2019 500hpe Sport
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2019 MP3 500hpe
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
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Location: Germany
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:22 pm quote
So I purchased my 2019 500hpe Sport on Monday. Got a pretty good deal on it because I paid cash. Asked the dealer how long it would take to get here. I have it in my warehouse is what he said. Got the 50 liter Piaggio top case for it and out the door paid $9600.00 for it. Now I need the snow to melt and get some warm temps in order to pick it up. Hoping after February 5th, the day I pick up my plate, it is a little warmer and I can bring it home. Too bad they don't have a certified LeoVince for it yet...at least not in Germany because they want papers for every mod that is not factory. Supposed to be certified in the coming months. Could have gotten and Akro muffler but for 1095 Euro, I wasn't willing to spend that kind of cash. The dealer was going to give it to for 950 Euro installed, but I can wait. I purchased the Grau past Lucido color since I didn't want to deal with matt paint in terms of cleaning and waxing. Saw the color in the showroom on a 350 he had in there, and after about 15 minutes, it grew on me so I took it in terms of that color. Really sharp color. Asked about the advanced model and that is due out in the middle of the year he said. He said for the extra money for reverse, and the fact is becomes a handful when the suspension lock is on with little ruts in the street, cobblestone, etc, he didn't recommend and I did not want to wait any longer than I had to in order to start riding again. Looking forward to riding again...woohoo.
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2015 MP3 500 Lt Abs/Asr
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Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:51 pm quote
Congrats on your purchase...
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Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:08 am quote
Congratulations roll on Feb 5th it is.
You got a great price with the box as well.
They want 8600 here and the box is 400 plus mount !!
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2019 MP3 500hpe
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Location: Germany
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:53 am quote
To be honest, that doesn't sound too bad. 11k in dollar. To go from an old 400ie to the new 500hpe, I am looking at a little over 12 to 14hp increase. Ready for spring.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:09 am quote
new200guy wrote:
Asked about the advanced model and that is due out in the middle of the year he said. He said for the extra money for reverse, and the fact is becomes a handful when the suspension lock is on with little ruts in the street, cobblestone, etc, he didn't recommend and I did not want to wait any longer than I had to in order to start riding again. Looking forward to riding again...woohoo.
Do you mean that the standard model does not have tilt lock capability?
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:43 am quote
Dooglas wrote:
Do you mean that the standard model does not have tilt lock capability?
No. The standard model has tilt lock just like always. The standard model does not have reverse. The dealer said the reverse is a handful to use with the tilt lock engaged. I'm pretty sure the tilt lock has to be engaged to use reverse. Not sure of that though. I can tell you these things can be a bitch while the tilt lock is engaged hitting bumps, cracks in the road, etc. I know because I frequently roll down my driveway and on down the road aways with the front end locked. I live on a hill so that is possible.
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2019 MP3 500hpe
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Location: Germany
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:55 am quote
Yeah...the advance model does have reverse. how effective it is, really hard to say. Is it going to be worth the extra cost...in my honest opinion, probably not. being able to move it around with the front locked is fine with me.
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:59 am quote
FrogmanDave wrote:
I'm pretty sure the tilt lock has to be engaged to use reverse. Not sure of that though.
Now this could be the answer to my question, if this is how the reverse functions. I sure agree that rolling forward on a slope with the tilt-lock set can be an issue. More than one person has dropped their MP3 doing that.
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Vespa Primavera 150 (2019)/Mp3 Sport 500 HPE (2019)
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Location: New Jersey
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:30 am quote
Congratulations!
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MP3 500
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:47 am quote
Congrats on your new ride!
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2019 MP3 500hpe
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Location: Germany
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:17 am quote
I pick up my plate on Tuesday and weather permitting, maybe Saturday I pick up from the dealer? Weather can't seem to make up its mind here in Germany. Any weather app I look at, they all seem to be wrong.
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2019 MP3 500hpe
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Location: Germany
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:35 am quote
Weather should be nice tomorrow so I will be picking it tomorrow. Can't wait.
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Vespa Primavera 150 (2019)/Mp3 Sport 500 HPE (2019)
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Location: New Jersey
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:42 am quote
new200guy wrote:
Weather should be nice tomorrow so I will be picking it tomorrow. Can't wait.
Enjoy the New Bike.

I am still a few weeks away from getting my MP3. Killing me waiting.
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2019 MP3 500hpe
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 pm quote
I can totally imagine.
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MP3 500 LT " Matilda"
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:36 am quote
Impie 500hpe
Congrats on your new ride new200guy!
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2019 MP3 500hpe
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
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Location: Germany
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:35 am quote
Picked up with 00000km on it. Had a little stress at the dealer but got three bottles of champagne and major discount on the first service.

Let me just say, going from a 400 to a 500 and +15hp and wow. The sports dampers and springs are much harder front and rear versus stock aka business. pick-up is good and the stock muffler does not sound too bad...for stock. The seat seams to be a bit higher, as i can only put one leg down on either side. hmmm. Once i can get a good ride in, i will definitely post more info and thoughts.
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Vespa Primavera 150 (2019)/Mp3 Sport 500 HPE (2019)
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Location: New Jersey
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:15 pm quote
Congrats on the new mp3. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

Best of luck with it and enjoy.
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2009 MP3 400ie
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Location: philippines
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:05 pm quote
congratulations on your new MP bro..
Hope to see a picture of it... ride safe mate.
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2019 MP3 500hpe
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Location: Germany
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:31 pm quote
I do have to say, the new windscreen does a good job at diverting air around the handgrips in colder weather. You don't feel the wind near as much on your hands as the old windscreen design. huge plus. Was thinking of the original Piaggio heated grips, but I think to be honest, you can skip those.
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