Product Type: Piaggio motorcycles
Newest Review: ... it nice and dry. I was also really impressed with the performance of it. the X9 is actually a rather big bike to be powered by a 125 eng... more
Piaggio X9 125
Member Name: checkers88
Advantages: Excellent commuter on sunny days.
Disadvantages: If there's even a cloud in the sky- don't bother.
My Piaggio X9 125 was my first motorcycle/scooter. At first I was really impressed and couldn't be happier. After fitting it with a top box I used it for a daily commute.
The best thing about it was its storage capacity. I could comfortably get a motorcycle jacket and a full face helmet under the seat, then motorcycle trousers and boots in the top box with room to spare. During the winter months there was even room to carry around a full cover for the bike to keep it nice and dry.
I was also really impressed with the performance of it. the X9 is actually a rather big bike to be powered by a 125 engine. I therefore expected it to be a little sluggish and struggle on A-Roads. It actually surprised me though, it wasn't the quickest pulling off, but once it got going it really came into its own, comfortable cruising at 70mph.
The only problem I had with the X9, which proved to be a major problem, was it's unreliability in the rain. The amount of times the bike cut out and wouldn't re-start in the rain was appalling, I was almost on first name terms with the AA. After spending over £400 at a specialist Piaggio dealer, only for it to break down 200 metres later (seriously), I eventually cut my losses and sold it.
Very good bikes if you get a good one, personally though, I wouldn't trust one if it was to be used in all weather types.
Summary: Very good commuter but not reliable enough.
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