MP3 Owners Age and Location
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300ie
Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Location: Greece
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:00 am quote
Hello all.
Iím 55 from Athens Greece. Have the 300ie.
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Piaggio mp3 500ie
Joined: 14 May 2013
Posts: 1
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:07 am quote
Hello everyone!

I'm 50 and I live in Ottawa Canada. I bought my red and black mp3 last April for my birthday. I only have seen two other mp3 in my city so far

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2007 MP3 250
Joined: 30 Sep 2013
Posts: 19
Location: Ontario Canada
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:17 pm quote
I'm 19 and live in Northern Ontario, Canada.
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 21478
Location: Palatka, Florida
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:26 pm quote
liv.kitchin wrote:
I'm 19 and live in Northern Ontario, Canada.
19? You may be the youngest MP3 rider on this forum. Cut us old guys some slack ok?
Member
MP3 250
Joined: 02 Oct 2013
Posts: 49
Location: San Diego, California
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:54 pm quote
I'm 71 in San Diego, Ca.
Hooked
2009 piaggio mp3 500 2013 Kawasaki Versys
Joined: 17 Aug 2013
Posts: 224
Location: NJ
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:08 am quote
Re: demographics
tre_ruote wrote:
mp3 400 lower ny state
age 50
I'm 53... mp3 500 in Bergen County, NJ... maybe we can ride together one of these days if you're close by-be nice to be able to do it at peak of fall.
Member
MP3 500ie
Joined: 03 Oct 2013
Posts: 7
Location: Los Angeles
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:59 pm quote
41 in Los Angeles with a newly acquired black 500.
Member
Fuoco
Joined: 04 Oct 2013
Posts: 7
Location: UK
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:43 pm quote
Im 42 live just south of London in the UK and ride a matt black Fuoco
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Mp3-08 400
Joined: 21 Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Location: St Paul, MN
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:23 am quote
Now I'm 55, and have a For Sale sign on my V-rod cause my new MP-3 400 will be taking it's place in my garage next to my Honda ST1300. But the fall is a lousy time in Minnesota to sell a bike.
Member
2007 MP3 250
Joined: 30 Sep 2013
Posts: 19
Location: Ontario Canada
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:27 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
liv.kitchin wrote:
I'm 19 and live in Northern Ontario, Canada.
19? You may be the youngest MP3 rider on this forum. Cut us old guys some slack ok?
Haha, ok, I'll try my best lol. I think I saw another rider who was 18. So I might be the 2nd youngest.
Member
Piaggio MP3 250 RL / BMW R1200GSA
Joined: 03 Aug 2010
Posts: 22
Location: Santiago de Chile
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:52 pm quote
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Santiago de Chile
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2016 mp3 500 sport
Joined: 30 Mar 2012
Posts: 216
Location: San Diego California
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:29 pm quote
82 last March in San Diego Ca.

I don't buy green bananas anymore. Only ripe ones ready to eat.

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"leftover" '09 MP3-500ie
Joined: 10 May 2013
Posts: 85
Location: Virginia
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:34 pm quote
I'm 67 & live in Lynchburg Virginia. Sold a DR650 and an '85 Moto Guzzi LeMans to buy my leftover '09 dark red MP3-500. Bad back & hips are making "throwing a leg over" my remaining Guzzi's ever more painful. Bought the MP3 in hopes of staying in the wind as long as I can.
Enthusiast
2009 MP3 500ie "The Bug"
Joined: 20 Oct 2013
Posts: 94
Location: TX
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:18 pm quote
From East Texas
Howdy from Deep E.Texas... I'm a lady...57 but I swear I look 37.... Well..if ya were to squint or b drunk.

Motorcycle owner 30 yrs ago .... before children....I bought my 2009 MP3 500ie from eBay for 4k last weekend for my birthday.. LoL

Full scooter insurance for me & hubby minus "heath ins" was $104.00 for yr. Hubby thinks I'm having an affair with Batman. Scooter name = the bug!

5'4 short legs are a little problematic but... practicing on a local school parking lot and tippy toes. Practice makes perfect... stops. Treating scooter like a motorcycle ...tilt lock only when leaving bike when turning off motor... for the most part. Nice to meet y'all.
Hooked
Gilera Fuoco 500
Joined: 05 Jul 2013
Posts: 237
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:03 am quote
63,and from The Emerald Isle, Ireland.

Living in Shankill about 10 miles south of Dublin.

Was riding all sorts of things as a teenager, settled down, family etc, but I think biking always stays in the blood, so about 18 years ago now re-built a crashed 1975 Honda CB750 and then moved onto various Harleys.

Sold my prize and joy, 1986 Heritage Softail for various reasons and as I wanted something a bit different........hence Fuoco......

As far as I know and according to my local dealer, I am one of 4 Fuoco's in the country and I had to go to the UK to get mine.........


