MP3 NOW WITH ROOF & TRAILER !
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Molto Verboso
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:18 am quote
PIAGGIO MP3 “Roof” and “Wagon”

The advance of the three wheel revolution.

With its MP3 Roof prototype, Piaggio is combining the agility and fun ride of a great scooter with a level of comfort and protection previously only found in a car. The MP3 Roof features a new concept of accessory in the form of a practical and elegant roof. Specially designed for the Piaggio three-wheeler, the roof permits all-year-round use in comfort and safety whatever the weather. If, on the other hand, you demand the utmost in functionality and versatility from your MP3, the answer comes in the form of the Piaggio MP3 Wagon tow-behind trailer.
The MP3 Roof and MP3 Wagon are just two of the vast variety of personalisation solutions available for Piaggio’s MP3 three-wheel scooter.

The Piaggio MP3, the innovative scooter with two front wheels, has revolutionised our concept of personal mobility. This all-Italian technology has redefined the comfort and safety available from a two-wheel vehicle. Though the MP3 delivers the same fun ride as a conventional scooter, it has taken comfort, versatility and road holding to another level altogether.
The Piaggio MP3 has already established itself as a universal scooter. The “Roof” and “Wagon” accessories are conceived to enhance this reputation. Both make use of the exceptional handling of the MP3 to add further weather protection, load carrying capacity and riding comfort.

The “Roof” equips the Piaggio MP3 with a fabric covering made from the material used for the latest generation of convertible hoods. The Roof exploits the comfort windshield to support a metal frame designed and made to preserve all the stability and safety of the MP3. With the Roof in place, the rider enjoys a level of comfort approaching that of a car, and is effectively protected against both wind and rain, without any reduction in the amazing safety and handling that the MP3 guarantees. Adding a roof to a conventional scooter inevitably affects its stability and control, but the Piaggio Roof does not alter the MP3’s riding characteristics at all, thanks to the solidity of Piaggio’s sophisticated two-wheel front suspension.

The “Wagon” on the other hand is a prototype conceived to extend the Piaggio MP3’s already extraordinary versatility and functionality. The MP3 already boasts an ultra-practical, dual access, under-seat storage compartment of 65 litres in capacity, large enough to hold items of up to 1 metre in length. Now, the Piaggio MP3 “Wagon” provides an innovative multi-purpose trailer to boost carrying capacity well beyond the limits of any other scooter. The trailer is connected to the scooter by a ball-joint system that lets the MP3 lean into bends normally.





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Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:29 am quote
EGADS it looks like another scooter baron maybe. Some one else has that cover thing. I bet a good crosswind and you'd be airborne Para-scootering Just my personal opinion but they are certainly trying to ruin a perfectly good scooter with that contraption on it. If i was the MP3 i wouldn't start just so i wouldn't have to be seen in public with that on my head
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:36 am quote
judy wrote:
EGADS it looks like another scooter baron maybe. Some one else has that cover thing. I bet a good crosswind and you'd be airborne Para-scootering Just my personal opinion but they are certainly trying to ruin a perfectly good scooter with that contraption on it. If i was the MP3 i wouldn't start just so i wouldn't have to be seen in public with that on my head
Maybe they can do a remake of the movie Quadrophenia and drive this one off the cliff?

Just to see if it can fly?
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:48 am quote
LX125 Well mary poppins did it with an umbrella. Fly that is. Maybe so can the MP3
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:52 am quote
I wonder what's next....

A electric roof so you can drive "open"
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:56 am quote
It's ugly as sin and I wonder how much protection it would offer in a rainstorm with gusty winds.

I'm in Germany this week and saw something similar buzz by in the opposite direction on my way to the office.

I got only a glimps. Maybe it was the BMW thing I saw a few weeks back in MV.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:44 am quote
Why not buy a convertible car?
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:32 am quote
Kam wrote:
Why not buy a convertible car?
The car might be less money!
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:31 am quote
It's so ugly its cool...and i think it has been done before.



