Benelli Velvet 125 Review Scooter News and Reviews Scootersales

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Benelli Velvet 125 Review

Out on the you need a scooter that you like a glove. Enter the Velvet.

Words by JEREMY photography by BENELLI

Many on the market today are little Sweet, petite and very But then again they do say the things come in small

Hmm, there seem to be a thread running through last paragraph and, many scooters on the market, small. What about me? It fair.

I’ve had enough and I my share.

I want to be like all the scooter riders I see out there, stylish, looking like belong on their scoot, like their scoot under them. Unfortunately not one of them. I don’t look I belong on a scooter and very few look like they under me.

In fact, one unkind soul I shall refer to as Kevin since that’s his name, so far as to describe me riding as a spider on a only he was talking about Given that scooters are by and large, than motorcycles, I to think what he’d say me on, say a Honda Today or one of the other tgs.

Good thing, that I managed to score a Velvet 125 for a day. When riding scooters of a smaller I am faced with a choice: do I with my legs apart in the Roy and HG “hello Boys” pose? Or do I do the together slalom like schussing down the ski slopes.

Neither is ideal, but each is than getting my knees under the bars and being to put my foot down. Elbows sidestands do not make.

So back on Benelli’s Velvet. Excuse me I stretch. The reach to the bars was a stretch, the seat was a comfortable and there was room for me to tap my feet to the Soul soundtrack playing the iPod without my knees the ‘bars and sending me off for some panel-beating.

It was a most pleasant surprise to a scooter that fitted being a compromise. or a maxi.

The seat is scalloped to make it at the front for those with legs (even if the nominal is a tallish 818mm) and rises to a pillion perch. The feeting too, is as generous as the seating with long flat boards either side of the mounted fuel tank, panels inside the legshield for feet-forward cruise position. score foldout pegs so as not to get up playing footsie with the

The central fuel tank the scooter feel larger your feet are spread by its and the between the feet fuel cap you’ll never fill underseat storage with (unless you’re really, unlucky) but it does mean limited carrying capacity from under the seat or the rack on the back.

The instruments and are pretty much as you’d though the ammeter which information about battery seems like overkill, it the fuel gauge on the right adopts a belt and braces by incorporating a fuel reserve in addition to the gauge. I appreciated the but missed a separate, cancellable

The underseat storage is longer in many scooters, thanks to the being stored between feet, but is shallow enough to accept a jet-style helmet. said, it should take a jacket and gloves which is convenient when riding in The seat latch is operated the ignition switch, which is while the fuel cap is operated by the which is not.

The wheels and match the Benelli’s larger being 120/70-13s at the front and at the rear, and the disc brakes and rear were more up to the job. On the road, the scooter solid, reliable and strong although Benelli don’t power or torque figures for scooter, you’d be hard to find any aspect of general for which it won’t meet needs. Largely impressive and large, all at once.

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