Piaggio X8 125

 

 

 

 

Make Model

Piaggio X8 125

Year

2006 - 07

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valve

Capacity

124 cc / 7.57 cub in.

Bore x Stroke

57 mm x 48.6 mm

Compression Ratio

12:1

Cooling System

Liquid cooled

Lubrication System

Separate with automatic mixer

Fuel System

Carburetor

Ignition

Inductive

Starting

Electric / Kick

Max Power

10.96 kW / 14.7 hp @ 10000 rpm

Max Torque

12 Nm / 1.2 kgf-m / 8.9 ft-lbs @ 8000 rpm

Transmission 

CVT, twist and go

Final Drive

Belt

Clutch

Automatic, centrifugal, dry

Front Suspension

Hydraulic telescopic fork, 35 mm stanchions

Rear Suspension

Dual, 4-position preload adjustable shocks

Front Brakes

Single disc, 260 mm

Rear Brakes

Single disc, 240 mm

Wheels

Alloy rims and spokes

Front Tyre

120/70 - 14 in.

Rear Tyre

130/70 - 12 in.

Frame

Double cradle, high strength tubular steel

Dimensions

Length: 2050 mm / 80.7 in.

Width:     700 mm / 27.6 in.

Wheelbase

1490 mm / 58.7 in.

Dry Weight

157 kg / 346 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

12 L / 3.2 US gal

 

 

This is the bike every 30-something dreams of owning... sleek, svelte and in a class of its own.

It's a commuter's dream with a shed load of storage space. I packed away a lap-top, squash racquet and training kit and still had room for half a dozen bottles of Pinot Grigio (how very London) - it even boasts a power point for your mobile phone. The standard 125 model has the venerable air-cooled Leader engine, while the more luxurious 125 premium is boosted by the liquid-cooled version, along with a fully coloured front and rear panel. But it's the X8's performance and a comfortable, stylish traffic beater that gives it top marks.