2007 Piaggio X9 500 from Canada


I want another one... X10


Replaced: Tires, brakes, left front brake rotor, TPS learn and all fluids are changed. I have been fixing cosmetic problems and sorted out a problem with the right front indicator. General maintenance.

General Comments:

This is the second 07 X9 I have owned and this one is even better than the last one I had... Very quiet engine, very powerful, fuel is good and it's a reliable machine.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2018

2005 Piaggio X9 500 from United Kingdom


Fun... Reliable... Comfortable...


I have replaced the battery.

Replaced front brake discs and pads.

General Comments:

I love this scooter. I just got back from an 1800 mile trip around Europe, and it was brilliant...

It's comfy and economical. My clothes fitted under the seat. It was a real joy to ride. One day I rode 400 miles with just two fuel stops. 6 hours riding with no aches or pains at the other end.

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

Review Date: 5th July, 2015

2006 Piaggio X9 500 from Canada


The X9 500 is a remarkable, enjoyable and safe bike to ride when all is operating perfectly


The idling caused me great grief as it would stall as I came to a stop... it would have to be continually rev-ed to keep it from stalling while waiting for traffic lights to change. THE WORST was when it stalled on the highway! The dealer after many shop time hours, finally replaced the entire unit.

The latch securing the seat to the frame no longer sets, and have had to use bungee cord to hold the seat down when not riding.

General Comments:

All the little caps to protect screw heads around the front were lost within months of ownership, and the cost to replace (if any to be found) was ridiculous.

The battery could be much stronger or heavy duty, since in Canada our spring and fall nights get quite low in temp. and the drain on batteries is considerable.

All in all, though, the purchase of my Piaggio X9 500 is rated as one of the BEST decisions my wife and I have made TOGETHER. She feels safe and comfortable when riding the bike with me, and were it not for our ages of 68 and 63, we would be riding a great deal more!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2010

18th Aug 2011, 02:36

I have the Piaggio X9 500sl too. I have the idle problem. Read about the rpm. My rpm is 1200 and when I read on the net, it is recommended to be 1600+/- 50. What is yours?

22nd Aug 2011, 00:46

Can you tell what they replaced to cure the stalling problems at stops??

27th Feb 2012, 02:05

Sorry for the delay. Well, it's just a simple new throttle body, which cost me about Singapore $200. After that, it runs so well. Now, I just bought another used 500 sl, while the first one I gave to my brother in-law. The second one is just great.

2004 Piaggio X9 500 from United States of America


Maintenance difficult and expensive


12,000 rear brake broke and almost fell off.

15,000 seat material disintegrated.

16,500 instrument panel died preventing it from starting or doing anything. Headlights still worked, but that was all. The digital instrument panel controls everything else: brake lights, starter, turn signals.

20,000 transmission died completely. Too expensive to repair, and I wrote the whole thing off.

My low marks for dealer service apply only to my local dealer. In four years, they had 5 or 6 different mechanics. Dealer was not "into" scooters; it was only a business.

General Comments:

I liked the ride, the acceleration, the top speed (100mph) and other things.

Didn't like the leg room. I'm 6'-1" and wanted to stretch out more.

Didn't like the rear view mirrors. If you drop the bike, and everyone eventually does this, the mirror assembly is going to break off, no question. $450, or J-B Weld.

With the Piaggio top case installed, it takes 30 minutes of disassembly to get to the battery, tail lights, brake lights, and that's after you've learned how to do it. First time: 1 hour. Without the top case, it is still 25 minutes.

Cannot check the oil level without removing a panel that has one screw and several tabs.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th May, 2009