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Molto Verboso
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The question was asked on general discussion on what would you do to make a vespa better. A lot of persons came forth with their ideas. So I thought why not ask the same question on what would you do to make the MP3 better. I'll start out.

Do something about the seat. Thats an easy one.
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more hp


please only 1 response . not 2 or 3 or 4 things 1 and only 1
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+1 hp
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a potty area
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Longer tire life without having to go to the dark side (not that there is anything wrong with that, I'm a darksider myself). Tire life increase via larger wheel size I guess.
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redesign the front end like the new Peugeot Metropolis concept
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14 inch fronts and 16 inch rear. Wait is that two things? Lump it under larger wheels.
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Molto Verboso
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A bottom friendly saddle .
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Fuse panel up front for, as Jimc would say, 'farkles'. Would include weatherproof switch blanks for setting up appropriate switches.
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Maynard Schweigert wrote:
A bottom friendly saddle .
+1
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stickyfrog wrote:
14 inch fronts and 16 inch rear. Wait is that two things? Lump it under larger wheels.
+1. And maybe ABS and traction control.
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Engine design that does not throw oil out the airfilter.
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Stebel horn...stock.
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self adjusting valves
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Remote the fuel filler neck Please
I wish the fuel filler was higher (side of trunk),so when owners fueled (i have seen others), and every one spills fuel or pumps up in the owners face due to so low. No more environmental disasters on every fuel up.
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Better room for your feet/legs - a better and more comfortable knee-angle.... The rest I can live with....
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Positive panel fastening without metal clips.
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Better Ergonomics (ex: Foot pegs)
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More HP, say 50.
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gsheff wrote:
Positive panel fastening without metal clips.
+1
Replace with "Nylon Trim Panel Clips" that are easy to replace if damaged.
Alias "Christmas Tree Clips".
Alias "Christmas Tree Clips".
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Double the fuel cappacity.
more touring friendly.

every thing else i' ve done Clown emoticon
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Mark II wrote:
Double the fuel cappacity.
more touring friendly.

every thing else i' ve done Clown emoticon
wow how did you get the hp over 50?
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except that Crying or Very sad emoticon
the rest i'll live with
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twin cylinder engine. 600cc - 70 degree
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2X HP and/or a DSG transmission
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Trailer friendly: better electrical system, hitch, and more HP.
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Bigger trunk door. The trunk can hold a full face helmet but there's no way to put it in.
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I think the MP3 would be better if Honda made it, sold it, serviced it, accessorized it, and partsified it.
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YaYaDave wrote:
I think the MP3 would be better if Honda made it, sold it, serviced it, accessorized it, and partsified it.
Well, I think that just about covers it!
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Perhaps Honda just lacks the proper romantic, comic opera "bones" to vision such a thing as a 3 wheeled motor scooter.
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YaYaDave wrote:
Perhaps Honda just lacks the proper romantic, comic opera "bones" to vision such a thing as a 3 wheeled motor scooter.
Honda sold it's first 3 wheeled motor scooter in '82 and 135,226 were sold by May 2002.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Gyro
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heinlein wrote:
YaYaDave wrote:
Perhaps Honda just lacks the proper romantic, comic opera "bones" to vision such a thing as a 3 wheeled motor scooter.
Honda sold it's first 3 wheeled motor scooter in '82 and 135,226 were sold by May 2002.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Gyro
Oh. So you suppose that little urban delivery vehicle compares to an MP3?

I guess an omelet at Denny's is a Gran Marnier Soufflé.
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majadahonda wrote:
Bigger trunk door. The trunk can hold a full face helmet but there's no way to put it in.
Turn it upside down, chin first, "scoop" it in, then rotate it slightly sideways. (Easier to do than to describe.)

No guarantee, but it worked with my XL full face Z1R lid.
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YaYaDave wrote:
heinlein wrote:
YaYaDave wrote:
Perhaps Honda just lacks the proper romantic, comic opera "bones" to vision such a thing as a 3 wheeled motor scooter.
Honda sold it's first 3 wheeled motor scooter in '82 and 135,226 were sold by May 2002.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Gyro
Oh. So you suppose that little urban delivery vehicle compares to an MP3?

I guess an omelet at Denny's is a Gran Marnier Soufflé.
I didn't say it compares to the MP3 in any way. I simply said they had sold them. They weren't all urban delivery vehicles either.

I was wrong about the first being in '82. The Stream was introduced in November 1981. It is the first of Honda's tilting three-wheelers.
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YaYaDave wrote:
Perhaps Honda just lacks the proper romantic, comic opera "bones" to vision such a thing as a 3 wheeled motor scooter.
You must be advanced !
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At least a 5 gallon fuel tank.
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King wrote:
YaYaDave wrote:
Perhaps Honda just lacks the proper romantic, comic opera "bones" to vision such a thing as a 3 wheeled motor scooter.
You must be advanced !
Yep. Collecting checks.
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A plug outlet up by the handlebars.
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majadahonda wrote:
Bigger trunk door. The trunk can hold a full face helmet but there's no way to put it in.
I put my passenger full face helmet in the pet carrier all the time no problem, I actuall have a harder time getting the 3/4 helmet I wear in there.

Maybe it depends on the brand .
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Smoother at idle (twin cylinders?)
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