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The 2006 Piaggio B 500

Piaggio B 500

The new Piaggio Maxi High Wheel Scooter; strong design and character.

Powerful and extremely agile it's the ultimate urban scooter. Piaggio B500 comes equipped with the 500cc electronic injection Piaggio MASTER engine along with large diameter wheels, 3 disc integral braking system and a front fork of 41 mm for excellent road holding. Other standard features include an immobiliser, socket to recharge a mobile phone, fold-away seat cover and central locking button.

Technical Specifications;

  • ENGINE: Single cylinder, four-stroke Piaggio MASTER
  • DISPLACEMENT: 460 cc
  • BORE: 92 mm
  • STROKE: 69 mm
  • FUEL: Unleaded petrol
  • COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.5 : 1
  • MAX. POWER: 39 CV a 7.500 rpm - 29 KW
  • MAX.TORQUE: 43 Nm at 5.500 rpm
  • DISTRIBUTION: 4 valve single overhead cam (SOHC)
  • COOLING: Liquid
  • STARTING: Electric with auto choke
  • BALANCING: Counter rotating shaft
  • IGNITION: Electronic inductive discharge ignition integrated with fuel injection
  • LUBRICATION: Wet sump
  • Electronic Management System (EMS): Of the alpha/n type with injection/ignition maps linkedto environmental conditions.
  • FUEL FEED: Magneti Marelli IAW electronic injection feed systemwith triple filter pump
  • THROTTLE BODY: Butterfly valve integrated with position sensor, stepper motor and air temperature sensor
  • INJECTOR: Marelli Pico-Injector high impedance electronic injector
  • SILENCER: Contains two way catalytic converter
  • GEARBOX: Twist and Go CVT (continuously variable transmission)
  • CLUTCH: Centrifugal
  • FRAME: Double cradle, high strength tubular steel lattice
  • FRONT SUSPENSION: Telescopic hydraulic fork, stem 41 mm
  • FRONT STROKE: 104 mm
  • REAR SUSPENSION: Engine unit acts as swinging arm, with two dual-effect hydraulic dampers, helical springs adjustable to four positions of pre-load
  • REAR WHEEL VERTICAL STROKE: 100 mm
  • BRAKING SYSTEM: Linked: the left hand lever simultaneously activates the rear disc and the front left hand disc, distributing braking power in the optimum manner; the right hand brake lever activates only the front right hand disc.
  • FRONT BRAKES: Double disc inox steel 260 mm diameter with fixed caliper with 2 opposite pistons 32-34 mm left/right (PINZA BREMBO)
  • REAR BRAKE: Disc inox steel 240 mm diameter with fixed caliper with 2 opposite pistons 34 mm (PINZA BREMBO)
  • FRONT/REAR WHEEL RIM: In light die-cast alloy
  • FRONT TYRE: Tubeless 110 / 70 - 16" x 3,50
  • REAR TYRE: Tubeless 150 / 70 - 14" x 4,50
  • LENGTH: 2.215 mm
  • WIDTH: 770 mm
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 775 mm
  • PITCH: 1.550 mm
  • DRY WEIGHT: 189 kg
  • FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 13.2 litres (included 3 litres of reserve)
  • MAX. SPEED: 100 Mph
  • ACCELERATION 100 m: 6.6 s
  • ACCELERATION 200 m: 10.0 s
  • ACCELERATION 300 m: 13.0 s
  • ACCELERATION 400 m: 15.7 s
  • STORAGE CAPACITY: Under seat: 1 jet helmet "Beverly" and other objects; one case more in the rear part of the shield
  • EMISSIONS: European Homologation: all Multidirective 97/24/CE chapters are respected