Tony........
Molto Verboso
Piaggio mp3 500
Joined: 10 Oct 2010
Posts: 1295
Location: Longview,Texas 75604
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:26 am quote
Re: From East Texas
[quote="lady_n_red"]Howdy from Deep E.Texas... I'm a lady...57 but I swear I look 37.... Well..if ya were to squint or b drunk.

What part of deep East Texas? I am from Longview, Tx.
Enthusiast
2009 MP3 500ie "The Bug"
Joined: 20 Oct 2013
Posts: 94
Location: TX
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:36 pm quote
location
Live near Nacogdoches...yer not a cereal killer "grins" r u

Errr ... dropped "the bug" while driving solo this evening. Was doing good on stop n goes around the house. Drove to a school lot and did great on tues while solo... Was hometown when dropped....ya know small towns....where everybody knows yer name...guess who going to b the butt of some jokes..... thekicks dirt. Dang....I stood in fire ants... trying to get "the bug" back up. Pfffffft. Very cautious driver..figure motor is too heavy for short legs...most probably. [/img]
Molto Verboso
MP3 500
Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Posts: 1422
Location: Arlington, Republic of Texas
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:36 am quote
OK, I "think" generally the way "Spock on Star Trek" thinks .... logically.

Probably due to my 21 years served in the Air Force.

Now I'm in here lurking at peoples' message feeds and the first thing that comes to my mind looking at their ages ... why not just put a month (maybe a day) and year when you were born?

That way, if you put your age in here in the year 2009, I'm too old to try to figure out your age now.

But I do know that there are a bunch of us older people that ride the MP3s ... which is a good thing.

I think I'm in here some place. But I'm not sure. So I'll start this off by giving you my birth year, so it will be easier in years to come where you might be able to figure what my current age is!!

January 19 45

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Molto Verboso
Piaggio mp3 500
Joined: 10 Oct 2010
Posts: 1295
Location: Longview,Texas 75604
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:50 am quote
Re: location
lady_n_red wrote:
Live near Nacogdoches...yer not a cereal killer "grins" r u

Errr ... dropped "the bug" while driving solo this evening. Was doing good on stop n goes around the house. Drove to a school lot and did great on tues while solo... Was hometown when dropped....ya know small towns....where everybody knows yer name...guess who going to b the butt of some jokes..... thekicks dirt. Dang....I stood in fire ants... trying to get "the bug" back up. Pfffffft. Very cautious driver..figure motor is too heavy for short legs...most probably. [/img]
Go to search at the top of the page and type in-- how to upright a dropped MP3? Read the entire link and study the videos.
Lurker
Piaggio 300 ie lt
Joined: 30 Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Location: Burton on Trent uk
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:39 am quote
Age and location
Hi all, am 55 years old, dodgy age crisis time! That's why I've got the mp3 but love it and a lot cheaper than a Porsche! ! Located in burton on Trent in uk.
Hooked
MP3 400
Joined: 19 Oct 2013
Posts: 113
Location: Fullerton, CA
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:53 pm quote
32, Fullerton, CA. 400.
Member
Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 02 Nov 2013
Posts: 40
Location: Kansas City Mo.
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:52 pm quote
51 Kansas City Mo. MP3 500
Member
MP3 400 ie
Joined: 05 Nov 2013
Posts: 39
Location: Huntingdon U.K.
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:07 pm quote
53 year old male from Hemingford abbots, Cambridgeshire, U.K.2007 MP3 400 ie.
Member
MP3 400
Joined: 21 Nov 2013
Posts: 5
Location: Texas
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:18 pm quote
37 - Midnight Blue - Houston, TX
Member
2009 MP3 500 Red
Joined: 28 Nov 2013
Posts: 33
Location: Tacoma Wa.
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:04 pm quote
Tacoma Washington
61 Years young
Ride a 500 and having a great time with it.
Failed retirement and went back to work...got bored
Hooked
2010 MP3 250
Joined: 30 Jun 2014
Posts: 113
Location: Newberry, Fl.
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:37 am quote
63 and holding! Here in the Gainesville,Fl. area.
Having Fun on my 250! [img][/img]

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Molto Verboso
2007 Vespa 250 gts / 1961 Vespa VBA / 1964 VBB
Joined: 02 Sep 2010
Posts: 1022
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:05 am quote
52 in Chandler Arizona.
Started it all in 77 on a 50cc Honda Express, over the years I've always had a scooter.
Owned a Yamaha XT500 in the early 80's, got my first Vespa in 2010 (250gts) my second for my 51st birthday (61VBA) and my MP3 500 a couple weeks ago
Hooked
2009 piaggio mp3 500 2013 Kawasaki Versys
Joined: 17 Aug 2013
Posts: 224
Location: NJ
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:58 am quote
I am 54, from Northern NJ, USA.

I have a question to the mods of this forum... is there a way to be able to tally the total of say, the US owners, UK owners, European owners?

Really curious as to how much US owners are catching up (or not) with the Euro mp3 brothers and sisters regarding the numbers.

