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2013 Piaggio BV350 Review Specification and Price

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2013 Piaggio BV350 Review Specification and Price, Piaggio breaks the maxi-scooter mold with a new engine, transmission and styling in its best-selling motor scooter… 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.

2013 Piaggio BV350

2013 Piaggio BV350

2013 Piaggio BV350 Review Specification and Price

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.

2013 Piaggio BV350 Key Features

  • Max. Speed: 86 mphGas Mileage: 65-70 mpg
  • Displacement: 330 cc
  • Gas Tank: 3.4 gallons
  • Seat Height: 31″

2013 Piaggio BV350 Features and Benefits

  • A new engine: minimum space, maximum performance.

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.

  • Reduced service costs and great fuel economy

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 architecture: motorcycle performance with the comfort of a scooter.

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).

  • Style: gritty and elegant, in true Made in Italy spirit.

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.

  • 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 Big Scooter 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. The MSRP is $5,499 (USD).

2013 Piaggio BV350 – USA Specifications/Technical Details

Engine Piaggio single-cylinder 4-stroke
Engine capacity 330 cc
Bore x stroke 78 mm / 69 mm
Power 33 hp at 8,250 rpm
Torque 24 ft. lbs at 6,250 rpm
Valve timing system Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) – 4 valves
Fuel system: Electronic injection
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Dry sump
Transmission CVT with torque server
Clutch Multi-disc centrifuge in oil bath
Frame Double cradle in high strength tubular steel
Front Suspension Telescopic hydraulic fork with 35-mm stanchions – wheel travel 90 mm
Rear suspension Double, dual action hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable preload with 4 settings – wheel travel 81 mm
Front brake 300 mm diam. disc with three piston floating caliper
Rear brake 240 mm diam. disc with dual piston floating caliper
Front wheel rim Aluminum alloy 16″ x 3.00
Rear wheel rim Aluminum alloy 14″ x 3.50
Front tyre Tubeless 110/70 – 16″
Rear tyre Tubeless 150/70 – 14″
Length/Width 87.2 inches/ 29.2 inches (2,215 mm / 760 mm)
Wheelbase 61.4 inches (1,560 mm)
Seat height 31.2 inches (795 mm)
Fuel tank capacity 3.4 gallons (13 litres)
Curb weight 390 pounds
WMTC cycle average distance 70 mpg (30.5 km/l)
Emissions compliance EURO 3

2013 Piaggio BV350 price US MSRP Price: $5,499 USD

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