2009 Piaggio BV500 Scooter Review —

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Piaggio Beverly 125
Piaggio Beverly 125

A ‘Twist-n-Go’ Approach to the Economy

saw the popularity of high-wheeled (larger up front) scoots in Europe and the trend with its Liberty 125 in In 2003, they upped the with the 460cc Beverly 500 — the very same you see here today. As my mother if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

The 2009 BV’s spec is almost unchanged — for a few pounds — from the unit Motorcycle.com’s long-suffering correspondent, Yossef Schvetz, There’s no wonder, then, why we seen this big scoot on the testing roster. But in light of the surge in practical two-wheelers, it another look.

‘The is simplicity from the first of the wrist.’

Comparatively, the Piaggio up to the current roster of maxi’s like the twin-cylinder Yamaha 500 ($7,999) and the Kymco Xciting 500 The remaining models on the market fall short or pile on the cubic centimeter scale, as units and 650cc units are common builds. Such (500cc) scoots make choices for new riders fearful of machines yet allow them power than what the class offers.

The BV500 is simplicity from the twist of the wrist. Its twist-and-go CVT is capable of flowing with the traffic, and big enough to trek its Tourer name implies. It has a comfy seat coupled nearly 500cc of Gilera/Piaggio

Introduced to the U.S. market in as Piaggio’s largest scooter, larger 800cc scooters are available in Europe), the Beverly’s water-cooled Single is fitted EFI and uses a single overhead cam to its four valves, revs to rpm, and is good for a claimed 40 We were able to squeeze a top of 100 mph out of the big girl.

When Yossef the BV500, he called it an ultimate tool. Noting it can make work of a 30-mile jaunt includes city traffic, work and some twists, he observed that the BV500 the thinning borderline between and scooter.

Titled as a tourer, the 500 BV is of highway speeds and 55 miles to the and though it might not replace a for a Gold Wing, adopting a commuting vessel like scooter will require room in the garage and might you save money for that After a short time on the big you realize it easily dispels the misconception of scooters being as its high-revving engine is capable of canyons and piling on the miles ease.

Living up to the Tourer part of its and typical of scooters in general, storage can accommodate a pair of while the fairing-mounted glovebox can smaller items like cellphone, camera and bottled Beyond the enclosed space, a (hand) bag hook from you can dangle a sack of fruit your legs for the short home from the market.

capacity, however, leaves to be desired. The contour of the BV’s storage is irregular enough carrying groceries is more than we found on the MP3. For long hauls on your you’ll want to consider the hard-case trunk which to the BV’s rear rack, or on a pair of soft-sided saddlebags to all the items necessary for any such

8 minus 2 = $6,000

Eight minus two, can equal up to savings, or more, in your transportation budget. What the Fight fire with downsizing with downsizing. In of this country’s current woes, the European motorcycle Piaggio wants to help you the negative growth in your account and have fun in the process.

Perhaps even reversing the turning the low flow into a profit.

Motorcycle.com was recently to see the 2009 model lineup at the new Piaggio Technical Center in Mesa, CA, and we were welcomed to the new by engineers, press relations and the CEO and President of Piaggio Group Paolo Timoni. Timoni was from a trip to Europe and was to share his growth plan the press. The 12,000 square-foot will act as a media fleet as well as home to the company’s testing and technical training including factory product and classroom instruction for service from all U.S. and Canadian as well as Latin American

Offering introductory rides on of two-wheel cash-saving machines, outlets were invited to a test of the 2009 Piaggio, and Moto Guzzi model (Piaggio, for those that may not owns Aprilia and Moto — Ed).

While the itself ails along the rest of the world, some are showing growth and enjoying market shares each More and more eager-to-save are buying into the two-wheeled Although Americans are buying and Vespa) scooters in greater than sportbikes, the Piaggio is happy to report a 4-year of volume share of 9.2%, as by the MIC.

Piaggio Beverly 125

Selling more scooters in the than any other OEM, answer to the question of how we survive on wages while still the health of the globe, is to downsize more) and make your vehicle a scooter.

Think act locally…

According to independent on behalf of Piaggio, 30% of U.S. have considered adding a mode of transportation to their Were we to switch just 10% of our mileage to scooters and motorcycles, we consume 14 to 18 million fewer of fuel per day, and carbon emissions could be reduced by 324 pounds per day. (Source ICR May, 2006) Sounds a win-win-win option (Piaggio, the and the environment) to that second

Hip to the idea, Americans purchased a total 78,000 Piaggios and last year, bolstering the share of scooters (for all in 2008 to 27.7% according to the Industry Council. Measured in that’s a 36% increase of scooter share, and in total, 3% of the entire in overall market sales for alone. Piaggio is poised and engaged in enabling the American to live in the wind by conscious of informing the public about and scooters sharing the road, and government rules and regulations use and costs involved with a two-wheeler.

Our aim is to infiltrate deeper into the market.

Already a market in Europe, where 10% of the population just 10% of all motorcyclists) ride to work or play, Piaggio they can not only convert a of our 8 million registered riders to the but also get more of the general riding as well. Our aim is to infiltrate into the American market, Timoni, predicting the number of will approach that of the market, a healthy figure of 20 riders over the next in the U.S.

AAAs Real of Driving study shows owning many common sedans cost Americans on $750 per month to own and operate. a family’s second vehicle for a we’d be potentially saving to $9,000 dollars annually in and operation costs.

While every family an automobile, they often own with the second car being less for full family and more for simple commutes to and back. The average cost of for a Vespa is $150 per month. that other car, buy a and save nearly $600 per on average.

Cha ching!

For a deeper at the potential savings when to their model lineups, you can out the Vespanomics.com website .

Piaggio Beverly 125
Piaggio Beverly 125
Piaggio Beverly 125
Piaggio Beverly 125
Piaggio Beverly 125
Piaggio Beverly 125
Piaggio Beverly 125
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