Quadro: Piaggio's 4 Wheeled Scooter

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by DOUBLE-O G, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Check this out:


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  2. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
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  3. ronnath

    ronnath Long timer

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    now the fun begins. scooter or one person car?

    :lurk
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  4. tortoise2

    tortoise2 Been here awhile

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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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  5. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    It sounds like a KLR. :lol3


    I want one.:huh
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  6. techguy

    techguy Scooter Trash

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    No, sounds like every other modern Vespa on the road... very interesting.
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  7. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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  8. Tassie Tim

    Tassie Tim Trial and Error

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    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!! :D

    http://www.quadro4motion.com/

    The 4-wheel version

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    The 3-wheel version

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

    Oilhed MarkF

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    how many drive wheels? looks like a ball to ride. what's next, sidecar, too?
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  10. seraph

    seraph asshole on a scooter

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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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  11. XJRetrofighter

    XJRetrofighter I ride them all

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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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  12. Tassie Tim

    Tassie Tim Trial and Error

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    I have started a new thread specific to the Quadro 3D and 4D. Sorry, I am new at this caper. :uhoh

    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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  13. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    As long as it leans, I'm cool with it.:deal The Quadra is much more appealing than that silly 3 wheeled jetski lookalike, a.k.a the Can Am Spyder.
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  14. Fried Chicken

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    I wonder if you can get snow tires for it? :wink:
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  15. goezer

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    AWD? Off Road version?
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  16. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    We call'em Snowmobiles!!! :lol3
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  17. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    They seemed pretty slow.
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