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Old 04-15-2015, 02:49 PM   #1
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My review of a Piaggio BV 350

Heres my review of my scoot ...the BV 350

https://youtu.be/BtU0ebAodbM
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:55 PM   #2
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Thanks, really enjoyed that.

The BV is awesome, and for me would be one of the best options for a do it all scooter.

Love the white, and the clean look without the ugly DOT turn signals mandated in the U.S.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:23 AM   #3
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Thanks, really enjoyed that.

The BV is awesome, and for me would be one of the best options for a do it all scooter.

Love the white, and the clean look without the ugly DOT turn signals mandated in the U.S.
I agree I'm not a fan of the indicators they make you guys put on
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:25 AM   #4
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I agree I'm not a fan of the indicators they make you guys put on
Shh, but many people connect EU turn signals and remove the add-ons after they buy the scoot. We removed them from our Buddy and Sports City using the OEM turn signals instead.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:15 PM   #5
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Shh, but many people connect EU turn signals and remove the add-ons after they buy the scoot. We removed them from our Buddy and Sports City using the OEM turn signals instead.
don't worry i won't tell
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:41 PM   #6
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I am a big fan of the BV350. Wish there were more frequent updates about the owner's experiences.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:48 PM   #7
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I'm getting ready to take the plunge next weekend compliments of an inmate here.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:13 PM   #8
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Im about to take mine back to the shop having problems with the bearings on the front causing vibrations and is noisy ...1200 miles on the clock .. not a happy bunny at the moment
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Pictures and a write up when you get it please!
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Im about to take mine back to the shop having problems with the bearings on the front causing vibrations and is noisy ...1200 miles on the clock .. not a happy bunny at the moment
Keep up updated on how this gets resolved. Have not heard of front bearings being an issue; assume you mean steering head not wheel, correct?
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:30 PM   #11
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Vibration?

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Im about to take mine back to the shop having problems with the bearings on the front causing vibrations and is noisy ...1200 miles on the clock .. not a happy bunny at the moment

As in headshake?

We collected over 12k miles on 2 (his n hers) BV-350's and yes I could invite a mild wobble on them.

And my Vespa.
And my DR-650.
Any bike can experience that.

Do you have a topcase on it? With the factory plastic bar ends?

Or are you speaking of a different symptom?
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:06 PM   #12
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No not the headstock it seems its coming from the wheel bearings on the front ..i am waiting to see what the shop wants to do as at the moment they suggest i don't ride it but foot the bill for a pick up ...which is not happening so balls in there court as they say
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:12 PM   #13
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Edited a couple of errors...

I've owned a 2013 BV-350 since August of last year. Have put about 2,000 miles on it. I love this scooter! I bought it to augment my Vespa S150 - it's an urban scooter and I wanted a road bike.

It's light enough that I can manage it easily. It's very fast off the line! It won't keep up with the serious crotch rockets, but, hey, it's a 350 scooter! I have no problem keeping up with on group rides.

I changed out the stock windshield with a taller one. I'm 5' 6" and my helmet was getting buffeted. The new one does add drag (and reduces mpg) but it sure is more comfortable at highway speeds.

I chose the BV over other large scooters because I like the styling better. I tested a Majesty 400 and it was a great ride, but I don't like the cruiser styling. The BV is lighter and, I dare say, faster. For me it's a very comfortable ride.

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Old 04-19-2015, 04:21 PM   #14
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ScooterRick does indeed keep up with the big boys on his BV350. A couple of pics from a recent ride we went on:



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Old 04-20-2015, 02:46 AM   #15
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Nice pics .. can't wait to get mine back from the shop
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