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Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Metropolitan Scooters

The name of this Italian automotive manufacturer is well known and has been becoming a legend for scooter products and making the manufacturer's name is attached to an identity for a product name of the legendary scooter today. Piaggio, that's the name of the Italian manufacturer because from its factories around the world gave birth to the works of the best automotive product.

The new XEvo is the latest heir to Piaggio’s long tradition on the prestigious GT scooter market. Available in 400, 250 and 125 cc versions, the Piaggio XEvo sets new standards for the top end of the market for comfortable, stylish, spacious and metropolitan scooters.
Front third quarter view of Piaggio XEvo. (Picture from: http://firm-guide.com/)
The XEvo’s elegant lines and uncompromising finish instantly create a clear sense of prestige. The comfortable, ergonomic and protected sitting position delivers a smooth, relaxed ride worthy of any flagship.
Rear third quarter view of Piaggio XEvo. (Picture from: http://firm-guide.com/)
The XEvo’s refined styling shares a distinctive family feeling with the rest of the Piaggio GT scooter range. The lines of the XEvo simply exude elegance. Even the smallest detail has been carefully thought out and enhanced with the most prestigious materials. The twin headlights are enclosed behind tinted plastic covers and the direction indicators, which double up as hazard warning indicators, are surrounded by decorative chrome. The grab handles feature a high grip central insert for extra passenger safety, and extends rearwards to form a comfortable backrest. The rear view mirrors, mounted on the front shield and extending to the sides of the high, protective windshield, feature a matching paint finish to emphasise the XEvo’s true class.
Dashboard and instrument view of Piaggio XEvo. (Picture from: http://en.piaggio-club.net/)
The rationality and versatility of the XEvo design emerge clearly from the ample seating for rider and passenger and from an impressive 56 litre under-seat storage compartment, large enough to hold two full-face helmets and objects of up to 80 cm in length, and accessible from the rear as well. Both the seat and the rear door to the storage compartment open with the remote control that comes as standard.
Left-side view of Piaggio XEvo. (Picture from: http://www.motorcyclingblog.com/)
The generous, automobile-derived instrumentation includes not only the usual speedometer and rev counter but a complete series of warning lights and function indicators plus a “trip computer” that lets you keep every function on the Piaggio XEvo under constant control.

The front mudguard integrated in the shield is another new feature. With its higher, fixed position, the new mudguard delivers improved aerodynamic penetration.

An impressive level of equipment characterises the XEvo as a true “Business Class” GT scooter. The broad, comfortable seat, for example, incorporates a passenger backrest as standard. *** [PIAGGIO | EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES]
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