How many Piaggio MP3 have you bumped into by chance?
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Ossessionato
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2010 Can Am Spyder RT-S, 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 4756
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:14 am quote
Consumerboy wrote:
Two in the last 3 years. A black and a silver.
Huh. Mine is red, and my wife's, blue.
Enthusiast
2016 Piaggio MP3 500, 2018 Piaggio Liberty 150s
Joined: 25 May 2012
Posts: 74
Location: Wisconsin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:46 am quote
Running into yours counts as a planned encounter Randomly, I've seen at least two others in the the greater Milwaukee area. The last one was last week up around Menomonie Falls.
Enthusiast
2009 Piaggio MP3 500ie
Joined: 17 Jun 2017
Posts: 58
Location: Parts Unknown, California, USA
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:39 pm quote
While actually ON my MP3? Never. However, I've seen them around from time to time here in the SF Bay area. I think only once did I see a Fuoco 500 out in the wild, they're usually the smaller engine models. Fondly enough, just this past Monday I came across one of the newer models on the mountain by my house, right after I'd swapped out for my Jetta to make a storage run. I felt so disappointed, I really wanted to run into one while actually on mine.
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MP3 ie500
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 40
Location: Iowa City
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:12 pm quote
. . .more likely to see Elvis here in the midwest. Its just me and the guy from Madison.
Enthusiast
Piaggio MP3 500 2016
Joined: 20 Jun 2017
Posts: 89
Location: Chicago
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:03 pm quote
I bumped into an mp3 500 rider today in Wrigleyville. He said he's Reticulum, but since I had my earplugs on, so I wasn't sure
Hooked
2008 MP2 250 i.e.
Joined: 05 Aug 2014
Posts: 120
Location: Chippewa Lake, MI
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:56 pm quote
Well, if he's a Republican, he has some class!
Hooked
2008 MP3 400lt - Totaled
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 359
Location: Germany
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:10 pm quote
I am near Stuttgart here in Germany and there is a dealer that I take mine to. When riding in downtown Stuttgart, I see them all the time. I usually see a few on my ride home to and from work sometimes. I typically see them just putting around when I ride somewhat aggressive. Kind of funny when I shoot around them since they just ride it as daily transportation. I ride for fun and sometimes as transportation.
Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 1303
Location: Louisville, KY
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:04 am quote
It has been a couple of years but I have ridden with 12 or so, might have been even more. We caused quite a stir in the area of the Smokies.
Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 228
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:37 pm quote
I haven't seen another MP3 in the Eastern Iowa area. I know there's a 2009 MP3 500 about 15 miles south of me but I never see him out.
Hooked
2016 MP3 500cc Sport ABS
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 278
Location: Lombard, Il
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:34 am quote
greenspam wrote:
I bumped into an mp3 500 rider today in Wrigleyville. He said he's Reticulum, but since I had my earplugs on, so I wasn't sure
Yes, it was me
First MP3 encounter in Chicago. Well second one, my first was sep 22 2017 but I could not talk to the rider...just took the picture near Northwestern Hospital.
This one is when Greenspam and Reticulum meet only based on luck

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Piaggio MP3 500 2016
Joined: 20 Jun 2017
Posts: 89
Location: Chicago
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:33 pm quote
reticulum wrote:
greenspam wrote:
I bumped into an mp3 500 rider today in Wrigleyville. He said he's Reticulum, but since I had my earplugs on, so I wasn't sure
Yes, it was me
First MP3 encounter in Chicago. Well second one, my first was sep 22 2017 but I could not talk to the rider...just took the picture near Northwestern Hospital.
This one is when Greenspam and Reticulum meet only based on luck
Nice!
Hooked
2016 MP3 500cc Sport ABS
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 278
Location: Lombard, Il
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:25 am quote
I've seen this MP3 500 this weekend near Chicago. 2 encounters in 2 months

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Another MP3 seen at Oakbrook mall near Chicago.

Hooked
mp3 500 sport
Joined: 18 Jan 2017
Posts: 163
Location: chesterfield
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:16 am quote
I’ve seen 2 in last few years in Derbyshire be three when jo comes back to chesterfield
Hooked
MP3 500
Joined: 20 May 2008
Posts: 468
Location: Chicago
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:41 pm quote
Never even seen one in the wild.
Hooked
2016 MP3 500cc Sport ABS
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 278
Location: Lombard, Il
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:12 am quote
I just bumped into an older MP3 model 2 days ago. 2 in less than a week in the Chicago area (3 in a year). That never happened.
I still haven't run into my old one
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MP3 500
Joined: 19 Aug 2018
Posts: 9
Location: Fort Worth Tx
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:14 am quote
Other MP3's
I have only seen one in Ca near Manhattan Beach, near where my office was in El Segundo. I have a condo in Long Beach downtown. My main residence is downtown Fort Worth, Tx. and I have never seen one. When I ride me 2018 I spend more time showing it to people - gets lots of attention and interest. I also have a place in Pamplona Spain - and I see a few there….in a city of 200,000 there's probably 2-300 there. When I travel to Madrid - the police in Madrid use them - much more popular there. When I travel to Paris they are everywhere - must be 10,000 in the city and the police there also use them.
Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 228
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:46 pm quote
I actually saw a sky blue MP3 (250?) in Iowa City yesterday. First MP3 I've seen besides my own. I know there's a black 2009 MP3 500 somewhere between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City but I've never actually seen it.
Enthusiast
2007 MP3 250, 2009 MP3 400
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 51
Location: HoCo, Maryland
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:45 am quote
I'm at a scooter gathering, so it wouldn't even be considered "in the wild", and STILL no MP3s here other than the ones my husband and I rode.
Enthusiast
Piaggio MP3 500 2016
Joined: 20 Jun 2017
Posts: 89
Location: Chicago
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:39 pm quote
Tonight it's cold and windy in Chicago, but I saw a black MP3 parked at the corner of Southport and Cornelia. I think it might have been Reticulum's. Good man for riding in such horrendous weather
Hooked
2016 MP3 500cc Sport ABS
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 278
Location: Lombard, Il
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:36 am quote
greenspam wrote:
Tonight it's cold and windy in Chicago, but I saw a black MP3 parked at the corner of Southport and Cornelia. I think it might have been Reticulum's. Good man for riding in such horrendous weather
Yes, it was me . We went to the restaurant across the street. It was a 5 min ride in a 29 degree Fahrenheit weather. It is just easier to park the scooter in Chicago than the car.

Only ice and snow will stop me
Lurker
Piaggio MP3 LT 2009
Joined: 16 Nov 2018
Posts: 3
Location: The Netherlands
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:56 am quote
I have only been driving an MP3 for about a week now in the area of Amsterdam, but have seen 3 on the road already.

Haven't had the change to talk to any of them though, just smile and wave...
Member
Piaggio MP3 250 e
Joined: 04 Dec 2018
Posts: 17
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:45 pm quote
Hello there, MP3 owners and enthusiasts worldwide! Here in Australia one is unlikely to find many MP3's because Piaggio have stopped importing them. They never caught on here for whatever reason. Scooters in general are rare but one sees the odd Pizza delivery person on one. This is the land of the mighty SUV and anything on two wheels, powered or not, beware! Larger motorcycles, especially of the 'poseur' variety (you know the ones!) have a better chance of survival. I rescued my forlorn and neglected ten year old MP3 from a shed (the proverbial barn find) because I consider it 'unique' and 'funky' (if that is still a word) and love playing with it. I am actually a BMW aficionado (sorry) and after trying to cope with the idiosyncrasies of Italian design can now appreciate the old joke about German Lovers and Italian Engineers! Happy riding!
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