MP3 Owners Age and Location
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MP3 250- Excalibur Gray
Joined: 21 May 2008
Posts: 40
Location: Glendale, AZ
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:21 pm quote
MP3 250 -- 37yrs old -- Glendale AZ

I think I need to get one of those "brain games" I've seen on advertised on tv cause I forgot how old I am. It was only after a conversation with my mother and sister this afternoon that I was reminded that I'm still 36 (though 37 is around the corner). Sheesh!!!

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MP3 250 blue
Joined: 11 Nov 2007
Posts: 114
Location: Belgium, Herentals
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:57 am quote
MP3 250 Herentals (near Antwerp) Belgium
Age 44
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MP3 250
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 30
Location: Windsor, UK
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:47 am quote
Well, I'm 25 at the mo' (getting older every day!), now ride a 250 as of yesterday & live near Windsor in England.
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Mp3 400
Joined: 30 Apr 2008
Posts: 24
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:43 pm quote
age and location
Good question, I'm 56 and live in Tallahassee, FL area. I just bought a 400 but after 10 minutes of riding I had to take it to the shop to get an electrical problem fixed and it has been there for two weeks now. Anybody else with same (battery would not charge.
Phil
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Piaggio MP3/250
Joined: 23 Jul 2007
Posts: 456
Location: Columbia, Missouri USA!
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:49 pm quote
Re: age and location
philinFL wrote:
Good question, I'm 56 and live in Tallahassee, FL area. I just bought a 400 but after 10 minutes of riding I had to take it to the shop to get an electrical problem fixed and it has been there for two weeks now. Anybody else with same (battery would not charge.
Phil
Common problem, sadly. Read/search this forum for several discussions. Search for "hidden fuse".
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MP3 500
Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 481
Location: Rexburg Idaho
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:49 pm quote
WOW, I had the best suprise today. My dealer called and said your bike is in. I wasn't even expecting it until Friday or Saturday.

It is official. I can now add my bit here with pride.

29, Rexburg Idaho. MP3 500 (Demon Black and oh is it wicked)
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MP3 500
Joined: 11 Jun 2008
Posts: 218
Location: West Chester, PA
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:12 pm quote
Hey there,

West Chester, PA
29
500 black

I happened to call the dealer the day before he got his first two 500s. After haggling with him throughout the day regarding his 'waiting list', I finally went down there offering cash. It's my first bike -- yeah!!
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MP3 500
Joined: 11 Jun 2008
Posts: 218
Location: West Chester, PA
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:22 pm quote
Big Monty wrote:
26 years old, and apparently the only MP3 rider in Richmond, VA- at least the only one on this forum! We've got a great scooter group down here, the seven hills scooter club, and I'm the only Mp3 on that ride, although apparently there are two or three others in town.

If there are any VA riders around here who go for rides, let me know!

Edit- my scoot, helmets, jacket, gloves, and boots are all grey. My scoot's name is the Mongoose, and my seldom-used two door explorer (I'm a photographer, gotta haul lights to gigs...) is named the Warthog. Anybody get the reference? I'll drop a hint- my truck doesn't have a gatling vegetable peeler, but it should.
Nice Halo reference!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6165
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:51 am quote
56.

19 days and 500 miles on Grey MP3 250.

Milledgeville, Georgia
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MP3 400
Joined: 11 Jun 2008
Posts: 76
Location: Fredericksburg Virgnia
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:31 am quote
Age 48, Fredericksburg VA., MP3 400 (3 weeks old) and new to the forums as well.
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MP3 500, LX 150
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1
Location: Chappaqua, New York
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:23 am quote
I'm 52 and currently have a BV500. I'm picking up my MP3 500 next week.

Chappaqua, New York
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MP3 500 Passion Red
Joined: 20 Mar 2008
Posts: 181
Location: DFW Area
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:41 am quote
I waited until I got my bike and have ridden it a few times! I have a PASSION RED MP3 500! WHOOO HOOOO! And I believe that I am the first in Texas to own one! I know of no dealers in Texas that have had them. If I am not the absolute first in Texas, certainly the first in North Central Texas. I live and love just south of the DFW area.

