Written on: 23/02/2013 by Stienway1000
I bought the Piaggio x9 at first because on the surface it has many positive features such as: 1.) Excellent storage space, 2.) Is a very comfortable scooter to drive 3.) The braking is excellent 4.) The fuel consumption is very low (70+ MPG) However, the reliability and quality of craftsmanship is absolutely terrible, after the odometer read 14000 miles the motorbike continuously goes wrong, the negative features are: 1.) The drive belt needs replacing every 12000 miles 2.) All parts... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2013
I bought an 9000 mile, 18 month old X9 250 for less than half the price of a new one, so new ones were massively overpriced. It is easy to ride and has loads of storage space under the seat. I fitted a rear carrier and could carry even more. The 250cc four stroke engine was a Honda unit and pretty gutless although the pay off was good petrol consumption at about 70mpg. I could never get on with the seating position that put a bend in my back no matter what I tried. For short commutes this... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2011 by Lukefromaus (1 review written)
I baught my Piaggio 250 X9 2001 model in late 2010 It had 30,000 Km's on the clock, And rides really really smooth, Yesturday i rode about 100km's approx. And my bearings in my gearbox went, I opened it up today, And found that everything of the bearing cases was almost disintegrated, So i have a fair few questions, please comment on this and answer if you can, Is my gear box ment to be packed full with oil, Or only partially, And also, once ive put the casing back on the gear box, Where do... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2010
Great scoot. Can get two bags of shopping/full face helmut under the seat, origional top box is massive. I can get 90mpg out of mine with smooth medium speed riding, although I am qute a small chap which may help also (I used to have a Honda vtr Firestorm which I got 25-30mpg)with bigger engined scoots you will compromise on fuel economy, you might as well get a motorbike. Long distance riding is ok at 65 -70mph, town riding is easy with it. There is a bit of buffeting from the origional... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2009
The Piaggio X9 250 motor is much stronger and is one of the best (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2008 by baaiker
I bought my Piaggio X9 off eBay for sub £1k, with 5500 miles. Fitted my Givi topbox I had from R1100GS, and now commute in London.
Even on the motorway I am relatively happy with it, cruising at 80 mph all day long. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2008
Great bike. i have fitted a mud guard under the seat. The guard is for a trailer 10 inch wheel. Stop water and grit getting under the seat.
The insurance is very cheap, I paid £101. X9 250 with top box. If you are looking for a bike to get you to work and back .and low running cost ,x9 is the bike you must look at. (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2007 by hingysaid (7 reviews written)
I bought my X9 250 (2001) only 6 months ago..... this model comes with a Honda Foresight Engine, and needless to say, its bomb-proof! The rest of the bike has not presented any problems so far and I've luckily joined an X9 owners club online, who can answer almost ANY technical query I have.
This bike comes with bags and bags of storage space under the seat, and as for the Piaggio original back box.... you could lost in there its so big. The bike came with 6500 miles on the clock and a full... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2006 by scooterbird (1 review written)
I bought this Piaggio X9 250 bike at the very good price of £1000. It needed a call out almost immediately. It has had the digidash replaced 3 times, needed a new alternator, fuel pump died, electronics fried, amongst other problems. The stand caused a problem which caused the belt to snap. This bike hates me and constantly tries to kill me. It breaks down all the time, roadside rescue don't even try to fix it cause it's so awkward to get to any of the important bits. Parts are extortionate... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2006 by brindler (1 review written)
This Piaggio X9 250 is the best bike I ever owned, and I have had a lot from a BMW and Moto Guzzi to Honda and Yamaha town bikes. It is the best comprimise for a daily commute of 30k with a mixture of town and country roads. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2006 by jetman (1 review written)
I bought my Piaggio X9 250 EVO 2004 second hand in may 2005 with 6700 km on it. Soon I noticed it had no cooling water, I poured it in the water tank, but then I noticed it's leaking. I drove the scooter to dealer and I had to wait for 3 weaks to get new water pump (and my country is Italy's neighbour). Thankfully I still had warranty. But that was the only serious probelm I had.
Average fuel consumption is 23km/l, what I think is a bit too much for 4 stroke 250. But on the other hand I ride... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2005 by Jeff The Bike (2 reviews written)
The Piaggio X9 250 is a good ride, tyre pressures are critical, especially when cornering, the bike is liable to ground with the result of a rapid change of riding position.
Mine is now three years old and I am about to change it for a new one, why? Things start to need replacing, apart from tyres and brake pads. (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2005 by cx (1 review written)
I've had the Piaggio X9 250 for about 2 yrs now. I had 'inherited' it from a friend who had decided to leave the country. It had only about 10,000km (6,200miles) on the clock and was hardly ridden in its first 2-3 yrs.
I use it for short rides to work, about 15 mins every morning and evening; and what joy it is in traffic as compared to my other ride (XRV 750 with hard cases), which is far bigger and not so traffic friendly. I almost make it a sport to pass as many vehicles as possible in... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2005 by hawkwind
I got my Piaggio X9 250 2001 model Scooter on ebay, a 600 mile round trip, the seller started it up for me and all seemed ok, I went down in a hire van (vw transporter) and it was too tall with it's screen and mirrors, so I removed these so I could get it in. When I used it for the first time the battery went flat, I tested the charge and found that it wasn't charging and when I took the panels off to test the regulator I was pleased to see that it was just a badly corroded wire that was... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2004 by cravenoldwheels
Back on two wheels after 25 years.
Bought the Piaggio X9 250 SL Scooter after a great deal of looking around as am going to have to pay up to £10 per day for parking in the near future. Looked nicer than other similar makes and was very comfortable to sit on. This one is in a very nice blue colour and is not yet a year old. She has 1500 miles on the clock so is just run in. If I were going to use this machine for much more than commuting and going to the airfield I would definately get the... (read more)