2013 Piaggio BV 350

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The Piaggio BV 350 is a maxi scooter that was especially created to be the perfect partner for traveling around the city.

Thanks to its smart dimensions, the Piaggio BV 350 is easy to park and maneuver even in the tightest spots.

Needless to say that it was designed with practicality in mind, so once on board you are welcomed by a spacious seat, a comfortable handlebar and plenty of storage places.

In terms of power, the scooter is equipped with a fairly lively 350 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke engine that sends its power to the rear wheel through a CVT transmission with torque converter.

The ride quality is kept in check by a front telescopic fork ( 35 Mm Stanchions) paired with a rear dual hydraulic shock absorber.

The 2013 Piaggio BV 350 is offered with a starting price of $5,699.

Hit the jump for more information on the Piaggio BV 350.

Overview

Piaggio BV 350

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. The all-new BV 350 features a brand new, state-of-the-art, single cylinder 350cc engine. With the power of a 400cc and the compact dimensions and light weight of a 300cc, the BV 350 sets a new standard in the maxi-scooter segment.

The BV 350’s innovative technology provides agility, efficiency and riding pleasure at the highest levels. The BV 350 features the new, state-ofthe-art, single cylinder 350cc engine. With the power of a 400cc and the compact dimensions and light weight of a 300cc, the BV 350 sets a new standard in the maxi-scooter segment, making it the most powerful scooter in its class. The BV 350 is complimented with Italian design and the highest attention to detail and finishing.

The max-scooter best seller from Piaggio, with more than 300,000 vehicles sold, has been the undisputed market leader from ten years, extends its inimitable features of urban commuter into a sports theme, mixing performance, comfort and riding pleasure into a unique model.
The BV 350 is the first model from Piaggio equipped with the brand new 350 engine, a product made to obtain the maximum power of a 400, but with a size, emissions levels and management costs comparable to those of a 300 cc.
IN DEALERSHIPS NOW! 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. The all-new BV 350 features a brand new, state-of-the-art, single cylinder 350cc engine. With the power of a 400cc and the compact dimensions and light weight of a 300cc, the BV 350 sets a new standard in the maxi-scooter segment.

Engine

On the BV 350 the brand new single cylinder 350, 4 stroke, 4 valve, electronic injection and liquid-cooled engine makes its debut. Again, the Piaggio Group creates state-of-the-art technology for the market. This is an engine designed to provide performance comparable to a 400 cc engine, but with compact dimensions and reduced weight in line with a 300 cc engine.

The new thermal group was specifically studied to optimise fluid dynamics, by adopting solutions which allow performance to be enhanced, increasing fuel economy at the same time. The new design also contributes to a significant reduction in emissions. The stroke and bore values (69 mm x 78 mm) were selected to guarantee improved output at intermediate RPMs and with partial loads as well as greater operational flexibility.

The new 350 engine was conceived with a dry crankcase lubrication system with reed valve, which allows a reduction of both power losses due to flutter, and volume of the oil sump and the engine size.

Particular attention was given to reducing internal friction during design of the new engine: the timing rockers now have rollers, to the advantage of noise reduction and mechanical efficiency.

Transmission

There are new improvements to the transmission, characterised by a new, multi-disc automatic clutch in oil bath, which ensures improved and more consistent output over time, even in conditions of high thermal stress. A special automatic lubrication system guarantees constant cooling of the system in any operating conditions.

These technical solutions, together with a new CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) developed ad hoc for this engine, provided savings in terms of weight of about 22 pounds compared to a 400!

The performance, comparable to that of a 400, – with maximum power of 33.3 hp at 8,250 rpm and maximum torque of 24 foot pounds at 6,250 rpm – place the new BV 350 at the top of its category.

Fuel Economy

Piaggio BV 350

Thanks to the new engine, the management costs of the BV 350 are kept at the same level as a 300 scooter, while offering a reduction of maintenance expenses. In fact, service is scheduled at intervals of 12,400 miles with an oil change at an intermediate 6,200 miles only.

Fuel economy information is also excellent: thanks to the new engine, the BV 350 gets an average distance of more than 70 mpg, for an overall range greater than 205 miles on a single tank.

Chassis

The brilliant engine performance is enhanced by an original and extremely efficient chassis, a point of excellence for all of the Beverly models from the beginning. Once again, the new BV 350 technology provides agility, efficiency and riding pleasure at the highest levels.

