The new 2021 Piaggio Beverly has been unveiled
In a global première, twenty years after the first generation born in 2001, the new Piaggio Beverly bares all on the pages of the Piaggio website. Over the years the beverly has become one of the most sold scooters in Italy, Piaggio say the Beverly has now been completely revamped and evolved to become a true crossover.
The Beverly has been revised, with the front end having been totally redesigned, whereas the from a side view, the lines abandon the softness of the previous models to become more taut and muscular, leading to a rear end that is sleeker and tends more upward.
The turn indicators and position lights are LED, placed on the sides of the front shield to profile the edges, thereby creating a bright “signature” that makes the new Beverly recognisable, even during the day. At the rear, the tail ends in an original extractor profile that emerges at the centre of the LED rear light.
The brand new license plate holder, positioned on the wheel, contributes to making the new Beverly slender and clean. The wheel rims are also new with a seven spoke design, the seat is refined with double covering and double stitching.
Making their début on the new Piaggio Beverly are two new Euro 5 powerplants from the hpe family (High Performance Engine) – 300 and 400 cc respectively. Both the engines, 4-stroke 4-valve single cylinder, with liquid cooling and electronic injection, are the result of the Piaggio Group research and development centre’s experience, which Piaggio say they have been working specifically to achieve better performance and improved rideability, reducing fuel consumption and noise.
The 300 hpe engine increases in power by 23% compared to the previous version of the same size, reaching 19kW@8000 rpm, whereas maximum torque increases by 15%, now reaching 26Nm@6250 rpm.
The 400cc powerplant replaces the previous 350 engine. Piaggio say the difference lies not only in a simple increase of cubic centimetres, but starting from an already extremely efficient engine, the Piaggio engineers claimed to further improve mechanical and thermodynamic performance, and further reduced the vibration and noise levels. The result is a power rating that reaches 26kW@7500rpm and 37.7Nm@5500rpm.
The double cradle frame in high-resistance steel tubes and pressed sheet metal is combined at the front with a new Showa fork with 35 mm diameter stanchion. The rear works with a new pair of Showa dual action shock absorbers featuring a coil spring with preload adjustable to 5 positions.
Piaggio claim that thanks to this motorcycle-style bearing structure and the large wheels with rims in lightweight alloy (16” on the front and 14” on the rear) the new Beverly ensures motorbike-like riding comfort and road-holding, maintaining great agility and handling. The 400 hpe version also adopt wider tyres (120/70 instead of 110/70 on the front and 150/70 instead of 140/70 on the rear), which ensure better stability at sustained speeds.
Piaggio Beverly also improved in terms of technological features, adopting the keyless system so it switches on without having to insert a traditional key, in theory making it easier to start, open the seat and fuel cap, and position the steering lock – all operations that can be done with the fob in your pocket.
At the centre “navigation bridge” there is a brand new and fully digital 5.5” LCD instrument panel. The equipment is completed by the PIAGGIO MIA connectivity system, standard on the 400 hpe version, that lets you connect your smartphone to Beverly’s on board electronics system via Bluetooth.
The Piaggio Beverly comes in a range of colours, such as Bianco Luna and the two brand new Blu Oxigen and Grigio Cloud colours. These colour schemes are combined with finishings in metallic shades, the dark brown seat colour and light grey wheel rims.
The Piaggio Beverly S comes in matte graphite grey. There are three dedicated colour schemes: Argento Cometa and Nero Tempesta, matte, 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.