PIAGGIO X9 500 - OWNER REVIEWS



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Piaggio X9 - Grey
2004 PIAGGIO X9 500
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Plenty of power, loads of storage space, good headlights, very comfy, good weather protection, no messy chains, surprise factor for other road users!
Dislikes: I haven’t got any.

Review:
My X9 is bright yellow and resembles a police bike which helps with other road users as they initially give me loads of respect! The bike is an absolute hoot to ride and I laugh out loud frequently at the reaction of people on the road as I accelerate away and achieve quite surprising lean angles on roundabouts/bends. The bike is so easy to ride coming from many years of large motorcycles. I was a little skeptical but wow! It is brilliant! I have been to a few race meetings on it and although lots of folk don't "get it" to me that adds to the enjoyment.

The lights are very good on high beam way better than many bikes i have ridden and the view of the road is great with a very comfy adjustable seat (seat adjusts forward and back) as does the windscreen (up and down). The engine is very smooth especially for a single. I was expecting it to be a bit lumpy but it pushes you along and a pleasant and surprising pace. The only difference is the mid corner handling, which may need some mild adjustments, probably due to the smaller wheels and lack of frame (stiffness), but this is fine after a few miles as you dial your riding to suit.

Overall I would not recommend anyone buying this scoot but that is a purely selfish motive…..I want it all to myself!! Peace out.”



2007 PIAGGIO X9 500cc
Likes: -
Dislikes: Full of electrical problems

Review:
Overall, I think the X9 500 is a fun ride and a roadmaster but trust me you'll hate it when electrical problems starts to set in. Perhaps it’s not meant for African conditions.
All the same its fun to be on the Piaggio x9 scooter.”


2007 PIAGGIO X9 500
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Nice scoot, Easy to ride
Dislikes: Punky, No take off

Review:
[The X9] can be hugely improved by replacing the variator with a J Costa variator kit. Now it has pick up like a 500cc motorcycle. The kit costs 300-400 Canadian dollars. Money well spent. Happy Scooting!”

- Bill


2007 PIAGGIO X9 EVOLUTION 500
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: More like a scooter than the Majesty or Burgman which is good
Dislikes: Weak power, hardly any sound, can’t see gauges for handle bars

Review:
Just bought used with 4020 miles. It’s a 2007 500 X9 Evo 466cc. It has no power at all. My brief first impression is this is really not a maxi scooter -too weak. I had a Majesty once 400cc with twice the power. I had a 150cc scooter with more take off force than this one.”


2007 PIAGGIO X9 500
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Comfort, storage, brakes
Dislikes: Smaller 14” wheels, Large boxy rear end.

Review:
I am the third owner of my 2007 Piaggio X9 500 Evolution scooter and my overall impression is that this is a decent maxi scooter. I did have motor issues right after buying, but soon discovered thanks to the internet that there was a recall in 2009 that was never applied to my bike regarding fuel pump hoses. Once this was performed by my local dealer, the bike came alive and ran perfectly. It shakes a bit and the mirrors blur at lower speeds, but out on the highway it's amazingly smooth for a single cylinder thumper. On the highway it is very stable and reassuring.

Mine came with the factory rear trunk and cover that seems tailored to fit the bike and trunk perfectly. The large lighted storage area under the seat, 12V outlet, glove box, storage cubby, self cancelling turn signals, adjustable seat backrest and comfy seat are wonderful. The motor also pulls well on the highway and I'm able to pass vehicles with ease. Weather protection is adequate and the large floor boards are welcome on longer trips. I also have a 2007 BV250 so I was familiar with this brand and the ride. I would prefer that this scooter used the larger diameter tires like my BV250 which might help smooth the bumps out better.”



2007 PIAGGIO X9 500
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Handles especially well, very dependable, lumbar support
Dislikes: Seat design makes me feel like I'm sliding forward. The mirrors are kinda pricey to replace.


Review:
I bought my 2007 X9 Evo new in 2008. I'm just turning over 17,000 miles and she still runs like new. I rode her from Atlanta to New Orleans in 2011 for a Vespa Rally. Great ride, 75 -80 mph mostly all Interstate highway. Looking forward to another long trip.”

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