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Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:42 am quote
Piaggio MP3 500 hpe Sport Advanced will now have reverse. This should be interesting.

http://eicma.piaggiogroup.com/en_EN/piaggio/piaggio-mp3/
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:20 am quote
I wonder what the new from headlights are?
Looks like halogen bulbs from the photos ?
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:15 am quote
Re: Now with reverse
71Brent wrote:
Piaggio MP3 500 hpe Sport Advanced will now have reverse. This should be interesting.

http://eicma.piaggiogroup.com/en_EN/piaggio/piaggio-mp3/
OMG...
Unless it works only while Tilt-Lock is engaged to get out of a parked situation?
I don't know about this...

Keith,
Marietta, GA
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:28 am quote
Brasseye wrote:
I wonder what the new from headlights are?
Looks like halogen bulbs from the photos ?
It clearly says that the Sport Advanced version will have DRL LED headlights, except the reverse gear...
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:53 am quote
SaFiS wrote:
Brasseye wrote:
I wonder what the new from headlights are?
Looks like halogen bulbs from the photos ?
It clearly says that the Sport Advanced version will have DRL LED headlights, except the reverse gear...
I would think, if its the same Headlight Body with different components inside.
It may be plug and play for the older models assuming it fits.
They just never seem to make that many changes from year to year you can fit some of the same parts to other bikes.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:37 am quote
Re: Now with reverse
klaborde wrote:
71Brent wrote:
Piaggio MP3 500 hpe Sport Advanced will now have reverse. This should be interesting.

http://eicma.piaggiogroup.com/en_EN/piaggio/piaggio-mp3/
OMG...
Unless it works only while Tilt-Lock is engaged to get out of a parked situation?
I don't know about this...

Keith,
Marietta, GA
I highly doubt it would work with tilt lock engaged. Think about a front wheel dropping into a pothole while in reverse.

There have been a couple times it was difficult for me to back out of a spot. Lesson learned about parking facing down slope.
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:53 am quote
Re: Now with reverse
Madison Sully wrote:
klaborde wrote:
71Brent wrote:
Piaggio MP3 500 hpe Sport Advanced will now have reverse. This should be interesting.

http://eicma.piaggiogroup.com/en_EN/piaggio/piaggio-mp3/
OMG...
Unless it works only while Tilt-Lock is engaged to get out of a parked situation?
I don't know about this...

Keith,
Marietta, GA
I highly doubt it would work with tilt lock engaged. Think about a front wheel dropping into a pothole while in reverse.

There have been a couple times it was difficult for me to back out of a spot. Lesson learned about parking facing down slope.
I can't wait for someone to share the experience...

Keith,
Marietta, GA
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:38 am quote
I wonder if they have somehow used the electric starter motor to drive backwards?
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:55 am quote
Brasseye wrote:
I wonder if they have somehow used the electric starter motor to drive backwards?
That's what BMW did two decades ago on my LT.

But, this time being a MP3, I'm sure it'll regularly and predictably fail and blow the horn in a certain pattern just to rub it in....
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:05 am quote
I wonder when these will be out ?
I have not seen the advanced version in the UK yet.
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