2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 02:44
So far, the Piaggio Beverly 300ie It responds perfectly to the definition that we mentioned the first day. It is a full-fledged ugly duckling. A relatively motorbike misunderstood in our market But when you meet it, you understand perfectly why Italy is plagued with them, for example. And we were sad to have to return it to Vespa Gijón.
It is a scooter to which down to the smallest detail has been taken care of. The laces are incredibly precise and it is difficult, even running your finger over them, to feel the joints between the different parts. For example, on the handlebar where the white front and the brown rear are two pieces, although at first glance it may not seem like it and you think that the brown part can even be a textured vinyl.
Few scooters I have ever tested have a degree of refinement so achieved. And I say few if not none if we think that it is not a last batch model. Details such as the hook behind the retractable front shield or the fuel tank with metal cap and anti-splash device say a lot in its favor.
Piaggio Beverly 300ie, high load capacity
When we think of a tall wheel scooter we know that the gain in road stability translates into limited under-seat load capacity. It is the price that must be paid and until very recently it was difficult that in most models of other brands we could store more than a jet case.
However, the Piaggio Beverly 300ie it can boast of having a huge gap for the segment in which it moves. This hybrid between a 16-inch front wheel and a 14-inch rear wheel, in addition to trying to combine agility and stability, allows for a good load capacity.
A) Yes we can keep a full face helmet and another jet type, or for example a backpack since the space is not divided into two as in other cases. It is also compartmentalized, with a special place for documentation and another for tools. It has courtesy light and as we said, behind the front glove compartment we have a mechanical handle to open the seat if one day we run out of battery.
Unfortunately during the test we were unable to conveniently perform the test of consumption, with which we usually give you the figures that we have extracted in an above-average use. However, if we have calculated that slightly exceeds 4 l / 100 approximately, depending on the road you take with it.
And finally, let's talk about price. Perhaps the workhorse of this model because it is above average. Currently its recommended sale price is 4,781 euros, which places it 192 euros more expensive than what, we believe, is its main competitor, all things being equal: the Honda Scoopy SH300i that we tested a long time ago.
Is the Piaggio Beverly 300ie justified in price? Well, it depends on what we are looking for on a motorcycle. If we want a frame that takes us from A to B without worrying about anything else, we will surely go for a cheaper model. But if, on the contrary, we are looking for high quality, good performance and dynamics, the price does not seem so expensive.
And the question is very simple: what does the Honda Scoopy have to sell thousands in some cities like Barcelona and yet the same does not happen to the Piaggio Beverly 300ie, with almost the same price? The word of mouth of the users, the tradition and going to what apparently seems safe without looking if there are more options.
And there are more options. But beware, with this I am not saying that it is neither better nor worse. Just that it is as good as others. It is comfortable, with a multitude of details, magnificent finishes and an engine that despite its lower theoretical power, its torque curve is commendable.
But not all are good things. We wish the front brake had a little more mordant, or rather, I did it earlier and not having to take the handle halfway. But at this point the criticism ends, or at least the objective criticism because it has convinced us.
Piaggio Beverly 300ie
- Type: Single cylinder Piaggio Quasar 4-stroke, liquid cooled
- Displacement: 278 cm³
- Power max. Dec.: 22.2 hp at 7,250 rpm
- Torque max. dec: 23 Nm at 5,750 rpm
- Clutch: Centrifugal
- Transmission: CVT automatic variable speed drive with torque server
- Transmission: Belt
- Front: Ø35mm hydraulic telescopic fork - 90mm travel
- Rear: Double double-acting hydraulic shock absorber with 4-position adjustable preload - 81mm travel
- Front: Ø 300mm disc with floating two-piston caliper
- Rear: Ø 240mm disc with floating caliper
- Front: Aluminum alloy 16 "x 3.00, tire 110 / 70-16"
- Rear: Aluminum alloy 14 "x 3.50, tire 140 / 70-14"
- Total length: 2,150 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,535 mm
- Seat height: 790 mm
- Fuel tank: 12.5 liters
- Average consumption measured: 4.3 liters
- Dry weight: N / A kg
- Engine: 8
- Stability: 8
- Suspensions: 8
- Brakes: 6
- Aesthetics: 8, 5
- Finishes: 10
- Rider comfort: 8
- Passenger comfort: 8
- Average rating: 8, 06
- In favor: finishes, quality, load capacity
- Cons: a little underpowered compared to the competition, front brake
- Price: 4.781 €
Note: The Piaggio Beverly 300ie It was loaned by Vespa Gijón for the test. Gasoline expenses have been borne by the publisher. For more information, consult our policy of relations with companies.
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