It lacks the style of the company's iconic Vespa, but the 125cc 2012 Piaggio Typhoon offers one advantage for buyers: it's nearly half the price of the equivalent Vespa.
Available in December with a Manufacturer's List Price of $2990, the Typhoon 125 is powered by a 125cc air-cooled four-stroke engine producing 7.1kW and 10Nm of torque. Power is transferred through an automatic CVT transmission.
Like most scooters, the Typhoon 125 features a large lockable storage space under the seat, and a large section rim and tyre package.
The scooter is available in three colour choices: Nero Lucido black, Bianco Cult white, and Grigio Titanio grey.
Priced at $2995 (plus on-road costs), the Typhoon 125 carries a two-year unlimited-kilometre warranty.