EICMA 2011 Preview: Piaggio Beverly SportTouring With New 350cc Engine, ABS and Traction Control

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Piaggio announced it will introduce a new scooter to its Beverly line featuring an all-new 350cc engine as well as ABS and traction control.

Better known in the U.S. as the BV, the Beverly line is one of Piaggio’s best-selling scooter families with over 310,000 units sold since 2001. Here in the U.S., Piaggio is currently offering 278cc and 460cc versions while other markets also get a 125cc version.

Set to debut at the 2011 EICMA show in Milan, the new 2012 Piaggio Beverly SportTouring 350 will debut a new powerplant Piaggio claims offers the performance of a 400cc engine but the smaller dimensions, weight and emissions as a 300cc engine.

Piaggio claims an output of 33 hp from the 350cc engine, compared to 22hp from the 278cc engine and 39 hp from the 460cc engine.

Claiming a first for a production scooter, Piaggio is also equipping the Beverly SportTouring 350 with anti-lock brakes and ASR traction control.

The 2012 Piaggio Beverly SportTouring 350 will be available for sale immediately after its official presentation Nov. 8 at EICMA. U.S. availability has not been announced, but if it is coming to the West, expect the Beverly SportTouring 350 (BV 350?) to come either late in 2012 or as a 2013 model.

[Source: Piaggio]

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  • Greg

    I currently have a BV 500 with 9500 miles on it and i like the power because I weigh 250 lbs but even at 60 mpg I do not like putting gas in it. I wonder if I would be happy going to this new BV 350 scooter with 78 mpg?

  • navy83

    I like the BV 350, but I wish they would have used digital instrimentation and have more options like a small stereo security system etc.

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