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Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:32 am quote
hmmm.. Was the C1 so popular that Piaggio feels the need to ape it?

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:01 am quote
the roof is a silly idea....

but show me the wagon....i have a pav40 trailer for my stella and i would jump on a trailer for my soon to be here mp3 500....give me a nice black one


photos please...i assume it is a single wheel trailer like the pav40


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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:03 am quote
Uhmmm!
Wonder if they'll have a fertilizer spreader option for the wagon?
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:08 am quote
Or an adjustable snow plow system..
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:19 am quote
evilbahumut wrote:
hmmm.. Was the C1 so popular that Piaggio feels the need to ape it?

You know, chop the roof off and alter the rear of the seat, and you would have a pretty nice looking modern scooter! I'd love to have a BMW scooter - just not the C1
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:26 am quote
I want to see a spinoff scooter schism between the Roof and Roofless modern scooter owners! You guys can get all high and mighty during the scooter limbo competition at rallies ..., or joke that at least you don't need a step-stool to clean the birdshit off your bike.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:31 am quote
Yes I think thats it the C1 was soo popular they were only able to sell 15,000 I think.

One interesting thing is that the c1 was terrible at low speed b/c it was so top heavy. The mp3 can lock upright which will help.
At least the c1 had a real roll cage and a windshield wiper. I swear sometimes Piaggio has their heads in the sand.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:31 am quote
Come-on! It's not THAT bad. It actually looks pretty functional, kind of like a pocket protector or one of those squeezy coin-holders.

If you can still get most of the benefits of a car (easy parking, less pollution, better gas milage, less traffic on the roads) then maybe this will get somebody out of their car and be a "gateway" scooter for them. In all honesty, it looks a lot like a SmartCar. And I'm all for bluring the lines between motorcycles and cars because that may be the only way to get the U.S. public out of their oversized cages.

Look at it like one of those evolution progressions:
Lumbering SUV > crossover SUV > luxury sedan > compact car > Mini Cooper > SmartCar > MP3 500 with a cover

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:32 am quote
Looks like the BMW has a windshield wiper and the MP3 doesn't. Wouldn't you need one?
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:50 am quote
Wow, could they make the MP3 look any less cool? It is a great bike to ride but it now looks like one of those mobility scooters for the elderly.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:08 am quote
I thought that I had seen another scooter that sort of resembled the C1, and now the MP3. Then I remembered the Diamo Velux - the convertible of scooters.

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:28 am quote
thegelding wrote:
...for my soon to be here mp3 500....
I think you can wait for a long time. As far as I know there wont be a 500.

It's not even mentioned in the latest press releases.

There is well a Piaggio Beverly 500, the "Cruiser" and a Beverly 400, the "Tourer"

Maybe they save that engine for the more sporty Gilera Fuocco?
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:43 am quote
Rover Eric wrote:
I want to see a spinoff scooter schism between the Roof and Roofless modern scooter owners! You guys can get all high and mighty during the scooter limbo competition at rallies ..., or joke that at least you don't need a step-stool to clean the birdshit off your bike.
Awesome! (Place snarking dancing laughing emoticon indicating my level of technical savvy and superior level of hipness here)
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:46 am quote
LX125 wrote:
thegelding wrote:
...for my soon to be here mp3 500....
I think you can wait for a long time. As far as I know there wont be a 500.

It's not even mentioned in the latest press releases.

There is well a Piaggio Beverly 500, the "Cruiser" and a Beverly 400, the "Tourer"

Maybe they save that engine for the more sporty Gilera Fuocco?
the gilera fuoco is coming to the states as the mp3 500...i have a deposit down and they should be here in jan or feb...or march

they already have one for sale in canada...but the mass shipment isn't for a couple of months...


http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic16529.html

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:48 am quote
Nice car.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:01 am quote
Kam wrote:
Why not buy a convertible car?
No kidding!
I see these Goldwingers with more accessories than an average luxury car and more power than an average economy car and more weight than some subcompacts! Theres a pivotal point and thats way past it.
A convertible scooter? Yep, past it.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:06 am quote
I knew something looked familar. Piaggio is copying FORD!


