Encountering Problems With Purchasing 2021 MP3
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MP3 400
Joined: 14 Jun 2009
Posts: 18

Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:01 am quote
Good morning everyone,

It has been quite a few years since I my last post. I finally sold my 2008 MP3 400 in March. I placed it at the end of my driveway with a For Sale sign and it was sold within an hour. Could not believe how fast the response was. I vowed I would never purchase another MP3 because I had encountered SO MANY problems with the 2008 including having to resort to the Lemon Law to have over $2,500 in repairs addressed. However, after riding it only one time over the past year I decided to take it for a spin to make sure everything was OK before posting the for sale sign. Only several minutes into the ride, I again remembered how much I enjoyed taking it out for a spin.

So, I contacted a dealer and provided a $500 deposit 28 days ago. I selected the white color and was told it would take several months before it arrived in the US from Italy. Yesterday the dealer informed me there are issues with source materials and parts for production. Therefore, they plan to return the $500 deposit. Has anyone else heard of Piaggio having these problems? Something just doesn't seem right to me. Any insight will be greatly appreciated.

BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3296
Location: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:16 am quote
I think it's a worldwide problem, due to the pandemic and other factors. Piaggio isn't alone. Some car manufacturers are on the verge of stopping production because they can't get electronics. Italy on and off lockdowns, shipping delays, ...
2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
Joined: 28 Jul 2019
Posts: 65
Location: California
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:50 am quote
Can confirm. I have some plastic parts on order for last couple months. Might eventually arrive next month.

Whenever I talk to dealers (even with other brands) its the same story about parts shortages due to Pandemic, lock-downs, shipping delays, etc.

Its going to be awhile before it gets better.
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 741
Location: tampa
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:18 pm quote
ordered yamaha parts in early February. expected ship date has been delayed 6 or 7 times. now estimated may 26.
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4269
Location: Netherlands Olst
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:59 am quote
most parts aren't a problem overhere

Just recieved a new HPE 500 engine with Throttlebody and all so
2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 60
Location: California
Wed May 05, 2021 10:54 am quote
Yes, can't ride my other motorcycle (a BMW boxer) because a part is delayed and delayed. Supposedly will arrive in 2 weeks.
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