In 2005, famed Italian auto producer Piaggio released its X9 model to meet the varying needs of the riding community. And with unique specs and a size that makes it one of the largest scooters on the road, this truly is a bike that all experienced riders can enjoy.
At first glance, the thing that stands out about this bike is its size. While some scooters weigh less than 200 lbs., the 2005 Piaggio X9 weighs in at a solidly built 470 lbs., to go along with its 84.3 inch length, and 34.7 inch width. The scooter's 30.7 inch seat height gives the owner a clear view of his or her surroundings on the open road. One-piece passenger seating also allows for a companion to join for the ride. The 2005 Piaggio X9 comes in two different colors: Steel Gray, and Imperial Blue.
Yet despite its massive size, the 2005 Piaggio X9 features a variety of specs that help provide a smooth ride when its wheels hit the pavement. This scooter's telescopic front end suspension with 3.5 inches of front travel, combine with its steel, single sided swing arm rear suspension and 3.5 inches of rear travel, to allow for easy riding on all terrain. The bike is also equipped with a pair of tubeless, aluminum wheels that measure in at 14 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches in width, while the scooter's Pirelli tires further enhance the riding experience. A pair of rear shock absorbers help the bike to remain stable, regardless of the road surface.
No conversation about the 2005 Piaggio X9 would be complete without discussing its powerful, single cylinder, 4-stroke engine. The fuel injected engine has a 460cc displacement, 3.62 x 2.71 inches of bore and stroke, with a 10.51 compression ratio, all of which combines to create 7500 RPM horsepower and 37 ft. lbs. of torque. This bike also has a continuously variable transmission with primary belt drive, and comes with an electric/kick starter. Because of its unique specs, the 2005 Piaggio X9 requires premium fuel.
Furthermore, the 2005 Piaggio X9 also has a number of important safety features. The bike is equipped with 10.2 inch dual disc front brakes, and 9.4 inch rear disc brakes, which help the X9 come to smooth stops, even when cruising at top speeds. Front and rear fenders provide an additional safety measure for both the driver and passenger.
Beyond the standard specs, the 2005 Piaggio X9 comes with a number of additional features that add class to the comfort of this scooter. The bike is equipped with standard hand grips, and driver and passenger floor boards, while exterior covers and guards help protect it from outside elements. The bike comes with a clock, speedometer, tachometer, and temperature warning gauge, in addition to a fuel level warning gauge that alerts the driver when the scooter's 3.9 gallon fuel capacity gas tank (with 0.7 fuel reserve) is running low. Lastly, helmet storage, lockable storage, and under-seat storage allow both driver and passenger to pack extra supplies onto the bike, which is useful for especially long road trips.