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Author Topic: Goodbye to My XMAX  (Read 253 times)
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« on: October 04, 2019, 10:48:55 AM »

On Tuesday, October 1st at 1600, I discovered my 2018 Yamaha XMAX was missing from my parking space at home. I immediately called the police, my insurance company, my bank and most of the motorcycle shops in my area to be on the lookout. Since my scooter is my only motorized transportation, I spent yesterday looking at used scooters in my area. I ended up looking at a 2006 Honda Silverwing with 7000 miles and a 2016 Piaggio BV 350 with 17500 miles. I ended up purchasing the BV 350 because I wanted a cutting edge scooter. I also spent the last couple of days looking for receipts for my XMAX and filling out claim forms. I have to admit the Denver Police Department was at my home within 2 hours of my call. I didn't purchase the Silverwing because I owned two of them before and although the silverwing is a good scooter the design is old and Honda no longer imports Silverwings into the US.

My observations on the BV 350 are that it's more powerful than the XMAX, but the XMAX is a better scooter. I got used to not having keys, the smooth engine, fuel economy, and great handling of the XMAX. The BV 350 is a good scooter, the engine runs rough, the transmission provides some engine braking, and the clutch grabs quickly. The BV 350 also is a modern scooter that is imported into the US. The Service Intervals are 6200 miles. The XMAX is 4000 miles in the US and 6000 miles in Europe. I hope that the dealer support is better on the BV 350, as I've had trouble with my local dealers having the parts in stock to perform regular maintenance. Anyway, my XMAX got better gas mileage and I miss it dearly.

The theft has allowed me to own two wonderful Mid sized scooters.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 12:42:10 PM »

This is a bad news to good news story Al.  My sympathies for what you have experienced.  There are bad people everywhere.  This is the main problem with our scooters .... they are easily stolen.  Hope they find the thief and that your insurance company comes through quickly for you.  The good news is that you found your next ride .... and seem to like it.  And life continues .....

Mike
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 01:04:58 PM »

Sorry you lost your bike, hope you enjoy the BV.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 03:12:35 PM »

Sorry to hear!  Enjoy the BV,  I think the BV is the sexiest looking scooter ever made.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 03:27:00 PM »

Condolences for the Yamaha.
That 330cc engine in the BV should be as smooth as silk! If it's running rough something's out of whack. In the last big service I did on my X10 I slipped in some Dr. Pully sliders. Helped quite a bit too.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2019, 03:29:06 PM »

Condolences on the lost but congratulations on the new bike
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 11:46:41 PM »

Sorry for your loss & I hope it doesn't happen again! Best wishes to you & your new BV!
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