Disassembling Piaggio X9 500 Exhaust Removal
Background and Identification
The Piaggio X9 500 (also called the X9 Evolution 500 or X9 500 Evolution) is a maxi-scooter produced by Piaggio between 2002 and 2007. Piaggio is an Italian motor vehicle manufacturer that produces a range of two-wheeled motor vehicles, including the Vespa. Piaggio also produced X9 125 and 250 cc models, which were fitted with Honda engines. The X9 500 Evolution includes features not fitted on the 125/250 cc X9 models, including a hydraulic center stand, integrated rider-to-pillion communication system, and a mobile phone charger in the front dash cubbyhole.
The X9 500 was Piaggio’s first maxi-scooter and included a 460 cc motor with a highway-oriented design. In the United States, the X9 500 was introduced for the 2005 model year (and in Canada in 2006) and was discontinued in North America after 2008. The X9 125/250cc models were never sold in North America. The X9 500 was first sold in Europe in 2002, so parts are relatively easy to find. Internationally, the X9 500 is generally called the X9 500 Evolution.
The X9 500 includes a 39-horsepower motor that produces 31.75 foot-pounds of torque at 5500 revolutions per minute. The scooter’s engine is single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, and includes four valves. The scooter can reach a top speed of 98 miles per hour.
The name ‘X9’ is included on X9 models on the side of the scooter underneath the seat.
Engine: Single cylinder, four-stroke, 4 valves, liquid-cooled
Bore / Stroke: 91.4mm x 91.4mm
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Horsepower: 39.02 HP (29.1 KW) @ 7250RPM
Torque: 31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Fuel System: Electronic Injection
Spark Plug: NGK CR7EKB `01-02 ^^^^
Battery: YUASA YTX14-BS `01-02
- Gearbox: CVT
- Final Drive: Belt
- Clutch: Centrifugal
- Front: Telescopic hydraulic fork
- Rear: Two dual effect hydraulic dumpers
- Front: Single disc, 260 mm
- Rear: Single disc 240 mm
Front Tire: 120/70-14
Rear Tire: 150/70-14
Wheelbase: 60.2 inches (1529 mm)
Length: 83.82 inches (2129 mm)
Width: 34.61 inches (879 mm)
Seat Height: 30.71 inches (780 mm)
Weight: 213.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity: 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters)