Piaggio is known for its combination of premium Italian design, excellent ride, and street appeal. The BV Tourer comes in both 250cc and 500cc performance. Both engine options make for a great ride with the smaller offering more efficiency and less noise while the larger gives faster acceleration and a more thrilling off-the-line response. Both engine options are fully highway capable and can achieve speeds of up to 80 mph, depending on passenger weight, giving this Piaggio full versatility on the road.
The BV Tourer's excellent, smooth ride can be credited to the larger tire and wheel sizes and a new, upgraded suspension Piaggio added to these models. The term Tourer usually refers to a comfortable, long-distance ride and the BV definitely lives up to that name. The rider feels a soft, but dynamic attachment to the stable BV Tourer and at any distance, short or long, knows that this Piaggio will get him or her there in style.
The instrument cluster is simple, efficient, and easy to read at a glance. The large calipers give smooth, efficient braking and Piaggio's signature large, round front headlamp lights the way well. In town, the well-cushioned double seat allows an easy upright sitting position for rider and passenger while at highway speeds, and its gentle slope means leaning forward will not pinch. Add to all this comfort the great look of the Italian maker's design and the BV Tourer is one of the best-looking scooters on the road.