PIAGGIO X7 250 (2008 - on) Review
At a glance
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Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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 & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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 qualityNext up: Value
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 rivalsNext up: Equipment
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.
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 type||Four-valve dohc liquid-cooled single-cylinder, CVT|
|Frame type||Tubular steel double cradle|
|Fuel capacity||12 litres|
|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||£44|
|Annual service cost||-|
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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
Introduced in February 2008.
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.
Summary of owners' reviews
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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
seems good so far..
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 .