Medley maker: Piaggio updates 125 scooter
There's a revised Piaggio Medley scooter range on the way for 2020; with a new sporty look and plenty of room for your shopping, too.
The new bike has the latest generation liquid-cooled four-stroke 'i-get' 125cc engine and features Start & Stop technology, ABS, a digital dash and improved load capacity.
The bike retains its signature 16" front wheel, but the rear is now wider and both use new six-spoke aluminium rims.
Passenger comfort is improved by new retractable footboards and the new seat, which has been reshaped. Underneath this, you find a USB port and enough space for two full-face crash helmets (36 litres) thanks to a repositioned fuel tank and new tail shape.
This repositioning of the fuel tank also improves handling by centralising mass and means you can refuel without dismounting.
The Start & Stop uses a brushless direct-mount electrical unit on the end of the crank in place of a traditional starter motor. As well as allowing the Start & Stop to work, the new unit is also lighter and quieter than a starter motor.
The bike generates 14.75bhp, which is in line with CBT and A1 licence laws and is plenty for nipping around the city on a lightweight scoot (Piaggio say the dry weight is 136kg).
The new Medley is priced at £3299, which makes it cheaper than competition from the Yamaha XMAX 125 (£4824) and Honda SH125i (£3359 for the 2019, price yet to be announced for 2020).