But if the Piaggio requires caution from quick riders on good roads, it's brilliant for less experienced pilots on bad ones. It retains the excellent ride quality of previous MP3s, as the independently suspended front wheels soaked up bumps that would have jarred on a normal small-wheeled scooter. Braking was also very good, thanks to 240mm discs on each wheel, with twin-piston calipers for the front pair. Although the Hybrid gets better gas mileage, the extra motor means less storage space than with a normal big scooter. The lockable rear compartment holds a full-face helmet- just barely. But there's no spare room under the seat.