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Free test ride on the new Piaggio Yourban LT 300.

James Capell, 29 July 2011 15:45

Piaggio are offering free tests rides on the new MP3 LT at 40 locations across the UK. The MP3 which requires just a car licence to drive was designed with scooter-commuters in mind and has two front wheels for extra stability whilst maintaining all the benefits of a conventional scooter. Since its introduction in 2006 the original MP3 has sold ...

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Video: Piaggio Typhoon 50 review

MCN, 14 August 2009 12:56

The Piaggio Typhoon 50 was Originally a cutting edge sports scooter, but now it's at the bottom end of the sports 50 price scale, making it good value for money and a great introduction to two wheels.   Find a Piaggio Typhoon for sale Read the Piaggio Typhoon review   Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use ...

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Video: Piaggio Vespa LX50 review

MCN, 13 August 2009 16:22

It may not be fast, but the Piaggio Vespa LX50 is very stylish, lots of fun and very practical. Watch the video to see the Vespa in action and hear about some of the features that make it the perfect scooter for image conscious city types. Find a Vespa for sale Read the Piaggio Vespa LX50 review   Zoom & ...

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Piaggio MP3 Hybrid: MCN rides the world’s first hybrid motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 10 July 2009 16:06

Piaggio’s MP3 Hybrid is the first motorcycle in the world to combine a petrol engine with an electric motor to reduce emissions and increase economy – but our first ride shows the technology isn’t quite ready to replace conventional engines just yet. Read the Piaggio MP3 400 review Introducing the technology on a motorcycle (and the MP3 IS a motorcycle ...

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Piaggio MP3 125 Hybrid first ride

Chris Newbigging, 06 July 2009 15:59

MCN has just ridden the world's first production hybrid motorcycle - the Piaggio MP3 125 Hybrid.  Piaggio MP3 LT - the scooter the law says is a car The new motorcycle combines a conventional 125cc four-stroke petrol engine with an electric motor directly driving the rear wheel with a rechargeable battery. The complete assembly adds 30kg of weight over the conventional ...

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Piaggio MP3 400 full review

James Keen, 03 July 2009 16:06

The Piaggio MP3 400 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.         Read the MCN Piaggio MP3 400 review "The largest incarnation of the Piaggio MP3 retains the same reassuring all-weather grip and stability afforded by the third wheel, but with more power for motorway cruising. It’s no Goldwing, ...

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2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

Ben Purvis, 31 October 2007 10:09

Agile and compact as an urban scooter should be, but with all the protection of a maxi, the X7 is a worthy heir to Piaggio's traditions in GT scooter design. Made by Europe's largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, the X7 is Piaggio's latest offering in the medium size commuter market. Excellent performance is guaranteed by liquid cooled, four valve, four stroke, ...

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Vespa go back to the 1970s with retro scooter

Ben Purvis, 26 July 2007 17:36

Vespa is famous for its retro-style scooters – but rather than harking back to the 1950s or 1960s the new Vespa S reflects the firm’s 1970s machines. Both 50cc two-stroke and 125cc four-stroke versions are planned, featuring the same 70s-style, square-headlight looks. Just like the original Vespa 50 Special, the steel bodywork also provides the structure of the bike.

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Piaggio hybrid scooter

Ben Purvis, 26 July 2007 17:30

This is Piaggio’s HyS prototype – hybrid electric/petrol scooter which could see production in the very near future. The firm has already created prototypes of the machine, using the two-wheeled Vespa LX and Piaggio X8 as well as the three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 as the basis for the technology. Rather than packing two completely separate power plants – a petrol engine ...

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New Piaggio Carnaby 125cc scooter goes on sale

Ben Purvis, 25 June 2007 09:41

Piaggio has revealed its new Carnaby 125 scooter – on sale now for £2411 on the road. Italian firm Piaggio is out to show that riding a scooter is a simple option for commuters, selling the Carnaby on its easy of use. The Piaggio comes with the firm’s “Easy Start” system claimed to make sure the engine starts quickly in all weathers, plus ...

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