The Piaggio BV Tourer has a lot to love. It’s light, comfortable and easy to ride, so what more can you desire from a light city scooter? Moreover, the Piaggio BV Tourer 500 also combines the motorcycle-style ride with the comfort and practicality of a scooter.
Power comes from a 460 cc single cylinder, four-stroke engine which puts out 39 hp at 7,500 rpm and 43 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine has an average mileage of 55-60 mpg and propels the scooter to a maximum speed of 99 mph.
Thanks to its capable engine, the 2012 Piaggio BV Tourer 500 is able to deal well with long distance rides. Talking about long travels you can equip the BV Tourer 500 with an optional top case and side compartments.
The 2012 Piaggio BV Tourer 500 is offered with a starting price of $6399.
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A scooter agile enough for the city with added power for touring capabilities, the BV 500 Tourer is perfect for long distance rides as well as getting in and around town with power 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 long distance travels.
The Piaggio BV 500 is agile enough for navigating city streets, but it also has the added power for “touring” capabilities like its ergonomic driving position. Ideal for long distance rides as well as getting around town with power and style, the BV 500 gives you the freedom to move in complete comfort wherever you want to go.
Piaggio Maxi-Scooters Earn "Line-up of the Year" At a time when maxiscooters really arrived in the American consciousness, Piaggio Group was there just in time to expand and refine its broad stable of U.S. offerings. Offering five models, PIaggio leads the way with the MP3 500, MP3 400 and BV Tourer 500 in the Big Maxi class, as well as the MP3 250 and BV Tourer 250 in the Middleweight class.
|625 MILES ||Time for your first full service|
|3,000 MILES ||Time for your second service. Check, clean or replace your oil if necessary, check for wear and tear on your brake pads|
|6,000 MILES ||Time for your third full service|
|9,000 MILES ||Time for your fourth check, clean or replace your oil if necessary, check for wear and tear on your brake pads and transmission belt|
|12,000 MILES|| Time for your fifth full service|
|ENGINE TYPE|| Single cylinder, four-stroke catalytic|
|CYLINDER CAPACITY|| 460 cc|
|BORE X STROKE ||3.6" x 2.7"|
|MAX POWER AT SHAFT ||39 hp at 7,500 rpm|
|MAX TORQUE ||43 Nm at 5,500 rpm|
|MAX SPEED|| 99 mph|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY|| 3.49|
|GAS MILEAGE ||55-60 mpg|
|DISTRIBUTION ||Single overhead camshaft SOHC with four valves|
|COOLING SYSTEM ||Liquid|
|LUBRICATION ||Wet sump|
|IGNITION|| Electronic with variable spark advance|
|GEARS ||CVT automatic ratio variator - ’Twist ’n go’|
|CHASSIS ||Double cradle in high-tensile steel tubes|
|FRONT SUSPENSION ||41 mm Telescopic Hydraulic Forks|
|REAR SUSPENSION|| Two dual effect hydraulic dampers|
|FRONT BRAKE|| Two stainless steel discs, 260 mm|
|REAR BRAKE|| Stainless steel disc, 240|
|FRONT TIRE|| 110/7, 16"|
|REAR TIRE ||150/70, 14"|
|SEAT HEIGHT|| 30.5"|
|DRY WEIGHT|| 416|
|TYPE APPROVAL ||EPA and CARB|
|COLORS ||White, Black|
Bikez ---- "A scooter agile enough for the city with added power for touring capabilities, the BV 500 Tourer is perfect for long distance rides as well as getting in and around town with power and style."
SjVespa ---- "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."