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Old 07-17-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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Are 3 wheels better?

I recently got to try out a Vespa Piaggio MP3 500 and have been wondering if this might be an interesting way to get around town. Does anyone have any experience with one?
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I dont. However that looks cool! How did it ride?
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Really good. Nice and stable, good on uneven surfaces and has a top speed around 80 mph. It's not really cheap - the base model is about 7K, but it was fun and felt substantial.

In past years, I've had a tiny Honda scooter and long ago, a dirt bike. The Honda had really small wheels and in my estimation was a disaster waiting to happen, very unstable on wet pavement.

This thing is a hybrid and the fuel economy is a draw here are the specs Piaggio USA
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That is one uh... interesting looking scoot, but it sure looks like fun.

While you're at it, check out the Burgman. Even as a former big motorcycle owner, this looks like fun.
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From purely a cost perspective, I'd think a small motorcycle would be cheaper and more versatile. You can add lockable saddle bags and carriers to make it more of a urban shopper vehicle. And I'd also think that bigger wheels would be safer on rough pavement.

This thing sure looks high tech and modern, though.
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