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MP3: On Board Lane-Splitting

Lane splitting is no problem on the MP3 TTW. Photo of Blez driving shot from the pillion seat by Bernard Zieja. 2007

MP3: On Board Lane-Splitting

MP3 lane-splitting

The front wheels of Piaggio's MP3 are only 420mm (16.5inches) apart, so lane-splitting like a conventional bike or scooter is no problem. Pic of Blez in West London by Bernard Zieja, 2007.

MP3 lane-splitting

Piaggio MP3 drifting

You'd have to be fairly bold to put a heavy two wheeled scooter into a full bore drift like this. On the MP3, it seems less bold.
Pic of Blez by Bernard Zieja, 2007

Piaggio MP3 drifting

Piaggio MP3 250

Piaggio's MP3 tilting Three Wheeler is not an FF, but there has been quite a lot of discussion about it on the FF discussion list, so I thought we should have a few pix up on bikeweb for people to refer to. There's no doubt that the twin front wheels provide a reassuring feeling of grip and confidence on slippery surfaces and it can be heeled over to a respectable 'angle of dangle' before things start grounding. Picture of Blez at Shepherd's Bush roundabout, London, by Bernard Zieja.

Piaggio MP3 250

Narrowed

Inspired by Philip Wakeham's 'Anything is possible' attitude to engineering art I woke up one morning and decided to implement Royce Creasey's aerodynamic improvement hints (see his technical paper on this site) and cut the fairing into three pieces, chopped four inches out of the middle, and reassembled it!
The narrower fairing has little impact on comfort, reduces frontal area a little, but amazingly has made the bike much less susceptible to side winds and the turbulent air behind large lorries, it is more 'indifferent' as Royce puts it.

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A scan of the original Quasar Brochure (signed too!)

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The BOGSTER.

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Geoff Duke no less!

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Animated image of Duolever Suspension

This little animation shows the way that concentricity of the steering axis and the axis of the steering mechanism can only exist at one point in the suspension travel when the connecting system is a scissors linkage.

Animated image of Duolever Suspension

Wales 2009

Bravo Tango to Control, UFO captured successfully.........

Wales 2009
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