Piaggio X9 Evolution 500 review
Piaggio X9 Evolution 500 is a true maxi scooter. Its 84-1/4-in. length and 460cc 1-cylinder engine qualify it as the largest and fastest scooter Piaggio has ever sold. (By comparison, Suzuki's Burgman 650 scooter - the biggest on the market - is 89 in. long and has a 638cc Twin.) Different as the X9 is from "il grandpa Vespa," it still follows the same recipe to serve up that all-important convenience. But it doles out a little more fun, as well.
Piaggio X9 Evolution 500 has no clutch. Piaggio has given the X9 a linked braking system that is activated by the left lever.The suspension duties on the X9 are handled by twin shocks in the rear and 41mm forks up front. The rear shocks are adjustable to four positions of preload. The large diameter 14-inch wheels and tubeless tires have the capacity to be pushed further, because the scooter center of gravity is still foreign to this bike.
So, the X9 Evolution 500 is a great machine to ride; it's a lot of fun, economical and practical. Piaggio has covered all the bases with the X9: power for the freeway, nimble handling for the back roads, and easy maneuverability for city use. More specs and user manual of X9 Evolution you can see in next overview.
Piaggio X9 Evolution 500 specifications
Model: Piaggio X9 Evolution 500
Engine and transmission
Engine type: Single cylinder
Power: 39hp @ 7500RPM
Torque: 43Nm @5500RPM
Bore x stroke: 92x69mm
Lubrication system: Separate with automatic mixer
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Belt
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 213 kg
Seat height: 780mm (30.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length: 2140mm
Overall width: 880mm (34.6 inches)
Wheelbase: 1540mm (60.6 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Double cradle, high strength steel tube
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-14
Rear tyre dimensions: 150/70-14
Front brakes: Double disc. Bremo
Front brakes diameter: 260mm (10.2 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. Bremo
Rear brakes diameter: 240mm
Top speed: 105 mph
Fuel capacity: 15L