Piaggio X10 350 Executive (2012 - present)

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£5090
Available from
2012

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Overall Review

Like I said, I like the machine but am disappointed in Piaggio. I expected better customer support from the mother-ship. I had to wait a month for my top-box to be delivered from Italy. The spare, programmable key never arrived after 2 weeks (I'm trying again) and the gel-seat still isn't in stock! If Piaggio can't keep its retail goodies on the shelf how are they doing with replacement parts in the event any will be needed? If something goes wrong am I going to be without a ride for weeks on end awaiting some part to become available? The digital display, which commands the center of the dash and catches the eye at 1st glance, displays a whole raft of information in big, well lit, characters but none of it is of any major import while clipping along at 120kph. I'd rather have the current speed as one of the options. The number of Kmeters left till you get to get off and push is nice, the voltage going into the battery is, what?, useful, the current average Kmeters per liter, and the elapsed time? Most of the "cons" are, basically, just me nitpicking but but the X10 is supposed to be a top of the line machine and there are just some areas I feel they dropped the ball. I'm going to recommend this "product" with reservations. Yes, it's a really great looking scooter, yes, is a smooth, comfortable, stable ride but can Piaggio deliver the after market support?? I'd suggest you ask that question before you decide.

Strengths

Great looking scooter. Smooth, comfortable ride with plenty of power for both urban and highway riding. Stable and well built.

Weaknesses

Lighting in the rear end could be better. The digital display on the dash is next best thing to worthless. After market goodies don't seem to be in supply!

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Submitted by Paul Harding on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 23:43

Overall Review

I bought this as a replacement for a 3 year old Burgman 400. The X10 is better looking, quicker off the mark with no appreciable delay when you open the throttle. Fuel consumption is brilliant at around 70 mpg. The seat is higher than the Burgman, more on a par with a conventional motorbike which gives a bike feeling when riding. Handling is definitely more bike than maxi scooter. Seat could be a little softer, but may give with use.

Strengths

Great looks, good performance, excellent fuel economy.

Weaknesses

Unable to manoeuvre bike with side stand down as this activates the parking brake. Not easy to fit a full face helmet (s). Under the seat. Maybe due to me having a Shark flip helmet which is slightly wider than the norm. Speedo is in KPH with. MPH in small figures.

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Overall Review

Overall I like the X10 and find it a worthy machine both in town and out. The road trip I've just returned from consisted of some limited access highway, secondary mountain roads, and a narrow ribbon of asphalt around a Greek island. The X10 handled them all admirable. Some mention should be made here of the Michelin City tires as they, surely, helped out. The 330cc, 33HP power plant cruses at 120KpH (72MpH) and will give you an extra 20KpH in a few seconds. Driving those mountain roads that resemble nothing more than a snake pit of twisted McAdam requires some quick response on both brakes and engine and the X10 was there each and every time even when I'd needed it to do more than it should have had to. This was my first, serious, foray outside the city and I've gained much respect and confidence in my scooter. But, like I've said before, the X10 is a great scooter that Piaggio should have done better by. P.S. I'm going to give the "build quality" a #2 (below) because of a lot of little things that, individually, don't make much difference and are, for the most part fixable, but IMO Piaggio should never have overlooked.

Strengths

Good acceleration. Corners like it's on rails. Comfortable seat.

Weaknesses

** If you're over 170cm (about 5ft 8in) you'll need a bit more windshield. ** The info on the large LED is, at best interesting trivia, at worse a distraction, and mostly useless.

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Overall Review

Having tried the 500cc version, I found it offered little real improvement, except some more acceleration above 70mph and of course better two up performance. By contrast the engine was much rougher and noisier. The mono shock rear suspension unit did not seem to make much difference between soft and hard ride and could not be adjusted when riding as it was on the throttle side. Have covered 10,000km without any major issues except spark plug died at 9,500km and it is not so easy to reach at the roadside. Lately, I have experienced some engine cuts or non starting, usually fixed by switching off and restart. Garage unable to trace the cause and just say diagnostics does not show a problem, howeve still under warranty.

Strengths

Comfortable riding position, great braking system with coupled front and rear combined with ABS. Anti spin good for loose surfaces or snow. Clear instrumentation and indicator monitor. Acceleration from start is better than almost all cars, but don't try against Porche etc. Suspension mostly quite smooth and carries a 90kg passenger quite well, though of course acceleration is less than one up.

Weaknesses

Standard windscreen needs to be about 10cm higher for a 6ft plus rider. Would like to have had some additional hand protection in very cold weather, but these can be found from Gitv etc. Passenger seat is very wide for smaller people.

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Submitted by grahro on Tue, 21/01/2014 - 15:48

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Bought this scooter pretty much as soon as it came out. Initially loved it, but have fallen out with it recently. Had a prang with a car and took 12 weeks to get any spare parts - dealer was embarassed by the end. Windshield too low to be of any use, in fact it throws air right into your face. My petrol flap release has never worked meaning frustrating garage fill ups, and there are lots of them because the tank is too small. Byh the way, when it says you have 40miles to empty, you will be lucky to make it out the end of your drive before it changes its mind and says you are riding on fumes. Stand starting to rust and not retract properly. Handling? I have very little confidence cornering at any speed above 10mph, even less so if it's wet. It's unsteady in a high wind due to sheer size of it. The plastic wind fairing at the sides has fallen off. I do abuse my bikes slightly and regard them as disposable commuter tools but even with that in mind I think it's not the 5 star runaway success others seem to think.

Strengths

Comfy, good storage, looks good, road presence, good MPG.

Weaknesses

Handling, windshield, spare parts, wet road performance, build quality,fuel tank size, PIAGGIO!!

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