MP3 Owners Age and Location
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Piaggio MP3/250
Joined: 19 Oct 2007
Posts: 20
Location: Croatia
Wed May 14, 2008 3:28 pm quote
43 years young
Comming from Croatia, living in capital town-Zagreb.

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hmm, I was counted again..I have 44, closer to 45 and become a grandpa, so soon (hearing about that yesterday)
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MP3 250
Joined: 11 Apr 2008
Posts: 18
Location: Richmond, VA
Fri May 16, 2008 8:40 am quote
26 years old, and apparently the only MP3 rider in Richmond, VA- at least the only one on this forum! We've got a great scooter group down here, the seven hills scooter club, and I'm the only Mp3 on that ride, although apparently there are two or three others in town.

If there are any VA riders around here who go for rides, let me know!

Edit- my scoot, helmets, jacket, gloves, and boots are all grey. My scoot's name is the Mongoose, and my seldom-used two door explorer (I'm a photographer, gotta haul lights to gigs...) is named the Warthog. Anybody get the reference? I'll drop a hint- my truck doesn't have a gatling gun, but it should.

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Vespa LX 125 Silver - screen & topbox
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 34
Location: London, England
Fri May 16, 2008 9:27 am quote
60 years old, having ridden motor cycles/scooters since the age of 16. Living in London (the original).
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piaggio mp3 250
Joined: 03 May 2008
Posts: 2
Location: uk
Fri May 16, 2008 1:34 pm quote
Hi all
blue 250( wish i had the fuoco)
48 years young staffordshire uk feel like 28 years old while riding though
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MP3 500
Joined: 20 Mar 2008
Posts: 2
Location: Reno, Nevada
Fri May 16, 2008 9:39 pm quote
MP3 riders age and location
58 and ride MP3 500 in Reno, Nevada
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mp3 250 & MP3 400
Joined: 20 May 2007
Posts: 691
Location: reno nv
Fri May 16, 2008 9:48 pm quote



Carol

Are you riding to work every day? How do you like your 500? Let me know if you ever want to ride. I am always up for a ride. I was thinking of going up 70 to Quincy and come back on 80. I just got my wife a full face helmet and a riding jacket so we are set. Let me know any time is good for us.

Reno Bob
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Piaggio MP3 250ie
Joined: 16 May 2008
Posts: 13
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Sat May 17, 2008 12:53 pm quote
Age and Location
58 years old, Fredericksburg, Virginia. I bought my 2007 250 MP3 last week (6850 or so OTD) and I just love it. It was a demonstrator with 36 miles on it. I have owned many bikes over the years. My most recent was a Suzuki LC1500. It weighed nearly 700 lbs and was great on the highway. The trouble is that I work close to home and do most of my riding in town. I had a heart attack about 5 years ago and muscling my suzuki around became a real problem for me so I sold it about a year and a half ago. With gas prices going up (and missing my bike). I started looking at scooters. I was excited when I found the MP3 on the internet. It looked like the answer to my problem. A lighter bike that was stable, safer, and great on gas. I could not wait to ride one. I went to my local dealer and asked for a test drive. Sorry...no demonstrators available. With some research, I found a dealer in Arlington that had a demonstrator for sale that was happy to let me try it. I bought the scooter tha same day.
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MP3 250 cc
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 12
Location: Oregon US
Sat May 17, 2008 3:14 pm quote
Two of us here -- one 62, one 60 in Eugene Oregon. Both are sky blue.
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gilera fouco 500
Joined: 30 Apr 2008
Posts: 7

Sat May 17, 2008 8:26 pm quote
gilera fouco
gd day from lovely israel

i am an happy owner of a red gilera fouco 500

amazing bike how did we manage with out it till now !

all the best from sunny israel.
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MP3 125
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 25
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Sun May 18, 2008 7:55 am quote
hello, I'm 38 and live in France in the suburb of Paris (the town is St Maur) and I ride a Piaggio MP3 125 to go to my office 30 kms away
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21687
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sun May 18, 2008 8:20 am quote
belesta could you post pics of your 125 I have never seen one yet
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Piaggio mp3 250ie
Joined: 08 Aug 2007
Posts: 18
Location: Turkey/Antalya
Wed May 21, 2008 5:55 am quote
28 Turkiye / Antalya
28 Turkiye / Antalya
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MP3 500
Joined: 21 May 2008
Posts: 182
Location: Riverside, Ca
Wed May 21, 2008 6:39 am quote
Hey all!! First time posting, I am new to this forum and to any forum for that matter. I just purchased my MP3 500... Demon Black, yesterday in Marina Del Rey. I am really excited. My brthday was Monday and I just turned 32. What a present. I have been reading this forum for a couple of months and boy oh boy am I thankful. You all are so knowledgeable and have made my decision of getting a scooter easy, especially the MP3. Thanks!!
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MP3-500
Joined: 06 Apr 2008
Posts: 42
Location: Paris
Wed May 21, 2008 9:41 am quote
40'ish, Scot's, my Vietnamese girlfriend is 14.....not!!!..snigger...

