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Piaggio X7 Evo 300
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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

The versatile Piaggio X7 300 Evo is a bit of a sneaky bargain – it’s powered by the same brilliant 278cc motor as the Vespa GTS 300 (since the Piaggio Group owns Vespa) but it's £300 cheaper. Not everyone will be willing to sacrifice the Vespa style and logo, but if you’re on a budget it’s a cheaper way to get your hands on one of the best scooter engines about. 

Engine

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

With an 80mph+ top speed and 70mpg, this little engine is a peach. It doesn’t feel quite as nippy in the X7 as it does in the Vespa GTS 300 – maybe because the X7 is a few kilograms heavier – but it’s still stonking in town with enough top end to make it practical out of the city too. 

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

The X7 Evo gives the impression that it was built for comfort and stability - there’s a big well-padded seat that’s a treat for pillions and tons of leg room, plus a tall screen that helps to keep the weather off and makes the X7 viable for distance work. It has an ever so slightly top heavy feel to it, but overall the handling is stable and composed. 

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Piaggio X7 Evo 300 has a good boot, but it’s not quite deep enough to fit my full-face Shoei XR-1000 helmet. It is pretty big though, you’d get a lot of shopping in there. A big seat, tall screen and loads of leg room make the X7 very practical. Optional extras include a top box (with optional back rest), alarm, leg cover and chain lock. Compare and buy parts for the X7 Evo 300 in the MCN Shop.

Piaggio X7 Evo 300 (2010-current)

Detail Value
New price £3,599
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Engine size 278 cc
Power 22 bhp
Top speed 85 mph
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Since the Piaggio Group owns Vespa, Derbi, Gilera and Aprilia (and incidentally Moto Guzzi), they know a thing or two about making scooters. There’s a 2 year warranty too. Most scooters get used and abused heavily, but if you look after it the X7 Evo should get you to and from work for a long time to come.

Value

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

£3,599 is £300 cheaper than the GTS300 which features the same engine - it’s a lot less desirable, but more practical. Plus the smaller-capacity Yamaha X-Max 250 is £4,299 – which makes the X7 Evo sound like a bargain. Find a Piaggio scooter for sale.

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Specifications

Top speed 85 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 22 bhp
Max torque 16.4 ft-lb
Weight 161 kg
Seat height 790 mm
Fuel capacity 12 litres
Average fuel consumption mpg
Tank range miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 278 cc
Engine specification 4-stroke 4v auto
Frame steel
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment preload
Front brakes 260mm disc
Rear brake 240mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 14
Rear tyre size 130/70 x 12

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my sons just bought the 400 cc model its his ist scooter he loves it.brilliant on fuel and no gears to worry about  plus lots of luggage room under the seat.

16 December 2010 18:27

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