyly more than a match for my nrg: wind protection is poor and due to the bike's weight you get blown around a bit in side wind's, although it's size is a... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009
~The Piaggio Zip is an all round good bike! I have had mine for 2 years if you want something to get you to A to B its brill. Its not very fast but its only a 50cc if you want somthing fast get the 100cc zip. I will say i got told that to let your moter warm up for 3 to 4 min before you drive it or you can damage it! (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2009 by nlel (2 reviews written)
I have never held a car or bike licence but had an idea to get a scooter and came across the Zip model from Piaggio, I liked the look of it and the fact it had italian origins. I was thinking about getting one second had and could of had a 2001 model for £ 350 or a £ 2007 for £ 500 with a broken left mirror but decided to hang on to see what 2009 would bring.
This years model (2009) has gone back to being 2 stroke and I ended up getting a Red one of those for £ 999 including a jacket,... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2009 by dylon123
The piaggio zip is a sexy looking bike i have spent over 1000 on my bike and it is very quick. ive got neons on it but soon I'll be getting a 125 dirt bike but my Piaggio zip was great when i first got it. so keep a look out for it on ebay soon. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2009 by Zip009
I bought my little blue 56 reg Piaggio Zip 4 stroke last April 2008 and it had done 3800 kilometers as it had one previous owner. It has been an absolutely superb little bike to ride and has beeen mechanically absolutely sound. Has started perfectly in all weather conditions and has been very responsive to ride, especially whilst cornering. Even though it is still restricted, it accelerates fairly quick and does 40mph which is fast enough for me. I have managed to do over 2500 miles in just... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2009
The Piaggio Zip has good handling.
low ride height.
good acceleration i have a zip 50 and have got to the point where im moving to a 250 ninja however this is a nippy bike and will get to 40 no problem and 50 downhill...
(with the wind) (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2009
The Piaggio Zip is quick And Good Looking Also Very Reliable but could Be A Bit Better Looking. Good Motorcycle/scooter (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2009
The Piaggio Zip( is the best all rounder bike i have owned so far.i bought a 2001 year model and the top speed was only 50.
but with timing and a racing exhaust system it can
eaisly reach 65 to 70 mph. Fast When deristricted
Good looking scooter
Only bad point is 2 stroke tank oil Leaks when the tank is amost full. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2009 by sduboy
i bought this Piaggio Zip ped for 450 and its great. its restricted and i can easily reach 40 mph so i don't have cars overtaking. i have gotten 45 out of it on a flat straight road. but lights are poor in the dark and you rely on other drivers on the road to guide yourself. it doesn't have a petrol indicator just a red light to tell you to fill up. but looks good for a piaggio
good economy wise
good underseat storage Bad points are it only has a light to tell... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2008 by rocky7555 (1 review written)
I weigh 12 stone and passed my cbt on a piaggio zip and liked it so much i bought one. I paid £400 and got 50mph out of it (I think it was de-restricted). One day i was riding to my boxing club and the ducati electrics let me down and totally owned it. But to fully fix it was £100. However now the top speed of 35mph takes a lifetime to achieve! (18 seconds to 30mph) All my friends peds take over me when i first start it up. Once it's warm it sets off quite well (7 secs - 30mph), but... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2008 by TigerTim (3 reviews written)
I placed my scooter (Piaggio X8) in for a service and was given a Piaggio Zip 100 as a courtesy bike. Oh dear. I was less than impressed with the ride that I got. For a 100cc bike, the power seemed non-existent and the 6 bhp engine struggled to get past 40 mph. I was expecting something more from the scooter. Cheap it may be but if you were thinking about one of these, keep saving and get a better scooter with more power. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2008 by J Kettle
Great in the dry and summer, not so good in the winter. Hard to start in wet/damp conditions. Loss of power when it is wet or raining. Cut out completely once in heavy rain.
Problem with a bolt holding on the exhaust. (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2008 by deangunter
Good alround bike. As a first time rider this was a perfect bike for me. It has cut my fuel bill down by £40.00 per month from when I was driving my car to work. It's light and very responsive to the throttle and very easy to ride. I weigh 19 stone and have reached the lightning speeds of 50 mph. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008 by zippynippy (1 review written)
A 50cc scooter that is very good value for money. I've had my zip 50 4stroke for almost 2 years and used it for commuting 6 miles everyday to work in central london. I regularly get 100 mpg (miles per gallon). In central London traffic I am usualy faster than much bigger bikes which can't cut through traffic. Now my commuting trip is 16 miles a day with going through A roads and must get a bigger bike.... I'll miss my Zip 50 (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2008 by luke0014
All out amazing moped too many people are ridin these in central london tho but if you tune yours den dere isnt a zip 50 standard dat you wont beat! (read more)