Piaggio B500: history, specs, pictures

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Piaggio B500
Manufacturer
Also called B 500
Production 2005
Engine
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
Clutch: centrifugal
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
Front Tire 110/70-16
Rear Tire 150/70-14
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)
Manuals Service Manual


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.

Engine[edit]

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).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a automatic transmission. Power was moderated via the centrifugal.

Chassis[edit]

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.