Piaggio Liberty 50
Price excludes $400 PDI, $600 Freight & $150 Doc.
The baby of the family
The Piaggio Liberty 50 is generally considered the entry level model in the Liberty family which also includes 150 cc version. Available also in a sportier version, the S, it has long been known and beloved for its elegance, lightness and riding ease. Powered by a single cylinder 50 cc engine which uses i-get (Italian Green Experience Technology) with a three-valve timing system it offers impeccable performance and reliability as well as reduced fuel consumption.
Scrupulous attention has also been afforded to the construction of the body and finishes to ensure maximum safety and the best possible driving experience, with the wide wheels (14” at the rear and 16” up front) delivering greater precision and manoeuvring. Last but not least there are the practical aspects such as the spacious under seat compartment which can hold a full-face helmet, the storage box nestled in the rear of the shield, and the instrument cluster which ingeniously mixes analogue and digital elements to ensure maximum visibility no matter what the light conditions.
Everything within easy reach
The handy storage compartment in the rear of the Piaggio Liberty 50’s shield is divided into two parts and also includes the option to install a USB socket so you can recharge your phone while you’re on the go. Under the seat, which you can open with the simple press of a button on the handlebar, you’ll find another spacious compartment able to hold a full-face helmet, while the bag hook is perfect for transporting bags and shopping.
The elegant layout of the instrument cluster seamlessly mixes analogue and digital technology. The classic gauge with an arrow sits alongside a modern LCD display which can be read by clicking a button located on the right hand of the handlebar. The wide front shield means increased protection from rain and provides the perfect backdrop to the enduring and distinctive Piaggio vertical design.
Almost a maxi beneath the plastic
The main frame of the Piaggio Liberty 50 is a sturdy single cradle in steel tubing with pressed steel plates to help ensure driving stability. Suspension comes in the form of a telescopic hydraulic fork up front and a robust hydraulic rear shock absorber.