the weather gets hotter so will the number of scooter releases in
Europe. Here are just couple of cracking examples from Piaggio.
(Overseas Only Models)
Piaggio Carnaby Cruiser 300 i.e.
The Carnaby, the elegant, sporty, functional and safe large wheel
scooter from Piaggio, is now more powerful than ever. Piaggio proudly
arrival of the Carnaby Cruiser, equipped with a new 300 cc fuel
injected engine, the most powerful in the Carnaby family. Restyled with
a more ‘motorcycle’ look and packed with chrome finished details, the
new Carnaby Cruiser 300 i.e. combines pace-setting performance,
comparable to that of superior category scooters, with compact
dimensions for superior agility and handling.
With its unique styling and elegant details, the Carnaby Cruiser 300
i.e. combines the richness of genuine Cruiser equipment with the
practicality of a flat platform design.
The new Carnaby Cruiser is distinguished by its motorcycle-derived,
chrome plated central headlight. Mounted on chrome handlebars with, the
headlight dominates the front view of the scooter.
The riding position is worthy of a prestige cruiser, with
motorcycle-style switchgear, a dashboard with two round, chrome plated
instruments, clearly visible function indicators, chrome plated rear
view mirrors and flagship finish.
The leg shield features a large and imposing grille, with richly
finished details in a car-style front, and two practical storage
compartments in the back.
The sides are sleek and sporty, and incorporate fold-away passenger
footrests. Towards the rear they blend into a streamlined tail
dominated by a compact light cluster and painted luggage rack that also
acts as a robust passenger grab handle.
seat is designed for maximum comfort, and affords riders of all
statures a firm foothold on the ground thanks to intelligent ergonomics
and a slender shape that offers plenty of rider leg room. On the
Carnaby Cruiser, practicality goes hand in hand with great looks:
quality materials and an accurate finish, like double stitched seams,
ensure the durability of the seat and underline the model’s elegance
and build quality.
The Carnaby Cruiser is equipped with the latest 300 cc fuel injected
Quasar engine. The displacement of this liquid cooled, electronically
fuel injected, four valve single cylinder unit has been expanded to 278
cc by increasing both bore (now 75 mm) and stroke (63 mm).
Compared to the 250 version, the new 300 engine delivers higher maximum
torque (23 Nm compared to 21) at an even lower engine speed (6,000 rpm
instead of 6,750). Also maximum power is now available at lower revs
(7,250 rpm instead of 8,000 rpm). On the road, these figures make
themselves felt in terms of greater flexibility and superb acceleration
from low speed. The Carnaby Cruiser 300 i.e. is therefore perfect for
use around town, where it knows no rivals in terms of acceleration and
agility, and perfect too for out of town touring, when it boasts the
performance and autonomy of a genuine cruiser: more than 330 km on a
A Chassis Conceived For Agility
The high strength steel tube frame is damped at the front by a
conventional fork with generous 35 mm stanchions, and at the rear by a
pair of double acting shock absorbers and coil springs with 4 preload
settings. Thanks to this robust structure, large diameter 16” wheels
and generous tyres (110/70 at the front and 130/70 at the rear), the
Carnaby Cruiser 300 i.e. offers top class riding comfort and road
holding, with its limited weight, less than 165 kg dry weight, allowing
better agility and handling to be maintained than most other scooters
of similar engine size. Active safety is also enhanced by a powerful
braking system with two 260 mm discs and two-piston floating calipers.
You can choose from a vast range of accessories to personalise your Carnaby Cruiser 300 i.e., including:
- Scooter cover
- Electronic alarm
- Top box
- Medium height windscreen
- Leg cover
Carnaby Cruiser 300 ie is available in 3 metallic colour finishes –
Andromeda Light Blue, Cosmos Black and Orion Grey – and the exclusive
Moon White, a pastel shade enhancing the black of the wheel rims and
rear hand grip