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Friday, October 23, 2009

PIAGGIO X9 Evolution scooter wallpapers (2007)

PIAGGIO X9 Evo 500 (2007) Scooter Wallpapers

- The X9 500 Evolution has new CVT pulleys, new MASTER 500 engine injection mapping and new wider rear wheel that ensure a safer and smoother ride
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Piaggio X9 Evolution 500 (2007)

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When I first saw this bike I thought it was just another version of the X9. In a sense it is, but more correctly it is a blend of all the other Piaggio maxi-scooters thrown together to create not something new really, but something different. It’s an odd way to create a new bike but makes sense. There isn’t much detail on the bike out there and it’s all in Italian, Spanish etc. but this is what we find:

It has the X8’s boot and rear layout (as does the MP3) while the front is in theory derived from the X9 though in practice the headlights remind me of the Gilera Nexus. The front mudguard is fixed to the front bodywork giving an effect a little like the BMW F650 GS.
The dashboard has a nice effect I believe taken from the X9 500 Evo. The silly little backrest looks way uncool but is probably very practical. Colours are grey, black and dark blue.

There are three engines: The 400cc MASTER engine from the X8 400, the 250cc QUASAR engine from the Vespa GTS 250 and Gilera Nexus 250, both 4 valve plus a 125cc unit, not sure which one but it delivers the full 14.9 CV/11 kW allowed to those on ‘L’ plates.

It’s a nice bike but why not just get an X8 and save your hard earned. Perhaps I’m missing something. I can understand people wanting the avoid the deep v shape of the X8’s front but the X8 just appears to be a better proven bike for less money. I’ll wait until some decent reviews and specifications come out in English before I bury it completely but at the moment it’s no contes

General information

Model: Piaggio X9 Evolution 500
Year: 2007
Category: Scooter
Rating: 60.5 out of 100.

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 460.00 ccm (28.07 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder
Stroke: 4
Power: 39.00 HP (28.5 kW)) @ 7500 RPM
Torque: 43.00 Nm (4.4 kgf-m or 31.7 ft.lbs) @ 5500 RPM
Compression: 10.5:1
Bore x stroke: 92.0 x 69.0 mm (3.6 x 2.7 inches)
Ignition: Inductive
Starter: Electric
Lubrication system: Separate with automatic mixer
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: Automatic
Transmission type final drive: Belt

Physical measures
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 213.0 kg (469.6 pounds)
Seat height: 780 mm (30.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length: 2,140 mm (84.3 inches)
Overall width: 880 mm (34.6 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,540 mm (60.6 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Double cradle, high strength steel tube
Front suspension: Telescopic hydraulic fork, stanchions Ø 41 mm, stroke 90 mm
Rear suspension: Two dual effect hydraulic dampers, helic springs, adjustable to four positions of pre-load, stroke 90mm
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-14
Rear tyre dimensions: 150/70-14
Front brakes: Double disc. Bremo
Front brakes diameter: 260 mm (10.2 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. Bremo
Rear brakes diameter: 240 mm (9.4 inches)

Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 158.0 km/h (98.2 mph)

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 15.00 litres (3.96 gallons)

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