Piaggio BV250: review, history, specs

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2008 Piaggio VB250


Before you get in your car on Monday morning, ask yourself this: Are you looking forward to your commute? Get yourself a BV and you will. Twist the throttle and traffic disappears behind you. Powered by a Piaggio single cylinder, four-stroke engine with an automatic transmission, the BV is the ideal vehicle for stop-and-go situations.

Front and rear disc brakes mean braking couldn't be easier, while the BV's 16" wheels and dual shock absorbers make for the smoothest ride in scootering. The BV carries you and a passenger with comfort and style. Underneath the plush, split-level seat is a lockable storage compartment.

Add on an optional top case and side compartments and you'll have more than enough storage for urban errand-running or longdistance travels.

Highlights:

  • 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid cooled engine
  • Top speed 75mph+
  • Large 16" wheels
  • Electronic anti-theft immobilizer
  • Fold-away waterproof seat cover
  • Optional top case and side compartments
Piaggio BV250
Manufacturer
Also called BV Tourer 250
Production 2009 - 2011
Class Scooter
Engine
liquid-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke catalytic Piaggio QUASAR
Bore / Stroke 71.1mm x 71.1mm
Top Speed 80 mph (129 km/h)
Horsepower 21.99 HP (16.4 KW) @ 8250RPM
Torque 14.75 ft/lbs (20.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Fuel System injection
Transmission Gear box: CVT
Clutch: dry, centrifugal, automatic
Suspension Front: 35mm telescopic fork
Rear: dual hydraulic shock absorber, four-position spring pre-load
Brakes Front: 260 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper
Rear: 260 mm disc
Front Tire 110/70, 16in
Rear Tire 140/70, 16in
Wheelbase 57.91 inches (1471 mm)
Length 83.11 inches (2111 mm)
Width 29.88 inches (759 mm)
Height 51.97 inches (1320 mm)
Seat Height 30.91 inches (785 mm)
Weight 149.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 2.56 Gallon (9.70 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Piaggio BV Tourer 250 was a liquid-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke catalytic Piaggio QUASAR scooter produced by Piaggio between 2009 and 2011. It could reach a top speed of 80 mph (129 km/h). Max torque was 14.75 ft/lbs (20.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 21.99 HP (16.4 KW) @ 8250 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled liquid-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke catalytic Piaggio QUASAR. A 71.1mm bore x 71.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 244.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/70, 16in front tire and a 140/70, 16in rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 260 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper in the front and a 260 mm disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 35mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual hydraulic shock absorber, four-position spring pre-load. The BV Tourer 250 was fitted with a 2.56 Gallon (9.70 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 57.91 inches (1471 mm) long.

2009 Piaggio BV Tourer 250[edit]

2009 Piaggio BV Tourer 250

The 2009 MY Piaggio BV Tourer 250 sport a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 244cc, single cylinder Piaggio Quasar lump mated to a continuously variable transmission, that can produce 22 horsepower and 20 Nm of torque. It addresses scooter fans who want a machine capable of going the extra mile, both solo and two-up. It comes standard with a large, front windshield, a dual hydraulic shock absorber with four-position spring pre-load, as well as a two-up seat with pillion grab rails and an under-seat and front storage compartments. This makes for a comfortable, maneuverable and fairly powerful scooter, which also allows the rider to spend more time in the saddle.


2010 Piaggio BV Tourer 250[edit]

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For scooter fans who want a lightweight, agile, and yet, gritty two-wheeler capable of going the extra mile, the Italian engineers from Piaggio have lauched the 2010 MY Piaggio BV Tourer 250. At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 250cc, single cylinder Quasar powerhouse mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 22 horsepower and 23 Nm of torque. Also, it comes standard with a two-up seat, passenger grab rails, a windscreen, for enhanced protection against the elements, and big (in the scooter world), 16" wheels, which not only increase maneuverability, but also make for a more fast scooter.


2011 Piaggio BV Tourer 250[edit]

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The 2011 MY Piaggio BV Tourer 250 addresses scooter fans who want a gritty machine capable of longer trips, solo or two-up, but which still are nimble and lightweight enough to give that unmistakable scooter feel. At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 250cc, single cylinder Quasar lump paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 22 horsepower and 23 Nm of torque. In addition, it comes with a large, front windshield, dual hydraulic, rear shock absorbers with a four position spring pre-load, as well as beefy 16" front and rear alloy wheels, which increase its agility and stability, at the same time.