Piaggio Beverly 125 test
Intro: BREAD ON THE TABLE
Star of the Piaggio stand at the last World two wheel show, the Beverly comes into the range that Piaggio has already had great success with the X9. With a perfected motor and an acceptable finish, no more, it should feel right at home along with the other large scooters dominated by the Scarabeo.
Esthetique: HANDSOME AND PRACTICAL
Difficult to distinguish from the multitudes. The Beverly has gone for more of a modern and chic line. The generous footing of 1.47m manages a good ergonomic for larger riders, a large rounded seat for comfort overhang a streamlining of taught lines for protection, the package is treated with care including the headlight optics, that are inspired by the bike world. We find the same attention with the controls; the instrumentation is simple and functional. The counters, water, are perfectly readable. They are situated under the digital screen that displays daily mileage, the time, and calculator for remaining fuel in the tank.
Motorization: NOT AT THE TOP
To bad that the 125cc mono cylinder isn't at the top. Despite its 15 horsepower it can not transform the 139kg of the machine into a racing beast. The Beverly 125's acceleration is not a kick in the butt. The sound is a problem, the Beverly makes a tremendous amount of noise and it gets worse in mid-range. It's difficult to support on long trips. It's a shame because the 121km/h top speed, even with the huge windscreen and baggage, the Beverly seems inviting for a trip.
On the road: STABLE AND AGGRESSIVE
After a few meters, like all the scooters, the Beverly surprises with the vivacity of the front wheel. Vivacity well used in town for winding through traffic which disappears at higher speeds. The frame is very basic, with 16-inch wheels at the front and rear, and a consistent wheelbase, the Beverly proves its stability in all situations. The turns link together without any difficulty and we can even envision highway runs. The average consumption nears 3 litres per 100km, this allows, with 10 litres autonomy of 333km. A sentiment reinforced by the brakes of the highest quality. The simple discs are perfect. Sold at 4192 euros with the windscreen, the satchels and the top case, this Beverly 125, which also exists in 200cc, authenticates this as a machine very functional and agreeable when running. On this point, it would be good to leave an advantage to the competitor: the Aprilia Scarebeo.