scootmd on September 05, 2008, 04:08:36 PM
This powerful, high-tech all-new engine equipped with electronic injection already meets Euro 3 standards. Quick and snappy, the Piaggio X8 400 ie is the only compact GT scooter to offer ample space for rider and pillion, optimal aerodynamic protection and super-scooter load capacity.

The Piaggio X8 400 ie has a powerful new single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve Piaggio Master (Multi-valve Advanced Super Torque Engine Range) engine with electronic injection.
The all-new Master 400 offers significant advantages as savings on insurance costs and lower fuel consumption compared to higher displacements, and top performances like a maximum speed of 155 km/h, higher than any other 400cc, and a 37.6 Nm maximum torque at 5,500 rpm.
Engine tuning is specific to the Piaggio X8 400 ie, intended for use in town but well suited to touring, to enhance smooth running while maintaining the snappy pick-up levels that town traffic requires. The electronic control system together with a catalytic converter ensures that the engine already meets the upcoming Euro 3 emissions norms.
To sum up, the cycle parts on the Piaggio X8 together with the new Master 400 engine reduce noise while providing smoother running and greater comfort and manoeuvrability.
The 400 version features all the latest changes made to the Master series: the centrifugal clutch has been totally redesigned and the new clutch bell has five bob weights, with a torque server during deceleration to maximise the effect of the engine brake.
The result is quieter, smoother running, especially when pulling away from idle in town traffic with its continual stop-and-go.

The style has also been modified to suit the new size of the X8 flagship.
The rear is now larger with a car-type look, not least because of the new rear boot lid and the elimination of the chrome trim, which contributes to a cleaner line.
Besides the style changes, the longer wheelbase, required because of the new 400cc engine, modifies the rear, giving it GT proportions. The front includes all the changes made during the recent face-lift; in particular, much of the previously black surface is replaced by colour. The dynamism of the Piaggio X8 400 ie is enhanced by the totally new shape of the front splashguard.

The twin cradle frame is made of steel tubes and has a telescopic hydraulic fork with 35 mm shafts. At the rear, the engine/crankcase unit works as a singlearm with two dual-effect hydraulic shock absorbers with a coil spring and four-position preload. The front wheel, stopped by two 240 mm steel disks and a floating caliper with two pistons, measures 14” (120/70 tyre) to enhance stability and road grip. At the rear, the 14” wheel rim hosts a large tyre (140/70) to add space to the storage area, ensure excellent road behaviour and reduce the saddle height. The rear brake has a 240 mm steel disk.
The new Piaggio X8 400 ie is available in a range of stylish metallic colours: Excalibur Grey, Graphite Black.

X8 400 ie – Technical specifications

Engine    Single-cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valve MASTER with electronic injection; catalysed
Displacement    399 cc
Bore    85.8 mm
Stroke    69 mm
Fuel    Unleaded
Power     34 bhp (25 Kw) at 7,500 rpm
Torque     37.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm
Cooling    Liquid
Gearbox    “Twist and go” with continuously variable transmission (CVT) and torque server
Start    Electric
Frame    Double cradle of steel tubes
Front suspension    φ 35 mm tele-hydraulic fork, 94 mm travel
Rear suspension    Two dual-effect shock absorbers and four-position          spring preload, 90 mm travel
Front brake    Two stainless steel disks, φ 240 mm, floating caliper with two pistons
Rear brake    Stainless steel disk, φ 240 mm, caliper with opposed pistons
Front wheel rim    Die-cast aluminium alloy, 14″ x 3.50
Rear wheel rim    Die-cast aluminium alloy, 14″ x 4.50
Front tyre    Tubeless 120/70-14”
Rear tyre    Tubeless 140/70-14”
Length/Width    2,184 mm/ 760 mm
Wheel base    1,540 mm
Seat height    790 mm
Dry weight    198 kg
Fuel tank capacity    12 litres (includes 1.8 litres reserve)
Max speed    155 km/hour
Emissions    Meets Euro3 standards

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