Piaggio X7 250 i.e.
New Piaggio X7 is just the ticket
Piaggio, the company that invented scooters more than 60 years ago with the Vespa, has filled another gap in the Australian scooter market with the release of the X7 250.
The elegant and distinctively designed X7 combines light weight and agility to tackle urban traffic, with the excellent stability, road holding and protection that were previously found only on far bigger maxi scooters.
The X7 has large diameter 14-inch (front) and 13-inch (rear) wheels, and a chassis built to cope with city life and highway commuting.
Great performance is guaranteed with Piaggio's Quasar 250cc liquid-cooled, four-valve EFI engine. It is recognised as the scooter engine the others have to beat, for its exceptional power, low consumption and reliability. An impressive 16.2kW (22hp) and 20.2Nm of torque give the X7 an exceptionally smooth ride and a top speed at the top of its category.
The X7 features a large underseat storage area for shopping and your helmet, plus the ubiquitous shopping bag hook. The X7 can also be tailored to your needs with a complete range of optional accessories, including a colour-matched 44-litre topbox and all-weather "hotcover" (lap rug). The X7 comes in a choice of three metallic finishes: Pulsar Grey, Midnight Blue and Shiny Black.
"Commuters have long lusted after a scooter that fills the gap between the smaller scooters and the bulkier maxi scooters," said Simon Gloyne, Piaggio Brand Manager. "The X7 250 now fills that gap with engine and chassis features of the big maxi scooters, but without the bulk."
The X7 retails for $6990 (plus ORC).