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MP3 350
Joined: 08 Mar 2020
Posts: 2

Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:52 am quote
Hi everyone,

I was looking for a scooter oriented forum and although this one is Vespa only this forum seems to be alive and kicking!

I am 46 years old, 30 of them on two wheels. I moved to scooters around 10 years ago and for the past six months riding a 2019 MP3 350. I live in sunny Israel, work in IT and test-ride scooters for a local online magazine.

Here we are together on a race track:



Happy to be here, thank you!
Ossessionato
2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 2666
Location: San Jose, CA
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:54 am quote
Welcome aboard for California USA
Ossessionato
Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 2928
Location: Latina (Italy)
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:49 am quote
Welcome from Latina, Italy... I have a three wheeler too.
Molto Verboso
portofino green GTV 300
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 1174
Location: w.ma. Northampton
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:51 am quote
Welcome to the forum from New England, nice looking scoot, I wish we had the 350 over here.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 11130
Location: Oregon City, OR
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:51 am quote
Happy to have you on MV. Interesting you have an MP3 350. The BV350 is well thought of here, but we haven't received the MP3 350.

Welcome.jpg

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 6568
Location: Downtown Toronto
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:54 am quote
Welcome from the great white north! Yes, this in one of the very few motorbike forums that is active, alive and kicking yet alone scooter based forum.
Addicted
Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo
Joined: 01 Feb 2017
Posts: 771
Location: London
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:00 am quote
Welcome to the forum.

Anyone noticed that it seems like less people are joining lately?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 6568
Location: Downtown Toronto
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:09 am quote
johnymoore wrote:
Welcome to the forum.

Anyone noticed that it seems like less people are joining lately?
That's just the inter webs now. People immediately go to Facebag for this sort of thing now and forums/BBS boards are pretty dead all over. YouTube still does pretty well with responses but that is simply because anyone with a Gmail account can comment. However even that is starting to die as original content creators are getting screwed left right and centre. Patreon and more recently Mastodon seem to be picking up speed. MV is what it is though, moving to a different platform like Mastodon I have to think would kill it.
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 38078
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:45 am quote
johnymoore wrote:
Welcome to the forum.

Anyone noticed that it seems like less people are joining lately?
About 90 people joined in the last two weeks - not shabby!
Addicted
Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo
Joined: 01 Feb 2017
Posts: 771
Location: London
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:47 am quote
jimc wrote:
johnymoore wrote:
Welcome to the forum.

Anyone noticed that it seems like less people are joining lately?
About 90 people joined in the last two weeks - not shabby!
Fair play. Must be shy ones!
Molto Verboso
2015 Ducati Monster 821 & 2017 BMW R Ninet Pure & 2007 GT200
Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 1454
Location: LOS ANGELES
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:14 pm quote
hello and welcome from Los Angeles! Great photo, looks like you're living the dream.
Addicted
2006 GT200L "Lone Star"
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 582
Location: Texas
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:23 pm quote
Welcome from West Central Texas.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9049
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:26 pm quote
Welcome to MV!
Hooked
2018 GTV300 SG, 2012 LXV 125ie 2V, 2015 Primavera 3V 150ie and V90
Joined: 11 Mar 2018
Posts: 390
Location: Guatemala
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:27 pm quote
Welcome from Guatemala
Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
Joined: 24 Mar 2013
Posts: 1347
Location: IL
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:28 pm quote
welcome, we have other members in Israel, looks like you have a very cool job


larry
Hooked
2013 Vespa GTS 300, 2007 Vespa LX150 (sold)
Joined: 05 Aug 2010
Posts: 281
Location: Rochester, NY
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:59 pm quote
Hi,
Welcome from Rochester, NY.
And MV is not just Vespa, lots of other scooter enthusiasts here.
Addicted
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 771
Location: Herriman, Utah
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:20 pm quote
Welcome from The Salt Lake Valley in Utah.
Ossessionato
GTS250
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 3572
Location: Tempe, AZ
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:59 pm quote
Welcome to Modern Vespa, uriar, from the Arizona desert. MV has owners of all types of machines, so make yourself at home!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T, GTS 250, S 150 (Missing in KS), Something Chinese
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 7899
Location: KS USA
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:10 pm quote
Welcome from Kansas USA

I am happy you joined.
Ossessionato
1991 T5 Pole Position, 2008 LXS 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3308
Location: Staffordshire UK
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:00 am quote
Welcome to MV

The only Vespa site with a dedicated MP3 section

http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum13?sid=573851a2568f211476ecc21b2699bf74
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 6257
Location: New Zealand
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:32 am quote
fleece wrote:
Welcome to MV

The only Vespa site with a dedicated MP3 section

http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum13?sid=573851a2568f211476ecc21b2699bf74
Only until it's merged with NSM.



Welcome from the New Zealand Summer.
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 2527
Location: Starbase 1, East Anglia, The power house of the UK
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:55 am quote
uriar, welcome from sunny East Anglia, UK.

In fact, where I live in the UK we have a climate that is officially as dry or even a tiny bit dryer than where you live.

Sounds like you have a dream job testing bikes!

znomit, what's NSM?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 6257
Location: New Zealand
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:05 am quote
Stromrider wrote:
znomit, what's NSM?
It's where the filthy animals hang out.
http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum19
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 2527
Location: Starbase 1, East Anglia, The power house of the UK
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:12 am quote
Thanks znomit.
saggezza di scala
2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
Joined: 13 Mar 2010
Posts: 6918
Location: Israel
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:03 am quote
Shalom and welcome. I live in Israel, too.

This is a great forum for getting technical information, sharing / getting ideas for gear and accessories, and for sharing good stories.

PM me if I can offer any local advice.

David
Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red
Joined: 04 Feb 2009
Posts: 2554
Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:13 am quote
Welcome! Great intro photo!
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
Joined: 22 Dec 2012
Posts: 1360
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:48 am quote
Re: New to the forum
uriar wrote:
Hi everyone,

I was looking for a scooter oriented forum and although this one is Vespa only this forum seems to be alive and kicking!

I am 46 years old, 30 of them on two wheels. I moved to scooters around 10 years ago and for the past six months riding a 2019 MP3 350. I live in sunny Israel, work in IT and test-ride scooters for a local online magazine.

Here we are together on a race track:



Happy to be here, thank you!
Shalom from Crispy Cold Canada! Welcome to the madness!
Lurker
MP3 350
Joined: 08 Mar 2020
Posts: 2

Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:28 am quote
Thank you!
Thank you all for the warm welcome.

Just to be clear - my nine-to-five job (well actually ten-to-eight) is in IT. I consider the moto-journalism as more of a hobby.

As for forum activity, yes - sadly it is declining. People prefer instant Facebook as response speed takes priority over quality. Even in forums I notice newcomers prefer to ask again the same old question rather than doing a quick search.

Good to see there are still some forums alive - like this one.

Thanks again to you all!
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1675
Location: Minneapolis USA
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:51 am quote
Welcome from Frost Bite Falls Minnesota
Great shot of you and your machine. Welcome.

Bob Copeland
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