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Hello all, has any found or mounted a front rack on a BV 350? would be awesome. Would love to know if one exists or someone has rigged one on the front. thank you to all, James
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Plastic front is not designed to hold the weight of a rack.
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Yes, also curious as to why a front rack. Not sure if people add the side-luggage to a BV, but I have never seen (nor could I fathom the engineering of) a front rack on the machine.
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thank you both for responses. I have seen Piaggio side carriers on BV 200. I am not sure they make them anymore. that bike is older model. I now get why no front carrier. thank you both. james
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It is possible. The PGO Bubu is a plastic scooter with the ability to add a front rack. But a company like Piaggio would try to figure out how many people who buy the BV 350 are going to want one, then have engineers and accountants figure out how to safely mount it on the frame, what it would cost to create mounting points on the front frame, and what would need to be changed in the current manufacturing process to add this, then the company would have to figure out how to make a rack that would fit, that people would buy, and create a failsafe guide to drilling through the plastics to mount one.
If you do a search on this site for queries about a front rack for the BV 350, or any BV model, you can probably gauge overall interest in this accessory, and then ask yourself if you were the head of design at Piaggio, how much effort would you want to put into making this a reality.
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