Counting down the days to my 500's delivery in Sofia, Bulgaria, where it will be tortured through the Pirin/Rhodope mountain ranges and be taken across border/ ferry to the wonderful green Island of Thassos/Greece, (hidden fuse permitting

Ex-sport bike rider, ZZR/VFR, sold them when I couldn't handle my black Lab' putting his sad face on every time I picked my helmet up, (he kinda knew he wasn't coming

Bought a jeep and spent many happy years with him in the hills and glenn's of Scotland, no regrets.

But I just couldn't sell my Shoei lid and riding gear somewhow.

Moved to Bulgaria for tax reasons, although the scenery is breathtaking biking country, the roads here are badly potholed in many places, don't fancy going to hospital here so started looking at ATV's.
Then I discovered, first the MP3 which fed my imagination but I didn't buy (might yet for town) now the Fuoco which I've ordered.

A big thanks to this board, having scoured the net it is THE BEST fraternity for the products and can only get better as more are sold and the owners find this place, the Italian product is a bike for everyman.

Happy riding peeps
Anthony
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MP3 250
Joined: 21 May 2008
Posts: 10
Location: Northern Michigan
Wed May 21, 2008 12:10 pm quote
New owner
40 ish and new owner of a cherry red 250. Looks more like plum, so this week its name is plumsicle. Stepping out of my comfort zone, and loving it!
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MP3 (dark cherry red!)
Joined: 03 Nov 2007
Posts: 508
Location: San Antonio
Wed May 21, 2008 1:21 pm quote
Welcome! I'm not sure about the plum colour, but it sounds good. I would say it is definitely not dark cherry red..

have fun!
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2007 MP3 250
Joined: 21 May 2008
Posts: 10
Location: Minnesota
Wed May 21, 2008 5:21 pm quote
40 year old in the Twin Cities, MN (MP3 owner as of two days ago).
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MP3 500
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 38
Location: Old Saybrook,CT,USA
Thu May 22, 2008 11:23 am quote
Iíve been waiting for the geezer crowd to show, but theyíre still hiding. Iím 75 and have a black 500. Great bike, as 87 attests. Speaking of 87, I donít know the person, but my guess is: He is in his 50s with many years experience with motorcycles and, as we know, a great sense of humor. The picture of the computer generated/modified blond is part of his humor.
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MP3 400
Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 34
Location: Atlanta,Georgia
Thu May 22, 2008 8:20 pm quote
MP3 400
MP3 400,live in Atlanta,Georgia,am 47 yrs. young and getting younger,thanks to Piaggio. I still have yet to see another MP3 of any size on the streets in Metro Atlanta.If you are out there,drop me a line.

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MP3 400
Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 8
Location: Kentucky
Sat May 24, 2008 4:28 am quote
MP3 400, live in Mt Washington, KY, 45 y/o
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MP3 250ie
Joined: 13 Jul 2007
Posts: 13
Location: Northfield, MN
Sat May 24, 2008 1:11 pm quote
70- Northfield, MN 55057 - retired and oh so happy.
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MP3 500 Black
Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 68
Location: San Jose - Manhattan Beach
Sat May 24, 2008 7:03 pm quote
45 in San Jose, moving to Manhattan Beach...
owned MP3 250 for a year, put in 3K miles, upgraded to MP3 500 last week and love it. Sadly ever since I have had an MP3 my 450HP Porsche Turbo S is no longer used, neither is my Mercedes ML, or my wife's Audi A4 Convertible! I want to get rid of something but it's not going to be the P. or MP3! We are only 2 with no kids yet!

Oh and as much as I have 3 Hawaii Ironman finishes, one under 10 hours, I no longer cycle either!!!!

These MP3's are an addiction. I bet if I had a Harley I would not ride it as much as the MP3.

MP3's rule, they are also the bikes used in the Giro d Italia this week that follow the cyclists!
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MP3 500 Black
Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 68
Location: San Jose - Manhattan Beach
Sat May 24, 2008 7:08 pm quote
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Demon Black 500
Joined: 25 May 2008
Posts: 548
Location: Austin, Tx
Sun May 25, 2008 7:50 am quote
29; Austin, TX; still waiting for the 500 to come in!
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MP3 250 #3220
Joined: 25 May 2008
Posts: 43
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Mon May 26, 2008 8:05 am quote
62 and living in Silicon Valley California.
Just got my 250.

Last time I rode a scooter was back in the 70'. My claim to fame then was for winning the 'Daily Mirror' award for the 'Best Performance on a Scooter' in the Auto Cycle Union, 24hr, 600 mile round Briton National Rally (those of you in the UK may know this rally), that was on a Vespa 125 Primavera.