The double-cradle frame in high-strength steel and pressed sheet metal sports a conventional fork with 35 mm stanchions up front, while rear suspension is handled by a pair of double-acting helical-spring shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload offering 4 different positions, ensuring optimal absorption of road bumps while delivering a neutral response and accurate handling.

While maintaining the great agility and handling of an urban commuter, the new BV 350 ensures top-of-the-class road holding, thanks in part to the large wheels with double 5-spoke light alloy rims (16” x 3.00” up front and 14” x 3.50” at the rear) and large tyres (110/70 and 150/70 respectively).

In terms of active safety, the new BV 350 does not shy away from confrontation, thanks to its powerful braking system, at the top of its category. The front brake sports a large 300 mm semi-floating disc, where a 3-piston floating caliper operates, while a 240 mm disc is mounted at the rear. The two discs operate in synergy, thanks to the combined braking system: acting on the right lever the two side pistons up front are activated, while the left lever operates both the third piston up front and the rear brake. A distribution valve operates in series with the left lever, calibrating the front brake pressure based on the rear pressure in order to prevent lightening of the rear wheel and to keep the vehicle balance neutral.

Style

Piaggio BV 350

The decisive and elegant style of the new BV 350 stems from a careful and harmonious evolution of the distinctive styling of the Beverly family, searching for a subtle balance between the refined simplicity, so typical of all the best Made in Italy products and the numerous new details with a sport flavour.

Even at first glance, the BV 350 stands out with its smoked windshield which, besides emphasising its sport spirit, improves aerodynamic protection for the rider.

Instead of the chrome finish, there are matte and brushed details – such as the front “moulding” – which, enhancing the complex surfaces, gives the new BV a more decisive, sport and elegant character, all at the same time.

The exhaust is also new, standing out because of the two ribs on the heat shield and the exclusive grey/flat black coloring, as well as the doubled 5-spoke wheel rims which were chosen in glossy black.
The touring spirit of this new BV comes out in the numerous details, designed to provide a riding experience characterised by maximum comfort, from the saddle which has two-level seating, separate for rider and passenger – a distinctive element of this model from the beginning – and made precious by the exclusive relief stitching, ideally reminiscent of the most beautiful sports car interiors.

The BV 350 shares the spacious helmet compartment with the entire Beverly range: illuminated by a courtesy light, it is one of the largest in the category and can hold two half-face or one full face helmet, in addition to documents, for which a dedicated space is provided.

Load capacity is complemented by the practical luggage rack, with integrated passenger grab handles, the match coloured glove box incorporated in the leg shield back plate and the retractable bag hook.

Colors

The unique look of the new BV 350 is completed by an exclusive range of color combinations and interior upholstery to enhance shapes and the sport character of the scooter: matched with the new Matte Silver, a matte color which enhances the shapes and surfaces even more, and the Shiny Black, the more “aggressive” livery, are the interiors, red embossing and saddle.

The Piaggio BV 350 is currently available at Piaggio/Vespa dealerships across the United States. The BV 350 comes in Shiny Black and Matte Silver.

Specifications

Piaggio BV 350
Engine TypePiaggio 4-Stroke Single Cylinder
Cylinder Capacity330 Cc
Bore X Stroke78 Mm X 69 Mm
Max Power At Shaft32.8 Hp At 8,250 Rpm
Max Torque32.3 Nm At 6,250 Rpm
Max Speed86 Mph
Fuel Tank Capacity3.4
Gas Mileage65-70 Mpg
DistributionSingle Overhead Camshaft Sohc With Four Valves
Cooling SystemLiquid
LubricationDry Sump
IgnitionElectronic
GearsCvt With Torque Server
ClutchMulti-Disc Centrifuge In Oil Bath
ChassisTwin Cradle Tubes In High Tensile Steel
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork, 35 Mm Stanchions
Rear SuspensionDual Hydraulic Shock Absorber
Front Brake300 Mm Disc
Rear Brake240 Mm Disc
Front Tire110/70, 16"
Rear Tire150/70, 14"
Length83.1"
Width29.9"
Wheelbase61.4"
Seat Height31"
Dry Weight390 Lbs
Type ApprovalEpa And Carb
ColorsMatte Silver, Shiny Black
Price$5,699

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