Piaggio BV Series Motor Scooter Guide

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PIAGGIO BV 200 / 250 / 300 / 350 / 500

The BV (or Beverly as it’s called) was the first large offering from the Piaggio to the North American market. It was introduced as the BV 200 for the 2004 model when Piaggio started scooters under their own in the USA. Since then, the grew to the BV250, BV300 and now to the

It was also joined by the larger (2005 — 2012) was an entirely different design but is discussed here.


The BV, the BV200, was sold from to 2007. Its successor (BV250) was for 2006 and sold through in the USA (2009 in Canada). This these two scooters were alongside each other for and 2007. This overlap let clear out the remaining 200 models, offering the nicely updated at a premium. The BV300 arrived in for 2010 and in the USA for 2011.

It was very to the BV250 it replaced, with the change mostly required by the bump from 244cc to

The larger BV500 was launched for This scooter used powerful 492cc MASTER and offered limitless highway After a 7 year run, was the last year for the BV500 the ever-growing smaller BV now at 330cc and too little reason to buy this expensive older model.

around 2010 Piaggio adding the word ‘Tourer’ to the name, so it became the BV Tourer 300 and the BV 500. There are were no for the 2012 model year, as the overhauled BV350 Sport arrived in USA showrooms in spring as an early 2013 model. A latter it did the same in Canada, a spring 2013 arrival as a model.

The BV350 is a mostly new scooter Piaggio updated heavily in style and substance. Overseas its the longer title Beverly Touring 350 (shown below


The smaller BV scooters 250, 300) received changes in parallel to the Vespa GT / GTS of scooters, so the BV 200 used the same as Vespa’s GT200 scooter. engine was actually a larger version of the 150cc LEADER used in Vespa’s LX 150. For the Vespa GT200 became the GTS 250 when it received a new 244cc motor. Accordingly, Piaggio the same motor to the BV for 2006 and it the BV250.

The new motor was a nice set up 4-valves (instead of 2) and liquid (instead of air).

For 2010 the GTS 250 became the GTS 300 when its QUASAR was bumped to 278cc using a cylinder. The American market BV had to a year before getting updated motor, but for 2011 the was introduced and it replaced the 250.

The LEADER motor used in the was a fairly basic powerplant 2-valves, air cooled, carbureted) but the motor used in the 250 and 300 models was a step up with 4-valves. The motors achieved solid (ie.

22 hp for 244cc), great emissions and fuel milage for a scooter of size (around 60 mpg in the real Top speed for the BV200 and 250 is about while the BV300 is capable of

The BV350 received a great new of Piaggio motor. This is a generous 330cc and boasts fuel injection and 4-valves for the time. The motor cranks a 33.3 HP and 23.8 ft lbs of torque, is 50% more than the BV250 and 6 ponies of the heavier BV500. The curve is low and flat, so this feels strong across the all the way to 90mph.

The CVT transmission is also new and a number of clutch plates in an oil instead of the traditional dry clutch pad

If that’s not fast enough, the is capable of 100 mph with its 39 horsepower and The BV 500 uses the same ‘MASTER’ as Piaggio’s MP3 500 and X9 500 models. This cranks out 39 horsepower at 7500 which is enough power for driving of any style and typically 50mpg in the real world. The BV models can hold their own on the but the BV500 is the one to have if you’re not looking to survive on the highway but to drive at whatever speed you and pass cars at will

Design and Amenities

The smaller BV (200 — 350) most directly with like Aprilia’s Scarabeo 200 owned by Piaggio) and Kymco’s S 250 and People GT in the market niche for a and large 16” wheeled These large wheels the BV scooters stable handling at speeds and smoother ride on roads.

The BV500 is in a fairly niche, with the Aprilia 500 being the only other wheeled scooter of this size without getting scooters with the maxi-scooter So the BV500 was really the only at the time for someone wanting a scooter (ie. greater 400cc) without getting the look.

The style of the BV scooter has over its life time. it originally debuted as the BV200, the BV had a modern headlight design in silver). When the BV500 was for 2005 it brought with it an look that was a less and more classic and timeless. The became round and it was moved up to the

The front of the legshield area a new look with some chrome work and vents. designs are nice, but the newer one is the look. The smaller BV200 with its original styling it was dropped after 2007.

The also received this style, but for the 2009 model the BV250 was overhauled and it received the look of its larger sibling. The and 350 also share this as they are essentially a BV250 a larger cylinder. The BV300 was for 2011 with a few tweaks bigger brakes.

The BV scooters include a number of features, without taking quite as far as some maxi-scooters. The scooters come with a sized windscreen and a great of storage in the underseat and glovebox There’s not multiple cubby or a center console like maxi-scooters, but the main bases are and the BV scooters should be quite to live with.

The BV scooters do a handy 12 volt accessory under the seat. All BV models have disc brakes and rear, but the BV500 took it a further with dual up front, which perform a bit better at highway speeds.

Overall, the BV200 — 350 are nice powerful large scooters that stand out as great advanced motors especially the 350 — at a fair price. You can spend less Kymco People S 250 @ $4499) but the offer good motors and features to justify their The BV500 is for someone who really to spend a lot of time on the highway.

a 100 mph top speed and dual disc up front, you should have no enjoying yourself on the open It’s a good choice for who wants a scooter with no limitations, but they don’t to go with a maxi-scooter style.

REVIEWS (7) — Browse the BV Series Owner Reviews — Add a Review of Your BV


— Great tech motors (except

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— Single brake on smaller models

Dated styling (BV200 and BV250)


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First BV 350 Sport Touring — World takes a ride on the BV 350 Touring and discusses the new engine

Review — Best there is on the BV 350. Read one first.

2013 BV350 — Nice write up by USA

Key Specs — Beverly 200 / 250 / 300 / 350 / 500

* 198cc, 244cc, 278cc, or 492cc single cylinder,

* Valves: 2 valves (198cc) or (244cc, 278cc, 330cc

* Cooling: Air-cooled (198cc) or Cooled (244cc, 278cc, 492cc)

* Power: 21 hp (198cc), 22 hp 32.8hp (330cc) 39hp

* Transmission: CVT

* Bore Stroke: x 60mm (244cc), 75mm x (278cc), 78mm x 69mm or 92mm x 69mm (492cc)

* Delivery: Electronic fuel

* Wheelbase: 57.9” (250 or 61” (500 model)

* 328 lbs (250 model), 390 lbs (350) or 416 lbs model)

* Starter: Electric

* height: 31” (250 30.5” (500 model)

* Fuel Tank: 2.6 gallon / 10 (BV250), 3.4 gallon (BV350), 3.5 / 13 liters (BV500)

* Front Single (250 model) or (500 model) 260mm piston disc

* Rear 260mm (250 model) or (500 model) single dual piston

* Front Telescopic fork, 4”

* Rear Suspension: Dual, adjustable shocks. 3.5” travel.

* Tires: 110/70-16 Rear is 140/70-16 (250 or 150/70-14 (500 model)

* USA $4299 (2004 BV 200), (2010 BV 250), $5499 Beverly Sport Touring $6399 (2010 BV 500)

* MSRP: $6295 (2011 BV

Years Sold:

BV 200: — 2007 (USA), — 2007 (Canada)

BV 2006 — 2010 2006 — 2009

BV Tourer 300: 2011 2002 (USA), 2010 2013 (Canada)

BV 350: — Pres. (USA), — Pres. (Canada)

BV 500: 2005 — (USA), 2005 — (Canada)

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