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New Piaggio Carnaby 300 / Liberty 50/125/150

As the weather gets hotter so will the number of scooter releases in Europe. Here are just couple of cracking examples from Piaggio.

Piaggio Press

(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 announces the 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.

Styling

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.

The 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.

Generous Power
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 full tank.


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.

Accessories

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

Colour Range


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








Comments

 

baron said:

I don't suppose these are coming to Australia?

March 24, 2009 5:43 PM
 

miketl said:

Pretty good specs, especially with the big wheels.  Does make you wonder why Piaggio is going to deliberately put out direct competition to its Aprilia Sport City/Scarabeo ranges.  This sort of behaviour tends to reduce the sales of each line keeping prices high.  Ok maybe that is the idea .... silly me!

March 24, 2009 9:38 PM

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