2006 Piaggio BV Review


The smaller Piaggio BV 200 scooter is powered by a liquid-cooled engine with four valves per cylinder that has a peak output of around 21 horsepower at 9500 rpm. The 2006 Piaggio BV 250 has an engine with a peak output of around 22 horsepower at 8250 rpm and 20.2 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. The larger 2006 Piaggio BV 500 scooter has an engine with a peak output of about 39 horsepower at 7250 rpm and 31.1 lb-ft of torque at 6250 rpm.

The 2006 Piaggio BV 200 is around 7.03 feet long and 30.4 inches wide. The 2006 Piaggio BV 250 is 6.9 feet long and 29.9 inches wide. The high-end 2006 Piaggio BV 500 measure 7.27 feet long and 30.3 inches wide. All of the 2006 Piaggio scooters come equipped with a two-piece vinyl seat this is made to hold two people. These scooters also come equipped with a fixed backrest for the driver, standard grab rails, floor boards for the driver and passenger and foot pegs for the passenger, as well.

Many riders love the 2006 Piaggio BV 500 because it easily accelerates up to 75 mph. Most riders are comfortable cruising on this scooter at 70 to 75 mph. Some riders claim they are able to get the 2006 Piaggio BV 500 to top out at around 100 mph. Many novice and experienced riders are impressed with the overall performance and dependability of this powerful touring scooter. Riders feel the Piaggio BV 500 is definitely worth the money and they typically get around 60 mph on this touring scooter.

All of the 2006 Piaggio BV scooters come equipped with a temperature warning light, a fuel level warning gauge, and standard digital instrumentation including a speedometer, trip computer, trip odometer, and clock. The scooters also come equipped with standard under-seat storage, a glove box, helmet storage, a rear rack, and lockable storage.

Riders love the adequate top-end speed that enables the 2006 Piaggio BV 250 to keep pace on highways and the interstate. People who own the 2006 Piaggio BV 250 love the responsive braking power and handling as well. However, some riders complain that the upright seating position on these scooters makes long-distance traveling quite uncomfortable after an extensive period of time.

New For 2006

  • The Piaggio BV 250 was a new model released for 2006. Riders that use the 2006 Piaggio BV 250 typically have more praise than complaints about this scooter. Riders love the responsive acceleration that helps the 2006 Piaggio BV separate itself in heavy traffic.

2006 Piaggio BV Specs

  • Model: BV 200, 250, 500
  • Engine Type: 198 cc, 244 cc, 460 cc single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.8 x 1.9 inches
  • Compression Ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor, fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.6 gallons, 3.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Disc, dual disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 58.8 inches, 57.9 inches, 61 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 359 pounds, 328 pounds, 436.5 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/70 R16, 110/70 R16 52S
  • Tires (Rear): 140/70 R16, 150/70 R14 66S


  • Royal Blue, Platinum Metal, Dragon Red, and Black Pain
  • Top Case
  • Side Cases

Key Competitors For The 2006 Piaggio BV

  • Suzuki Burgman 400 Type S
  • Honda Reflex Base
  • Honda Silver Wing ABS
  • Yamaha Morphous Base
  • Yamaha Majesty 400
  • Kymco Grand Vista 250