New 3-wheeler coming to the fleet soon!!
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2016 Piaggio Mp3 500
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:51 am quote
Hey what's up everyone just wanted to share some exciting news in the works coming soon!! As some of you know we currently own 9 Piaggio MP-3' scoots and have been giving successful rides all over LA for almost a year! Now has come the time to switch to a lighter more modern scoot that can still Split lanes!!

Any guesses as to what Make and Model we will be going with??


Thanks everyone for all your help and I hope even though we wont have the MP-3's I can continue to be a great part of this community. Maybe the powers that be can create a new section and I will be glad to share feedback, questions, and long-term reliability issues if they arise.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:54 am quote
Why can't you split lanes with the MP3? I've been doing that for years on my MP3, whether it be on the freeway in the city or anywhere in between.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:40 am quote
sbaert wrote:
Why can't you split lanes with the MP3? I've been doing that for years on my MP3, whether it be on the freeway in the city or anywhere in between.
Hey Sbaert we do Split lanes everyday that's why I said we 'STILL" will continue to Split

Our company is called Split for that reason!!
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:08 am quote
Ok, gotcha. Then the reason for getting the new 3 wheeler is because you're renewing the entire fleet because the MP3s are at the end of their extended Piaggio warranty I assume?

My guess is the new bikes are going to be the new 2020 Yamaha Tricity 300
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:48 am quote
sbaert wrote:
My guess is the new bikes are going to be the new 2020 Yamaha Tricity 300
Not sold in the US.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:51 pm quote
sbaert wrote:
Ok, gotcha. Then the reason for getting the new 3 wheeler is because you're renewing the entire fleet because the MP3s are at the end of their extended Piaggio warranty I assume?

My guess is the new bikes are going to be the new 2020 Yamaha Tricity 300
For the amount of mileage we put on these bikes, several factors have made us want to switch to lighter models and something newer.

They will be a 2020 model and brand new!!! But not Yamaha That does seem like a great bike though if the US could get them!
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:17 pm quote
Something lighter eh? Perhaps compared to a regular scooter, the MP3 could be considered porky but I think the MP3 is solidly in the maxi scooter camp.

Then again, I might be a bit biased as my next bike is going to be one of the following 3 in order of preference Honda GoldWing, Honda X-ADV, Yamaha Niken

While I love the GoldWing, I'm probably going to end up with the X-ADV
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:44 pm quote
plan for the other 9 Mp3
Are the other 9 Mp3's going to be offered as daily rentals? This was showing up on the riders-share.com front-page today. Interesting way of generating a second round of revenue from the existing fleet of Mp3s. But how does that work out with insurance and coverage if its a business (not an individual) renting out bikes on the riders-share platform?

https://www.riders-share.com/listing/BFBHrmjgepEgtsQTL

2020-02-07 22_40_16-Piaggio MP3 500 Sport for rent near Marina Del Rey CA _ Riders Share.png

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:21 am quote
you have my antenna up.
lighter than mp3 and sold in USA..
there isnt anything I am aware of
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:09 pm quote
A new challenger appears
Digging through the internet reveals a variety of other 3-wheel narrow body motorcycles. However so far only the Mp3 is confirmed to be in the US-markets while the others are Europe, Japan, or China. There are a few cheapie brands out there that are low on features and not really something I'd trust to LA-Traffic.

RP-3 300cc Front Wheel Trike
https://www.scooterhighway.com/pst-300-20.html

Honda Neowing
https://japancarsmanufacturer.com/honda-neowing/

DF-MOTO 150cc
https://www.superiorpowersports.com/150cc_Gas_3_Wheeler_Trike_Scooter_p/df150trk-tkb.htm

2018 Peugeot Metropolis 400 RX-R
https://scooterlab.uk/2018-peugeot-metropolis-400-rx-r-road-test-2/

Yamaha Tricity and Toyota’s i-Road
https://newatlas.com/yamaha-tricity-three-wheeler-tilting/31370/
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:34 am quote
Re: plan for the other 9 Mp3
pinheadh78 wrote:
Are the other 9 Mp3's going to be offered as daily rentals? This was showing up on the riders-share.com front-page today. Interesting way of generating a second round of revenue from the existing fleet of Mp3s. But how does that work out with insurance and coverage if its a business (not an individual) renting out bikes on the riders-share platform?

