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SBF Piaggio MP3 Cafe 2009


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sufie mentioned he almost dropped his bike..

guys i jus dropped my bike today while doin a u turn up this narrow slope. 2nd time it happened ther. i dunno hav u turn problem other places..:(

i really need some insight on the mp3.. so far im stil not convince as i understand its a very costly bike to maintain..eddy from amk even say if i buy tat don bother to get him to service..to complicated..should a bump on the front will cost 4k to replace the fork..

 

few questions:cheeky:

with 3 wheels does it take longer and harder to brake?

when pulling out carpark is it very difficult? i find my phantom very heavy when facing downslope.

can stil u turn well?

after a certain of leaning , say to the right, will the left wheel lift abd overturn?

brembo u have 2nd hand 125?

lklfido u said no power ermm compared to?

i not really a fast rider.. rarely exceed 100 even on expressway unless overtaking..

can at least maintain at 90 without straining? so that the cars behind don tailgate n highbeam

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For the 125cc, needs about 7000rpms to hit 70~80km/hr... depends on whether you consider that straining...

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with 3 wheels does it take longer and harder to brake?

 

The brakes of the MP3 are superior to any scooter, because there's an extra tyre to grip when you brake. And that tyre has its own brake disc.

 

when pulling out carpark is it very difficult? i find my phantom very heavy when facing downslope.

can stil u turn well?

 

It is heavy. It can turn well if you roll the power. If you don't have enough power it won't turn well. Sounds just like a normal bike doesn't it?

 

can at least maintain at 90 without straining? so that the cars behind don tailgate n highbeam

 

The 250 can.

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Hi contrarian, how do you find your MP3 250 so far?

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Hi contrarian, how do you find your MP3 250 so far?

 

It handles well and is a great city warrior. It accelerates fast and brakes fast. This bike taught me how to turn the handlebars and to lean into turns.

 

The parking brake and suspension lock is great for when you need to stop and let go of the handlebars (such as a car park slope at the barrier).

 

Storage space beats anything I've seen - the only bike that can store all my apparel and junk inside.

 

Fuel consumption is acceptable, but could be better. I hear that Piaggio is coming up with a hybrid petrol-electric version. The fuel compartment door spring seems to have a problem working properly - it may not spring up so you have to pull it up manually.

 

I wish the signal indicators on the dashboard came with a left and right side indicator instead of just a combined one.

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Thanks for the write up!

 

If I'm not wrong the Hybrid version will lose quite a bit of storage space to accomodate the batteries required.

 

Thought pipi mentioned above it was possible to get 30~31km/ltr for the 250cc?

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If I'm not wrong the Hybrid version will lose quite a bit of storage space to accomodate the batteries required.

 

Thought pipi mentioned above it was possible to get 30~31km/ltr for the 250cc?

 

yes the hybrid engine will take up a lot of the storage space, but if it's like the experience with the Honda Civic hybrid engine, that mp3 is rumoured to be able to move around entirely on electric power for a short while. i probably wouldn't mind! i'd imagine that it can accelerate even faster than the current mp3.

 

pipi uses the highway mostly, whereas i use the downtown city roads and get about 22-23 km/l thanks to the starts and stops needed for Cross Street, Robinson Road and the like. the time i went for NS and used the highways, i got 28 km/l. i only wish i could get 28-30 km/l!

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Yes, I've just got my MP3 and I would say it's fun riding it!!!

 

But I hear some clinking sound when i move off (under 30 km/h). Sounds like something is loose underneath. Is this normal?

 

sound like a loose ball bearing 'flying' inside the engine?? Same here. Brought to Piaggio this afternoon and was told its normal (for 125cc) when in idling position. once you accelerate it will be gone.

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Skidded over a pool of water @ PIE heading Changi after heavy rain. Just lost control to avoid vehicles in front slowing down over a pool of rain water.... Just my ass luck.... In all happened in a split second... Almost got hit by a taxi coz when I was skidding, I happen to look at a taxi still approaching towards me and when it finally stopped, my shoe just touched it's front tyre... Close shave.... I am ok except for abrasions here, there and everywhere and my left hip still hurts a little from getting the 1st impact onto the road.... Other than that, I'm pretty much alright...

As for the bike, damn! The handle bar is bent and I still don't know the extent of the front damages.... The rest are just scratches on my right side of the bike..... Just waiting to get 'em all fixed.....

