New Piaggio Medley and special-edition Beverly | EICMA 2019

John Milbank, BikeSocial Consumer Editor
By John Milbank
BikingMilbank BikeSocial Consumer Editor, John owns a BMW S1000XR, Honda Grom and a 1999 Kawasaki ZX-6R. He's as happy tinkering in the workshop as he is on twisty backroads, and loves every bike ever built (except one). He's bought three CBR600s, a KTM 1050 Adventure, Yamaha MT-10, two Ducati Monsters, several winter hacks, three off-roaders, a supermoto pit bike, a Honda Vision 50 and built his own custom XSR700. 

 

New Piaggio Medley and special-edition Beverly | EICMA 2020

 

Piaggio has revealed a new version of its Medley Scooter, featuring revised i-get engines, full LED headlight as well as styling and ergonomic updates…

 

What are the Piaggio i-get engines?

Piaggio’s European engine and scooter R&D centre has created the new 125cc and 150cc motors used in the updated Medley. New castings and larger valves increase exhaust flow for improved performance, along with new lightweight rockers and a redesigned camshaft profile.

Piston, injector, air box and throttle body have all been redesigned, as well as the exhaust. Like the previous model, the i-get engines have a start-stop system that sees a brushless motor fitted direct to the crankshaft. When you pull up, the motor shuts down, starting up again as soon as you twist the throttle.

 

125cc

150cc

Power

14.75bhp @ 9,000rpm

16.23bhp @ 8,750rpm

Torque

8.85lb-ft @ 6,500rpm

11.06lb-ft @ 6,500rpm

Economy

117mpg

116mpg

 

What else should I know about the Piaggio Medley?

The Piaggio Medley uses a ‘low single cradle’ steel tube frame with tubular reinforcements and steel sheet to make it rigid and low.

Front suspension is a 33mm fork with five-stage preload adjustment carrying a 16” alloy wheel. The rear is a 14” alloy with a 120/70 tyre, while ABS is – as expected – standard.

The Medley S comes with Piaggio’s MIA connectivity system, which lets you connect a smartphone via Bluetooth for notifications of calls and texts on the dash, as well as music control.

 

New Piaggio Medley and special-edition Beverly | EICMA 2020

 

Is there a new Piaggio Beverly?

The Piaggio Beverly retains its 300 and 350cc engines, with a new 350 Tourer special edition introducing a top-fairing, top box and the MIA connectivity system.

 

300cc

350cc

Power

21bhp @ 7,250rpm

29bhp @ 8,250rpm

Torque

16.60lb-ft @ 5,750rpm

21.39lb-ft @ 6,250rpm

Economy

86mpg

79mpg

 

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