Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:34 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:34 am linkquote
I came across this video this morning showing the MP3 in action on the street. did a quick search and didn't find it posted already. If you are thinking three wheels you may want to have a look!

http://hight3ch.com/post/piaggio-mp3-scooter/
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:50 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:50 am linkquote
Nice video!
There's some interesting camera angles, even shots from ground level. I want one.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:14 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:14 am linkquote
Thanks for the great video

Janine
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:37 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:37 am linkquote
No racing horses or jaguars like Piaggio's video but a more honest appraisal of the cycle's attributes. Thanks mate!
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:52 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:52 am linkquote
very nice video...wish they would allow lane splitting here in Georgia.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:13 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:13 am linkquote
An excellent clip. Fifth Gear is good show, though I prefer Top Gear. Shame we get neither here in the States. I need to fire up BitTorrent and find that full episode. I wonder what the hosts think of the MP3. I know the blonde female presenter is a keen motorcyclist; she's reviewed Ducatis in previous episodes.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:04 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:04 am linkquote
Nice video! Though I still think that it is ugly - well sort of - I feel myself starting to warm up to the MP3.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:35 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:35 am linkquote
After watching that I will admit it was the first time I wanted to just ride one. I would never buy one, but my interest has been piqued.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:44 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:44 am linkquote
This does not change my mind, I still want one its awesome.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:53 am

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:53 am linkquote
We briefly had Top Gear on the Discovery Channel. However, it was edited differently for us.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:19 pm

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:19 pm linkquote
Great video, thanks for sharing! The MP3 is awesome technology -- but I still say it's "Dog ugly". Especially when you see it running that speed track right after the GT -- no comparison in looks, I'll take the GT any day!

-Dan
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:54 pm

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:54 pm linkquote
It's no gimmick!
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:02 pm

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:02 pm linkquote
GTS
I really love my GTS, but I gotta get one of those. I figure that in another 20 years, I'll be too old for two wheels; that looks like the perfect solution.
Bill
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:37 pm

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:37 pm linkquote
Thanks Mate for the video. I still do not care for it and I still think it is ugly too. I really want to like it but it isn't working. I do think from a technology standpoint they have a great new product.
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:15 am

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:15 am linkquote
Great video, but if I got one I could only imagine the ridicule I would get from the girls at work, They are already threatening to put streamers on my grips while I'm not looking. "Neal has a tricycle" I would never live it down. .
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:25 pm

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:25 pm linkquote
Do you think he broke his first time because it was his second time around the track? Shouldn't he have avg 3 times or take the best of 3. I was a fun video though!

x
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:33 pm

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:33 pm linkquote
he was also riding his daily bike vs a loaner bike...so i think that is a wash

he should be quicker and more confident and all that on the bike he rides and loves everyday

i would like to see some side by side riding up on some mountain rides

g
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:54 pm

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:54 pm linkquote
I think he set a better time than that even. Look at the board on the GTS run. He set his time there on Lap 1. But the board has an MP3 time already posted, 1:02.79 on lap 7.

Maybe he ran the MP3 first and then the GTS, but they just edited it. Or maybe someone else had a go first.

He does look like he could get a bit more out of both.
Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:11 pm

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:11 pm linkquote
The MP3 will be delivered to Walnut Creek Vespa Tomorrow
I just learned that Vespa of Walnut Creek will be getting a demonstrator tomorrow. I can't wait to give it a ride!
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