MP3 Piaggio 205cc Gas Scooter Review

by Charley Chapman
(Midland, TX)

I am a 61 year old scooter commuter in Texas. I have ridden all types of bikes and have found that the MP3 is a great model. Why? The third wheel! That is correct. That added wheel on the front provides a couple of benefits.

One is that as you go under 5 mph you can lock the mechanism and it locks the wheels in the direction they are pointed, that is, if you lock them at a lean that is how they will stay as you accelerate.

If you lock them straight then the bike does not lean and you do not have to place your feet on the ground for balance when coming to a stop, you accelerate from that position and the locking mechanism disengages automatically.

Great for guys who have a touch of gout or arthritic problems. The second thing is the plethora (lots of space) of luggage space under the seat, you can carry your lunch, drink, computer and or book to work with space left over.

Lastly you can travel at highway speeds as you commute and you are not irritating the other commuters, you go with the flow, top speed 77 mph, I do 60 mph on my daily commute; this is the speed limit.

It is a great buy (62 miles to the gallon) and for those that have leg problems, heaven sent. Happy scootering, Charley, West Texas.

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