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I visited my dealer today, getting state inspection done on my Guzzi. As usual when I'm there I asked about the future of the MP3 in the US. He said he'd been told only one model was being produced in Europe, and that there were no plans to import any to the US in 2014. He also said he been contacted & offered a promotion deal on "crate damaged" MP3s. The dealer has to take 5, from memory he said the 500s were "around $3500.00" & the 400s were "around $2700.00" dealer cost. He said "It is a total crap-shoot, no idea how much damage, what color etc. until the crates were opened". He said he just couldn't afford to take the risk.
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Well he's wrong in Europe they make and Sell
The Piaggio yourban 300ie
The mp3 300
The mp3 400 piaggio will stop production soon
The mp3 500 with 400 body

and the Gilera Fuoco 500 US mp3 500
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MP3 500
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It is nice that our dealers here in the US are usually mis-informed about what is being produced bound for the USA or what the production is like in Europe.

That our connection on what is happening is our good man ....... Maksor.

Thanks.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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So when does the MP3 350 come out? (In Europe anyway )

BTW - my dealer took Piaggio up the 5 bike MP3 lot. The "damage" on each turned out to be quite minor and easily repaired - mostly scuffs on plastic panels, though one had a cracked windscreen. They were mostly 250s, however.
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That's awesome! I just got word today that my 250 is officially totalled and that I'll be making out pretty sweetly on the settlement. I'll end up making around $1000 more than I paid for it 2 years and 8000 miles ago. Soooo.... I'll definitely be getting the 400 or if I can find a good deal on a 500 I may just go for the big guy. Think your dealer wants to part with one of those "damaged" ones?
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2015 Sprint 150 ABS Yellow. 1974 Vespa Rally 200 White, non battery model.
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You can pretty much forget the MP3 500 in that scratch and dent list.
These are the first ones to go!

Dealers actually have access at a list of what is available in what color and what the damage is and/ or what is missing.
The 250 is pretty much what is left and yet, the list of available MP3s is shrinking fast.

Maksor: you forgot the Gilera Fuoco 500 LT..
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No i didn't

i did write down the general model name all come in RST and LT

There are even 125cc RST in some countries
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