Chris Martin of AMA Pro Road Racing took on a seemingly impossible task: ranking the top 10 AMA Superbike champions of all time. And with that kind of responsibility comes an unenviable task — leaving some deserving members off the list. In the near 40-year history of AMA Superbike racing, many great racers — and […]
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4. Piaggio MP3 500i.e.
Call it blasphemous if you want, but we’re including a scooter on this list. Not just any scooter though, but the Piaggio MP3 500i.e. Yes it has three wheels and looks like it’s fresh off the set of Mad Max, but the 500cc Thumper is rather stout for a scooter. And, most impressively, this three-wheeler leans!
It turns heads wherever it goes, but it’s also surprisingly capable in the twisty stuff — the two front wheels provide a ton of confidence to lean’er over in turns. The MP3 is enjoyable even for sportbike riders and deserves accolades for its distinctive engineering. It’s a fun scoot, no doubt, but the clincher is its practicality. As Fonzie points out in the video, “You can fit 15 Stone Arrogant Bastards in here!”