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Hi, has anyone used this, or something similar, to boost the performance a little?
http://www.magnumtuning.com/en/detail/evo-tech-motorcycle-performance-chip/Piaggio/bv-500

Thinking about checking it out for my BV 500.
Thanks.
Dieter
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I have no experience with this part, but from the look of the website, i wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
I am not exactly sure what your 'particular pony needs' are, but i highly doubt this chip is going to deliver them. The engines in these scooters dont really have huge performance potential just waiting to be unlocked; they are designed to be simple and torquey and CVT-friendly, and a plug and play performance chip isnt going to change this.
If tuning these engines was this simple, the big european tuning houses like malossi and polini would have put out products to do so long ago.
Don't waste your money on this! I would be surprised if it made any difference at all!
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I agree with Fore runner the whole thing looks a bit 'pony'. Save your money mate.
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I have to agree with you guys, I noticed that the description - and probably the chip - is totally generic, not model specific. They just replace the name of the bike with whatever you searched for.

Thanks.
Dieter
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