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Eicma 2009

Piaggio Carnaby Tourer 300i

Carnaby Cruiser, equipped with a new 300cc fuel injected engine, is the most powerful in the Carnaby family.

Piaggio Press

PIAGGIO CARNABY CRUISER 300 i.e.

Exhibiting a ‘motorcycle’ look and packed with chrome finished details, the new Carnaby Cruiser 300i.e. combines pace-setting performance, comparable to that of superior category scooters, with compact dimensions for superior agility and handling.
    
Styling

With its unique styling and elegant details, the Carnaby Cruiser 300i.e. combines the richness of genuine Cruiser equipment with the practicality of a flat platform design. The new Carnaby Cruiser is distinguished by its motorcycle-derived, chrome plated central headlight. Mounted on chrome handlebars with, the headlight dominates the front view of the scooter. The riding position is worthy of a prestige cruiser, with motorcycle-style switchgear, a dashboard with two round, chrome plated instruments, clearly visible function indicators, chrome plated rear view mirrors and flagship finish. The leg shield features a large and imposing grille, with richly finished details in a car-style front, and two practical storage compartments in the back.

The sides are sleek and sporty, and incorporate fold-away passenger footrests. Towards the rear they blend into a streamlined tail dominated by a compact light cluster and painted luggage rack that also acts as a robust passenger grab handle. The seat is designed for maximum comfort, and affords riders of all statures a firm foothold on the ground thanks to intelligent ergonomics and a slender shape that offers plenty of rider leg room. On the Carnaby Cruiser, practicality goes hand in hand with great looks: quality materials and an accurate finish, like double stitched seams, ensure the durability of the seat and underline the model’s elegance and build quality.

Generous Power


The Carnaby Cruiser is equipped with the latest 300cc fuel injected Quasar engine. The displacement of this liquid cooled, electronically fuel injected, four valve single cylinder unit has been expanded to 278cc by increasing both bore (now 75mm) and stroke (63mm). Compared to the 250 version, the new 300 engine delivers higher maximum torque (23Nm compared to 21) at an even lower engine speed (6,000rpm instead of 6,750). Also maximum power is now available at lower revs (7,250rpm instead of 8,000rpm). On the road, these figures make themselves felt in terms of greater flexibility and superb acceleration from low speed. The Carnaby Cruiser 300i.e. is therefore perfect for use around town, where it knows no rivals in terms of acceleration and agility, and perfect too for out of town touring, when it boasts the performance and autonomy of a genuine cruiser: more than 330km on a full tank.
    
A Chassis Conceived For Agility


The high strength steel tube frame is damped at the front by a conventional fork with generous 35mm stanchions, and at the rear by a pair of double acting shock absorbers and coil springs with 4 preload settings. Thanks to this robust structure, large diameter 16” wheels and generous tyres (110/70 at the front and 130/70 at the rear), the Carnaby Cruiser 30i.e. offers top class riding comfort and road holding, with its limited weight, less than 165 kg dry weight, allowing better agility and handling to be maintained than most other scooters of similar engine size. Active safety is also enhanced by a powerful braking system with two 260 mm discs and two-piston floating callipers.

Accessories


You can choose from a vast range of accessories to personalise your Carnaby Cruiser 300i.e., including: scooter cover, electronic alarm, top box, medium height windscreen, and leg cover.

 

Carnaby Cruiser 300 i.e. – Technical specifications

Engine    Piaggio Quasar single cylinder 4 stroke
Displacement    278 cc
Power    22.5 bhp at 7,250 rpm
Torque    23 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Valve gear    Single overhead cam (SOHC), 4 valves
Fuel system    Electronic fuel injection
Cooling    Liquid cooling
Lubrication    Wet sump
Starting    Electric
Gearbox    Twist-and-go CVT transmission with torque assistance
Clutch    Automatic dry centrifugal clutch
Frame    Single cradle in high strength steel tube
Front suspension    35 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear suspension    Two double acting hydraulic shock absorbers
Front brake    260 mm disc
Rear brake    260 mm disc
Front tyre    Tubeless 110/70-16"
Rear tyre    Tubeless 130/70-16"
Length/Width/Wheelbase    2,050 mm / 780 mm / 1,400mm
Seat height    780 mm
Dry weight    164 kg
Fuel tank capacity    9.5 litres – 2 litre reserve
Fuel consumption    37 km/l at 60 km/h
Homologation    EURO 3




published 13/11/2009


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