2012 Piaggio BV Review


Compact, lightweight, and powerful is that the 2012 Piaggio BV scooter is all about. With many new revisions for the 2012 models the end result is a little scooter that delivers with precise handling and precise power. One of the major revisions is the completely new engine that is being featured on the 2012 models. The engine is a 330cc, four-stroke that provides plenty of torque as well. This new engine has a top speed of 90 miles per hour which helps to make the 2012 Piaggio BV one of the most powerful scooters in its class. With the increase in power also comes in increase in the overall efficiency of how the scooter runs. The engine has also been redesigned to help reduce the amount of internal friction that occurs. Timing rockers also have rollers that will help to reduce the level of noise making the scooter quieter without sacrificing a bit of power. Powerful, yet stylish are just a few words to describe this maxi scooter.

Not only is the scooter powerful to ride but it is also quite pleasing to look at. The 2012 Piaggio features many amenities for both the rider and the passenger. From the increased storage space to the practical luggage rack down to the sleek and aerodynamic design, this scooter seems to have something for just about everyone. The present model also features grab handles for the passenger and back rest pads are available for extra comfort. The 2012 Piaggio BV comes in two sleek colors which are the Matte Silver and the traditional shiny black. Overall, this scooter is designed with performance and comfort in mind. With enough power to handle the demands of urban city driving this scooter is ideal for the daily commute.

New For 2012

  • Available in two sleek colors which are Matte Silver and Shiny Black
  • The 2012 Piaggio has a brand new engine with uses the latest in cutting edge technology. New multi-disc clutch replaces the centrifugal style of previous models.
  • The cylinders have all been redesigned as well.
  • A 110m connecting rod is also featured on the present models.
  • Elastic mount now used to help isolate the engine from the rest of the scooter.
  • This helps to keep the vibrations to a minimum and delivers a smoother and more enjoyable ride.
  • Engine redesigned to reduce internal friction by using timing rockets. These timing rockets have rollers which also help to reduce sound as well.
  • Automatic lubrication system delivers constant cooling of the scooter. This helps to deliver optimal performance in any driving conditions.
  • Chassis was redesigned to increase overall handling of the scooter. The redesign was done to achieve agility, riding pleasure and efficiency at all levels of riding.

2012 Piaggio BV Specs

  • Model: 2012 Piaggio BV 350
  • Engine Type: 330cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 78mm x 69mm
  • Compression ratio: Not available
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) with four values
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Continuously variable (CVT) with torque server
  • Final Drive: N/A
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 65-70 miles per gallon (MPG)
  • Brakes (Front): Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Dual hydraulic shock absorber
  • Wheelbase: 61.4 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31 inches
  • Curb Weight: 390 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/70-16
  • Tires (Rear): 150/74-14


  • Vehicle cover; grey with reflector and room for bulky accessories Cover is waterproof and can be used to keep scooter warm and dry in bad weather.
  • Variety of helmets in an assortment of colors. Helmets come in many different comfort levels as well as style
  • Storage cases for all your personal items. Designed to increase the storage capacity of the scooter
  • Anti-theft protection that comes with security chain, key fob available and other options are available as well.
  • Three different types of windshields available. All the windshields are designed to increase the protection from the wind for the driver. These are adjustable, comfort and style. Choose the one that works best for your needs.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Piaggio BV

  • 2012 Kymco Downtown 200i
  • 2012 Vespa GTS 300 Super
  • 2012 Vespa LXV 150
  • 2012 California Scooter co. Greaser
  • 2012 California Scooter co. Base