Tuesday, May 01, 2012
2012 Piaggio X10 range is all set to go touring
Piaggio have released pics and specs of the 2012-model X10 range of scooters, which are now available with 125cc, 350cc and 500cc engines. Part of Piaggio’s ‘Gran Turismo’ scooter range, the X10 series features bits like electrically-adjustable rear suspension, anti-lock brakes, backlit controls, an onboard trip computer with large LCD display, a USB port, LED daytime running lights and a very spacious luggage compartment that can take two helmets.
The Piaggio X10’s ergonomics have been optimized for long-distance travel, its large windscreen provides a significant amount of wind protection and its seat is broad, flat and plush, and features longitudinal adjustment of the lumbar cushion, which allows the rider to adjust and vary the space available to the passenger.
Engine options include 15bhp 125, 33bhp 350 and 41bhp 500cc single-cylinder units that are fully compliant with the most stringent of emissions norms anywhere in the world. The entire range gets a double-cradle steel tube chassis and the X10 rides on 15-inch (front) and 13-inch (rear) wheels, shod with 120/70 (front) and 150/70 (rear) tyres. Braking duties are handled by twin 280mm discs at the front and a single 240mm disc at the back. Piaggio’s combined braking system is standard across the range while ABS and anti-slip ASR are optional.
The X10 is available in brown, grey, white and blue colours and Piaggio offer a wide range of optional accessories for the scooter, including hard and soft luggage, passenger backrest and an electronic anti-theft system.
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