After a ridiculous chain of coincidences/fate/luck or whatever you want to call it, I'm now the owner of a 2016 MP3 500. I've been riding my 400 for 4? years and I'm looking forward to moving to a model with ABS (and being able to better keep up with my husband, who also has a 2016 500). I'll miss my pet carrier for sure, but the 500 came with a larger topbox (56L vs the 46L I currently have), so I'm hoping that helps.
If you've ridden both, are there any major differences that are worth noting?
I've also realized that I need to redo all of my favorite mods. If you've ridden both and modded both, is the 500 more challenging? Easier? More or less the same? I've started going through the forum and bookmarking threads, but is the tupperware just as much of a pain to get off? Haven't found a video for that yet.
My 400 is going to my 19yo, who's currently riding the 250, and then we'll sell the 250. I hope my daughter knows how lucky she is, getting handed a scooter that's already been tweaked and upgraded to perfection.