We went to look for a new car for Kristin today as her lease on her Passat is almost up, and while we were at the VW dealership, I noticed they had these Piaggio MP3s in stock and they looked cool for a scooter and that extra wheel up front had both Kristin and I thinking this might be a good second vehicle for me to use. I’ve wanted a Vespa forever, but Kristin has forbidden it because she says a big guy like me looks ridiculous on a Vespa and she was worried I’d kill myself. The larger build of the Piaggio MP3 and the extra front wheel seems to have appeased her worries. Here’s a video:
063 Fifth Gear – Piaggio MP3
We really don’t need a second car, because I only need to get to the train station or run the occasional errand working out of the house, and if I went the scooter route, we could fit both vehicles in our parking space (plus this sucker costs much less than a car and gets 60 mpg!).
Step one: find a motorcycle helmet that will fit my gigantic head (no seriously, my head is HUGE). Step two: I’m going to take some motorcycle driving classes and get my motorcycle license and if that all goes well, I think we may seriously consider getting one of these. However, I’d love to hear from someone who actually owns one and uses it regularly. I seem to remember Rael Dornfest getting one a while back, vaguely from his Twitter. If you read this, Rael, and I’m correct, I’d love to hear how you’ve liked it.