Piaggio B500: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||B 500|
single cylinder, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||92.0mm x 69.0mm|
|Top Speed||99 mph (160 km/h)|
|Horsepower||38.22 HP (28.5 KW) @ 7500RPM|
|Torque||31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM|
|Ignition||electronic inductive discharge ignition integrated with fuel injection|
|Transmission||Gear box: automatic
|Suspension||Front: telescopic hydraulic fork, stem ø 41 mm
Rear: engine unit acts as swinging arm, with two dual-effect hydraulic dampers, helical springs adjustable to four positions of pre-load
|Brakes||Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
|Wheelbase||60.63 inches (1540 mm)|
|Length||87.2 inches (2215 mm)|
|Width||27.56 inches (700 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.71 inches (780 mm)|
|Weight||416.67 pounds (189.0 Kg) (dry), 213.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.49 Gallon (13.20 Liters)|
The Piaggio B500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke standard produced by Piaggio in 2005. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h). Max torque was 31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 38.22 HP (28.5 KW) @ 7500 RPM.
The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 92.0mm bore x 69.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 460.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).
The bike has a automatic transmission. Power was moderated via the centrifugal.
It came with a 110/70-16 front tire and a 150/70-14 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic hydraulic fork, stem ø 41 mm while the rear was equipped with a engine unit acts as swinging arm, with two dual-effect hydraulic dampers, helical springs adjustable to four positions of pre-load. The B500 was fitted with a 3.49 Gallon (13.20 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 416.67 pounds (189.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 60.63 inches (1540 mm) long.