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VELVET (Benelli Velvet 250)

Although the is expanding at a rapid rate, aren’t for everyone. So let me introduce you to the Velvet 250. But it’s still a I hear you say. My journey to is thirty miles taking in a A-road.

You can’t ride a along that!

Yes, the 250 is a scooter, but forget about capacity runabouts when you this executive two-wheeler. If you something with a bit of performance to your commute enjoyable than just bearable, the 250 Velvet is certainly an option.

most scooters these the Velvet has an automatic clutch and so riding it is absolute simplicity. the throttle and it goes. Pull the levers just as you would on a bike and it stops.

Anyone can ride it.

The difference the 250 Velvet, however, is the 250cc cooled single cylinder … engine which 20bhp, making it quite able to reach a top speed of 75 mph. It’s an engine from the Yamaha Majesty, so not surprising that it delivers a seamless powerband and gives vibration free-running.

It’s dependable than exciting and you overtake as rapidly as you’d sometimes, but it’s perfectly of lengthy cruising at 70mph as you protection from the wind the small flyscreen.

Off the mark it away rather than frantically. You can confidently go to the front of the queue at the lights, secure in the that you’ll be able to pull away from cars — and even motorcycles.

Car drivers do tend to underestimate this Benelli can do and they be very surprised when a scooter’ leaves them It’s not until they’re up to speed that they can you — and then they’re into the speed cameras.

some of these bigger are being bought by car drivers who to get to work more quickly and customers who buy them are more than most scooter — but they won’t be by the Benelli.

When you first see it you’re by the good standard of finish, by quality fixtures and fittings. plating is used for mirrors, air scoops, instrument pods, and passenger grab-rail: chrome is Instrumentation includes a clock, gauge and, of course, a calibrated in kilometres and miles per

There’s lots of storage under the seat which take two helmets and there’s a lockable glove compartment big to take gloves, mobile and other paraphernalia.

Judging integrity is always difficult, but the has a well-made feel to it. Parts fit and chunky switches operate so you feel as if you’re in control of a machine.

With a scooter of this dynamic behaviour is most and thankfully the Velvet’s suspension a good quality ride deals easily with out urban roads. Chunky forks at the front and twin shockers at the back give the mix of ride quality and good so even when you’re the Benelli never feels — for a scooter, at least.

is good — as it has to be if car drivers are to be won — although the seat is high.

Benelli Velvet 250
Benelli Velvet 250

The disc brakes are enough for any eventuality and there’s of feedback, but inexperienced riders lock the small wheels in an — particularly in the wet.

At the end of your journey, the Velvet onto the centre stand so that there’s really no for the sidestand at all, which out the engine as soon as you put it down.

a fuel consumption figure probably approaches 90mpg, a turn of speed, an ability to nimbly through traffic and on the open road, Benelli’s 250 Velvet is a genuine everyday

FACTS AT A GLANCE Engine: 4 … single. 249cc

Transmission: automatic.

Suspension: — Tele hydraulic Rear — Twin shock absorbers Wheels: — 13. Rear — 12.

Front — 240mm Double piston calliper. — 200mm disc. piston calliper.

Weight: 129kg.

Price: on the road.

PICTURE CAPTION Velvet 250 — not to be confused a regular scooter ENDS

Benelli Velvet 250
Benelli Velvet 250
Benelli Velvet 250
Benelli Velvet 250
Benelli Velvet 250
Benelli Velvet 250


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