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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.
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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.

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I gotta ask, "Is the BV 300 faster than a 300HPE"?
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I see major improvement on the windscreen support, the new 300 isn't coming to the US, correct? Only the 400?
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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.
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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….
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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.
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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.
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makes me want a vintage 150 GS all that much more.

but I'm an old guy...
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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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Ugh, sorry.
Long time Vespa fan here, just can't get over that styling, sorry again.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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
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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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