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Molto Verboso
2023 Genuine Buddy 125
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Molto Verboso
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So I saw the BV400 today in silver. And it was parked next to my favorite scooter, a Liberty 150. My quick and useless impression on the BV.
Fit and finish was great. Really nicely executed.
Windshield stalks were robust! No flex from the windscreen.
It was cold so I didn't even consider a test ride.
Trunk was huge!
Still not 100% of the fob system.
Seat bump stop pushed me a tad bit forward.
Overall very impressed. I'm currently locking any unnecessary spending right now, may entertain a new house soon. But allow me to say what REALLY caught my eye! The dealer had a new NIU scooter! They said they weren't 100% sure if they were gonna carry them yet but if they did, wow!
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Hooked
2013 BV350, 2014 GTS , 2016 GTS, 2013 Downtown 300i, 2018 Like 150i
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Location: Dahlonega, GA
 
Hooked
2013 BV350, 2014 GTS , 2016 GTS, 2013 Downtown 300i, 2018 Like 150i
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I didn't take to "Beverly" at first, but it's grown on me.its plastered across my Faco windscreen. Most people just see the BV350 on the side.
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Hooked
BV-350T, BV-400S, Malaguti 150
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Location: Cleveland, Ohio
 
Hooked
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BV-350T, BV-400S, Malaguti 150
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Our new BV400S is on Clevelandmoto utube video being unboxed by UnkiePhil. Waited 9 months and worth it. Just wish there wasn't snow on the road. Looking forward to riding with my son on his new 400S and me on my 2021 BV350T.
Will have to change our avatar with the new scoots when weather improves.☺
BV400S in Arancio Sunset
BV400S in Arancio Sunset
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Prehistoric Beverly 350T
Prehistoric Beverly 350T
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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RP Tech,

Great looking scoot. Good on you. Super photos.

I share your frustration - froze in here in Minnesota.

Bob Copeland
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Hooked
BV-350T, BV-400S, Malaguti 150
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Location: Cleveland, Ohio
 
Hooked
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sc00ter wrote:
Someone please post a link or a heads-up when Robot gets around to the review.
I bet Robot is missing his old Beverly and will buy the demo model after he uses it in the how-to videos. Jeff always liked the bigger tires and highway speeds of the BV
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Molto Verboso
S150 '09, Beo 500ie '08
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Location: Bermuda
 
Molto Verboso
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S150 '09, Beo 500ie '08
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Dang, that is looking fine. Apparently I have a weakness for orange scooters.
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2016 GTV
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Location: Planet X
 
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2016 GTV
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For those of you wondering what BV means, I just told folks it was Big Vespa.

The stock windscreen even looks better on those 400's. Damn……. Can't garage two scooters, can't garage two scooters, can…..
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Hooked
BV-350T, BV-400S, Malaguti 150
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Duck Dodgers wrote:
For those of you wondering what BV means, I just told folks it was Big Vespa.

The stock windscreen even looks better on those 400's. Damn……. Can't garage two scooters, can't garage two scooters, can…..
Yes you can, yes you can, yes...
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Watts
 
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Malossi just released their new Variator for the BV400. If you wonder what it does, ask everyone who put one on a BV350. There are quite a few on this forum.

https://scooterpartsco.com/piaggio/piaggio-bv-400-2021-gt
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GTS 250ie
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Location: The Jerz
 
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rdhood wrote:
LOL. That is exactly how I think. I'll have one in about 7 years after the 2nd owner drops it once...
same here haha!
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Enthusiast
GTS 250ie
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Location: The Jerz
 
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GTS 250ie
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sc00ter wrote:
My localish Piaggio dealer just got a Beverly 400 in silver. I might try to swing out there this Saturday and check it out. I'm celebrating my 25th year at my job, with a pretty big bonus! My wife said treat myself but I still love my Liberty and its extreme simplicity. I've always liked the BV series. But my intentions are to just look....

My stupid inner 30 year old was looking at used Honda VFR800 motorcycles. I just know in my heart that I won't really ride it much. I hate shifting, heat from the motor, throwing my leg over OR climbing like a monkey to get on it and finally, I have zero interest in sport bike speeds.
I grabbed a Yamaha MT07 a few years back. Crotch rocket fun with more upright stance. The torque is downright amazing. It's better at 75mph than the Vespa for sure if you find yourself on a highway. I may sell it and buy on old cruiser with half the proceeds. One never knows. The Vespa is great fun so far.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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PeterCC wrote:
Exactly.

And then the model name is introduced in a region with bagage and it gets a connotation.

There was the example of the Chevrolet Nova. Nova is not an English word but refers to Latin for "new", unless in spanish speaking regions where it means "it does not go".
In English, it's an astronomical term that refers to the emergence of a new star. What's interesting is that Piaggio chose to change the name of the Liberty the first time they introduced it in the US, and it didn't quite catch on. Shows how little they knew about the American market.
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Lurker
2022 BV400
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Location: Apollo Beach FL
 
Lurker
2022 BV400
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I just got my Silver BV400, I love this bike! runs like a Yamaha Majesty with RPM and speed, I'm currently running the motor in (Run it hard) and this scooter has all the power you need for a daily highway or side road cruser. You should have seen all the metal bits at 130 miles, I rode the bike home from Vespa Of Naples FL to Apollo Beach FL. Over a 2 hr ride. Yet, yes I ran it hard safe after it warmed up well.
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Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
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Location: tampa
 
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2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
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hello, fixitguy sounds like me. fix everything. love scooters with eight different models. I live in tampa but would drive to you on my bv350. want to ride the 400 to see if I need to upgrade. jerry. External inline image provided by member with no explanatory text
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