Get behind the wheel(s) of a Piaggio MP3

We can't tell you how much we're looking forward to getting our biker-greased hands on one of these convention-defying scooters. And now it’s yo

We can't tell you how much we're looking forward to getting our biker-greased hands on one of these convention-defying scooters. And now it’s your turn. Those pizza-loving Piaggio dealers are offering a whole weekend of test drives from 8-10th December to anyone who calls up and gets their name down.First a little word about the machine you'll be testing, the Piaggio MP3, comes in 125CC or 250CC flavours and it’s got nothing to do with mpeg audio layers.Pinching the French's penchant for revolutions, the iconic Italian maker has enacted its own automotive coup and added a third wheel up front. Thanks to a quite brilliant suspension system, the extra wheel allows the bike to corner like it's on rails and stay upright when at a stand still.And that staying upright thing is a pretty handy feature where safety's concerned. Get your name down now and have a butcher’s for yourself.

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Piaggio MP3 125CC, 250CC Price: £4,000, £4,300 On sale: Now in London, 'early 2007' rest of UK Contact: Piaggio Related links: MP3 micrositeRelated stories: She's electric: the 110mph SUV