Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:53 am

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Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:53 am linkquote
My dealer sent me an Email indicating I can now preorder A "MP3 530 Exclusive" for USA delivery.

Waiting on quote to see the cost of the thing.

Rick
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:03 am

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:03 am linkquote
FWIW, USA models usually appear about 1 year (sometimes longer) after the Euro spec.

2 reasons

1) Additional red tape involved in getting the model approved for sale in the US (DOT, EPA & CARB certifications)

2) Since the US is a outlet store for Piaggio they need to shuffle off the old model first which can no longer sold in the home EU market before they'll bring the new model along

NOTE: ALL 1st year MP3 530s are EXCLUSIVE models, which have all the trimmings so I highly doubt Piaggio is gonna be able to maintain the old MSRP of just over $9K US.

The price in Europe is 13K Euro, which equates to roughly $12.5K US at the current conversation rate.
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:29 am

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Location: longmont, Colorado
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:29 am linkquote
Unit Price: Freight & Prep: DOC/Admin Fee(s): Sales Tax: Out-The-Door Price: Balance Due:


This is my Dealer Quote:

Unit Price: 11,999.00

Freight & Prep: 750.00

DOC/Admin Fee(s): 345.00

Sales Tax: 1,114.96

Out-The-Door 14,208.96
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:42 am

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:42 am linkquote
Haha. For that price, you might as well get a Yamaha T-Max 560 and blow the doors off that relic called MP3 in terms of performance and reliability.
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:54 am

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:54 am linkquote
Yamaha T-Max 560 = boring
Nope it must be a PIAGGIO product for me.

I have owned a T-Max boring boring boring and many others including MP3's

I like the NAME because it matches one of our aircraft by name anyway.
sbaert wrote:
Haha. For that price, you might as well get a Yamaha T-Max 560 and blow the doors off that relic called MP3 in terms of performance and reliability.
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:59 am

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:59 am linkquote
Whatever floats your boat, but in the world of motorcycles the MP3 is in the shopping cart trolley category.

At that nutso price (a $5K increase over the outgoing model), expect a lot fewer sales than the trickle of MP3s currently getting bought in the USA.

For me, my next bike is a Honda Goldwing with DCT when I outgrow the Honda ST1300.
Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:43 am

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:43 am linkquote
YEP that's a very nice bike. I owned 5 wings over the years and done 250k in 45 of our US states.

That's a smart move for you! I took a test ride on one of those last month
and it's a WOW machine.

Go for it it's lifetime bike a true gas and go bike.

Rick
sbaert wrote:
Whatever floats your boat, but in the world of motorcycles the MP3 is in the shopping cart trolley category.

At that nutso price (a $5K increase over the outgoing model), expect a lot fewer sales than the trickle of MP3s currently getting bought in the USA.

For me, my next bike is a Honda Goldwing with DCT when I outgrow the Honda ST1300.
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:08 am

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:08 am linkquote
Just waiting for the right one to come along in the right color in the second hand market.

I want the revised one (model 2021 and newer with the larger trunk) and updated DCT software.

The only downside is the smallish fuel tank.

LOVE the 29Liter tank on the ST1300 that gets me 300 miles per tank.

And Honda bikes hold their value extremely well, especially the Wing.

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:24 am

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:24 am linkquote
FYI
Our last wing was a trike and we pulled a Bushtec Trailer. But i was able to get the MPG down to 28 MPG on steep mountain roads. One road is 11% grade out of Alamogordo New Mexico to CloudCroft New Mexico. I got 19 MPG. This one was a GL1500 Carburetor engine thow. The Gl1800 did much better in every way.

Rick
sbaert wrote:
Just waiting for the right one to come along in the right color in the second hand market.

I want the revised one (model 2020 and newer with the larger trunk) and updated DCT software.

The only downside is the smallish fuel tank.

LOVE the 29Liter tank on the ST1300 that gets me 300 miles per tank.

And Honda bikes hold their value extremely well, especially the Wing.
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:08 am

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:08 am linkquote
Yeah, it would definitely be the 6th gen (current) Wing. I never gelled with the 5th as it felt like it had become too big, too bulky, too heavy and too Harley esque.

Power wise, it is not that much more powerful over the V4 motor in the ST1300, BUT it has gobs of extra torque which is what I want since I shift below 5K rpm.

The ST1300 has plenty of torque, but no comparison to the 6 cylinder in the Wing.

The only runner up bikes are the current gen BMW R1250 RT, although the lack of DIY and over dependence on electronics and dealer only servicing are major turn offs. After all, BMW does mean Broken Most Weekdays especially the current bikes. Germans don't do electronics well and they can't a hold a candle to the Japanese in the long term reliability department.

And one that oddly stirs up some interest in me is the new Harley Pan America. God, have I really become THAT old???
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