And when I say sort of, I mean like this, a rare scene with three of them together in a kind of electric skater / biker gang in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park…
…one used to be even rarer.
Is this Our Transportation Future?
Check out just one of the handful of Italian-made three-wheel Piaggio MP3 scooters I’ve seen recently on the Streets of San Francisco. Is it one of them new gas-electric hybrid models? Non so, can’t tell them apart. But let’s imagine it’s a 125cc hybrid with electric boost. Kewl.
You’ll note that Piaggio did it the hard way, by having two wheels up front. These little putt putts stand up by themselves until you get the revs over 1400 RPM – at that point the front wheels unlock from each other so you can turn.
This fellow heading up Kearny had no complaints, anyway:
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And fashionable Italian women just seem to love these newfangled contraptions. See?
Don’t forget your helmet. Safety first:
Esaminilo, madre! Nessun mani!
The tragedy of helmet hair:
Let’s hear from the folks at Modern Vespa from just east of the bay area in Walnut Creek, way out in CoCo County:
And people start cross-country journey on these things in our little burg owing to the fact that the Lincoln Highway used to end here.
They start at just $7200 – order yours today!