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MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

Last post 10-16-2008 08:46 PM by Nath. 53 replies.
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  • 09-10-2008 10:16 AM In reply to

    • WAY
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    Hmm I didn't even know about the availability of the Mana in Australia until this morning.  Same price as the Honda, but doesn't have the looks of the Honda.  For some reason I can easily justify the Honda eventhough it is quite a bit more expensive haha.  Too bad it doesn't have storage like the Mana. 

    The problem with the SR50 is not getting off the line ahead of cars.  The first 30kmh or so is fine, but you pretty soon have the cars on your tail as they get up to 70kmh (eventhough it may be a 50 or 60 zone).  It just isn't safe at all.  This is why I have hardly ridden it - only riding I do with it is within the CBD where it is still ok.  How is 1000km in 2.75years!  If I want to go down to the beach (4-5km away) to have an ice cream it isn't even safe.  I want a faster bike so that I can go to South Yarra, Port Melb, Albert Park, Richmond etc without feeling like I am going to get run over by the cars.  Heck, with a bigger bike/scooter I may even venture further out to the burbs and the country! :) 

    Anyway, something like a GP1 250 is actually pretty perfect for my needs (other than having to buy a new helmet as my current one doesn't fit).  But I thought this may be an opportunity to try something different, hence the original questions about the MP3 and Fuoco.  I am in no rush, so I will keep plugging away until I find the perfect one for me.  Keep up the suggestions though, I am learning heaps here! :)

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  • 09-27-2008 05:20 PM In reply to

    • WAY
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    I had lunch in the city today, and decided to visit the Peter Stevens store on Elizabeth St to look at MP3 again.  I still haven't riden a MP3 400 or Fuoco as there hasn't had one for test ride. 

    Anyway, they have a new colour displayed there of the 400, a Cherry maroon colour.  It looks really good in this colour!  So I started talking to the sales guys, and before I know it, we were discussing prices.  Anyway, 30 mins later, I was signing the paperwork for another new (for Australia) colour, midnight blue. 

    Thanks for all your help guys and gals.  While it was an impulse buy today, I have been wanting to get something for a few weeks now.  I will post some pics when I pick it up next week. It is in their warehouse and I should get it by late next week.  Can't wait!

    PS:  Anyone want to buy a Aprilia SR50 Factory with 1,000km on it for cheap?  Where should I advertise this?  Never sold a scooter before.

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  • 09-28-2008 12:40 AM In reply to

    • cyberon
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    WAY:

    Where should I advertise this?  Never sold a scooter before.

    Just post it from the Scootersales tab at the top of your page. 

     

  • 09-29-2008 08:21 AM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

     mate thats a huge impulse purchase but well done as there deserves to be more of these on the road for sure. Your going to love the MP3 400 its a great scooter and once your used to the whole front end locking thing its just so easy to live with. It will be hard I reckon going back to two wheels after being on 3 for a while as the reassurance from the front end will be amazing.

    Anyway best of luck on the sale of the SR50 as its a bargain really at that price with the pipe included 

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  • 09-29-2008 10:06 AM In reply to

    • WAY
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    Thanks cyberon for the recomendation to scootersales and thanks Allen for the encouraging words.  I sure do hope I like the MP3 otherwise that is going on scootersales too! Crying  But I still plan to get another 2 wheeler down the track.  I like them bikes a bit different, and I would love to get something like a Honda DN-01 or Ducati Hypermotard in a couple of years.  Can't wait to pick up the MP3!

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  • 09-30-2008 09:11 PM In reply to

    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

     I hope you don't regret not getting the fuocco. An extra grand is it? Doesn't seem like alot for what you get. Anyway,enjoy the MP3!

     

    Scarabeo 500ie. J costa variator, Giannelli Exhaust, Malossi Cam, Dr Pulley Clutch, and SX appeal cup holder. GONE

    Bought a ducati, missed scootering so now riding a Vespa 300 super. Polini variator, PM tuning exhaust, Malossi clutch springs jettin bar ends with mirrors, heated grips and still an SX appeal cup holder.
  • 09-30-2008 09:19 PM In reply to

    • WAY
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    I decided I didn't want Fuoco anyway because of the lack of storage in comparison to the MP3 400.  I think I will use the MP3 much more than if I had bought the Fuoco.
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  • 09-30-2008 09:22 PM In reply to

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     I did not realise that there was a difference in storage between the 2. I think that is very important, and would sway my choice somewhat.

    Scarabeo 500ie. J costa variator, Giannelli Exhaust, Malossi Cam, Dr Pulley Clutch, and SX appeal cup holder. GONE

    Bought a ducati, missed scootering so now riding a Vespa 300 super. Polini variator, PM tuning exhaust, Malossi clutch springs jettin bar ends with mirrors, heated grips and still an SX appeal cup holder.
  • 09-30-2008 09:31 PM In reply to

    • WAY
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    Yeah quite a big difference between the two in terms of storage.  I would actually have gone for the Fuoco if it had the same storage.  I am all for more power!

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  • 10-03-2008 12:43 AM In reply to

    • WAY
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    I picked up the MP3 400 today.  Nice!  It is a big scoot, and feels very heavy.  But once on the move, you don't think of all that much especially because you can throw this into the corner much like a smaller scooter.  Everyone raves about the brakes on these, but to be honest my Aprilia SR50 factory has better brakes!  I brought it back to work and had quite a few admirers.  Anyway, here are a few pics I took after I picked up the MP3.  Sorry for the lousy quality.  It was from my iPhone.

     

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  • 10-03-2008 12:44 PM In reply to

    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

     very nice! (and nothing wrong with the pic! iphone is awesome hehe)

    I know what you'll be doing this w'end!

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  • 10-03-2008 03:49 PM In reply to

    • WAY
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    As long as it doesn't rain Jimmy!  Are any of you here going to the monthly Melbourne Scooter Club breakfast and ride on Sunday?  Thinking about it.  What are the people like?

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  • 10-03-2008 04:11 PM In reply to

    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    they're scooter riders! How bad can they be? Zip it! Wink
    Wanda
    Today 50 (2,500km), Montego. Fly (2,500km), Le Grande (7,000km), Vespa PX (200km), Vespa GTS250ie (46,000km), now looking at the world through Ruby coloured glasses on a Vespa GTV300ie Vie Della Moda.
  • 10-04-2008 12:58 AM In reply to

    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

     The brakes might just need to wear in.

    Scarabeo 500ie. J costa variator, Giannelli Exhaust, Malossi Cam, Dr Pulley Clutch, and SX appeal cup holder. GONE

    Bought a ducati, missed scootering so now riding a Vespa 300 super. Polini variator, PM tuning exhaust, Malossi clutch springs jettin bar ends with mirrors, heated grips and still an SX appeal cup holder.
  • 10-04-2008 05:29 PM In reply to

    • WAY
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    Re: MP3 400 vs Fuoco?

    adamtassell:

     The brakes might just need to wear in.

    Maybe.  Or it could just be a case that the Aprilia brakes are pretty good and it had wide tyres for bigger contact patch.  It had a huge cross drilled brakes for a bike that weigh 95kg.

    Oh and btw, sold the Aprilia today. 

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