I have owned my Piaggio NRG PureJet 50 (Injection) since new 2006,and i have nothing but absolute praise for this brilliant premium sports 50cc scooter from Piaggio.
So far,i have covered 22000kms of complete reliability,and without the need to touch the engine,or anything else for that matter. It is as clean and powerful today as it was from just run in.
The ride is on the firm side,but never uncomfortable,yet it always handles superbly. It takes corners with verve,and always seems to beg for more. It's floor mounted fuel tank,helps give an overall balance to the chassis that is sublime. The frame is stiff and tight,with almost motorbike quality,due to it's twin steel tube cradle frame. The overall feel is one of robust solidity,that feels like it will last forever.
Big disc brakes on both front and rear,pull the bike up effortlessly from any speed,and always feel solid and safe.
The build quality is outstanding,with high quality plastics,and flawless fit and finish.
Full digital and analog instrumentation give all the information you could ask for,and special features like the remote opening of the helmet bay are always appreciated.
Now the Injected performance...It's simply a blast to ride,with full de-restricted GPS tested performance of....
(0-50kph=7.2secs / 0-30m=4.5secs / Top
It sips fuel at a miserly 2.5L/100kms,and oil top-ups are at around 3000km intervals.
The sound that comes from this brilliant engine and OEM sports reverse exhaust, is like that of a mini japanese sportsbike,and the throttle response is super crisp and precision perfect.
Oh,and then their's the style of this beautiful Italian scooter...It's sportsbike derived,with classic genuine eye-catching Italian design details and proportion.
Summing up...the Piaggio NRG PureJet may cost more then the average 50cc,because it is clearly a class above in build quality,performance,economy,clean running,handling,equipment,and style.
The only other premium 50's that can compete with this very impressive bike,are the Aprilia SR50 Factory,and the Gilera Runner PureJet.
My NRG still looks near new,and i think that speaks volumes about it's quality.
It's simply a GREAT 50 to own.