Fri May 01, 2020 6:51 am

Hooked
MP3 250
Joined: 11 Feb 2019
Posts: 120
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
 
Hooked
MP3 250
Joined: 11 Feb 2019
Posts: 120
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Fri May 01, 2020 6:51 am linkquote
39, Palm Harbor Florida - MP3 250 ie
Sat May 02, 2020 6:55 am

Member
2008 MP3-400
Joined: 25 Feb 2020
Posts: 7
Location: SW Ontario Canada
 
Member
2008 MP3-400
Joined: 25 Feb 2020
Posts: 7
Location: SW Ontario Canada
Sat May 02, 2020 6:55 am linkquote
MP3 Owners age and location
Octogen Age 89
2008 MP3-400...just acquired.
Location Hanover Ontario Canada
Sat May 02, 2020 8:29 am

Member
2008 MP3 400 midnight blue
Joined: 26 Apr 2020
Posts: 6
Location: Flagstaff Az
 
Member
2008 MP3 400 midnight blue
Joined: 26 Apr 2020
Posts: 6
Location: Flagstaff Az
Sat May 02, 2020 8:29 am linkquote
55 here, this little fella is my wife's scoot I just purchased, but I can't stop riding it! My other bikes are crf250l Honda and 2003 bmw f650cs, so I'm no stranger to the wrench!



Sun May 03, 2020 11:05 am

Molto Verboso
lx 50
Joined: 09 Oct 2017
Posts: 1060
Location: Brighton
 
Molto Verboso
lx 50
Joined: 09 Oct 2017
Posts: 1060
Location: Brighton
Sun May 03, 2020 11:05 am linkquote
Just picked up a 2012 300 i.e. LT touring.

UK aged 49



Thu May 07, 2020 12:25 pm

Member
mp3 500 2018 (USA-version)
Joined: 21 Apr 2020
Posts: 39
Location: Belarus, Minsk
 
Member
mp3 500 2018 (USA-version)
Joined: 21 Apr 2020
Posts: 39
Location: Belarus, Minsk
Thu May 07, 2020 12:25 pm linkquote
Hello. My name is Uladszimir. Briefly - Bob. I am 53 years old. Country: Belarus. Minsk city. I have been reading MV for a long time. Many people who are here are already my friends)). I love Piaggio. I had Piaggio Liberty 125 2009, Piaggio BV 250 2009. I bought mp3 500 2019 in California (USA) at the end of last year. Already he swam across the ocean. He is a little damaged. Now I am repairing my scooter. I have a lot of questions....
P.S. Sorry. I do not speak English . I use Google Translate. I hope you understand me....


Who will recognize your ex?


Me and BV

Thu May 07, 2020 12:41 pm

Hooked
Piaggio MP3 500 2016
Joined: 20 Jun 2017
Posts: 109
Location: Chicago
 
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 500 2016
Joined: 20 Jun 2017
Posts: 109
Location: Chicago
Thu May 07, 2020 12:41 pm linkquote
49, Chicago, 2016 Piaggio MP3

This thread was started back in 2008, exactly 12 years ago. I just realize that some of the older folks who replied to this thread may be no longer with us. A moment of silence may be....
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 am

Member
2016 MP3 500ie
Joined: 30 May 2020
Posts: 7
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
 
Member
2016 MP3 500ie
Joined: 30 May 2020
Posts: 7
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 am linkquote
Nova Scotia Canada

2016 MP3500ie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:33 am

Member
2008 MP3 500
Joined: 25 Apr 2020
Posts: 15
Location: NorCal
 
Member
2008 MP3 500
Joined: 25 Apr 2020
Posts: 15
Location: NorCal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:33 am linkquote
Eh, why not? 34, Northern California.

My bike is a 2008 Piaggio MP3 500ie. Her name is Serenity (she's a Firefly class transport)... 8)


Firefly, Serenity

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Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:45 am

Lurker
Piaggio MP3 500 2016
Joined: 19 Nov 2020
Posts: 1
Location: Melrose Park, IL
 
Lurker
Piaggio MP3 500 2016
Joined: 19 Nov 2020
Posts: 1
Location: Melrose Park, IL
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:45 am linkquote
New Owner Needs Help in Illinois - Learning to Ride MP3 500
I live in Melrose Park, IL - West suburb of Chicago. I have a 2016 Piaggio MP3 500 I bought in spring of 2019 and I need help learning how to ride it. As we know, general motorcycle riding courses do nothing. I will pay per hour. I've been looking for someone to aid me for a while. Just found this forum! There is one guy on a MP3 250 in Oak Park, IL I keep seeing and can never wave him down.

If you are near and wouldn't mind the compensated time ---please respond.
I can be reached via email also at aniki.shani@gmail.com

Thank you!





Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:57 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6705
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6705
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:57 pm linkquote
Hi Anikishani, welcome to Modernvespa!

So given you have had your MP3 now for over a year, how much have you ridden it?

Motorcycle Safety courses are certainly fine for learning how to work with an MP3, other than the tilt lock.

What sort of questions are you looking to get answered?
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:47 am

Lurker
Gilera Fuoco
Joined: 19 Nov 2020
Posts: 1
Location: UK
 
Lurker
Gilera Fuoco
Joined: 19 Nov 2020
Posts: 1
Location: UK
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:47 am linkquote
69 Chatham, England. Back "riding" after 20 years on Gilera Fuoco and loving it.



Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:02 pm

Enthusiast
2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 98
Location: California
 
Enthusiast
2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 98
Location: California
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:02 pm linkquote
47, bay area, CA, USA. 2019 MP3 500. so much fun.

other bike is a 2000 BMW R1100S. others have come and gone since. i have had motorcycles (many!) since i turned 15. no doubt, the MP3 is among the most fun i have had, what a brilliant idea!

if you look at my profile, i joined forever ago when i was in the market for a Vespa 300, and this forum was very helpful (in the end i didn't get the Vespa, i went a totally different way and got a KTM Duke 1290).



Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:54 pm

Member
Vespa ET2, MP3 250ie
Joined: 02 Sep 2020
Posts: 31
Location: NYC
 
Member
Vespa ET2, MP3 250ie
Joined: 02 Sep 2020
Posts: 31
Location: NYC
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:54 pm linkquote
31, 2008 Mp3 250, NYC

I just got it a few weeks ago and I'm loving it. Came from 50cc scooters. It's a blast.
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:31 am

Hooked
MP3 250
Joined: 11 Feb 2019
Posts: 120
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
 
Hooked
MP3 250
Joined: 11 Feb 2019
Posts: 120
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:31 am linkquote
40 and Palm Harbor Florida
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:26 pm

Hooked
2016 MP3 500cc Sport ABS
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 313
Location: Holly Springs NC
 
Hooked
2016 MP3 500cc Sport ABS
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 313
Location: Holly Springs NC
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:26 pm linkquote
45 years old, French, now located in Holly Springs North Carolina... finally back in the south
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:44 am

Lurker
2016 Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 24 Dec 2020
Posts: 4
Location: Saint Simons Island, Georgia
 
Lurker
2016 Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 24 Dec 2020
Posts: 4
Location: Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:44 am linkquote
68 years old, have owned motorcycles over 50 years. Just bought a 2016 MP3 500. Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Very unique scooter!
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:51 pm

Member
Piaggio MP3 300 HPE
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 34
Location: Croydon
 
Member
Piaggio MP3 300 HPE
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 34
Location: Croydon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:51 pm linkquote
44 years old. 2020 MP3 300 HPE Sport in black.

Croydon, UK.
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Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:12 am

Lurker
Vespa S-150
Joined: 28 Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Location: New York
 
Lurker
Vespa S-150
Joined: 28 Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Location: New York
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:12 am linkquote
2007 250. 44. Omaha Nebraska
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:17 am

Member
Piggio MP3 300 LT
Joined: 12 Feb 2021
Posts: 12
Location: Slovenia, Ljubljana
 
Member
Piggio MP3 300 LT
Joined: 12 Feb 2021
Posts: 12
Location: Slovenia, Ljubljana
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:17 am linkquote
35 old. I drive MP3 300LT I come from Slovenia.
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:05 pm

Member
Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 08 Mar 2021
Posts: 7
Location: Memphis, TN
 
Member
Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 08 Mar 2021
Posts: 7
Location: Memphis, TN
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:05 pm linkquote
I'm 41 and in Tennessee.
Been riding motorcycles for over 17 years, both sport bikes and cruisers. This is my first scooter, and I remember when the MP3 first came out. I thought it was cool, even though I was riding a large displacement sport bike at the time.
Now over ten years later, I had the chance to get one used for a reasonable price. It's my daily commute ride currently. Great on gas, and plenty of storage.
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:03 pm

Enthusiast
2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 98
Location: California
 
Enthusiast
2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 98
Location: California
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:03 pm linkquote
bikerboy wrote:
I'm 41 and in Tennessee.
Been riding motorcycles for over 17 years, both sport bikes and cruisers. This is my first scooter, and I remember when the MP3 first came out. I thought it was cool, even though I was riding a large displacement sport bike at the time.
Now over ten years later, I had the chance to get one used for a reasonable price. It's my daily commute ride currently. Great on gas, and plenty of storage.
Indeed it's so practical that it's been the answer to motorcycle questions I had for more years than I care to admit. Uhm, I'll admit to 30. What an awesome design. I should have bought one as soon as they came out.
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:50 am

Lurker
2008 mp3...400
Joined: 16 Mar 2021
Posts: 4
Location: Tenino, WA.
 
