After the X9, X8, and X EVO, next comes the X10. Piaggio's new entry into the maxi market.
Forward by Scootersales.com.au
Piaggio has always been at the forefront of scooter development. With Piaggio's new X10 we have a clear example.
Items that stand out include electronic rear leveling suspension on the
500 version. The inclusion of ASR(Acceleration Slip Regulation) and ABS
(Anti-lock brakes), both combining to ensure drive and braking are
performed in a safe manner. A fully functional dash with a multitude of
things to press and play with - I do like my gadgets. Simple things like
a USB charging socket. The sidestand is even connected to the braking
system. What about back-lit switchgear - where does the list end?
You only have to look at some of the functionality to see that a great
deal of thought has gone into the X10. The shape, curves and dimensions
have all been developed with functionality being the key element. Both
rider and passenger have been considered in the design process.
It's not yet known whether we would see the X10 here in Australia. Price
and style would be the two biggest considerations for our market. This
is an executive scooter with all the latest gadgets so getting it into a
price point that suits would be difficult. Whilst styling is
subjective, the X10 is about as Euro as you would ever wish to take it.
Piaggio call it unique......
If it comes to Australia we will let you know...... Over to you Piaggio.....
Modern, sleek and attractive lines, designed in a wind tunnel, a wealth
of equipment and top notch performance. Introducing the X10, the most
recent addition to the glorious Piaggio Gran Turismo family: an
authentic flagship on two wheels, dedicated to those who want maximum
comfort in a bike that is 100% Italian elegance.
Electric adjustment of the rear suspension, dual ABS and ASR system,
parking brake built into the stand: every detail of the new X10 was
designed to ensure comfort, maximum functionality and total safety. And
then there is the on board computer with LCD screen, backlit controls,
the large windscreen, triple glove compartment and spacious luggage
compartment. Three modern engines – 125, 350 and 500 – to meet the most
diverse commuting needs.
With the new Piaggio X10 riding becomes a daily luxury.
Piaggio proves itself once again as a key player in the Gran Turismo
segment with an offer that represents the maximum evolution of the
Italian style “maxi” concept.
The new X10 is the latest addition to the long tradition of Piaggio GT
bikes which for decades have influenced the trends of this prestigious
market segment. A success which can be measured by about 400,000 units
sold in the various versions of authentic milestones such as Hexagon,
the first Italian maxi, the luxurious X9, up to the X8 and XEvo family.
Piaggio X10 is a true two-wheeled flagship with a refined design,
characterised by the alternation of complex surfaces and innovative
volumes. A new generation vehicle designed to meet the needs of the most
advanced mobility: standard-setting performance combined with great
comfort and agility, in order to take on long trips in comfort, but also
to move around easily in city traffic in total safety.
A proposal that evolves and enhances the “mobile living room” concept to
the maximum: elegant, exclusive and equipped standard with a wealth of
equipment and numerous details painstakingly designed to please the eye,
but always in the spirit of maximum functionality.
A unique style.
Attractive and elegant lines for a design that is both modern and
classic at the same time, that looks to the future, but maintains, while
evolving it, the style which is so distinctive and authentically
Italian of the Piaggio family. The new X10 stands out for its look which
knows how to be original, yet harmonious, and where the extreme
attention to detail is pleasing to the eye, at the same time it ensures
The headlight assembly will catch your eye, including the
polyellipsoidal element of the high beam, the two complex surface dish
shapes of the low beams and the turn indicators which, covering the
entire width of the front, give the new Piaggio X10 a unique “gaze”.
Inside it a lighted frame subliminally represents the famous “tie” which
has characterised the Piaggio model front ends for years: an homage to
tradition, but in modern tones. This effect is obtained by placing high
efficiency LEDs behind a glazed surface the light of which generates a
continuous beam which also acts as parking light.
Another detail which ties the X10 to the more recent models in the
Piaggio range is the metallic effect insert that runs horizontally along
the entire bike, creating a pleasant contrast with the painted parts of
the bodywork; this is an element of style that combines with the “wave”
type dominating pattern which marks the side view with a dynamic look,
from the front mudguard to the tail.
Rounded surfaces alternate with harder and more decisive edges,
generating a shift back and forth between concave and convex, fluid and
sleek lines that conveys strength and a dynamic character.
The rear is characterised by the cut off tail, which clearly takes its
inspiration from the motor vehicle world, where the two large handle
stand out, flowing perfectly with the lines on the side of the bike.
This is a choice that has the advantage of pairing the functionality of
easily climbing on board for any size passenger with the beauty of the
rear view, enhanced by the presence of the large 150/70 tyre and the
horizontal dual light assembly, also inspired by the motor vehicle world
– two thin lines of LED protected by clear glass – and completed by the
glazed moulding where the word Piaggio is inscribed.
Once astride the Piaggio X10, the view is dominated by the rich and
complete instrument panel: a summary of style and technology worthy of a
luxurious gran turismo in shape and content.
Between the two large circular gauges which house the speedometer and
rpm indicator – backlit in blue – the on board computer 4" LCD screen is
mounted, also backlit in blue.
