|22 January, 2013 - Ad: Piaggio MP3 and Lions|
|I don't know about you, but there's no way in hell I'll be riding a Piaggio MP3 scooter, or even a super fast motorcycle alongside any lions. So I'm a bit amazed at this advertisement from Piaggio. With a copy line that says "So stable, you'll think it's a car", just because the scooter is more stable than traditional 2 wheelers, doesn't mean that it's safer?|
|2 August, 2012 - iPhone Connected Piaggio Scooters|
|Piaggio released an optional kit for their X10 series of scooters that allows you to hook up your iPhone (and shortly Android) smartphone to your scooter, which will then tell you, without wires, all your telemetric data, like speed, fuel consumption, battery, when to replace your tires, tire pressure and if you have a GPS/Navigation unit app installed, where to go to get fuel, since it knows when you are running out.|
With a large number of extra functions, like your owner manual, downloadable telemetric data and others, you'll not need the old fashion onboard dashboard.
We might even find the Piaggio PMP (Piaggio Multimedia Platform) on Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa models in the near future. How cool is that?
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|14 February, 2012 - Ad: Piaggio MP3 - Slippery When Wet|
|Pretty good print advertisement for Piaggio MP3 scooter. According to the ad, you are safer on the MP3 than when walking on slippery roads, thanks to the three wheels. |
Ad was done in Israel by Adler Chomsky Grey. Not a bad image, it says it all.
|14 November, 2011 - Eicma 2011: Police Confiscate Motorcycles|
|The Chinese manufacturers are known to rip-off copies of almost anything under the sun, and fake motorcycles are the norm there. But they are becoming more and more brazen about their rip-offs, so much so that they actually tried to market their fake Piaggio MP3 scooters at Eicma. |
Piaggio pressed charges during the Eicma exhibition, and the police came and took away the fake models.
|14 September, 2011 - India: Piaggio To Re-Launch Vespa And Others|
|Piaggio is planning to re-enter the Indian market (for a third time). Three times lucky? |
This time they're opening a factory, and plan to start selling Vespa scooters next year. Their other brands will hopefully follow, with Aprilia (already being sold a little), Guzzi and Gilera.
|7 June, 2010 - The Piaggio Scooter Museum|
|Here's a photographic visit to the Piaggio Museum in Italy, a place not only full of Piaggio, Vespa and Gilera scooters, but also other "strange" and wonderful vehicles. |
A worthwhile visit...
|18 March, 2010 - Piaggio Sets Up Shop In Vietnam|
|Piaggio/Vespa have stopped production in Singapore, and set up shop, or should I say, factory, in Vietnam. |
Piaggio are getting ready to tap into the major Asian market with small scooters and motorcycles.
|23 September, 2008 - France: No Motorcycle License For MP3 250 and 400|
|In France you are allowed to ride a 125cc motorcycle or scooter if you have a car license for at least 2 years. Anything above 125cc takes ages and hard effort to get a license for. |
But as off next month, people without a motorcycle license are allowed to ride the Piaggio MP3 250 and 400 cc scooters.
|27 August, 2008 - Piaggio To Buy Airline? Motorcycles Not Enough!|
|Piaggio is joining an Italian group that is going to bail out the Italian Airline, Alitalia. |
The motorcycle consortium's CEO is marked to become the CEO of the troubled airline.
|1 February, 2008 - First 3-Wheel Scooter Taxi Comes To Paris|
|Another motorcycle/scooter taxi company has started in Paris. Called NIP Bike Urban Transport, they used the Piaggio 400cc MP3 scooter. |
Nice, cheap(ish) and fast.
|20 August, 2007 - Create A Video, Win A Vespa Scooter|
|Piaggio USA are running a contest. Create a video showing Vespa in a positive light for global warming, and you can win a .... Vespa. |
Grab your camera, and start shooting. You've got 2 months.
|6 June, 2007 - Renting A MP3 Scooter At Paris|
|If you need to travel to Paris, France by airplane, you'll probably will want to go downtown with a two-wheeler, since traffic is terrible. |
But how about going on three wheels ??
There's a company in Orly that rents out Piaggio MP3 scooters!
€89 per day, unlimited mileage.... off you go!
|29 June, 2006 - Vespa/Piaggio and the USA|
|Found an interesting website belonging to Piaggio (Vespa) USA. It's not a sales site, but a lobby site. There, they're lobbying for more parking space in the USA for scooters and motorcycles.|