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Old 08-15-2006, 03:30 AM   #11
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Hey don't knock them Vlad, they do have a "new" twin cam 96, you know? Oh, and a 6 speed tranny!
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:36 AM   #12
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Come on KP, all you need is some Viagra and the Buell will be yours
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:41 AM   #13
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I think this thing could make some waves. The "no feet down" feature is great if you want to ride wearing your Gordon Rush loafers.



This would be great for picking my son up from school. Maybe an extra long "carpool version" is what we need.
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:52 AM   #14
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I like the idea that you can hit that patch of gravel w/o doing a low-side. I am forever looking ahead at the road for things to avoid; with this setup I can relax and enjoy the scenery. Braking with two wheels up front should also be a lot safer than with a single.



Wonder if Harley will bring out a three wheel soft-tail soon Â…

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Old 08-15-2006, 04:55 AM   #15
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As always, great job Yossef. Being the scooter geek that I am, I remember seeing the MP3 a while back. Very cool, indeed. I sure hope Piaggio gets their act together here in the states. There's way too many horror stories about lousy dealers, poor support, crummy parts supply, etcetera. I'd love to give the 500 a try.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:41 AM   #16
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Nope, since this one really leans and increases stability and the scooter market is HUGE in Europe and some other places, it's likely to be a huge seller. The key will be styling since the scooter crowds tend to be more about looks and storage utility than performance.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:46 AM   #17
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Practice some dirt/trail riding on 2-wheels and you'll actually find most gravel patches won't take you down unless your at an extreme lean angle or apex of a curve. That said, I seriously doubt the MP3 will save you in a gravel patch if both tires are in the gravel.



The breaking thing should be cool... again though, most modern bikes break fine (even during extreme breaking) when you apply 'em correctly.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:49 AM   #18
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What, did I log into crazycontraption.com by mistake?



It'll never woik. I'd rather have a Fiat 500 anyway when it comes to more than two wheels.



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Old 08-15-2006, 07:18 AM   #19
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O.K., that thing is pretty darn cool. Best around town machine I ever had was a Honda 125 scooter. $3.00 in gas and I was good for about two weeks. Never got stuck in traffic, never paid for parking, and it was actually fun to ride. I would love to make a home for something like that in my garage.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:01 AM   #20
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Whats a realistic cruising speed for a 250 Scooter like this.



That is a pretty cool machine.

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