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DMAC64
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« on: April 20, 2013, 19:16:36 »

Hello folks, Just spotted a very clean X8 400 for sale, & i'm tempted to trade my little X9 250 in. Anybody got some info about the X8. Anything would help, thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 20:08:56 »

Generally solid bikes, good engine especially, I had one for 18 months and rather enjoyed it though I found the front-end a bit strange.  Could have been my one, though I did get forks changed under warranty and still didn't quite gel with it.  Liked the ergonomics but you may not, far more "sit on" than "sit in" like the Burger, which has a much lower seat.

As ever, try before you buy!
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 20:46:51 »

They are not bad bikes, but the front end is not great. Look at this video. I was on an X9 500 immediately behind this XEvo 400 (basically the same bike) and was surprised to see Szymon go off. He hit a small depression just over the brow of the hill and it completely upset the bike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VKePBfAUUU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Dave Milnes
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 21:21:39 »

It struck me as rather odd that the X8 was such a short lived model. Almost as if Piaggio realised it had a problem and replaced it with the Xevo.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 22:19:22 »

The forks were a problem on my X9.  Also remember the lights seemed to be prone to water getting in.

Wasn't a bad bike overall.  The quality of the plastics seemed to get far better on the XEvo models though.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 17:29:53 »

Thanks  for the help. The rider on the X8 did well to keep it upright ! That hole in the rosd really upset it on the corner. Maybe i'll give this one a miss, i'm not that keen on cutting hedges with my scooter !
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