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Old 09-10-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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Quadro: Piaggio's 4 Wheeled Scooter

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Old 09-10-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:34 AM   #3
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now the fun begins. scooter or one person car?

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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USA registration could be a challenge. Many states define a motorcycle as having not more than 3 wheels . . so the Quadro may have to be registered as a car.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:34 AM   #5
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It sounds like a KLR.


I want one.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:53 AM   #6
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It sounds like a KLR.


I want one.
No, sounds like every other modern Vespa on the road... very interesting.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:25 PM   #7
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More pics and info here:

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic71891


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quadro...44669165573915
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:27 AM   #8
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Cool2 Official Quadro video's online 4-wheel and 3-wheel versions

Woo Hoo my first post! I like different things, and this surely must be up there with the best of them.

Going by their website, an offroad version is coming in 2012. Can't wait for that!!

http://www.quadro4motion.com/

The 4-wheel version







The 3-wheel version






Personally I think these look much better than the Piaggio MP3 and Gilera/Piaggio Fuoco.

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Old 09-30-2010, 02:06 PM   #9
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how many drive wheels? looks like a ball to ride. what's next, sidecar, too?
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:34 PM   #10
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Do these really have anything to do with Piaggio, other than sort-of looking like an MP3? I saw no mention of Piaggio on that quadro4motion.com site

On that website they say that the Quadro 4-wheeler can be driven with a standard automobile license, at least in EU countries. Great news for sales, potentially bad news for rider safety.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #11
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That's maybe the wierdest, corniest looking contraption I have ever seen, and I think I want one.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:57 PM   #12
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I have started a new thread specific to the Quadro 3D and 4D. Sorry, I am new at this caper.

It has nothing to do with the Piaggio, even though it does look a bit like one.

Here in the UK with the LT version of the Piaggio you don't need a bike licence either, however they do apparently throw in a CBT licence for free which is what all beginner riders must pass before hitting the road (hopefully not literally). Makes sense.

This design is a great idea for places with high traffic, and crappy weather most days of the year. MP3's are becoming very common in Europe now. It's good to give people the option on our crowded streets, and high car running costs to have the ability to experience riding in relative safety and comfort. Naturally there will always be the usual motorcycle suspects who poke fun at this concept, but if it gets people out of their cars surely it is a good thing for all.

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:54 PM   #13
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As long as it leans, I'm cool with it. The Quadra is much more appealing than that silly 3 wheeled jetski lookalike, a.k.a the Can Am Spyder.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:45 AM   #14
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Wicked Hmmmm......

I wonder if you can get snow tires for it?
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:22 PM   #15
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Lift Kit?

AWD? Off Road version?
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