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I'm currently in the scooter market and I'm interested in the Fly 150. Is this a good scooter for the fairly low price?
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The 150 is a great bike. Probably not the cheapest 150 you can fins but one of the better certainly.
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Great, great, great bike!!

Sturdy, big wheels, Alloy wheels (not steel wheels!), although it has the same engine as the Vespa, it is a little faster.
Cheaper than the Buddy and will carry 2 people much better too!

Can't go wrong with it.
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Cruised at 55 indicated for 45 miles and burned half a gallon on my 09 Piaggio Fly 150; yeah it's a good buy.
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Under the skin, it's the same scooter as a Vespa LX150. If the looks are your thing (more modern, "sport bike"-ish look), by all means go for it.
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For me the styling and performance of the Vespa 150's ...ET4, LX, and S are nicer looking rated well by CR. If I were concerned about $$ when I bought my scoot a Kymco Super 8 150, or 200 could be a better deal than a Fly. I'd make my choice based on the two dealers in Marietta GA. You're lucky enough to have both! I wouldn't feel denied by any of the choices....
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Jake16,

I recently purchased an '09 Fly 150 and think it is worth it [for me]. Though I can't really concur that it is low-priced, you can work with the dealer on pricing. The Buddy might be an alternative worth looking into, it's a good bike, too.

If you go the Fly route, you can get $250 through Costco to boot.
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Absolutely.

I love both our Flys - Flies? Fli?

But ... my advice is GO SIT ON ONE. That's how we made up our minds. I was really looking at the Vespa S150 but when I sat on the Fly, the choice was clear for me.
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The Fly is a nice scooter. Not as much in the way of after market add-ons as the Vespa LX150. Still, it has the same sized wheels front and back (better for replacing tires), and is lighter than the LX. The same engine mods can be done on both scooters.

Fit and style would be the biggest determinating factor for me.
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Great scoot, we enjoy our 08 and it has been totally trouble free. My advice is to sit on and drive it. Then make sure you like and trust the dealer.
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I love mine, though I did have one problem with the thing that had something to do with one of the hoses affecting the air-intake, which ran me an additional 170 bucks (I think....might have been less) after all was said and done.

Needing to pay for repairs makes you wonder what exactly the warranty covers.....anyway, I really do love it. I don't know if it's just because I own it, but I think it's the sexiest thing on two wheels I've ever seen. Well, actually, I recently saw a black Derbi Boulevard, and maybe I should say -that's- the sexiest thing on two wheels I've ever seen.
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The Fly is a great scooter, but what may not be apparent from all the advice to sit on it, is that there's a rather uncomfortable hump between the driver and passenger seating areas. Make sure that hump won't both you when you're riding, because there's little that can be done about it.
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Hmm....if anything I enjoy the elevation difference of the passenger seat. If I'm on a particularly long ride on a warm day, I can move back a bit onto the passenger seat and get a nice air flow under my....seat.

But really, I think it's just so the two people aren't sitting crack to crotch, if you get my meaning.
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WesFX wrote:
But really, I think it's just so the two people aren't sitting crack to crotch, if you get my meaning.
Actually, it's so the seat pan can clear the battery.
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Well, it seems like a "which came first" scenario to me. But I'm not a engineer at Piaggio. Or an engineer at all.
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unless its been mentioned it is chinese, just so you know, QC seems ok though, not that piaggio is flawless by any means
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I don't know what you're trying to suggest.
You certainly don't get a bike that's twice as nice by spending twice as much. Well, in this instance.
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Re: Piaggio Fly 150 09'-Worth it?
Jake16 wrote:
I'm currently in the scooter market and I'm interested in the Fly 150. Is this a good scooter for the fairly low price?
As an owner of an 08 Fly I say go for it.
One of the best things I've bought. Engine is pretty much bulletproof and it has some advantages over the Vespa Line (LX, LXV, S etc.)
1. Standard 12 inch wheels (as opposed to 10 and 11 on the lx)
2. Little Lighter then the LX
3. If you drop it its cheaper to replace body parts
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Re: Piaggio Fly 150 09'-Worth it?
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3. If you drop it its cheaper to replace body parts :wink:
Not to mention, the passenger footrests built into the floor have kept the painted parts of my scooter completely scratch free (as far as I can tell, the painted parts don't even touch the ground when it falls over), even after two drops, and two low-speed crashes/falls. Whether this was an intentional design function, I do not know, but it's a fact that it works that way.
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I have been very happy with my Fly 150!!
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We've had our Fly 150 for a year and a month. It's a fun bike to ride, but I am afraid I would recommend a Buddy over the Fly. I read some comments stating that the Fly is fast, it's pretty slow for me. Maybe there's something wrong with ours, but it isn't as peppy and can't keep up with our friends on Buddy 125's! Around here, the Vespa dealer markup is so high, the Fly costs almost a grand more than a brand-new Buddy. But that's just one man's opinion.

PS, I also ride a Honda Big Ruckus (250cc) and a Kymco Xciting 500ri.
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dib wrote:
We've had our Fly 150 for a year and a month. It's a fun bike to ride, but I am afraid I would recommend a Buddy over the Fly. I read some comments stating that the Fly is fast, it's pretty slow for me. Maybe there's something wrong with ours, but it isn't as peppy and can't keep up with our friends on Buddy 125's! Around here, the Vespa dealer markup is so high, the Fly costs almost a grand more than a brand-new Buddy. But that's just one man's opinion.

PS, I also ride a Honda Big Ruckus (250cc) and a Kymco Xciting 500ri.
????

The Buddy 125 is only $200 less than the Fly 150 and the Buddy 150 is $300 more than the Fly 150.
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