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I have the opportunity to buy a Piaggio X9 250. It is around 10 years old, so before the Evolution 250. It has only been used as demo bike at my dealer, and has never been registered before. Very few kilometers on the clock.

The price is very low, but I will have to pay registration tax on top of it. To find out how much tax I have to pay is very difficult, and may even require me to pay some of it in advance.

Before I go so far, I would like to know a little more about the bike. I really like the size, and it fits me great. The acceleration does not feel sluggish compared to my GTS, and it is a very smooth ride.

Are there any known mechanical problems with this bike? Are spare parts hard or impossible to find? Does anyone on here own one, and be willing to praise it?

/Andy
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I've got a 250 Evo, bought new in 2005, and I've loved every minute of it. After 7 years, I'm thinking of getting something a bit bigger, but the thing that's stopped me doing that so far is that the X9 is a hard bike to beat, for what I want.

I don't know much about the pre-Evo bikes, but if you ask this question in the X9 owners and riders forum (easily googleable), you should find plenty of pre-Evo owners there.

Good luck.
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Benelli Boy wrote:
I've got a 250 Evo, bought new in 2005, and I've loved every minute of it. After 7 years, I'm thinking of getting something a bit bigger, but the thing that's stopped me doing that so far is that the X9 is a hard bike to beat, for what I want.

I don't know much about the pre-Evo bikes, but if you ask this question in the X9 owners and riders forum (easily googleable), you should find plenty of pre-Evo owners there.

Good luck.
Thank you. Of course there has to be a dedicated X9 forum. I should have guessed, or used google. The internet is a wonderful thing. I will go there at once.

I have been looking at this bike for several years, but the hassle of getting it registrered has kept me from doing anything about it. But after riding it, it's hard to ignore.

/Andy
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If it's a pre-Evo 250 it'll have the Honda engine.
I had just that model and loved it to bits.
It's not the fastest but very reliable and slightly less-complicated in the electrics department.
It's worth sealing the digidash as damp can affect the workings.
Oil change every 2000 miles - there's no oil filter, only a strainer.

As Simon says, you'll find out all there is to know about it on the X9 forum wnere you'll be very welcome.
There are some genuine experts there.
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MikeO wrote:
If it's a pre-Evo 250 it'll have the Honda engine.
I had just that model and loved it to bits.
It's not the fastest but very reliable and slightly less-complicated in the electrics department.
It's worth sealing the digidash as damp can affect the workings.
Oil change every 2000 miles - there's no oil filter, only a strainer.

As Simon says, you'll find out all there is to know about it on the X9 forum wnere you'll be very welcome.
There are some genuine experts there.
Thank you. I am currently working my way through the X9 forum to find information. It look like people really loves their X9. Called today and found out that I can get the registration tax amount without paying deposit. Will send the application as soon as possible.

/Andy
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