2021 Piaggio Beverly gains keyless ignition, digital dash and more

The new model onslaught continues for 2021, as Piaggio reveal a new Beverly with revised styling and bags of tech

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PIAGGIO has pulled the covers off one of its best-selling scooters over the Christmas break, as the much-loved Beverly 300 and 400 gain extensive updates for 2021.

The Beverly might not be a regular sight on UK roads, but over on the continent, our suede shoe wearing friends around the med love them. It’s a bike that blurs the line slightly between a standard small capacity scooter, thanks to narrow proportions and lightweight, with the performance and handling of a bigger maxi-scooter.

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The bike comes in two variants, 300 and 400cc, with each of those available in two flavours, standard, and a ‘sportier’ S version. All bikes are A2 compliant and the 300 makes 25 hp and the 400 35 hp. That’s not bad numbers for a bike of this shape and should make the new Beverly a nippy wee machine indeed. Torque is equally good, with the 300 making 19lb-ft and the 400 27.8lb-ft. It’s not going to be worrying anything geared, although is more than enough to leave all that silly four-wheeled stuff behind at the lights.

The really fun stuff with the 2021 model though, comes in the form of some massively updated tech over and above the previous model. For one thing, the new bike gets keyless ignition, something that a few years ago was the sole preserve of the big-bore adventure and touring bike set. Now though they're all at it, with even Honda’s tiddly Vision 110 gaining the feature!

It also features a new LCD dash, taking over from the previous bike’s analogue item. With the dash, you’ll get the must-have for any 2021 new bike owner, Bluetooth connectivity. Obviously, this isn’t going to be measuring lean angle and acceleration, think answering calls and selecting music – if you’re wearing a Bluetooth device on your lid.

Piaggio Beverly S stands is the bike with the sporty matt finishes in graphite grey. There are three dedicated colour schemes: Argento Cometa and Nero Tempesta, matt, and the original and futuristic glossy Arancio Sunset colour. The S version features a new black seat in two materials and dark grey wheel rims.

Availability and pricing in the UK are as yet TBC

For more info, head to: piaggio.com

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