Written on: 16/04/2005 by lilbmw (4 reviews written)
Smooth Operation, Decent Fuel economy, Excellent Accelration and Top End.
Windscreen too low, Mirror shake. Storage should fit two helmets. Dash lights burned out from day one. Service is tough.
I have had my 2005 Piaggio X9 500 Scooter for one month now, and over 1000 miles. I use it to commute to work, 40 miles round trip on back highways. Crusises at highway speeds wonderfully. Much better than my old Helix 250. Does over 100mph and I have been getting 54 mpg. I would have thought that the storage quality would have been better, to at least fit two full helmets. Cornering is ok, better than cars, not as good as a sportbike. Very quiet and smooth at all speeds. I have been having problems with local service to get the 600 mile fluid change, filters on back order, and who knows when the dash lights will get fixed. Wish the windscreen was higher, still a lot of windnoise at 70 mph. Thanks