Adiva’s convertible scooter now available in 250cc version

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Like ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no doubt that the scooter market is far more open to innovation than the big boy’s bike market. Electric engines, strange front-ends like the one on the Piaggio MP3, continuously variable transmissions, huge storage capacities, supercharged engines - for a market segment that’s looked down on by many bikers, it’s certainly proving itself to be a lot more progressive.

This doohicky is the Adiva 250, and it’s a convertible, featuring a fully retractable roof and a windshield complete with a wiper. This will no doubt remind many people of the disastrous BMW C1, a roofed scooter that failed dismally because the sort of people that wanted to be able to stay dry on their scooters also didn’t want to deal with helmet hair, and the C1 never qualified for a helmet exemption.

But I believe there’s still a market out there for a scooter with a roof - I mean, how many times do interested non-riders ask you “what happens when it rains?” With the Adiva the answer doesn’t have to be “you get wet,” although you’d better hope the car beside you doesn’t go through a big puddle.

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The foldaway roof stows in the top box compartment, probably taking a fair bit of luggage space with it, but then you can remove it entirely on nice days. The original patent design also shows some sort of bodywork extending a rail across the side of the bike to help deal with falls and side impacts, but it seems these haven’t made it to the roadgoing version.

The price… Well, comparable to a Piaggio MP3 at UKP4,999, which is a lot. And who knows if it will sell - but I for one am glad to see this sort of wacky concept get a run, if only to shake up the ridiculously conservative motorcycle market a bit!

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For more info, check out this road-test review of the earlier 150cc version when the Adiva was manufactured by Benelli:

“This humble scribe has been involved with testing motorcycles and cars for 25 years and in that time, I’ve driven and ridden most everything of note and NOTHING spins heads like the Adiva with the roof on. It is laugh-out-loud material - people point from the footpath as you ride down the road, and it isn’t an isolated incident to see large groups of people turn in unison as one of their throng exclaims loudly upon sighting the Adiva. Park it in a built-up environment and you suddenly have people around you asking questions.”

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  3. Adiva 250cc convertible launches in Japan : 2strokebuzz Says:

    […] Remember the Adiva? The Adiva convertible scooter that Benelli’s old importer displayed at trade shows a few years ago has turned up in Japan, produced by a different company. While checking out the new “Andretti” Benellis (more on that soon), We asked U.S. importer Steve Rubakh about the Adiva, he said Benelli’s parent company Qianjiang sold the rights to the model and abandoned it because of safety problems. With the BMW C1 and the Diamo Velux also resigned to history, was the convertible scooter ahead of its time, or just a bad idea? […]

  4. margariths pothrha Says:

    ΟΠΟΙΟΣ ΞΕΡΕΙ ΚΑΤΙ ΓΙΑ ΑDIVA AΣ ΕΠΟΙΚΙΝΩΝΗΣΕΙ ΜΑΖΙ ΜΟΥ ΕΝΔΙΑΦΕΡΟΜΑΙ ΣΟΒΑΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΕΝ ΞΕΡΩ ΠΟΥ ΝΑ ΑΠΕΥΘΗΝΘΩ ΜΕ ΕΝΔΙΑΦΕΡΕΙ ΤΕΛΙΚΗ ΤΑΧΥΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΥΣΙΜΟ ΑΝΑ 100 ΧΛΜ.ΚΡΑΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΞΕΣΟΥΑΡ ΤΙΜΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΩΣ ΜΠΟΡΩ ΝΑ ΤΟ ΠΑΡΩ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ

  5. AZHARUDHEEN Says:

    BEST BIKE BUT I NEED TO KNOW MOR ABOUT IT AND OFCOZ ITS PRICE TOOO

  6. Andrew Says:

    Well if your in to the canopy style scoots check this company out http://www.theautomoto.com/ . very cool trike.

  7. Greg White Says:

    I’m in the United States and was wondering if the Adiva 250cc convertible scooter was being sold at a dealer here? I look forward to hearing from you soon!!! THANKS!

  8. feisal fahad Says:

    may i know all the specifications of Adivas convertible scooter 250cc,and price including shippment to tha port of mombasa in kenya. Thankx.

  9. Bob Lewis Says:

    I am looking to purchase quantities of the Adiva 250 convertible scooters for import into the USA, Are these EPA and DOT certified yet? How can I get in contact with the manufacture?

    Thanks Bob

  10. Bob Lewis Says:

    We are still looking to import these scooters into the USA, can anyone help me?

  11. silverwolfscooter Says:

    I finally found very nice site. am very happy to join you. if you are willing to import ADIVA scooter, I can introduce direct contact of sales division.

  12. Lynn Says:

    I am looking to purchase the Benelli Adiva scooter. I live in NY, are there any dealers in the US? I really want one! Will even purchase used! Thank you, Lynn

  13. mark muscatello Says:

    how much does the adiva 250 cost?

  14. tom reyes Says Says:

    how much does it cost?

  15. Matt Terriss Says:

    Does this company even exist. I am looking to import I cannot find any info.
    If anyone has any contact info for Adiva, please send it my way. Thank you
    Mattterriss@hotmail.com

  16. silverwolfscooter Says:

    ADIVA Official website

    http://www.adiva.com.tw/contact.html

  17. Mr. Gerald Tindale Says:

    Is anyone out there able to help me sell my ADIVA AD400?

    Regards Gerald Tindale.

  18. Onslow Grant #5029 Says:

    Dear Sir,

    Please e-mail me the specs on your 125/150 Adiva Convertible Scooters including the price.
    Many thanks,
    O.Grant

  19. Culmone Says:

    Bitte senden verköifer andresse in germani für “ADIRA 250″ danke

  20. feisal fahad Says:

    In your web site the price of Adiva 250cc is 4999 uk pounds. I am in contact with a supplier who gives me 800 dolars as the price. Which is the right price?

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