Originally Posted by chasssmash
I love this and didn't know about it before. Is Piaggio reliable these days?
I did a ride in a group of scooters with one of these in the lead, another local dealer brought it out. We rode from the town of Cave Creek, AZ out to Bartlett Lake and back and it did well. Build quality looks decent, nice looking bike if you like racy styling, but will not maintain very high speeds. A few bursts to 55 / 60 but it is a 50 MPH cruiser. I of course was 2 up on a 2 stroke Stella....I spent a lot of time in the 20 MPH segment but on the downhills was pushing 65 on the GPS.
The Genuine Blur 220i is a great choice, under $4000 (depending on the dealer), will do 65+ solidly with a 240# rider (ME), and quality is really good.