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Written by Ketzal Sterling    Monday, 04 February 2008 10:05     E-mail
Belladonna RV150 review - Page 3
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Being an older design you’d immediately expect the Belladonna to be a poor performer; you’d be wrong. The RV150 has slightly shorter gear ratios than the PX so it tends to hold speed up long inclines slightly better, and the 150cc engine makes just enough power to make the bike motorway friendly. Handling wise the Belladonna is a bit of a surprise; the suspension is surprisingly good and the front disc brake is actually quite solid. The brake lever however is somewhat hard to use as it flares out towards the end making it quite a stretch for those with small hands. There’s also the tried and true rear drum which you use via the floor mounted pedal. This is a bit foreign for people coming from modern scooters but you quickly adapt. It won’t carve up the city streets like a modern super turbo hyper scooter but all in all it’s actually a surprisingly solid performer. Things really haven’t changed all that much over the years.

Summing up the Belladonna is complex…it’s like someone trying to justify why they bought a Versace shirt over say something from The Gap. They both do the same job; and in many cases The Gap product will actually be superior…however what kind of person are you? Regular; run of the mill sort of person…or are you something a little more unique…something maybe, a bit…cooler. To really nail it home; get this, the Belladonna is actually priced well too; it’s a significantly less money than the Vespa equivalent so it’s not really rocket science, if retro’s your style…the Belladonna RV150 is definitely your bag…baby.

L/100kms3.2L/100kms - 74MPG

Pros:Classic style, easy to repair, abundant parts supply, manual gears
Cons:Manual gears, no helmet storage, performance compared to modern bikes

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Manufacturer Specifications

Max power at shaft 8.5hp at 5,500 rpm
Max torquen/a
Engine TypeSingle cylinder air cooled two stroke
Cylinder Capacity149.56 cc
Seat height820 mm
Dry weight 109 kg
Kerb weight n/a
Fuel tank capacity8 litres
Transmission4 Speed constant mesh
Storage volumen/a
CoolingAir cooled
Bore X stroke57.8 x 57 mm
Compression ratio9.0:1
ChassisPressed steel sheet, monocoque structure
Front suspensionsHydraulic dampers
SuspensionsHelical spring, hydraulic damper
Front brakeGrimeca disc brake
Rear brakeDrum
Front tyre3.5"x10"
Rear tyre3.5"x10"
Length1760 mm
Width695 mm
Wheelbase1235 mm
Max speed (km/hr) 100 km/h
Type approvalEuro 3
Consumption (ECE applicable text cycle)n/a
Consumption @km/h - km/ln/a
Audible Indicatoryes
Full helmet storageno
Glove boxyes
Fuel Guageyes
Trip Meterno
Seat release (via remote control)no
Seat release (remote, ignition/switch) no
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written by Parksey , December 31, 2009
Correction: There IS helmet storage - actually you can store two helmets securely on the bike. There are a pair of horns under the nose of the seat which you can slip the helmets' D-rings over. Close the seat and lock it and your helmets are locked to the bike. Of course when it rains they fill up with water but you might as well walk into work wearing all your foulies anyway and stay dry. This way I get to work drier on a wet day than if I take the car - I'm fully protected on a wetting walk from the carpark.
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