Maybe eventually they'll make an exploding scooter like the infamous Pinto!
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:33 am quote
Wonder Machine wrote:
Wow, could they make the MP3 look any less cool? It is a great bike to ride but it now looks like one of those mobility scooters for the elderly.
Boy, if the Harley crowd didn't already look down at scooterists! Slap a roof on an MP3 and reach a whole new "low" in their eyes.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:47 am quote
I like the MP3 concept (w/o the roof) but could they change the looks so it doesn't look like a Pokemon character?

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:51 am quote
Y'all (well, most of you) are applying a rather narrow US perspective to this.

Lots of people outside the US ride scooters all year round, in the rain and snow and ice, because they have to. They don't have cars, and cars can't split lanes. That's the market the MP3 was made for. The MP3 was never supposed to be "high-style" to begin with -- it's supposed to be a more practical scooter. The roof is in keeping with that.

Would I fit one to my MP3? Probably not. That doesn't mean it deserves to be judged solely based on style, or lack thereof.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:58 am quote
Marcster wrote:
Wonder Machine wrote:
Wow, could they make the MP3 look any less cool? It is a great bike to ride but it now looks like one of those mobility scooters for the elderly.
Boy, if the Harley crowd didn't already look down at scooterists! Slap a roof on an MP3 and reach a whole new "low" in their eyes.
Today I was almost mown down in the kitchen cleaner section of the supermarket by a mobility scooter, ridden by an old crone wearing a cowboy hat.

She looked quite cool in a "rebel without a cause" way.

Back on topic - the roof looks silly, but perhaps I would change my mind about it if were tipping down and I had a long ride home.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:59 am quote
It looks like a surry (it now needs 'fringe on top"!)

How much protection are you getting from that anyway. The rain in MN doesn't come straight down and the wind has ways of going around the windshield.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:17 am quote
Roof: Maybe. Just maybe. Tho I dunno about it on the mp3 500
trailer: SHIT YEAH. SHIT. YEAH.

seriously.

SHIT YEAH.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:24 am quote
TheO.Z. wrote:
Roof: Maybe. Just maybe. Tho I dunno about it on the mp3 500
trailer: SHIT YEAH. SHIT. YEAH.

seriously.

SHIT YEAH.
i agree


SHIT YEAH


but where is the photos....i love single wheel scooter trailers....

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:32 am quote
harnadem wrote:
I thought that I had seen another scooter that sort of resembled the C1, and now the MP3. Then I remembered the Diamo Velux - the convertible of scooters.

now, see, if it were just a rain/uv cover that stored away, it might be justifiable... imho
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:29 pm quote
jess wrote:
Y'all (well, most of you) are applying a rather narrow US perspective to this.
Yes. But were we considering outside the US? I guess I subliminally refered to the US intentionally. Thats where I live and ride.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:48 pm quote
Petrol wrote:
Yes. But were we considering outside the US? I guess I subliminally refered to the US intentionally. Thats where I live and ride.
Then you might consider broadening your world view slightly.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:16 pm quote
Harnadem thanks i knew it was another scooter. First thought was baron but you nailed it. Still don't think it would keep out much rain in any country. Sides being open your still going to get hit . Buy what you want and enjoy it that's all that really matters anyway
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:22 pm quote
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thegelding wrote:
...for my soon to be here mp3 500....
As far as I know there wont be a 500.

we are getting a re-badged Gilera Fuoco as a 500cc MP3.
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Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:04 pm quote
According to our dealership here in San Antonio, the mp3 500 should be here in February. I'm hoping that is still true - that is the size my hubby needs...

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:07 pm quote
* Piaggio product - check
* 3 wheels - check
* Roof - check
* place to haul stuff - check

Waitasec, haven't I seen one of these already?

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