Written on: 13/06/2005 by John Thompson (37 reviews written)
Good value, comfy capable and fun
Some dodgy electrics, head bearings can wear, needs to be looked after properly.
I sell these, and lots of them at that!
The Piaggio X9 500 Scooter is a very pleasant machine to ride, and has many attractive features including PICS (Radio/ Intercom/ Phone interface) Elec. stand, Superb 460cc fuel injected engine and huge underseat store.
Some of the electrics are prone to water damage, but this can be prevented by careful preperation by a caring dealer.
The motor is a cracker, and handling/ brakes/ chassis are capable and secure with or without a full load.
Buy carefully, look after the X9 and it will prove a well loved friend.
Neglect and poor quality servicing are really not this machines scene, it likes a little care!
Later Evo models have minor but worthwhile improvements such as Stainless Exhaust.
I use X9's for pleasure regularly, and always enjoy the ride!