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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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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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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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TV celebrity Jonathan Ross gets a Piaggio MP3

Chris Newbigging, 25 June 2007 08:55

TV Talk-show host Jonathan Ross was spotted in London last week riding a Piaggio MP3. The three-wheeled 125cc is the latest Piaggio-built scooter to be ridden by the star, who was snapped riding in the inadvisable protection of just a t-shirt and open face helmet.  

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