Piaggio X9 250 Reviews from Australia

2006 Piaggio X9 250

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 3 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7 kilometres
Most recent distance6200 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Z750

Summary:

A very very practical form of transportation

Faults:

Nothing not caused by the operator (or his wife).

The mirror/indicator combos don't spring back after

being stressed (dropped), the plastic snaps.

6200ks over 8 months daily commutes (40k round trip).

General Comments:

* Very good all weather fairing.

* I bought the base model, should have bought heated grips, even in Australia, fingers get a bit cool in June.

* Very good storage space, useful grocery bag hook and glasses compartment.

* Impressed with its capability two-up combined mass over 200Kg, no problem at highway speed (110kph)

* Will not be breaking any land speed records, but 4L/100k is pretty inexpensive as petrol prices surge to new highs. (310-340 ks per tank)

* Seat is OK 'til about 1.5 hours, not real great after that.

* Suspension is OK at speeds above 60kph, not so good at 40kph.

* Very nimble for a big scooter (160kg dry weight)

* If not actively accelerating, the CVT transmission disengages below 23kph, so you are in neutral coast!? Sometimes not what I want.

* Parts are very dear (EXPENSIVE) mirror/indicator combo cost A$400) if not in stock, takes 4-5 months, yes months, for parts to be shipped. I've pop-riveted mirrors on, cause the spring loaded mirrors snap off very easy.

* Piaggio parts website catalogue is reportedly very hard to follow, which makes ordering parts difficult.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th October, 2006

29th Jul 2007, 06:34

I have just bought a new x9 250, and understand I have to run it in. So far I can't see anything more than do not exceed more than 80% of max power, but can't see what max power actually is?

I was told by my dealer not to go faster than 50mph or 80km/h is this correct?

PostmasterATarnoldwDOTplusDOTcom.

Thanks.

2005 Piaggio X9 250

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 2 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance7900 kilometres
Previous motorcyclePiaggio X9 500

Summary:

A great ride - safety, power and comfort combined

Faults:

Nothing at all, has run perfectly.

General Comments:

A joy to ride, I use mine as a work horse everyday, all day, 7 days a week, in all weathers.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2005

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews