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Consumer Reports Cars Blog: Revisiting the Piaggio MP3 scooter

Consumer Reports Cars Blog: Revisiting the Piaggio MP3 scooter.

MP3Since our last ride on the Piaggio MP3 three-wheeled scooter,  we got a chance to get better acquainted with this unique “reverse tricycle.”

After riding it extensively around our stomping grounds here in rural Connecticut in bright autumn weather, I’m still scratching my helmet trying to figure out the MP3’s raison d’être. Just what does this odd arrangement get you? Having two front wheels doesn’t necessarily improve on a two-wheeler’s riding experience. You still need to get comfortable leaning the thing into corners. And you still need to have a sense of balance at low speeds, since the front suspension lock mode disengages rather quickly. So, what’s the real advantage?

Needless to say the review brought about several justified violent reactions from MP3 owners. Having ridden one extensively since I got it I have to agree with them too. Read the comments on the page, it makes for interesting reading.

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