https://www.riders-share.com/listing/BFBHrmjgepEgtsQTL
It's an idea we have been tossing around just checking to see if we get demand for it?, Still working out the details. I would assume it would work the same way other motorcycle rentals work, where the drivers auto insurance covers them. Currently we only do the motorcycle taxi and deliveries and have a million dollar policy for those.
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:36 am quote
jerryd wrote:
you have my antenna up.
lighter than mp3 and sold in USA..
there isnt anything I am aware of
We will be the first in the USA if things go as planned
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:43 am quote
Re: A new challenger appears
pinheadh78 wrote:
Digging through the internet reveals a variety of other 3-wheel narrow body motorcycles. However so far only the Mp3 is confirmed to be in the US-markets while the others are Europe, Japan, or China. There are a few cheapie brands out there that are low on features and not really something I'd trust to LA-Traffic.

RP-3 300cc Front Wheel Trike
https://www.scooterhighway.com/pst-300-20.html

Honda Neowing
https://japancarsmanufacturer.com/honda-neowing/

DF-MOTO 150cc
https://www.superiorpowersports.com/150cc_Gas_3_Wheeler_Trike_Scooter_p/df150trk-tkb.htm

2018 Peugeot Metropolis 400 RX-R
https://scooterlab.uk/2018-peugeot-metropolis-400-rx-r-road-test-2/

Yamaha Tricity and Toyota’s i-Road
https://newatlas.com/yamaha-tricity-three-wheeler-tilting/31370/
Nice research but none of these models are correct We will be the first company in the US to work with this brand!!
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:55 am quote
Is it the Yamaha Niken?
Hooked
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:38 am quote
Scarabeo500ie wrote:
Is it the Yamaha Niken?
Not lighter than the MP3 but cool none the less

https://advrider.com/f/threads/2018-yamaha-niken-leaning-3-wheeler.1262289/

Hopefully the 3CT comes to the US!

https://advrider.com/f/threads/yamaha-3ct-leaning-3-wheeler.1348869/#post-36297111
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:42 pm quote
Split Rides wrote:
We will be the first company in the US to work with this brand!!
Scarabeo500ie wrote:
Is it the Yamaha Niken?
The first post above pretty well says "not Yamaha".
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:32 am quote
Scarabeo500ie wrote:
Is it the Yamaha Niken?
No it is way smaller then that thing!! If you have seen one of those in person its quite large. Not ideal for splitting lanes in my opinion..
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:36 am quote
Eakins wrote:
https://torrot.com/us/velocipedo/2/141/velocipedo-cargo
This is a cool idea also, I do want to switch to full electric once we have rapid charging and more range..... Doesn't look like you can fit two people on it though with the cargo case?
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:39 am quote
kymco has a new three wheeler. but not in production yet. and not gonna be lighter than mp3.

qooder QV3 would be my guess. qooder is coming to USA. the qv3 is 485lbs wet. technically advanced. will be substantially more nimble than the OLD mp3 at 565lbs wet.

what do I win?
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:38 am quote
jerryd wrote:
kymco has a new three wheeler. but not in production yet. and not gonna be lighter than mp3.

qooder QV3 would be my guess. qooder is coming to USA. the qv3 is 485lbs wet. technically advanced. will be substantially more nimble than the OLD mp3 at 565lbs wet.

what do I win?
NICE WORK JerryD!! The best guess so far You win 20 free rides with Split, download our app and enter the promo code MAX Rides must be used within the first 15 days or they expire. After that all rides are 50% off to all users.
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:28 am quote
think you have killer business idea. wish I could do that here but we dont have lane splitting. keep us updated for sure. are you still going to use the mp3s or are you just swapping to qooder vehicles?
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:44 am quote
jerryd wrote:
think you have killer business idea. wish I could do that here but we dont have lane splitting. keep us updated for sure. are you still going to use the mp3s or are you just swapping to qooder vehicles?
Thank you so much Jerryd for all the support, we really hope it catches on!! Currently 9 states are lobbying for lane splitting, not sure if Florida is on the ballot. We will continue to use the Mp-3 fro daily or weekly rentals most likely but still to be determined... If we sell them I will have lots of spare parts and bikes to sell
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