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Old 11-04-2011, 02:37 AM   #1
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Thumb Piaggio Beverly 350 - THIS Sounds Exciting!


"And it really goes! Top speed soars past 90 mph, and acceleration and throttle response are brilliant."
http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/11/03...ng-first-ride/

Sounds like the perfect alternative to sleds like the Burgman!
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:00 AM   #2
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Sounds like the perfect alternative to sleds like the Burgman!
nearly a hundred pounds less than my majesty, and north of 75mpg. both sound good.

doesn't look like it has much storage capacity.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:34 AM   #3
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Looks like the GTI 300 has some competition. Motorcycles may be ignoring the 3-500cc range, but scooter manufactures are bringing it, and I could not be more pleased. Great MPG and interstate capable.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:20 AM   #4
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Color me interested...

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"And it really goes! Top speed soars past 90 mph, and acceleration and throttle response are brilliant."
http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/11/03...ng-first-ride/

Sounds like the perfect alternative to sleds like the Burgman!
My intel from the Modern Vespa is that this bad girl (Beverly, after all) wont be coming stateside anytime soon.

Sad and glad. Sad that Piaggio USA still has shloads of unsold scooters from 09 and 10 that they want to retail first, and glad since it give me time to start saving up some Lira to get one someday (year).

Yeah, thats a nice scooter.....
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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My intel from the Modern Vespa is that this bad girl (Beverly, after all) wont be coming stateside anytime soon.
Yeah, we're having the same problem. Piaggio Australia refuses to bring the Beverly line into the country and they show no signs of changing their mind. Our dealers in general seem to believe 300cc class doesn't sell here to which I answer, "well of course it doesn't sell if you don't bring them in!". Very frustrating... at least we get Kymco Downtown (but not their other 300cc model, I forget its name)
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #6
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My intel from the Modern Vespa is that this bad girl (Beverly, after all) wont be coming stateside anytime soon.

Sad and glad. Sad that Piaggio USA still has shloads of unsold scooters from 09 and 10 that they want to retail first, and glad since it give me time to start saving up some Lira to get one someday (year).

Yeah, thats a nice scooter.....
Hmmm... I'm not on Modern Vespa that much anymore... but my intel from Piaggio Corporate is that we might be seeing these 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2012.

My only complaint is that it looks like they have taken away the possibility of retro-fitting the older Piaggio sidecases.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:08 PM   #7
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Hmmm... I'm not on Modern Vespa that much anymore... but my intel from Piaggio Corporate is that we might be seeing these 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2012.

My only complaint is that it looks like they have taken away the possibility of retro-fitting the older Piaggio sidecases.
Do you work for Piaggio? Or perhaps one of their dealerships?
At the Ponderosa, I mean....
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:52 AM   #8
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Do you work for Piaggio? Or perhaps one of their dealerships?
At the Ponderosa, I mean....
Dealership.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:45 AM   #9
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Hmmm... I'm not on Modern Vespa that much anymore... but my intel from Piaggio Corporate is that we might be seeing these 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2012.

My only complaint is that it looks like they have taken away the possibility of retro-fitting the older Piaggio sidecases.
It's been a year since the BV300 with the new design came out, they probably
have new equipment already available for it, and I'm sure whatever fits the
300 will fit the 350.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:12 PM   #10
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My only complaint is that it looks like they have taken away the possibility of retro-fitting the older Piaggio sidecases.
the 2011 BVs could not take the side cases either - they changed the frame when the bike got its restyling.

I have not checked but are those still 16" wheels?
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:56 AM   #11
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the 2011 BVs could not take the side cases either - they changed the frame when the bike got its restyling.

I have not checked but are those still 16" wheels?
No, the rear is 14", like the Scarabeo 300.
Still rides better then the old one IMHO, and has more underseat storage.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #12
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Just got Piaggio's EICMA preview email, here is the official word on on the BV350:

The Beverly Sport Touring will come to the U.S. as the BV350 in the spring of 2012. The BV range was introduced in 2001 and has been one of the top selling high-wheel scooters on the market.
The most notable feature of the new BV350 is an all new 350cc engine which has the power of a 400 and the compact size, weight, emissions and fuel consumption of a 300.
While the U.S. models will not have ASR or the ABS system, Piaggio USA is confident this model will succeed as it has already been garnering great reviews in the international press. Colors, pricing and final specifications will be announced closer to the U.S. introduction.

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:44 AM   #13
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How about a Sport City 350?
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:39 PM   #14
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They say we are getting the black and silver 350's in the U.S. I think that might be a mistake if they come here with the red seat and red plastic on the dash and glove compartment. Black seat and black plastic will sell here. Piaggio also makes the 350 in red and blue and both of those have black seat/plastic. Those will sell better in the U.S. than the black and silver- IMHO. I have high hopes for the 350. I WILL trade my Reflex in if we get a "normal" color combo. I'm sure Piaggio does it's market research and there wouldn't be an additional expense in bringing in what will sell. How many other bikes sold in the U.S. have a red seat?????

Just my 2 cents....
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:41 PM   #15
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That thing looks sweet. If I was in the market it would either be this or the GTI 300.
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