Those were the days.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Reprehensible Misinformant
Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 7568
Location: Winchester, California
Mon May 26, 2008 8:43 am quote
terryjen wrote:
Those were the days.
So are these!
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 39129
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Mon May 26, 2008 8:53 am quote
terryjen wrote:
62 and living in Silicon Valley California.
Just got my 250.

Last time I rode a scooter was back in the 70'. My claim to fame then was for winning the 'Daily Mirror' award for the 'Best Performance on a Scooter' in the Auto Cycle Union, 24hr, 600 mile round Briton National Rally (those of you in the UK may know this rally), that was on a Vespa 125 Primavera.

Those were the days.
Huskyteer gained the same prize a couple of years ago!
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'08 Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 63
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Mon May 26, 2008 10:11 am quote
19 from Kiev, Ukraine) Happy owner of Fuoco in Demon black)
There is one more in the city, the silver one. =)
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MP 3
Joined: 26 May 2008
Posts: 627
Location: Lehigh Acres, Florida
Mon May 26, 2008 3:49 pm quote
Just reaching the ripe age of Social Security (62) this September. MP3 250 (sky blue) owner as of 4/30/08. Reside in Lehigh Acres Florida, just one hour east of Lake Okeechobee.

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MP3 500 Demon
Joined: 08 Apr 2008
Posts: 9
Location: Oakland, CA
Tue May 27, 2008 7:13 pm quote


27 (going on 15) in Berkeley, CA

MP3 500 badass black
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MP3 500
Joined: 30 May 2008
Posts: 1
Location: Heath Texas
Fri May 30, 2008 7:15 am quote
Age and Location
46, Dallas Texas area. Had to go get them in Colorado last week! My brother got one too.
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MP3 400
Joined: 01 Jun 2008
Posts: 3
Location: south Ms.
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:08 pm quote
I'm 54 and ride a Triumph Bonneville T100 my wife is 56 and will be taken possesion of her new MP3 400 this Thursday.She seems very excited about it.
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Piaggio MP3 250
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 52
Location: San Francisco
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:42 pm quote
35 in Walnut Creek, CA

I ride 50 miles roundtrip on my 250 into San Francisco every day for work. The view from the Bay Bridge is always stunning.
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MP3 (dark cherry red!)
Joined: 03 Nov 2007
Posts: 508
Location: San Antonio
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:51 pm quote
How do you like the grating on the bridge?


I am so jealous - I used to take the bridge when visiting the area (lived in Monterey for a couple of years, yea Navy...) I loved the view - can only imagine it outside of a cage.
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MP3 400
Joined: 30 May 2008
Posts: 100
Location: Alberta, Canada
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:45 pm quote
I am from Alberta, Canada. I am 35 yrs old and this is my first bike! I gotta say I'm inlove with it!
I gave up my SUV to be more environmentally friendly and economical....I originally was going to get a Vespa LX but fell in love with the MP3 at the dealer ship and after 2 months of researching the internet I picked my MP3 400.

I wouldnt trade it for the world and I am only just realizing how great the ride really is!

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Joined: 07 May 2008
Posts: 27

Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:19 pm quote
mp3 age and location
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novato, ca
mp3 250
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Piaggio MP3 250
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 52
Location: San Francisco
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:56 pm quote
jenmom wrote:
How do you like the grating on the bridge?
So far, there aren't any big problems. The grating is so short that I don't even feel it. The two front wheels give me a greater feeling of stability. i don't really worry about the road surface as I do about the aging transitions between the surfaces. The bumps and drops can be a bit jarring.

The worst is the evening wind. In my car it was bad, in the open, it's pretty scary at times.
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mp3 250 & MP3 400
Joined: 20 May 2007
Posts: 691
Location: reno nv
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:17 pm quote


andrewcrow

I was able to spend 4 days back in the Bay Area about a month ago. I took my 400 across the Bay Bridge and it was just AMAZING to say the least!!!! I went back to the East Bay on the San Mateo Bridge and that has a cross wind in the afternoon for sure. When I was commuting there were no MP3. If I was commuting today to S.F. it would be on my 400!!!!! You made a good choice for your commute scoot. Enjoy it.

P.S Do you use the HOV lane and do they charge you $4 bucks during your
commute?

Reno Bob
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Piaggio MP3 250
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 52
Location: San Francisco
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:23 pm quote
reno bob wrote:
Do you use the HOV lane and do they charge you $4 bucks during your commute?
Yes, I use the HOV / carpool lane. There is no charge for the bridge toll. I factored in the toll savings and the HOV time savings into my purchase decision.

There is a CHP officer waiting at the toll area and I wave at him every time I ride through. He waves back.
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mp3 250 & MP3 400
Joined: 20 May 2007
Posts: 691
Location: reno nv
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:33 pm quote


andrew

You have got to love that!!!! I used to read the paper while waiting in line. That's all behind me now. Retirement is so smooooooth on a 400!!!!!

R.B.
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