A wealth of information can be viewed on the display including average
and instantaneous fuel economy information, average and maximum speed,
range, fuel level and cooling liquid temperature plus travel time, a
clock, ambient temperature with ice alarm, engine CPU dual map
indicator, shock absorber preloading electric adjustment level, odometer
with two trip settings and battery voltage.
An upper lid includes the warning lights which indicate operation of the
high beams, turn indicators, fuel reserve, oil pressure, warning
(injection), immobilizer, ABS, ASR, hazard and starter inhibition.
A brand new feature for the scooter world is the backlit controls on the
handlebar, a solution which ensures quick and efficient recognition of
the controls on the blocks even at night, all to the advantage of safe
On the right hand side we find the starter button, the mapping selection
button (on the 350), the engine kill switch and the mode button which
is used to navigate through the on board computer menus.
On the other hand, the left side has the horn button, the turn indicator switch and the high beam/low beam/flash control.
The dual up and down button used to adjust the shock absorber (for the
500) and the ASR and hazard buttons are located in the leg shield back
plate, along with the saddle opening control and the fuel cap, which,
being located on the central tunnel, provide easy access without having
The large and comfortable saddle on the X10, set at just 760 mm off the
ground, is the result of a careful ergonomic study aimed at providing
the rider with an absolutely comfortable and stable seat.
The longitudinal adjustment of the lumbar cushion allows both to vary
the space available to the passenger and to provide optimum support to
the lumbar area of the rider. The height difference between the rider
and passenger seats has been reduced to 109 mm, which works to the
advantage of shielding the passenger from the oncoming air.
On the new X10 maximum comfort is also ensured by the riding position –
designed to allow the rider to stretch his legs out on the spacious side
footrests which have an anti-slip covering that goes all the way up to
cover the bottom part of the lateral leg shield back plate too – and the
large windscreen which, thanks to the encircling double bend profile
and the bottom anti-turbulence slot, optimizes the aerodynamics of the
vehicle, effectively protecting the rider and passenger from the direct
impact of air.
Protection is completed by the two transparent aerodynamic appendages
which run along the side of the shield: designed in a wind tunnel, they
efficiently deflect the air from the entire side.
The new Piaggio X10 also provides the maximum in terms of load capacity.
A central compartment was built into the leg shield back plate which is
one of the largest in the category – where the convenient 12V electrical
socket is housed – as well as two very convenient storage compartments,
ideal for keeping your keys, wallet or motorway ticket within easy
reach. The left hand compartment also has a USB port which can be used
to power your mobile phone. Lifting the saddle, kept open by a practical
piston system, we then find a more than generous compartment below: an
authentic boot, equipped with anti-impact flocked mat and a courtesy
light, easily able to accommodate two flip up helmets, thanks to its
more than 52 litre capacity. On the X10 500 the helmet compartment can
accommodate a flip up helmet and a demi-jet helmet.
Three engines: an answer for any mobility requirement.
Elegant and comfortable, convenient and functional, but also safe, fun
and powerful, the new Piaggio X10 is available with three different
engines – 125, 350 and 500 cc – to cater to any type of use.
Younger riders and those who only have the "B" class license can choose
the version equipped with the single cylinder 125 4 stroke, 4 valve,
liquid cooled and electronic injection engine: a unit that achieves
power and maximum torque values which set new standards for the category
and which translate into responsive and regular acceleration and pick
up as well as an extremely smooth ride.
The more experienced and cunning scooter riders – always looking for the
best combination of performance, compact size and high fuel economy –
can take advantage of the brand new Piaggio 350 power train. From the
very first design phases of this latest generation single cylinder, four
stroke, four valve electronic injection engine, Piaggio engineers
focused on sophisticated technical solutions – like the timing system
with roller rockers and calibrated tablets for valve clearance
adjustment, the dry cater lubrication system and a multi-disc
centrifugal clutch in oil bath – which put it at the top of the
technology in the field of engines for scooters.
The combination of these solutions has allowed to obtain a maximum power
output comparable to that of a 400 cc (33.3 HP – 24.5 kW) and an
excellent maximum torque (32.3 Nm – 3.3 jgm), while keeping the overall
dimensions, weight and fuel economy of a 300 and with maintenance costs
which are even lower: in fact, service is scheduled at intervals of
20,000 km, with only an oil and filter change at 10,000 km.
With this ultra modern engine the rider can choose from two different
ECU mappings which can be selected directly from the handlebar to allow
optimised engine management and to maximise travel.
The 500 engine is dedicated to high performance enthusiasts.
In fact, the Piaggio 493 cc engine is capable of producing 41 HP (30 kW)
maximum power and maximum torque of 46 Nm (4.7 kgm), values which place
it at the top of its category.
The introduction of a twin spark plug system also optimises combustion
in the cylinder, reducing both noise and exhaust emissions.
The result is an elastic and high performance engine, even at low and
medium rpm, but thanks to the "closed loop" injection system, it is
equipped with a double oxygen sensor at the exhaust and a 3 way
catalytic converter which reduce emissions levels to a minimum.
