Piaggio Hexagon LXI Review from Philippines

2000 Piaggio Hexagon LXI

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CB 350

Summary:

Good comfortable ride

Faults:

Surprisingly, the only expense done on this 9 year old bike, for me, is the replacement of the worn out rear tire. Anyway, I have only done 3000km.

General Comments:

This is the Piaggio Hexagon LXI 200, 175cc two stroke. It is a delight to ride and handles very well, however since I am a 255 lbs rider, the single sided front suspension touches bottom when not properly slowed down to 40 kph on road bumps. Sometimes my 200 lbs son joins me for a total of 455 lbs, so road bumps must be crossed at 20kph (just like a car) to prevent bottoming. Otherwise there is no other way to enjoy city traffic riding than with an automatic CVT transmission in a scooter with a proud emblem.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2009

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review