2012 Piaggio Beverly Sport Touring
The range of the Piaggio high wheel
best-seller is now enhanced with a new sport model:
introducing Beverly SportTouring.
The 350 engine is new – as compact
as a 300 cc but with the performance of a 400 –
150/70 rear tyre and a new look, rich in brushed details,
for an evolution of the species which extends the
class and elegance of Beverly to the sport class.
The new Beverly SportTouring is the
first scooter to be equipped with ABS/ASR in order
to take maximum advantage of performance without ever
sacrificing complete safety.
The high wheel best seller from Piaggio, with more
than 300,000 vehicles sold, has been the undisputed
market leader from ten years, extends its inimitable
features of urban commuter into a sports theme, mixing
performance, comfort and riding pleasure into a unique
Introducing Beverly SportTouring, a version which
is attractive, gritty and at the same time elegant,
where all of the experience and state of the art scooter
technology of the Piaggio Group is concentrated in
terms of safety, performance and reliability.
Beverly SportTouring is the first model from Piaggio
equipped with the brand new 350 engine, a product
made to obtain the maximum power of a 400, but with
a size, emissions levels and management costs comparable
to those of a 300 cc.
The new SportTouring has a combined braking system
or, the first scooter in the world, a built in ABS
system with ASR traction control for maximum safety
even in emergency and poor grip conditions.
To handle its enhanced performance, the new SportTouring
mounts a larger 150/70 rear tyre in order to guarantee
the maximum in terms of stability and road holding.
A new engine: minimum space, maximum performance.
On the Beverly SportTouring the brand new single
cylinder 350, 4 stroke, 4 valve, electronic injection
and water cooled engine makes its debut - state of
the art Piaggio Group technology in scooter engines.
This is an engine designed to provide performance
comparable to a 400 cc engine, but with compact dimensions
and reduced weight in line with a 300 cc engine.
The new thermal group was specifically studied to
optimise fluid dynamics, by adopting solutions which
allow performance to be enhanced, increasing fuel
economy at the same time. The new design also contributes
to a significant reduction in emissions. The stroke
and bore values (69 mm x 78 mm) were selected to guarantee
improved output at intermediate RPMs and with partial
loads as well as greater operational flexibility.
The new 350 engine was conceived with a dry crankcase
lubrication system with reed valve, which allows a
reduction of both power losses due to flutter, and
volume of the oil sump and the engine size.
Particular attention was given to reducing internal
friction during design of the new engine: the timing
rockers now have rollers, to the advantage of noise
reduction and mechanical efficiency.
On the transmission front there are also new improvements,
characterised by a new, multi-disc automatic clutch
in oil bath, which ensures improved and more consistent
output over time, even in conditions of high thermal
stress. A special automatic lubrication system guarantees
constant cooling of the system in any operating conditions.
These technical solutions, together with a new CVT
(Continuously Variable Transmission) developed ad
hoc for this engine, provided savings in terms of
weight of about 10 kg compared to a 400.
The performance, comparable to that of a 400, –
with maximum power of 24.5 kW (33.3 HP) at 8,250 rpm
and maximum torque of 32.2 Nm (3.3 kgm) at 6,250 rpm
– place the new Beverly SportTouring at the
top of its category.
Minimum size and maximum performance, for greater
savings: thanks to the new engine, the management
costs of the Beverly SportTouring are kept at the
same level as a 300 scooter, while offering a reduction
of maintenance expenses. In fact, service is scheduled
at intervals of 20,000 km, with an oil change at an
intermediate 10,000 km only.
Fuel economy information is also excellent: thanks
to the new engine, Beverly SportTouring gets an average
distance* of more than 30km/l, for an overall range
grater than 330km.
*WMTC 3.1 cycle
Chassis architecture: motorcycle efficiency
with the comfort of a scooter.
The brilliant engine performance is enhanced by an
original and extremely efficient chassis, a point
of excellence for all of the Beverly models from the
beginning. Once again, the new Beverly SportTouring's
technology provides agility, efficiency and riding
pleasure at the highest levels.
The double-cradle frame in high-strength steel and
pressed sheet metal sports a conventional fork with
35 mm stanchions up front, while rear suspension is
handled by a pair of double-acting helical-spring
shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload offering
4 different positions, ensuring optimal absorption
of road bumps while delivering a neutral response
and accurate handling.