Lurker
2008 mp3...400
Joined: 16 Mar 2021
Posts: 4
Location: Tenino, WA.
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:50 am linkquote
67, in Tenino, Washington, the small town that makes Wooden money.

Leaving this morning to drive 925 miles south to pick up a 2008 mp3 400 that has only 576 miles on it, in excellent condition, and owned by an olde-school rider. His wife decided she would rather ride behind him, than ride her own bike.

Yes...the first thing I will do once this gets into my shop, is replace the 3 tires, since they are all 13 years old.

Been riding 50 years, and more than 2 million miles, and on all 7 continents, but this will be a new adventure riding an mp3.

Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:56 pm

Member
2001 Vespa ET4 150, 2009 Piaggio MP3 500ie
Joined: 11 Feb 2021
Posts: 21
Location: Eugene, OR, US
 
Member
2001 Vespa ET4 150, 2009 Piaggio MP3 500ie
Joined: 11 Feb 2021
Posts: 21
Location: Eugene, OR, US
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:56 pm linkquote
50, Eugene, Oregon. Still trying to get it road worthy.
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:12 am

Member
MP3 500
Joined: 22 Mar 2021
Posts: 22
Location: AZ/CA
 
Member
MP3 500
Joined: 22 Mar 2021
Posts: 22
Location: AZ/CA
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:12 am linkquote
San Diego in the summer, Sonoran Desert in the winter. 60 yrs young.
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:20 pm

Member
MP3 500
Joined: 22 Mar 2021
Posts: 22
Location: AZ/CA
 
Member
MP3 500
Joined: 22 Mar 2021
Posts: 22
Location: AZ/CA
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:20 pm linkquote
S. AZ, 60 yrs.
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:22 pm

Member
MP3 500
Joined: 22 Mar 2021
Posts: 22
Location: AZ/CA
 
Member
MP3 500
Joined: 22 Mar 2021
Posts: 22
Location: AZ/CA
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:22 pm linkquote
Pretty fun Fouco



Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:45 am

Lurker
Piaggio MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 19 Apr 2021
Posts: 4
Location: UK
 
Lurker
Piaggio MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 19 Apr 2021
Posts: 4
Location: UK
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:45 am linkquote
Russian in England (UK)
Alex, 46 years old. One MP3 500 (potentially to replace my Yamaha YPR250)
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:02 pm

Member
Joined: 14 Feb 2021
Posts: 31
Location: Atlanta
 
Member
Joined: 14 Feb 2021
Posts: 31
Location: Atlanta
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:02 pm linkquote
2020 MP3 500 hpe; Roswell, Georgia ....Age 58





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Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:21 pm

Member
MP3
Joined: 12 Dec 2020
Posts: 35
Location: Sydney Australia
 
Member
MP3
Joined: 12 Dec 2020
Posts: 35
Location: Sydney Australia
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:21 pm linkquote
I have a MP3 400 in Beverly Hills , however I am in Australia , where is have MP3 250 , 300 , 400 scattered around East Coast

Looking forward to getting back to LA in 2022 for a fun MP3 summer

Can't ever find and MP3 repaired around Beverly Hills , Santa Monica , does anyone know any enthusiastic home Repairer

I am 64



Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:18 am

Lurker
Mp3 - 300, Sport, 2020
Joined: 25 Apr 2021
Posts: 1
Location: Norway
 
Lurker
Mp3 - 300, Sport, 2020
Joined: 25 Apr 2021
Posts: 1
Location: Norway
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:18 am linkquote
eenzo295 wrote:
So from the age of people that posted, it looks like this vehicle is more of a decision from people to find an alternative to a car that they've been driving for a long time already.
The MP3 doesn't look like it's been purchased right from the start as a cheaper mode of transportation...
Interesting...
Hi there.
Norwegian here, this is my first purchase, 51 of age, and I chose this bike because I couldn't complete the long-haul part of the course for the mc-license, due to a damaged shoulder (they require us to drive it long-distance for 5-6 hours as part of the requirements to get the license).
And I don't even have a car,so this was a perfect solution for me.
I'll be recieving my new bike in a weeks time,and I'm totally stoked about it!
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:49 am

Member
piaggio mp3 500
Joined: 02 Apr 2021
Posts: 10
Location: Netherlands
 
Member
piaggio mp3 500
Joined: 02 Apr 2021
Posts: 10
Location: Netherlands
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:49 am linkquote
Roel from the Netherlands!
First Piaggio MP3 500 / 2012 bought in July 2020 after my 50th birthday.
Rejected this MP3 because it had front damage.
Bought another Piaggio MP3 500 / 2014 in March 2021.
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