PIAGGIO X7 300 (2010-on) Review

Published: 14 December 2010

"A bit of a sneaky bargain; powered by the same brilliant 278cc motor as the Vespa GTS 300 but £300 cheaper"

Piaggio X7 Evo 300

"A bit of a sneaky bargain; powered by the same brilliant 278cc motor as the Vespa GTS 300 but £300 cheaper"

  • At a glance
  • 278cc  -  22 bhp
  • 70 mpg  -  187 miles range
  • Insurance group: 6 of 17
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  • Medium seat height (790mm)
  • Suitable for A2 licence
  • £3,599

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

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. 

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

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. 

Engine 5 out of 5

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. 

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

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.

Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5

£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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Equipment 4 out of 5

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.

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2010
Year discontinued -
New price £3,599
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 6 of 17
Annual road tax £38
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 22 bhp
Max torque 16.4 ft-lb
Top speed 85 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 70 mpg
Tank range 187 miles
Specification
Engine size 278cc
Engine type 4-stroke 4v auto
Frame type steel
Fuel capacity 12 litres
Seat height 790mm
Bike weight 161kg
Front suspension None
Rear suspension preload
Front brake 260mm disc
Rear brake 240mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 14
Rear tyre size 130/70 x 12

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