Ride. Rest. Repeat.

Scooter Fun + 1

+1 Wheel that is.

Finally took the plunge of getting my first true Maxi Scooter. The conversation started about 3 weeks ago during Euroscoot’s ride to Lemery and Tagaytay. Nani of 2211 Works, Euroscoot stalwart Sonny Navarro and I were deep into conversation about the possibility of upgrading to a high displacement motorbike. I was adamant that I would like to stick with scooters since I really don’t want to re-learn conventional shifting, and I was planning on riding whatever bike I got everyday so Automatic CVT was the thing for me.

2211 Works had a Piaggio X8 available and it was priced reasonably, so I more or less made up my mind that the X8 was going to be the Maxi for me. I have always liked the X8’s styling, being a fan of the old Piaggio Hexagon, the rear boot always had an appeal for me. Plus, given the 400cc Quasar engine, it meant automatic access to the highways and enough power for two up riding, which my beloved GT always felt lacking.

As that decision was made, I remembered something my good friend and fellow Vespa fanatic Yeyey Yatco told me about a Piaggio MP3 400 being offered up for sale by a mutual friend of ours. Now given the stature of the MP3 as well as its hefty price tag, I knew I had no chance at all to buy it…….or did I.

After a few messages were exchanged, we had settled on a price that really wasn’t far from the price of the X8. Confusing times I must say. But a decision had to be made since both my Vespas, the GT200 and my PX, were already spoken for and awaiting to be delivered to their new playmates.

And a decision was made and I brought home an almost brand new Piaggio MP3 400. With only 267 Kilometers on the odometer it was as good as it was going to get since there were only ever 2 units brought in by 2211 Works of these 400cc beauties.

I will always be big fan of the Vespa and will definitely be acquiring one in the near future. But till then, I’m an MP3 fanboy!

Piaggio MP3

2 Responses to “Scooter Fun + 1”

  1. Steroids125 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS MR. I FOR TAKING THE PLUNGE ON A MAXI. DARN…THE MP3 IS TRULY A GOOD LOOKING WATCHAMGIG. I GUESS YOU HEARD THAT RANDY BOUGHT MY NEXUS AND I REVERTED BY TO A VESPA. NOW YOU CAN DO THE TOLLWAYS LEGALLY 🙂 WHEN YOU HAVE THE ITCH TO DO A NLEX RUN, DON’T HESITATE TO CALL ME. BUT I HAVE TO TAKE MY HOUSE AND LOT OF A BIKE.

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