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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Piaggio X10 500

and then you got the Piaggio X10 500...
This needs to come to America.. .. these newer versions i mean.

looks to have all the must have characteristics of a maxi-scoot.
tho, only 52liter storage, still on the plus side
but, I like everything else about it. Analog display but it is large enough to read and the digital display is not just thrown on as a gadget at 4" in size.
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LED-lit up handle bar controls
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very very very crappy front storage. Lids actually are blocked by handle bars - stupd
nice passenger foot rests ala burgman
did I see 50hp?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 06:42 PM
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Some will like it and others won't......But the trend is for maxi scooters to get larger diameter wheels. Longer tire life is something really needed for us scooter folk. Changing the rear tire on my 400 Burgman at every 6K miles is too often. Maybe the darksiders are on to something?

Too bad that larger wheels mean higher seat heights and stiffer handling. Every change is a trade-off that's not always good.
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It certainly is a good looking bike, I'll give it that. Nice swooping lines.
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I like the styling! Love to be able to take one for a spin.
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Did anyone else notice the pushbutton suspension preload control?

Also, the 350cc version appears to have the recently developed powertrain from the BV350 with its wet clutch and correspondingly long service intervals.

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Not bad, bit too sleeky for my taste. Refinement on high level though.

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very few Piaggio (the brand) dealers here in the US
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Some will like it and others won't......But the trend is for maxi scooters to get larger diameter wheels. Longer tire life is something really needed for us scooter folk. Changing the rear tire on my 400 Burgman at every 6K miles is too often. Maybe the darksiders are on to something?

Too bad that larger wheels mean higher seat heights and stiffer handling. Every change is a trade-off that's not always good.
I don't think front tire wear is a huge problem for most of us. However the X10 has a 13" rear just like the Burgman 400 - so based on wheel size alone, I'm not sure there is an advantage in rear tire wear - which is a real problem! Don't know if you can automatically assume stiffer handling, but it is a scooter

Specs on the 2013 model show a seat height of 29.9in - about the same as a 650 (but almost 2" taller than a 400).

I like this bike a lot! Given the changes to the 2017 400, if the X10 was marketed in the US, I would be taking a very serious look (at either the 350 or 500 models). (Plus I have a Piaggio dealer within 2 miles of my home).
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Jeff: The OP posted two threads at the same time: One for Piaggio and the other for Kwiski. Then my wheel size comments went to the wrong thread! I intended to post on the j300 thread.

And yes, I do agree with your commentary above.

One thing about Piaggio: I had an mp3 400 for 2 years and then sold it because it was unreliable, ask any mp3 owner about replacing the CVT belt every 6K miles. To change a headlight bulb requires taking the front end apart!! Etc.

Only Italian engineers can combine art with machines as shown with the Vespa, but the Japanese understand motorcycles, cars, and electronics. Right?
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I also interested in the 350 version because of the wet clutch.
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