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Piaggio today unveiled a revamped Beverly scooter range for 2021 that consists of two A2 license-free midsize machines that, according to the Italian company, combine the agility of an urban twist-and-go with the performance and road handling of a larger GT with big wheels.
Both machines will replace the existing British Beverly 300, which is in decline thanks to stricter emissions regulations. These newcomers are available in both standard and sportier Beverly S models. They also offer a choice of 300cc or 400cc four-valve singles, and feature more tech, new designs, and revamped chassis parts.
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Since both city-friendly engines are equipped with liquid cooling and electronic injection, the new 300 cm3 variant has a peak output of 25.5 hp at 8000 rpm – an increase in thrust of 23% compared to the current model. The maximum torque is also increased by the recommended 15%, which means 19.2 lbft at 6250 rpm. Elsewhere, the new 400 offers a healthy 34.9 horsepower at 7500 rpm and 27.8 lbft at 5500 rpm.
Revised chassis components ensure this increase in performance. The tubular steel frame works with new 35mm Showa forks and preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers to ensure sophisticated, high-quality road holding. The rims are made of light metal and have a fresh seven-spoke design with 16 inches at the front and 14 inches at the rear.
This is then wrapped in fresh bodywork, which comes in a range of glossy and matte colors. There is full LED lighting as well as a new license plate bracket, as well as keyless ignition, a 5.5-inch LCD display and mobile phone connection.