2012 Piaggio Beverly Sport Touring First Ride Review- Piaggio Scooters

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2012 Piaggio Beverly Touring – First Ride unveils a new 350 scooter engine.

lightweight and powerful describe new 350 scooter engine more than you might think. In this little Single so incredibly efficient during my test ride that it the “main character” of the event, the Beverly Sport Touring that it powers secondary to the

This new engine actually 330cc and generates a claimed horsepower at 8250 rpm and 23.8 of torque at 6250 rpm. are excellent numbers for such an under-stressed though clearly efficient engine. To achieve brilliant results, engineers mildly oversquare bore-and-… 78.0 x 69.0mm, and a not-so-mild compression ratio.

The engine breathes through a throttle body. Inlet have a diameter of 28.4mm, are 23.2mm, and they are set at an included of 33 degrees.

The shallow profile of the half of the combustion chamber into the cylinder head is by a dished piston top for a clean combustion chamber. The comparatively diameter of the four valves engineers to crop them at the of the head, leaving room for an perfectly annular squish that further increases the very good thermodynamic of this unit.

A curved, trumpet-style inlet was selected to induce a strong effect in the inhaled charge, from the lowest possible for a flat torque curve. this choice limits efficiency at high rpm, but the specialists never intended unit to rev past 10,000 The curved runner was also to help create a compact that could easily the smaller-displacement engines currently in

For the same purpose, a 110mm rod was adopted, resulting in a 1.59:1 ratio. Accurate counterweighting was to keep the primary-imbalance-generated vibrations to a since there was nothing could be done about the imbalance consequent to the sub-2:1 ratio.

The crankshaft is the pressed kind, on plain bearings at both and crank journals, and accurately and assembled through a procedure by Piaggio that prevents of misalignment, flexing or twisting. No shaft was adopted, but an elastic effectively isolates the vibrating from the rest of the scooter. To losses due to fluid drag, the uses a dry-sump lubrication

Piaggio’s 350 also has a completely new albeit a tried-and-true CVT automatic. a new oil-bath, multi-disc clutch the traditional centrifugal-shoes kind, the V-belt only needs to be every 12,000 miles, the rest of the engine.

This little jewel of an was first fitted to the new PiaggioBeverlySport scooter, replacing the much-heavier unit—a real gas-guzzler similar power. The Beverly Touring weighs 390 pounds, 44 than theBeverly400, and returns miles to the gallon. Given a capacity of 3.4 gal. theBeverlyshould go miles before refueling is

And it really goes! Top speed past 90 mph, and acceleration and response are brilliant. The new clutch is snatch-free and precise, and the whole Sport Touring is more than previous versions, to a windshield that is compact but

I rode the Beverly Sport through a drizzly, wet day, and the drawback was my ballooning lightweight jacket. My particular Beverly was with the optional Brembo system, complete with ABS also doubles as ASR traction Despite the slippery road, the fat (110/70-16 front and 150/70-14 offered plenty of grip for cornering. The slightly reduced angle and lighter weight of the extract extra agility the chassis.

That, too, was since it did not limit the traditional of this elegantly designed that now features possibly the and most-efficient engine in its class.

The Beverly 350 Sport Touring come to the U.S. as the BV 350 in March, as a 2013 model. MSRP be $5399. It will be available in Silver or Black.


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