I am 54 years old, and getting younger every day!

Who knows what I may do next?

I am happy to be posting here today.
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MP3 250
Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Posts: 9
Location: Cleveland, OH
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:03 am quote
I'm 39 and live east of Cleveland, OH

The MP3 is my first scooter, and I've never ridden a motorcycle...I believe in starting new things with a bang!
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mp3 250
Joined: 20 Jul 2007
Posts: 138
Location: Portland OR
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:50 am quote
pushin 40 on my 250 in Portland, OR
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MP3 250
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 95
Location: Cambridge UK
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:27 am quote
Age 54
250 MP3 in Dark Blue
Cambridge England

Awaiting delivery 21st June . . . . .

Jeff
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piaggio mp3 500
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 259
Location: stockton, california
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:47 am quote
age
35 northen california paid in full waiting on delivery black mp3 500 cant wait
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MP3 500
Joined: 15 May 2008
Posts: 252
Location: GSO, NC
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:47 am quote
33 Years on my Biodometer. Greensboro, NC. Red 500.
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Piaggio mp3 250ie
Joined: 08 Aug 2007
Posts: 18
Location: Turkey/Antalya
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:29 am quote
hi guys
28 Antalya/turkey
Veni, Vidi, Posti
63 GS / 78 P200 / ET4x2 / ET2 / GT60x2 /16 Prima Anniversary/ 03 a Ruckus / 2021 Sean Wotherspoon x2 / 2013 946
Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 6447
Location: Thousand Oaks
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:31 am quote
Jan Drempel wrote:
MP3 250 Herentals (near Antwerp) Belgium
Age 44
Ditto

44 X 250
Veni, Vidi, Posti
63 GS / 78 P200 / ET4x2 / ET2 / GT60x2 /16 Prima Anniversary/ 03 a Ruckus / 2021 Sean Wotherspoon x2 / 2013 946
Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 6447
Location: Thousand Oaks
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:32 am quote
Re: age
g42873t wrote:
35 northen california paid in full waiting on delivery black mp3 500 cant wait
You just might be 36 before you get it, haha. Hopefully it comes soon.

Enjoy

SDG
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piaggio mp3 500
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 259
Location: stockton, california
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:06 pm quote
it here
its almost here confirmed delivery yesterday but waiting for them to uncrate and do what they have to do but..... im leaving sunday be back thurs. so everything should be ready by friday morn cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!
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foUr hundReD cc
Joined: 09 Jun 2008
Posts: 14
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:01 pm quote
Mp3 4oo
MP3 400 midnight blue

Columbia, SC

32 y/o
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Piaggio MP3 250
Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 216
Location: Mesa, AZ
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:30 pm quote
Age and Location
Arizona and 53 yrs young.

AND this is my first post AND my first scooter. Just bought a black MP3 250 yesterday, taking delivery next week. I'm very excited.
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MP 3
Joined: 26 May 2008
Posts: 627
Location: Lehigh Acres, Florida
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:07 pm quote
"Andersonl"
This isn't about polictics but I was just inquiring about a typical american family you have living up there. Do you ever run into them?
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mp3 250
Joined: 27 Aug 2007
Posts: 12
Location: Los Angeles
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:38 am quote
40, mp3 250
Los Angeles
Molto Verboso
PX200E X 2
Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 1934
Location: Lake Monticello
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:09 am quote
52, mp3 400, lake monticello virginia

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MP3 500
Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Posts: 10
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:46 pm quote
Re: age
SDG wrote:
g42873t wrote:
35 northen california paid in full waiting on delivery black mp3 500 cant wait
You just might be 36 before you get it, haha. Hopefully it comes soon.

Enjoy

SDG
I'm waiting on delivery of my MP3 500 as well...anywho, I'm 40 soon to be 41 living large in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Member
Piaggio MP3
Joined: 06 Sep 2007
Posts: 10
Location: Reno NV
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:26 pm quote
32 and in Reno, Nevada.
Enthusiast
MP3 500, BMW R1200GS
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Coastal North Carolina
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:11 pm quote
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Tried the 250 and 400, absolutly loved them. I pick up my 500 tomorrow. Gotta keep the blood pumping. It has nothing to do with gas mileage for me. It is all about fun.

