DJGuppy321: Also, question. Why is it necessary to get around this motorcycle license? Is it hard or otherwise expensive to acquire? It may be a stupid question I just don't understand what the difficulty in getting the proper license is.
DJGuppy321: Wow those roads are so packed.... I couldn't imagine living in europe.
Charles Dewey: A very cool Utube video. I have watched it several times and Saturday I drove to Minneapolis to buy my own 500 MP3 (used). I have been on motorcycles for over 50 years. My first big bike, a BSA Royal Star, bought on Garret Lane in Tooting at Elite Motor in 1969 was used to tour Europe. I now own a GL500 Honda and a R100T BMW but this scooter could run away from both of them at a light or through a corner. I understand why the French bought 70,000 of them. Thanks for the extended trike ride. Even though you are now on two wheels I hope you still ride it to keep up the battery to keep the computer happy. Chuck (Iowa, USA)
jonathanbain14: personally, i completely support the government's choice to no longer allow these to be driven on a car license. it's completely unsafe giving someone who passed their test 20 years ago (when tests were stupidly easy) to get on what is essentially a medium weight motorcycle with a high power to weight ratio. if you're my age, you want to drive a bike, you need a bike license, you want to drive a van, you need a van license etc. this is the way it should be.
Dr. Michael Freeman: Thanks very much for this informative and entertaining video. I am in the US and picking up my 2015 MP3 500 in a few days. I had a 2009 MP3 500 that I had bought new, so I am quite used to the format, but I have owned >20 motorcycles throughout my life (big BMWs, Ducatis, etc.), and have never enjoyed anything like my MP3. Your video encourages me to ride my scoot year round! Be safe.
Michael Lee: Loved this video.
RedUber Alles: Thx for the info mate, good job
TinMan: Finger got in the wrong place. so to finish I'm in the market for a scooter. I've tired of always shifting and having to dress the part when I only want to run to the shop and get a beer. Scooters are much better for keeping you clean and not dressed like a ninja. Your video is very good and made me think a Piaggio MP3 might be for me. Thank you for an intelligent from the seat review. Only thing that concerns me is the size of the fuel tank (3.2 US Gallon I think?). I have a 5.2 US Gallon tank on my V-Strom 650 and really like the 300 mile between fillups. Be safe my friend....Mike
TinMan: I've been a bike since I bought a 1969 Triumph Bonneville new when I was stationed in the military in Newfoundland Canada. I've owned a load of bikes Nortons, Yamaha's, Honda's, Suzuki's, etc. (never owned Harleys but rode a bunch)
Rolf Bauge: Have you driven your MP3 on snow or ice? How does it handle?
Rolf Bauge: Really enjoyed your review, with lots of useful information. I consider getting a MP3 for commuting in Oslo. A challenge could be to use it during the winter months with ice and snow on the roads. I have driven motorcycles for many years, and 2-wheelers are clearly not suitable for winters in Norway. However I am curious to hear how the MP3 handles slippery roads. Have you any experience driving your MP3 on ice and snow?
David Hutchinson: Beautiful review. Thank You!! It was like a tour of the UK and what to expect when you drive in a right hand environment.
Peter Gadsby: Good video, off the back of this I bought a MP3 500 Business, loving it.... I'm a "proper" biker with a bike license, and previously had an R1, but it wasn't being used as it was impractical for my commute
Max Stafford: Thanks bro, I know what I'm getting after my car now 😁
zghvbn1: I've been wanting to get one of these for a few years ,you convinced me TY
alxboston: Nice video. I just got a 2016 MP3 500 ABS here in the States. Love it and have had several people ask me about it on the road! Thanks to this video, I ordered the Riderscan mirror instantly. Thanks for that- life saver!
Darren Coleman: Still riding your MP3?
Nico Velter: I own a sport touring 350. Received a recall notice for a potential ABS failure. Two months later, the repair part hasn't arived at my dealer. Piaggio...
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