2011 Piaggio BV Tourer 500

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2011 Piaggio BV Tourer 500 before buying this Scooter bike. The 2011 BV 500 is made in Italy. Piaggio first introduced the BV model in 2005. With front Dual Disc brakes that will securely stop this ...     read more
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2011 Piaggio BV 500

Model Overview:

2011 BV 500

Bodystyle Scooter
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country Italy
Introduction Year 2005
Displacement (cc) 492
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Nextstep Bg

2011 Piaggio BV Tourer 500


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.

New For 2011
  • New, modern, four-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine options for better performance, lower emissions, and improved fuel economy.
  • The front windshield has been redesigned for better aerodynamic flow while retaining its top-notch rider protection.
  • Bigger tires and wheels for a more motorcycle-like ride without compromising the comfort and versatility of a scooter.
  • Improved shock absorption including the addition of dual-effect hydraulic dampers means a more comfortable, easier ride while retaining the motorcycle-like riding dynamics that give a sporty thrill.
  • Improved space inside the renowned Piaggio front and under-seat storage areas.
  • Blue or gray color options for the 250 and black or white color options for the 500.
  • Added emissions controls for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Euro 3 compliance.

2011 Piaggio BV Tourer Specs

  • Model: BV Tourer
  • Engine Type: 250cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke; 492cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 75 x 63mm; 92 x 69mm
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Automated, continuously variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.56 gallons; 3.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 45/70 mpg city/highway
  • Brakes (Front): Single disc, 10-inch hydraulic
  • Brakes (Rear): Single disc, 9.2-inch hydraulic
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic hydraulic forks, 1.5-inch
  • Suspension (Rear): Two dual-effect hydraulic dampers
  • Wheelbase: 61 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31 inches
  • Curb Weight: 416.7 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/70 16-inch
  • Tires (Rear): 140/70 14-inch


  • Larger windscreen
  • Premium indoor/outdoor cover
  • Premium seat cover
  • Rear basket/storage box with matching paint
  • Seat-side or front-mounted helmet locks
  • Italian-made, Piaggio logo full-face helmets, clothing, gloves, and boots

Key Competitors For The 2011 Piaggio BV Tourer

  • Vespa GTS 300
  • Kymco Downtown 300i
  • Kymco Xciting 250 Ri
  • Schwinn Augusta 300
  • Piaggio MP3 Three Wheeler 250

Available BV Tourer Sub Models

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