piaggio X10 500

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  • 09-21-2013 10:19 AM

    piaggio X10 500

    Absolutely fantastic.

    Traded in my old scoot and purchased the Piaggio X10 500.

    It is every bit as good as what you have heard.

    This has got to be the best scoot in the country.

    If you can afford the price tag,  go and get one today.

    My dealer says I was the first person in Australia to buy one.

    I hope the word gets out on this machine.

    I have never been so impressed with a bike as i am with this one.

    As you can tell i am a little enthused .

    If Piaggio does not spend a bit of money advertising this scooter they are mad.

    Check out the link above


  • 09-21-2013 12:50 PM In reply to

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    Congrats on the new scoot. Glad to hear you waxing lyrical about, especially since you spend so much more time in the saddle than most of the rest of us.

    Did you get a discount or become a Piaggio ambassador?

    If I was Piaggio and came across a rider who had done 140K essentially trouble-free km (if my memory serves) on their Xevo 400 I would be on their doorstep in a flash to offer a massive discount, a free scoot, whatever to keep that rider in the family and clocking up the serious kms on another one of my scoots....

    ......but then maybe they knew because you had such a great experience with the Xevo and they had this amazing flagship X10 coming up that you didn't need any more of an incentive to make the X10 your next scoot! Big Smile

    Looking forward to hearing further reports as you clock up the kms. Congrats again.

    Ride safe.

    Riding: Doc, a 2009 Derbi GP1 250
  • 09-21-2013 01:33 PM In reply to

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  • 09-21-2013 01:55 PM In reply to

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    Do tell us more! i just saw one in the flesh at Scootercentral while my Beverly was getting serviced and my first impression was, "GOD IT'S HUGE!!!".  Don't get me wrong, it's very nice but for me it would be a bit too much for city work. It should make a great long distance cruiser though.


  • 09-21-2013 03:32 PM In reply to

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    Thanks Guys for the feedback, yes it is big but the handling is so smooth and easy.

    I think it would be fine as a city bike but the 500 is in it's element on the freeway.

    It will move and do it with ease,  engine purrrs on the highway

    And this scoot is a joy to cruise on

    Back support is just right.

    wind shield works very well at all speeds.

    and the mono shock is great on this model, smooths right over bumps.

    And the body work finish does make the X8 and X9 look second rate.

    This is a stand out scooter and it does get noticed.

    I know i am sounding like a piaggio sales man, (sorry about that)

    But this bike is first rate.

    If piaggio can not sell this bike then honestly they should just give the game away.


  • 10-05-2013 04:31 PM In reply to

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     Congratulations !!!

    My wife and I test rode one, courtesy of Scooter Central, and absolutely loved it ... well almost. I have ridden numerous big singles over the years - Yamaha XT500 and SR500, Honda XR500 and XBR500, BMW 650, and really enjoy the thumpers, but this one didn't do it for me. Below 70 kph it was unimpressive but smoothed out above that. I know it will get better with time, but I'm not sure enough for me to really like it.

    In all other respects, it is a magnificent scooter and I was really looking forward to buying one - it is that good and better than any comparable scooter on the market. However, my wife was a tad unhappy with the vibes and I was a bit disappointed, so it didn't happen.

    Not to put anyone off, it is a great machine and I can understand why many owners will be entirely happy with it, so by all means go and check it out for yourself - maybe I'm just getting too old and want more comfort than earlier.

    I refuse to grow old until I grow up.
    Growing up is for people with nothing better to do with their lives.
  • 10-06-2013 04:15 PM In reply to

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    A little surprised by your experience with the X10, It is a little vibey at the low end but i did not think it was to bad.

    For me it just adds a bit of character.

    But i guess each to his own i suppose.

    But you are right, it is a magnificent looker.

    I get the occasional comment and a lot of stares as drives pass by.

    And other bike riders always check it out as they pass by.

    As i said earlier, if piaggio can not sell this scooter they should just give up.



  • 01-07-2014 03:29 PM In reply to

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    Absolutely fantastic.

    Traded in my old scoot and purchased the Piaggio X10 500.

    Several months later I'm wondering if you're still as enthusiastic regarding your purchase. I'd be keen to get some feedback as to how it is going with fuel economy and tank range and any further thoughts in comparison with your previous Piaggio. My own experiences with Piaggio have been mixed. My 250 x9 purchased about a decade ago had some electrical issues which weren't assisted by the positioning of the battery.


    Best wishes, Russell


  • 01-07-2014 08:11 PM In reply to

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  • 01-07-2014 09:15 PM In reply to

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    G'day Russel.

    After 12,000 km on the piaggio X10 500, I have to say I have no complaints.

    In every way the X10 is superior to my old X8.

    Fuel consumption seems to be about the same, Road stability is way ahead of the X8.

    Power is  noticable different as you would expect.

    I would have no hesitation in giving it the thumbs up for any one that was thinking of buying one

    It feels like I traded in a old holden and got a mercedes.

    Beautiful bike all round and still gets attention on the road

  • 01-11-2014 09:43 PM In reply to

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    Thanks Coastrider. How far does a a tank of fuel take you? Touring on my Burgman 400 I think I have a potential of 350 - 375 kms a tank though I normal fill around the 300 - 320 kms. On paper the X10 is around the same weight, has much the same storage, but somewhat more power than my Burgman. I'd be interested in hearing how that translates in practice. I know your doing long highway kilometrs and thought you'd be the person to know.


    Best wishes, Russell

  • 01-11-2014 09:45 PM In reply to

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    Oh, and the x10 has a bigger fuel tank too. Seems on paper that it might come close to my idea of a perfect touring maxi.

    best wishes, Russell

  • 01-11-2014 11:19 PM In reply to

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    Russel, I would say i am getting 25km to the litre, 4 litre to 100km

    Daily round trip of 150km, usually put about 6 litre in the tank.

    Always fill up for around $9 give or take

    Price at the pump fluctuates all the time, not a good guide to consumption.

    The X10 500 is born to tour and do it in comfort.

    For my needs I wanted the equivelant of a car on two wheels,

    I wanted to be able to sit upright, to be protected from the fatigue of wind, to have lots of storage.

    And to keep costs down,

    This will be my fifth year of long distance travel between cities.

    The X8 400 followed by the X10 500 have made it easy to do.

    A car would have been very expensive to run and the average bike would not cut it for long term travel.




  • 01-12-2014 10:49 PM In reply to

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    Thanks again. That seems pretty impressive!

    Best wishes, Russell

  • 01-13-2014 06:11 AM In reply to

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    Got to love that 500 MASTER engine! Smile

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