I just double checked the specs of the MP3 and it has a dry weight of 538lbs, so I guess with battery and stuff it’s real life weight must be close to 550lbs (not exactly sure what the difference between dry and wet weight is). While you can lock the suspension at <5mph and/or 1800rpm, once moving it will fall over the same as a 2 wheel bike. The 3 wheel stance though helps enormously with low speed stability. Riding at a walking pace is very easy. Strangely enough I suspect that stability makes it easy to drop if you are not careful. Lean the bike just a little bit and the offset wheels provide stability. Lean it a little more and *suddenly* you've got all that weight tipping over. The seat height (31") and wide seat does not help either. I have a 32" inseam and sitting on the front of the seat I can just get my toes on the ground.
At speed it can lean over to 43′. That’s as much as most sport bikes I believe. And with twice as much grip up front you have less chance of low siding. At least that is the theory. I believe it as experienced riders have reported having more confidence leaning into bends in low grip conditions.
As far as dual sports go, I cannot make up my mind on which bike to get. I would love the BMW F800GS but I’m not sure I would do it justice. Getting a Versys and then possibly a smaller more off road oriented bike later is my current plan. We will see what I feel like once I have money in my pocket and walk by the BMW dealer
Might need to start a GoPro thread to learn about folks experiences with it. I have one and am still learning how to use it. I have a couple of trips planned for this year and I would love to get some cool video from them. I’m trying to work out all the wrinkles now before then. I actually had the GoPro onboard on Saturday but the batteries died on me after about 75 minutes of video. They were fully charged rechargeables. I’m thinking they must be kaput as I’m sure I got much more than that before. Of course they died before I got to the interesting part of the day