2005 Piaggio X9 500 from United States of America
Excellent ride for a cruiser to / from work, I love it!
Nothing mechanical yet, only 1400 miles.
Batteries on handheld seat opening transmitter went dead, but I replaced them myself for $6.
Very fast, over 100 mph, accelerates well.
Handles well in traffic.
Brakes very well, stops straight and true.
A bit top heavy for turning on local streets, but cruises very well on the highway, and is very stable in wind.
The windshield could be slightly higher to block the wind.
The seat is very comfortable, but could use more padding under the driver for bumps.
Gets lots of looks/inquiries, great looking design/color.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2005