8/30/08 - 1500 miles on the 500 now. God I love this thing!

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MP3 250
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1
Location: Caithness Scotland
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:46 pm quote
re age
64 living in the north of Scotlaand

Just taken delivery of a black MP3 250

Fantastic machine.

Very happy
Enthusiast
2008 Piaggio MP3
Joined: 10 Jun 2008
Posts: 74
Location: Dairy Land!!!
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:37 pm quote
Age?
Im 36 and in the market for a MP3 500, and My girlfreind has a 08 MP3 250 that i bought her 2 weeks ago!! Well we are from Fond Du Lac WI.
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Demon Black 500
Joined: 25 May 2008
Posts: 548
Location: Austin, Tx
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:48 pm quote
Average age of an MP3 rider (with 118 reporting) is 45.
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MP3 500, BMW R1200GS
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Coastal North Carolina
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:51 pm quote
Re: Age
Your age correlation may not reveal what you expect. Piaggio's are too expensive per cc displacement for most folks. Check the age factor on Farrari's. The young and ill informed do not buy them either.
The MP3 is well reviewed on-line by respected folks. The age factor relates also to who does the most thorough research as well as price. I had not even heard of the MP3 till searching for something else. There are no substantive negative reviews about the machines, just raves.
I am a rider and an engineer, and recognized the brilliance of the design immediately. Bought a 250 two days later. I will get a 500 tomorrow. Go faster, stop shorter, stay safer, live longer...more perfect.
Enthusiast
MP3 500, BMW R1200GS
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Coastal North Carolina
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:56 pm quote
Re: Age
While you are at it check the demographics on the Ferrari. Point is kids can't/won't purchase MP-3's given the cheaper options.
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Demon Black 500
Joined: 25 May 2008
Posts: 548
Location: Austin, Tx
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:16 am quote
The MP3 is cheaper than most new cars, and as much and much less than a really good motorcycle. But, it's not just affordability. In the US, anyways, older people are much more attracted to them. I was at the dealership last weekend with my girlfriend and she wanted to sit on the 400 on display. This old guy, must have been 88's older brother, jumped on it and wouldn't get off the thing for an hour. Ear to ear grin the whole time.
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RIP: MP3 500 - Brutto Moto
Joined: 10 Jun 2008
Posts: 5278
Location: Austin, TX
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:57 am quote
My 2 cents
Had my blue 400 for a couple of weeks now but since it's been 15 yrs I had a bike I figgered I should take the Safety course. Sprung for my 15 yr old son to take it too so we could make it a father /son thing for father's day. So - finally able to ride it and it's a hoot! Only "complaint", I seem to have a bit of "fork rock" when rolling off the throttle - maybe I'll ask about it in a separate thread. So - anywho 52 as of today, Chattanooga, TN
y'all stay safe!
Jon
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MP3 500ie
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 7
Location: San Diego
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:11 am quote
MP3 500ie Red, San Diego 43
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MP3 250, Buddy 125
Joined: 16 Jun 2008
Posts: 28
Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:42 am quote
I'm 52, hubby is 55. Still waiting to pick ours up. Black Cherry 250. Should be here by the end of the week!

We live in Benton City, WA - Wine, apple and cherry country.
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mp3 250 & MP3 400
Joined: 20 May 2007
Posts: 691
Location: reno nv
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:30 pm quote


You can look at all the reviews You want to. I thought the thing looked stupid at first. After a 2 hour demo ride I was hooked. I have the 250 and the 400 and they are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well you know what I mean!!!!!!! Oh and I am 58 and loving life.

R.B.
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MP3 250
Joined: 05 Mar 2008
Posts: 999
Location: San Carlos CA
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:17 pm quote
Kabuleiro wrote:
Average age of an MP3 rider (with 118 reporting) is 45.
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Woot I am above average! wait a second... damn
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