 

Miss my mp3...... sob sob

 

Luckily for me, there were 2 kind souls; a man and another lady who helped me a lot to get my damaged bike out of the lanes and the lady, a ms Doreen, who happens to live a few blocks away from my place helped to bandaged me up and even send me back in her car with all my barang-barangs back to my place. I will never forget her and the other man.... Thank you a lot, guys....(if you happen to read this)

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Skidded over a pool of water @ PIE heading Changi after heavy rain. Just lost control to avoid vehicles in front slowing down over a pool of rain water.... Just my ass luck.... In all happened in a split second... Almost got hit by a taxi coz when I was skidding, I happen to look at a taxi still approaching towards me and when it finally stopped, my shoe just touched it's front tyre... Close shave.... I am ok except for abrasions here, there and everywhere and my left hip still hurts a little from getting the 1st impact onto the road.... Other than that, I'm pretty much alright...

As for the bike, damn! The handle bar is bent and I still don't know the extent of the front damages.... The rest are just scratches on my right side of the bike..... Just waiting to get 'em all fixed.....

 

Miss my mp3...... sob sob

 

Luckily for me, there were 2 kind souls; a man and another lady who helped me a lot to get my damaged bike out of the lanes and the lady, a ms Doreen, who happens to live a few blocks away from my place helped to bandaged me up and even send me back in her car with all my barang-barangs back to my place. I will never forget her and the other man.... Thank you a lot, guys....(if you happen to read this)

 

Glad that you are ok, albeit some abrasions but they will heal with time. Raining day makes the road slippery and traction is much reduced, safer to put more distance between you and the vehicle in front.

 

Hope your MP3 damage is only comestic since it didn't take any knocks.

 

The lady and the man whom helped you are good people.:thumb:

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Sorry to hear that! Glad you're okay.... bike can be fixed, but body can't!

 

So you skidded while cornering or when doing a hard braking?

Even the smallest spark can start a massive forest fire...

 

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sound like a loose ball bearing 'flying' inside the engine?? Same here. Brought to Piaggio this afternoon and was told its normal (for 125cc) when in idling position. once you accelerate it will be gone.

 

Yes, definitely sounds like a "loose ball bearing"... in fact, the sound comes around when I close the throttle after moving off. Kinda irritating!!

 

Does other Piaggio scooters have this problem?

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Skidded over a pool of water @ PIE heading Changi after heavy rain. Just lost control to avoid vehicles in front slowing down over a pool of rain water.... Just my ass luck.... In all happened in a split second... Almost got hit by a taxi coz when I was skidding, I happen to look at a taxi still approaching towards me and when it finally stopped, my shoe just touched it's front tyre... Close shave.... I am ok except for abrasions here, there and everywhere and my left hip still hurts a little from getting the 1st impact onto the road.... Other than that, I'm pretty much alright...

As for the bike, damn! The handle bar is bent and I still don't know the extent of the front damages.... The rest are just scratches on my right side of the bike..... Just waiting to get 'em all fixed.....

 

Miss my mp3...... sob sob

 

Luckily for me, there were 2 kind souls; a man and another lady who helped me a lot to get my damaged bike out of the lanes and the lady, a ms Doreen, who happens to live a few blocks away from my place helped to bandaged me up and even send me back in her car with all my barang-barangs back to my place. I will never forget her and the other man.... Thank you a lot, guys....(if you happen to read this)

 

most importantly is tat u still alrite,bike can be repair,do ride safely bro . .

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Updates....

Left hip still hurts when i bend up my leg. Have to go for an x-ray. Took a thud when i skidded. Hope i am ok. Glad to hear nice things and advices frm everyone here.... Thanks and happy lunar new year to all.... cheers..

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hey Sufie bro...

sad to hear your encounters!

but really, as long as you are ok, the rest can be managed to fix and repair.

 

Saw your scoot at my side...guess the mechs will come together for an operation on your ride next week...hope everything's fine.

 

if you got any enquiries, call for Mr Yap.

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just now when i start my MP3,the spanner symbol showed up,anyone noes

 

wat my bike is trying to tell mi?i just change my EO and oil filter 1k km ago..

 

Maybe they nv reset the meter..well,tt's just my guess..

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just now when i start my MP3,the spanner symbol showed up,anyone noes

 

wat my bike is trying to tell mi?i just change my EO and oil filter 1k km ago..

 

ya, prob they didnt reset the counters. Dont worry, if you have done your servicing, thats fine. The light-up goes by mileage, its just a fyi indication.

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