Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:52 am

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BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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Location: Florida
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:52 am linkquote
Just my luck bumping into the new 300 on the streets in Milan.

Here are a few photo's i took. This was being used as a daily ride.











Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:17 am

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'95 Yamaha Riva 125- '05 Piaggio BV200-'05 Honda Reflex-'08 Honda Metropolitan
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:17 am linkquote
Very nice! Some of the stylistic touches also look functional in a good way. The black rear part of the front fender and the sculpting of the floorboard pop out to me. Every new version of the BV series is an improvement...

Finding one will be a challenge.

Bob
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:05 am

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:05 am linkquote
I gotta ask, "Is the BV 300 faster than a 300HPE"?
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:03 am

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bv350, Brutale 910
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:03 am linkquote
I see major improvement on the windscreen support, the new 300 isn't coming to the US, correct? Only the 400?
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:28 am

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BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:28 am linkquote
thats a really good question … I was actually thinking about changing my mind for the 300…. Its really about what your going to do with the scooter and how your going to use it.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:29 am

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BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:29 am linkquote
tonymarchman wrote:
I gotta ask, "Is the BV 300 faster than a 300HPE"?
I'm more curious how the new 300 compares to my 2016 BV 350. That was really a fantastic ride….
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:50 am

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bv350, Brutale 910
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:50 am linkquote
kdude wrote:
thats a really good question … I was actually thinking about changing my mind for the 300…. Its really about what your going to do with the scooter and how your going to use it.
on hp alone, the '21 300 (174 lbs) with 26hp won't be able to keep up with '16 (177 lbs), rated @ 33hp

agree it totally depends on what you're going to do with the scooter, but I upgraded from the sportcity 250 to the bv350 just to have that extra power cushion on SoCal freeways, so i'd def have to go with the bev 400, even though 300 is obvs cheaper... it's all a moot point if US isn't going to get the 300 though, as being noted by piaggio us website.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:43 pm

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Piaggio Bevery 300 ie - 2012
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:43 pm linkquote
kdude wrote:
Just my luck bumping into the new 300 on the streets in Milan.

Here are a few photo's i took. This was being used as a daily ride.
Just your luck, indeed. I do not think there are already many around.

A week ago we were in Milano and I did check traffic and scooter parking places (while the wife was checking out shops) and could not spot a single new Beverly, not a 300, not a 400. Many previous model 300's (only spotted 1 350) and many older type Beverly's.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:52 pm

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'07 GTS250ie "Mechanical Squirrel", '66 Honda Benly, '19 Suzuki 250 cafe "Mouse", '77 Jawa 350TS, '42 Henschel PzKw VI Tiger
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:52 pm linkquote
makes me want a vintage 150 GS all that much more.

but I'm an old guy...



Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:02 pm

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:02 pm linkquote
Kdude, long time.

I like the rear fender elimination but it would look sweeter with my style grab rail. Look at the grab rail on the Vespa next to it.

You plan on being a Merican any time soon. Good to see you posting again.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:35 pm

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:35 pm linkquote
Ugh, sorry.
Long time Vespa fan here, just can't get over that styling, sorry again.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:40 am

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Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:40 am linkquote
tonymarchman wrote:
I gotta ask, "Is the BV 300 faster than a 300HPE"?
It's the same engine, but it's easier to hit top speed on the lighter GTS.

There's no speed limiter on the Beverly, but it doesn't have much power left at 120kph.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:54 pm

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Piaggio Bevery 300 ie - 2012
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:54 pm linkquote
babola wrote:
Ugh, sorry.
Long time Vespa fan here, just can't get over that styling, sorry again.
You mean the styling of the new Beverly?
What is it that you have difficulty with?
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:18 pm

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Location: Auckland, NZ
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:18 pm linkquote
PeterCC wrote:
You mean the styling of the new Beverly?
What is it that you have difficulty with?
No problem. I don't particularly like moped/scooter hybrids in general, just not my thing. But I did apologize and will apologize once again. So please don't hold this against me. Thanks.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:59 am

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BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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Location: Florida
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:59 am linkquote
Hi Breaknwind ! Sorry for the late reply and good to see your still here and posting. I had a good run with my BV350, 20K + and just a few small problems including the high beam switch that was a challenge to troubleshoot and fix. I just sold her before i left from Milan. I was sorry to see her go, easily my fav scooter i've ever owned. I will be back in the US prob next month and ordered the 400. Who knows when it will arrive. Anyways keep in touch , its always a pleasure. Howard
breaknwind wrote:
Kdude, long time.

I like the rear fender elimination but it would look sweeter with my style grab rail. Look at the grab rail on the Vespa next to it.

You plan on being a Merican any time soon. Good to see you posting again.
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