2009 Piaggio BV 500

2009 Piaggio BV 500 pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$6,299
Type
Touring Scooter
Insurance
Compare with the 2023 Piaggio BV 400 S 2023 Piaggio BV 400 S
Model Type
Touring Scooter
MSRP
$6,299
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Touring Scooter
Manufacturer Country
Italy
Introduction Year
2005
Parent Company
Piaggio
Display Name
BV 500
Year
2009
Make
Piaggio
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Cylinders
1
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)
39 / 29.4
Horsepower RPM
7250
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)
31.1 / 42.1
Torque RPM
6250
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
91.4 / 3.6
Stroke (mm/in)
68.6 / 2.7
Displacement (cc/ci)
460 / 28.1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Premium
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Magneti Marelli
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)
Belt
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Chromed
No
Front Tire Width
110
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Speed Rating
52S
Front Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Tire Width
150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Rear Tire Speed Rating
66S
Rear Wheel Diameter
14
Front Tire (Full Spec)
110/70 R16 52S
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
150/70 R14 66S
Front Brake Type
Dual Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
10.2 / 260
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.5 / 240
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.27
Width (in/mm)
30.3 / 770
Wheelbase (in/mm)
61 / 1550
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/in)
3.2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
436.5 / 198
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
3.5 / 13.2
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.05
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Height (in/mm)
30.9 / 785
Number Of Seats
2
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Backrest Type
Fixed
Backrest Location
Driver
Lumbar Adjustment
No
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Floor Board Location
Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Adjustable
No
Chain Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Fork Guards
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Tank Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Side Cover
Yes
Fuel Tank Cover
No
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Folding
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
No
Tinted
Yes
Height
Mid
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Rear Rack
Standard
Helmet Storage
Standard
Glove Box / Dash Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Engine Immobilizer
Standard
Power Outlet
Standard
Handlebar Lock
Standard
User Reviews
3 reviews
  • Great Machine
    By  (I am an Owner) on Apr 10, 2012

    Ridden many 2 wheel motorcycles over the years, never thought a scooter could be so special also...this one is. Now I see BMW is also getting on the bandwagon! ciao

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  • gets better with age
    By  (I am an Owner) on Aug 09, 2011

    This is my first two-wheel motorized vehicle. The BV 500 has been a terrific commuter, a great tourer, and works well on the two lane highways and back roads on which I take it.

    My bike has 4500 miles, no mechanical problems ever, and gets better gas mileage than estimated by Piaggio ...

    As I hone my skills, I get more out of the bike, including some long weekend trips of 200-plus miles. The factory top case carries all I need, and a medium windscreen keeps the wind and bugs at bay.

    Only complaint is it feels skittish in the rain. On dry roads, the bike feels solid at 60 m.p.h. and I've had it past 70--gets a bit lose at that speed.

    This is a great way to get into motorcycling, especially if you commute or run errands in traffic: no shifting and lots of forgiveness.

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  • Very Impressed!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Apr 25, 2009

    Not too big for the city and not too small for the highway. Will run 75 all day.Good power! This 460cc scooter has 2 more HP than the Kawasaki 650 street/trail bike! I used to ride a regular motorcycle but this is superior by far!

    Very fun to ride. It was a new bike with 60 miles on it and ...

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