Done with MP3s---Finally settled with my 2013 BV350
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2008 Piaggio MP3 400
Joined: 14 Feb 2018
Posts: 84
Location: Los Angeles, California
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:18 pm quote
I've owned 2009 MP3 500 then replaced it with a 2008 MP3 400...loved both of them but too heavy and bulky for inner city ridding. They are great for freeway ridding but just not an all around bike that I can take anywhere. So I picked up a 2013 Piaggio BV350 and what a difference in size and agility/power. It's truly an all around scoot because it's light and agile for innercity lane splitting ride and powerful enough for the freeway. I know there's little performance parts for these but anyone who has one and has added performance parts...please chime in.

First thing I've done is take out the Evap Canister to fit a full size Helmet. Has anyone done the airbox mod on these scoots?

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Hooked
Joined: 06 Nov 2014
Posts: 280
Location: Uk rochdale
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:39 pm quote
looks like a great choice. I love the engine on it. very nice to ride. plenty of power for town work and so economical. well done
Hooked
2016 mp3 500 sport
Joined: 30 Mar 2012
Posts: 216
Location: San Diego California
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:23 am quote
Your comment on mp3 performance and power is valid. Folks who own and ride mp3's like them for other reasons.

My experience has been that most riders do like whatever they happen to be on at the moment.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7536
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:36 am quote
Vespa is a great city ride, BV350 is a good city ride. The down side in the city is it's joy to ride in the country, it's handling. Does great at speed, little touchy at low speed to make it a really great city scooter.
I ride my BV350 in the city and it does fine but MP3 is much better at low speed maneuvering but big.
For all around bike I love my BV350.
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