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Guy Procter  says:

Piaggio Yourban 300LT: an English proofreader short of genius

Piaggio's new £5699 Yourban 300 LT is so clever in so many ways it would be a shame if its stupid name got in the way of anyone warming to it. It's a lighter-weight, less troll-like version of the MP3 LT, designed to appeal more to chic inner-city types. Like its non-Yourban MP3 LT sibling it's got the two front wheels...

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Feb 08

Posts: 817

Andy949494 says:

Whats wrong with the name?

Okay so its not the best name in the world but theres nothing actually wrong with it is there? Its not like Hondas exhaust system that was fitted to the CBX550 (Herpes - Honda Energy Reducing Power Exhaust System(?)) or that Moto Morini Camel (which in English tends to mean uncomfortable, poor handling rather than frugal, capable of going across deserts which is what was intended)

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Oct 09

Posts: 5

anonstarter says:

MP3 without a roof?

Smart city types who endure congestion, high parking charges and high fuel duty would be far more impressed if it had a roof! Google "Piaggio mp3 roof". Imagine a BMW C1 with style and safety. Safer, faster, dryer, less congestion, less carbon emissions and 70+ mpg! I wish I worked for Piaggio...

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Aug 07

Posts: 44

eddieknocker says:

What an atmosphere.

You're only going home with Dusty Bin I'm afraid - you mean Ted Rogers and not Russ Abbot. And I'm not proud that I know that but too much of a pedantic git to let it lie.

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Mar 07

Posts: 1464

joeslow says:


Ugly little sucker aint it?.....

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May 09

Posts: 39

MCNGuyP says:


Dammit, you're right! I deserve to be made to look foolish so I'll leave the reference in

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Sep 10

Posts: 1

Another Pedant

So after getting grief for the Rogers Abbot mix up here's more. Don't know what the term is but combining two words is not a pun.

It does have form for ineffectual advertising though. Anyone remember the ditched Nissan commercials for the Micra that combined two words? Simple and --------- became ????????? Blast just remembered the other two words, full marks if you can. Here are two words that want combining Carp (sic) and Promotion become Crapromotion. 

So it's "Your Urban" not "You Urban" or the unfortunately named and unfeasible "Your Ban". Well it wouldn't be for speeding would it!

Still love a test ride on one of these and it goes to show you don't need 200hp to have fun. 

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Feb 08

Posts: 55

rgvyan says:

I'd be interested to have a go. I did a test on the Canam Spyder at Silverstone a couple of years ago and that was fun, just not 13 grands worth of fun.

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Oct 11

Posts: 3

OpenMind says:

More Pedantry, roof, ABS

Another pedant adds: Mr Procter needs to learn the British spelling of driving licence, with a c, as opposed to the American spelling for driver's license, with an S. Apart from that, yes, Yourban is a truly awful name and why don't we get the 400 version? I agree about the appeal of a roof, C1 style. Add ABS as well and you could definitely justify the price and flog it to city slickers no problem. Finally, just because a crap rap song has got the words "1,2,3" in it doesn't make it a suitable backing track to a video for a 3 wheeler. The second video, heightening the similarities between the Yourban and skiing, is in a different class.

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