PIAGGIO X7 250 (2008 - on) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Power: 22 bhp
Seat height: Medium (31.1 in / 790 mm)
Weight: Low (381 lbs / 173 kg)


New £2,999
Used N/A

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
4 out of 5 (4/5)

The Piaggio X7 250 ie is halfway between a full-on maxi scooter and a lightweight city scooter, so in theory should offer comfort and a bit of class with some traffic busting ability. It manages it too – it feels substantial and quality but slices traffic like a 50cc scooter.

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine
3 out of 5 (3/5)

The X7 250 ie handles very well for a scooter – the rearward weight distribution still means the balance feels very different to a motorcycle, but the light steering is matched with good stability from the larger wheels. It feels safe and confident – it’ll never set the world alight, but it does what’s asked of it.


Next up: Reliability
3 out of 5 (3/5)

The 250cc single-cylinder engine is used across the Piaggio group, and feels the same here – the CVT transmission makes a fast getaway simple, but anyone used to a geared motorcycle will find the delivery flat and characterless. It’s not an issue here – it makes navigating tricky city streets and traffic fuss free, which is important in a commuter.    

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
3 out of 5 (3/5)

Piaggios last quite a few years, but they tend to get run in to the ground by owners who use them as nothing more than a tool. Corrosion makes them look shabby quickly without a good cleaning and care routine, and the Italian reliability stereotype is based on some foundation – Piaggios in general can suffer odd problems, but many don’t and there’s a two-year warranty in any case.

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
4 out of 5 (4/5)

Just under £3000 is a reasonable price for a useful, practical and quality commuter scooter – it’s cheaper than rivals and offers most things a commuting rider will need. Piaggio X7 250 for sale.


4 out of 5 (4/5)

The screen is tall enough to keep the worst of the weather off you, and the dual seat is big enough for two medium sized adults – though anyone around or above the 6ft mark will find themselves forced against the bum stop, which could become uncomfortable after a while. The under seat storage area has plenty of room, but the shape means a full-face helmet could be a struggle to fit in. Compare and buy parts for the Piaggio X7 in the MCN Shop.


Engine size 244cc
Engine type Four-valve dohc liquid-cooled single-cylinder, CVT
Frame type Tubular steel double cradle
Fuel capacity 12 litres
Seat height 790mm
Bike weight 173kg
Front suspension None
Rear suspension Four-stage preload
Front brake 260mm disc
Rear brake 240mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 14
Rear tyre size 130/70 x 13

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 60 mpg
Annual road tax £45
Annual service cost -
New price £2,999
Used price -
Insurance group 7 of 17
How much to insure?
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 22 bhp
Max torque 16.2 ft-lb
Top speed 80 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 222 miles

Model history & versions

Model history

Introduced in February 2008.

Other versions

Piaggio X7 125ie – Same principle as the Piaggio X7 250 ie, but with a learner legal fuel-injected 125cc four-stroke engine. The main difference is straight line performance which limits its ability in national speed limits, but around town it’s not such an issue.

Owners' reviews for the PIAGGIO X7 250 (2008 - on)

1 owner has reviewed their PIAGGIO X7 250 (2008 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your PIAGGIO X7 250 (2008 - on)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 3 out of 5 (3/5)
Engine: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Reliability & build quality: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Value vs rivals: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Equipment: 3 out of 5 (3/5)
5 out of 5 x7 very good practical choice...
01 August 2019 by neil pinkett

Year: 2009

Mine is a 2009 and has a the OEM top box.... I bought it a few years ago as a stand bye... and only now have ridden it over 100km. it 2019 and 37kkm. this little scoot goes execeptionaly well... im super impressed with get away and speed to 40.. it really goes with plenty of torque. its rusting now ... but holding up well

Ride quality & brakes 3 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5

seems good so far..

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5
Equipment 3 out of 5

the hot air comes out by the hand grips... no need for Oxfords. at 5.7ft the screen sheilds me very well

Buying experience: private. had it shipped from Newcastle to Bath. and hardly rode it since .

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