While maintaining the great agility and handling
of an urban commuter, the new Beverly SportTouring
ensures top-of-the-class road holding, thanks in part
to the large wheels with double 5-spoke light alloy
rims (16” x 3.00” up front and 14”
x 3.50” at the rear) and large tyres (110/70
and 150/70 respectively).
Combined braking, ABS and ASR: powerful and
safe in any situation.
In terms of active safety, the new Beverly SportTouring
does not shy away from confrontation, thanks to its
powerful braking system, at the top of its category.
The front brake sports a large 300 mm semi-floating
disc, where a 3-piston floating calliper operates,
while a 240 mm disc is mounted at the rear. The two
discs operate in synergy, thanks to the combined braking
system (for the version without ABS only): acting
on the right lever the two side pistons up front are
activated, while the left lever operates both the
third piston up front and the rear brake. A distribution
valve operates in series with the left lever, calibrating
the front brake pressure based on the rear pressure
in order to prevent lightening of the rear wheel and
to keep the vehicle balance neutral.
The new Beverly SportTouring is the first scooter
on the market which can be equipped with the ABS/ASR
package for optimum vehicle management even in the
most delicate situations, such as in the event of
a sudden loss of grip in emergency acceleration or
Both the wheels are equipped with a tone wheel and
a sensor for instantaneous detection of rotation speed.
The sensors are connected to a two channel hydraulic
control unit which, through servo valves regulates
the pressure to the braking system, activating the
ABS at the moment in which the wheel tends to lock
The final result is total and constant grip for the
tyres, with a consequent decrease in the braking distance.
The ASR feature, combined with the ABS system, represents
a further step forward in terms of active safety.
Thanks to the ASR, output power is automatically reduced
when the sensors detect imminent skidding of the rear
wheel. This measure contributes to preventing loss
of control, on bumpy or low grip surfaces.
The ASR can be easily disabled using the dedicated
control on the handlebar so that, in any case, the
rider is always able to get clear even in particular
conditions (i.e.: starts on uphill slopes, on dirt
roads, etc.). Engagement and disabling are indicated
by an indicator light on the instrument panel.
Style: gritty and elegant, in true Made in
The decisive and elegant style of the new Beverly
SportTouring stems from a careful and harmonious evolution
of the distinctive styling of the Beverly family,
searching for a subtle balance between the refined
simplicity, so typical of all the best Made in Italy
products and the numerous new details with a sport
Even at first glance, the Beverly SportTouring stands
out with its smoked windshield which, besides emphasising
its sport spirit, improves aerodynamic protection
for the rider.
Instead of the chromium finishings, there are matte
and brushed details – such as the front “moulding”
– which, enhancing the complex surfaces, gives
the new SportTouring a more decisive, sport and elegant
character, all at the same time.
The exhaust is also new, standing out because of
the two ribs on the heat shield and the exclusive
grey/flat black colouring, as well as the doubled
5-spoke wheel rims which were chosen in glossy black.
The touring spirit of this new Beverly comes out
in the numerous details, designed to provide a riding
experience characterised by maximum comfort, from
the saddle which has two-level seating, separate for
rider and passenger – a distinctive element
of this model from the beginning – which is
available on the SportTouring in two colours, black
and red (to match the interior finishing) and made
precious by the exclusive relief stitching, ideally
reminiscent of the most beautiful sports car interiors.
The new SportTouring shares the spacious helmet compartment
with the entire Beverly range: illuminated by a courtesy
light, it is one of the largest in the category and
can hold two full jet or one flip up helmet, in addition
to documents, for which a dedicated space is provided.
Load capacity is complemented by the practical luggage
rack, with integrated passenger grab handles, the
match coloured glove box incorporated in the leg shield
back plate and the retractable bag hook.
The unique look of the new Beverly SportTouring is
completed by an exclusive range of colour combinations
and interior matches selected to enhance shapes and
the sport character of the scooter: matched with the
new Argento Cometa, a matte colour which enhances
the shapes and surfaces even more, and the Nero Cosmo,
the more “aggressive” livery, are the
interiors, red embossing and saddle, which for the
more classic Blu Midnight, Rosso Antares and Bianco
Luna, are instead of black.