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Old 09-18-2006, 06:09 PM   #16
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I've seen that before on a UK scooter... around 2003 or so... Video was good. Stats were really good, it was superior in every way with regard to handling and cornering vs. a 2 wheel scooter. Countersteering worked the same way (although it has been suggested that countersteering never was in fact "counter-" anything) because of the double fork/wishbone joint thingy.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:01 PM   #17
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Way cool

I love it just for the WTF reaction. It would be a great in town commuter, just wonder if they will come to America.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:16 PM   #18
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I hear they have a 125 and 250 versions. For now only the 125 will be sold in the US.

What fucking sense does that make? Why wouldn't we get the 250?
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:30 PM   #19
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perfect compliment

Wow! An upgrade from this:
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:28 AM   #20
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What fucking sense does that make? Why wouldn't we get the 250?
That would suprise me too. The market here would accept a 250 version better than a 125.
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:35 AM   #21
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I got an email back from Vespa canada(importer of piaggio) saying we would get the 250 in early 2007
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:50 AM   #22
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You steer it like a car. If you tried to countersteer it, the thing would (most likely) whip around and dump you out of the seat.
so what happens if you; say; cook it into a corner and the rear slides out. you can't apply opposite lock to correct the slide without essentially 'highsiding' you.

BUT... imagine if you mod it for enough power to loft the front wheels... that and stoppies...

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Old 09-20-2006, 05:28 AM   #23
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D'oh

[quote=drecian]so what happens if you; say; cook it into a corner and the rear slides out. you can't apply opposite lock to correct the slide without essentially 'highsiding' you.

Just imagine selling something to the public that some careless individual could hurt themselves on!! Will those Italians stop at nothing!!
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:10 PM   #24
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Now I kinda like the MP3 for the whole WTF quality. But then I saw the prototype version...



Now thats a bit more ADV style. Oh the rat bike it would make.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:09 PM   #25
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Now I kinda like the MP3 for the whole WTF quality. But then I saw the prototype version...
Looks like the mutated bastard child of an illicit affair between a Big Ruckus and an ATV.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:11 PM   #26
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Vespa dealer in Santa Barbara has a couple, either on display or for sale.

250cc for US market in the spring. according to my Aprilia/Piaggio/Moto Guzzi/Vespa dealer. About $7k
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:55 PM   #27
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Spring 07

Local Vespa dealer, here in Sarasota Florida, says he will have the 250 in spring of '07. I want to try one out just to see how it handles. I thing this would b a great 'round town commuter.
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:55 AM   #28
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The MP3 was just featured on the Today show on NBC. They said that it will start showing up in Vespa stores in January and will cost between $6000 and $7000 but they didn't sa what cc that would be
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:43 AM   #29
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If Jay Leno doesn't buy one I'm not interested.
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:49 AM   #30
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I don't know how long this will be good, but here is a clip from the Today Show.

First clip on page.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032633/
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