Piaggio XEvo 400ie

Maxi scooters bridge the gap between the smaller twist 'n' go scooters, and larger capacity geared bikes. Equipped with powerful engines, the slick automatic transmissions makes it easier to weave through a congested city rush hour, while the various cubby holes and luggage areas take care of modern life essentials.

The Piaggio XEvo is an Italian-made scooter, sharing various components and design, and sporting different engines sizes of 125 cc, 250 cc and 400 cc, and is a direct development of the Piaggio X8. All models sport a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, multi-valve engine that meets Euro 3 European emission standards, and have a CVT transmission. The 400 cc model sport a Master liquid-cooled, electronic fuel injection 399 cc engine power output rates 34 bhp/25 kW. The engine produces a nice power delivery, not too many vibes and the ability to find the speed you want and stay there is an easy process. It processes its power in a nice fluid nature, plentiful yet certainly not lumpy and jerky as some large single cylinder scooters can find themselves.

A distinctive element of the X-Evo is its boot, which is a large understeat storage space with 56L capacity. The space is enough for two full-face helmets or objects up to 80 cm long. Remote switches separately opens the front and rear storage compartments. The storage compartment also has a courtesy light. The front shield area, besides the odometer, trip computer and tachometer, provides further space to place small items.

Start the engine, head for the highway, build up the revs, speed limit is reached and that's where the XEvo is staying all day and it is easy to keep a constant view on the speed through a set of easy to read gauges. All the gauges, trip meters, fuel, temp, speed and tacho are comprehensive and easily legible.

The XEvo have a steel tube frame and the front suspension is provided via a 35 mm fork; rear suspension is done via two double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers, with a four-position spring preload adjustment. Braking is performed by two 240 mm front discs and a 240 mm rear disc brake fitted on a 14-inch wheels. The direction indicators double as hazard warning indicators. The rear seat grab handles feature a high grip central insert for extra passenger safety, plus a backrest.

The seating position of this maxi is comfortable, and it is quite easy to move your legs into a number of positions even while on the move, thus avoiding cramping over long periods in the saddle. One thing gfor sure is that the touring capability is far better then your average bike and the storage capability of the Evo would really please you. The added bonus is that you can also use the Evo around town to do your daily errands or commute, practically and in style. Comfortable, reliable and with heaps of power and space under the seat. The Piaggio Xevo 400ie is perfect for commuting to work and for short trips on weekends.

Engine Description 400
Bore X Stroke 85.8 x 69
Valves per Cylinder 4
Cooling Liquid
Induction System Aspirated
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet Sump
Maximum Power 25
Maximum Torque 20.2
Clutch Automatic Clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Front Brake Dual Discs
Front Brake Calliper Double Piston
Front Brake Diameter 240
Rear Brake Single Disc
Rear Brake Calliper Single Piston
Rear Brake Diameter 240
Frame Material Steel tube double cradle
Front Suspension 35 mm tele-hydraulic fork
Front Suspension Travel 94
Rear Suspension Two dual-effect shock absorbers
Rear Suspension Travel 90
Wheels And Tyres
Front Tyre 120/70-14
Wheel Size Front 3.50x14
Rear Tyre 140/70-14
Wheel Size Rear 4.50x14
Wheel Type Die-cast aluminium alloy
Dry Weight 198
Fuel Tank Capacity 12
Length (mm) 2184
Width (mm) 760
Wheel Base (mm) 1540

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