2008 Piaggio BV Review


The 2008 Piaggio BV 250 and 500 are scooter style motorcycles and are carryover models from the previous year’s model, which was originally introduced in 2006. The BV, or Beverly, has power from a four-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder engine. The engine is paired with a CVT transmission and has a 2.6 gallon fuel capacity. The 2008 Piaggio BV 250 has aluminum wheels with a telescopic fork front suspension while the rear suspension is a twin sided swing arm, and the front disc brakes and rear disc brakes give adequate stopping power. The 2008 Piaggio BV 250 and 500 both come standard with two-piece, two-passenger seating.

The biggest strength is the 2008 Piaggio BV’s quick acceleration. The scooter easily takes off and reaches high speeds like any comparable model. The smooth transmission on the 2008 BV makes reaching top speeds a breeze and it can hold its own in traffic. While the BV 250 makes keeping up on the road simple, the larger 2008 Piaggio BV 500 provides a more powerful engine and heavier frame that make it an even more stable ride that reaches higher speeds quicker without sacrificing much fuel economy.

This version of the Piaggio BV has a top case that complements it’s under seat storage, providing more than enough for trips to stores or a longer ride. The 2008 Piaggio BV is perfect for commuters as it combines the ease of an automatic transmission and the steadiness of a motorcycle in a very chic package.

New For 2008

  • There are no new features for this year's model

2008 Piaggio BV Specs

  • Model: 2008 Piaggio BV
  • Engine Type: Single-Cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 71.1mm x 61.0mm; 91.4mm x 68.6mm
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.64 gals; 3.4 gals
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Single Disc, Dual Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 57.9 inch, 61 inch
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.9 inch
  • Curb Weight: 328.5 lbs.; 436.5 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 110/70 R16; 110/70 R16 52S
  • Tires (Rear): 140/70 R16; 150/70 R14 66S


  • Colors: Excalibur Gray, Graphite Black
  • Electronic Alarm
  • Side Cases
  • Top Case
  • Storage Cover
  • Leg Cover
  • Windshield

Key Competitors For The 2008 Piaggio BV

  • Comparable make/model (up to five)
  • 2008 Yamaha Morphous Base
  • 2008 Aprilia SportCity 250
  • 2008 Hyosung MS3 250