Piaggio LT Range

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  1. TeeMyob

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    Hi,

    Ive been considering one of these for some time now.

    Any experiences or suggestions please?>?

    I do not have a motorbike license

    TM
     
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    Do you mean the MP3 LT?
     
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    I looked at the MP3, too. You need the 300cc one. Lighter and smaller than the 500cc, yet good enough to take two without struggling.
    Beware of older ones with smaller engines as I think they require a 'proper' motorbike license (they lack a footbrake or some other component that is required to qualify).
     
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    Correct @rogher . Piaggio used to make three models. 125cc 250cc and 400cc.

    They now make 125cc 300cc and the big 500cc.

    The 125cc has a narower front wheel track, only 23mm or 1", it does not have a footbrake or the handbrake that the two larger models have and so it cannot be driven on a car licence.

    This is mine as modelled by Kate and Bill of @Ambilkate fame.
    This one fits in my garage the 500cc is a few inches longer and slightly higher so wont fit in my garage.

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    and here it is inside the van.

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    We have the 500 Business MP3 which we tow on an Armitage trailer. If you don't have a bike licence you may be looking at these and thinking that they are easier to ride than a conventional 2 wheeler - they're not, they're just the same. In fact in some respects they are more difficult because you have to get used to the transition from being rigidly upright to free tilting.
     
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    That's real good advice from @TheTwoOfUs . They're certainly not easier to ride but of course 50% more rubber in contact with the road so safer than two wheels but oh my goodness they are heavy. With fuel and hat-box mine weighs in at 1/4 tonne, that is 12lbs heavier than the BMW 1200 roadster.
     
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    not sure!?
     
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    Thanks all.

    I was thinking of buying one in Spain. When we go to our house in the Motorhome or Minibus. It can be a bind getting around shopping and nipping to the beach etc.
     
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    Anyone an bad experiences?
     
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    Can I take a pillion passenger with a car license version\/?
     
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    Not sure what versionV is, but passengers are allowed as far as I know.
     
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    But is it classed as "not a motorcycle" in Spain ?
     
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    Thanks, so its okay then.
     
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    These things a expensive, even second hand.

    Anyone throwing one out?
     
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    Yes!....... like Bill is here.

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    Mine is coming up for it's first MOT, i.e. almost three years old.

    I'm toying with the idea of selling it if you're interested. £5,000
     
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    I will bear it in-mind. Beyond budget I think.

    I am assuming yours is the 300?
     

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