Thanks in advance.
Member
2009 MP3 500
Joined: 20 Jul 2014
Posts: 37
Location: Gainesboro, TN
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:16 am quote
Older than "Old as dirt"....
IF there IS a tomorrow. I will begin my 81st yr. My '99 Valkyrie is on th' workbench and my mp3 500 is heading to the fall gathering Thursday morning at 0600(on th' trailer with my brothers Majesty as we're figuring it will be warmer getting to OAD's Will attempt to keep up for the rest of the ride....

Jim
Hooked
2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 460
Location: Germany
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:44 am quote
38 in March and living in Germany.

Previous scooter experience was mostly little 50cc scooters. Enjoying my 400 and having withdrawals due to the winter snow that we received.

Would like to meet up with other riders from southern Germany for rides.
Member
MP3 500 abs (blue)
Joined: 09 Oct 2014
Posts: 17
Location: blaenavon, wales, UK
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:38 am quote
Just turned 62. Live in a small town in South Wales called Blaenavon. Wife and I loving the new experience of riding our recently purchased new 500 ABS. Both car drivers but with CBT taken. Practice, practice, practice (weather permitting) during the winter to get ready to tour the lovely mountain areas of Wales when the weather picks up. [img][/img]

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Pick up day at realers.

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2009 MP3 400
Joined: 21 May 2013
Posts: 398
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:48 pm quote
I'm 46 and living and commuting throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I've had my 2009 MP3 400 for almost two years and primarily use it for trips beyond my Smart Electric's range or random errands in town.

Eric

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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 07 Aug 2014
Posts: 6
Location: Sydney Australia
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:29 am quote
Fuoco 500ie Matt Black.
Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia.
44yrs old. Only been riding for 18 months and this is the only bike/scooter I have ridden. Clocked up 17,000km (10,550 miles) on it in that time. Use it as my daily commuter.
(apart for the 4 hours of car park training before getting a learner license)
Member
Piaggio Yourban
Joined: 20 Nov 2014
Posts: 23
Location: West Sussex
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:06 am quote
Hi All,

I'm 46. Got a Yourban 300, had it for just over 3 months now. My first bike so been having a few lessons and practicing like mad. My confidence is increasing and I'm starting to really enjoy it.
I live in West Sussex, UK
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MP3500
Joined: 29 Jun 2013
Posts: 6
Location: Virginia
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:22 pm quote
Age & Location
68 Williamsburg, VA.
Hooked
MP3 250
Joined: 15 Sep 2006
Posts: 142
Location: Boca Raton Fl
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:42 pm quote
70 unretired living in Delray Beach Fl transplant from Boston 2 years down here and never seen another MP3 since moving
Member
mp3 250ie 2007
Joined: 29 Jul 2014
Posts: 31
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:42 am quote
MP3 owners age n location US
Hey All, I'm 47 and in San Antonio, Texas with a 2007 250cc mp3 owned for 6mo.
Member
MP3 500
Joined: 01 Feb 2015
Posts: 15
Location: Centralia, wa
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:08 pm quote
How much did you pay for yours
I have been looking and have found them to be pretty rare, except of course the dealer priced ones.
Lurker
'09 Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 04 Feb 2015
Posts: 3
Location: Kingsland, Georgia
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:33 am quote
My 'new' mp3 500
I'm 43 and just bought my 'new' 2009 mp3 500 last August. I have to qualify 'new'... Okay, I see a nice Aprilia scooter on the submarine base in Kings Bay. Looks nice and good price, so I mention it to wifey. She goes on Craigslist 'just looking' and finds this one, just like we looked at back in 2009. I always like the somewhat odd look of the mp3 (less the 500s, but oh well). I go look at it and it has the trunk and tall windscreen, is in really nice shape, and the thing has only 3250 miles on it. I get a loan and the guy gives me an MSO- the Manufacturer Statement of Origin. It had never been titled! javascript:emoticon('')
So, long story longer... I read about and looked at the mp3s in 2009, and found a local dealer. Couldn't swing the $10000 price range, so I shelved the idea. Forward to 2014 and this one comes up for sale and I am handed the MSO.
It turns out the local dealer went out of business, transferred the MSO to another used car dealer here, and when he went out of business, he transferred the MSO to another used car dealer in the area, whom I bought it from. I found out that it was the same one I sat on in 2009... javascript:emoticon('')
I am pretty sure I have the only mp3 in southeast Georgia. Well, except Savannah- Chatham Police, who bought several from a dealer in Jacksonville, Florida in 2009, and is why I looked at them originally! See? Long story long... javascript:emoticon('')
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Piaggio MP3 400ie with "NNS Windscreen Extension"
Joined: 03 Jan 2013
Posts: 90
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:48 pm quote
I'm 57, live in Saint Petersburg, Florida. I had my MP3 400ie for 3 years now. My wife and I travel all over the state with our homemade trailer and 2 dogs in tow. I love my MP3!
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