Chassis and braking system.
The new Piaggio X10 uses top notch chassis solutions which cater to
comfort and stability on long trips without compromising agility,
handling and ease of riding. On the double-cradle chassis made of high
strength steel, on the front there is a traditional type fork with a
travel of 125 mm (one of the highest in the segment), for the benefit of
better comfort on any type of road surface.
At the rear, the 125 and 350 versions mount a pair of dual action
hydraulic shock absorbers with spring preloading adjustable to 4
positions and 120 mm of travel. For the 500 a fork with oversized 41 mm
stanchions was chosen that maintains the same 125 mm travel of the other
two versions and a single shock absorber with electrically adjustable
preloading. This is located on the right side of the vehicle and secured
to the frame through progressive linkage. The preloading, which
optimizes the structure depending on the load and the desired type of
riding, can be adjusted without dismounting from the vehicle by simply
turning the up and down control, located in the leg shield back plate
and indicated on the instrument panel with a digital signal.
The magnificent 5 spoke wheel rims have different diameters and are shod
with wide tyres: the 15” front rim mounts a 120/70 tyre; the 13” rear
is shod with a 150/70 tyre.
Piaggio X10 is equipped with a sophisticated braking system with a 280
mm dual disc on the front and a 240 mm single disc at the rear. All of
the versions are equipped standard with the combined braking system
which can optionally be integrated with the dual ABS/ASR (Acceleration
Slip Regulation) system.
Thanks to the combined braking system, the right hand lever operates on
only one of the front callipers, while the left hand lever operates the
other front calliper and the rear one simultaneously. A divider valve
calibrates the pressure of the front brake depending on the rear brake
pressure in order to allow better braking performance while at the same
time preventing locking the front wheel early on difficult surfaces.
In the version with ABS and ASR, each wheel is equipped with a speed
detection system – a sensor and a tone wheel – which instantaneously
measures its velocity and deceleration compared to that of the scooter.
The sensors communicate with a 3-channel hydraulic control unit that
activates the ABS system (the most advanced in the category) if one of
the two wheels decelerates sharply with respect to the scooter,
preventing locking of the wheels and ensuring stable and efficient
braking of the scooter even on surfaces with a low friction coefficient.
Piaggio X10 is the only scooter in its category with a rear wheel
traction control system: the ASR system also uses the electronics and
ABS sensors to compare the rotation speed of the two wheels. When the
sensors sense an excessive speed of the rear wheel, the control unit
intervenes (first on the advance and then, if needed, also on the
injection) to prevent skidding and avoid losing control of the scooter.
The ASR system can also be disabled from a button on the leg shield back
plate in order to guarantee that the rider can get clear even in
particular conditions – uphill starts, gravel etc. – but it is enabled
again automatically the next time the scooter is started.
Another safety element on the new Piaggio X10 is the presence of the
parking brake built into the side stand (on the X10 350 and 500): Each
time the stand is lowered the brake engages automatically, keeping the
X10 stable and safe even when parking on surfaces that aren't flat.
Chromatic variations and versions.
In addition to the standard version, the new Piaggio X10 (in all three
engine sizes) is available in the Executive version: this version stands
out for the richest standard equipment, which includes the ABS and ASR
The colour variations of the X10 125 and 350 include Mercury brown,
Orione grey and Midnight blue (all three with black interior and
saddle), as well as Cosmo black with dark brown interior and saddle.
The same colours are also available for the X10 125, 350 and 500 in the
Executive versions, with the addition of a splendid Perla white with
dark brown interior and saddle.
A wide range of accessories, specifically designed for this model.
Quick release top box, colour coded with the body. Equipped with a
backrest made of the same material and colour as the saddle, it can
accommodate two flip up helmets. Inside it has a document pouch and an
elastic luggage strap.
- Leg cover, easy to install since it uses the fixing points which
are already built into the scooter. Equipped with an anti-flap system,
also tested at high speeds as well as an anti-theft system through a PVC
covered metallic cable under the saddle, it is completed with a
waterproof saddle cover and reflective safety inserts.
- Central tunnel bag. This bag can be easily fixed with convenient
Velcro strips and has a 16 litre capacity. It can be carried by its
handles or shoulder strap. Made in sized polyester and equipped with
waterproof zippers, it is completely waterproof.
- Top box bag: technical design and innovative construction make
this bag unique. Completely waterproof, it can be strapped to the
passenger seat with special belts or inside the top box. Transporting it
is facilitated by handles and a shoulder strap.
- Gel comfort saddle: thanks to an ergonomic gel insert, this saddle makes the ride even more comfortable.
- Passenger backrest: this is a practical accessory, useful for increasing on board comfort for the passenger.
- Electronic anti-theft system.
- Vehicle cover: with adjustable elastic edges, this is complete
with sacks to cover any accessories such as the windscreen and the top
box. It is made from black waterproof material with thermobonded seams,
the Piaggio logo, reflective strips, clear window for the license plate
and a PVC covered chain ring.