2009 Piaggio BV Tourer 250 Riding Impression Review- Piaggio Scooters

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Piaggio BV 250

Riding Impression: 2009 BV Tourer 250 Fresh styling and all-around performance broaden appeal for this big-wheel

Say what you will about handling of grand brands Gilera and Moto Guzzi, but largest maker of two-wheel knows how to build a scooter.

the 2009 BV Tourer 250. freshly restyled step-through, its punchy fuel-injected engine, alloy wheels and upright narrows the gap between traditional and entry-level motorcycles, particularly for riders who commute in and around urban areas and favor the of an automatic clutch and transmission their manual counterparts.

That engine (called for QUArter-liter Smooth Augmented is the same liquid-cooled, sohc, 244cc Single that the sportier (but nearly 20 pricier) Vespa GTS 250. A 22 horsepower at 8250 rpm and 15 foot-pounds of at 6500 rpm propel the 328-pound quickly ahead of traffic to an top speed of 85 mph, all the while nearly 40 mpg.

Those large-diameter wheels Vespa GTS rolls on 12-inch front and rear), along 110/70 and 140/70 Michelins and a 58-inch wheelbase, endow the BV stability usually reserved for scooters. Dual discs and actuated twin-piston calipers—the handlebar-mounted lever controls the brake; the left lever the rear—make for quick, consistent

The fork and twin shocks, could use better damping area in which scooters long lagged behind As is, the ride is a tad harsh.

Earlier BVs were similarly but the clear screen on this model is shaped differently its smoked predecessor and does with the turned-up lip. an effective wind-blocker that obstruct field of vision. An centerstand is also welcome; the doubles as an ignition cut if deployed the engine is running.

Piaggio BV 250

Scooters often have underseat storage. Not the BV. Full-face don’t fit in the double-dished molded-plastic same goes for most lids. Larger items fit in the optional locking 36-liter top with matching backrest pad

Up front, a central glove box release levers for the hinged and fuel door.

Another The fuel filler, located a plastic door in the foot is narrow and takes a sharp just below the opening. As a riders intent on topping off the tank may find their spattered with Premium.

Minor quibbles, really. line, the $4899 BV Tourer 250 a strong argument for the smaller-wheel Were all scooters this we would likely see a lot more of on the road today.

Piaggio BV 250
Piaggio BV 250
Piaggio BV 250
Piaggio BV 250

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