Piaggio BV500: review, history, specs

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2008 Piaggio BV500


Ideal for navigating-and escaping-city streets. A scooter agile enough for the city with added power for "touring" capabilities. Perfect for long distance rides as well as getting in and around town with power and style. The BV 500 will give you the freedom to move in total comfort wherever you want to go.

Highlights:

  • Environmentally friendly four-stroke, four-valve Piaggio MASTER engine
  • Ergonomic driving position suitable for "touring"
  • High wheels (front 16") for stability and safety
  • Exclusive Piaggio integral braking system
  • Halogen headlamp that provides excellent visibility
  • Compact waterproof seat cover
  • Glove and cell phone compartment
  • Anti-theft steering column lock
  • Immobilizer system
  • Anti-theft ring on chassis
  • Side stand with starter enabling device

Accessories:

  • Windscreen
  • Top case
  • Side cases
  • Leg cover
  • Electronic alarm
  • Vehicle cover
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Piaggio BV500
Manufacturer
Also called BV Tourer 500
Production 2009 - 2012
Class Scooter
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 92.0mm x 69.0mm
Top Speed 99 mph (159 km/h)
Horsepower 38.09 HP (28.4 KW) @ 7500RPM
Torque 31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Fuel System injection
Transmission Gear box: automatic
Clutch: dry, centrifugal, automatic
Suspension Front: telescopic hydraulic forks, 41 mm
Rear: two dual effect hydraulic dampers
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 110/70-16
Rear Tire 140/70-14
Wheelbase 61.02 inches (1550 mm)
Length 83.27 inches (2115 mm)
Width 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Seat Height 30.51 inches (775 mm)
Weight 189.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 3.46 Gallon (13.10 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.06 liters/100 km (24.6 km/l or 57.94 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Piaggio BV Tourer 500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke scooter produced by Piaggio between 2009 and 2012. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (159 km/h). Max torque was 31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 38.09 HP (28.4 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 492.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/70-16 front tire and a 140/70-14 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 forks, 41 mm while the rear was equipped with a two dual effect hydraulic dampers. The BV Tourer 500 was fitted with a 3.46 Gallon (13.10 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 61.02 inches (1550 mm) long.

2009 Piaggio BV Tourer 500[edit]

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The 2009 MY Piaggio BV Tourer 500 is a big-displacement (in the scooter world), machine that is capable of long hauls, solo or two-up. At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 460cc, single cylinder Piaggio MASTER lump mated to a continuously variable transmission. This lump is capable of producing 39 horsepower and 43 Nm of torque. it comes standard with a large windshield, for improved protection against the elements, as well as a dual hydraulic shock absorber with a four-position spring pre-load, which makes for a more plush ride, as well as improve the overall maneuverability of this two-wheeler. In addition, it features a under-seat storage compartment that can fit a full-sized helmet, as well as a smaller, front storage compartment.


2010 Piaggio BV Tourer 500[edit]

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The 2010 MY Piaggio BV Tourer 500 is a maxi-scooter that addresses those riders who want to spend more time in the saddle of their machine, either alone or two-up. It comes standard with a large windshield, a two-up seat with lumbar support for the riders, pillion grab rails, and a comfortable, yet, high-end suspension package, which also improve the cornering abilities of this two-wheeler.

At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 492cc, single cylinder Master powerplant mated to a continuously variable transmission, and can produce 39 horsepower and 43 Nm of torque.


2011 Piaggio BV Tourer 500[edit]

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This maxi-scooter addresses those riders who want a machine capable of going the extra mile, whether solo or two-up. At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 492cc, single cylinder Master powerhouse paired to a continuously variable transmission, and can produce 39 horsepower and 43 Nm of torque. It comes with a large windshield, a spacious two-up seat with lumbar support for the rider and passenger grab rails which increase its touring capabilities. In addition, it features a 41 mm telescopic fork and two dual effect hydraulic dampers in the rear, with four-position coil springs, which make for increased maneuverability, as well as a higher level of comfort.