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Piaggio BV350 SportTouring

Our first taste of Piaggio's all new 350 class engine. Piaggio Australia has started the ADR process on this highly anticipated model.

Allen Drysdale

Piaggio BV350 SportTouring

Word is that Piaggio Australia have started the process to have the BV350 land on Australian shores during 2013. The BV350 SportTouring has been an instant success story in Italy, slotting into the top 10 best selling scooter list for 2012. The highlight of the package is the development of a new 350 class engine. The all-new engine features 4-valves, liquid cooling and dry sump lubrication.  

The BV350 SportTouring will be setting new standards. The engine itself was designed to offer 400cc levels of performance with the efficiency of a 300 class scooter. By all accounts, the initial reviews suggest it does this and more. Power is specified at 24.5 Kw (8250 rpm) and 32.2 Nm of torque (6250 rpm). In comparison, the current 400cc Master engine outputs 24 Kw's and a fraction more torque(37Nm).

The addition of ABS brakes and traction control would be welcome, though this is an optional extra in Europe and not offered in the USA. Still, the BV in any format would be a commuters dream. Big wheels, heaps of storage and great power. Service intervals at 10,000 km's would be another bonus. 

We will obviously publish more when we know the BV has gone through Australia's strict ADR process. Pricing, colours, options etc etc, are all still unknown. It's early days.

 

Comments

 

silverflyer said:

nice ihope it makes it to australia with abs and tc still on

November 27, 2012 2:51 PM
 

darrellf1 said:

Definitely ABS. As an optional extra is fine.

November 27, 2012 5:58 PM
 

danceswithdingoes said:

I want

November 27, 2012 6:55 PM
 

SteelMoon said:

I like it  Piaggio Bev 350 .

November 27, 2012 9:27 PM
 

hondatodaydemon said:

Looks to tall for you dingo..:(

November 28, 2012 12:07 AM
 

bunnybash said:

I think the unsung part of this scooter is the fact it will do over 400km on a single tank...

November 28, 2012 5:16 PM
 

SteelMoon said:

Piaggio BV 350 is available in two colors: Shiny Black and Matte Silver and has , MSRP of $5499. It arrives in USA showrooms in April.

2013

Piaggio

BV 350

4-stroke single cylinder Single overhead camshaft SOHC with four valves

330cc

78 mm x 69 mm

NA

Liquid-Cooled

Electronic injection

Electronic

Electric

CVT with torque server

61.4 in.

31 in.

Telescopic fork, 35 mm stanchions

Dual hydraulic shock absorber

300 mm disc

240 mm disc

110/70, 16

150/70, 14

12 litre fuel tank.

176 kg dry weight.

$5,499 MSRP.

November 29, 2012 4:11 AM
 

Vampire said:

Guess I'll have to wait to get a RED one.

December 3, 2012 12:45 PM
 

Paul said:

Wondering what the price will be here.. Nice ride, hopefully competitive

February 7, 2013 4:56 PM

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