2018 MP3 500
The most advanced 3 wheel scooter reinvented
With Mp3, Piaggio reinvented city transport. Piaggio Mp3 is the world's first 3-wheel scooter, the concrete response to the demand for easy-to-handle, extremely safe city vehicles to get about in the city or reach the city centre from the ever growing suburbs. The two front wheels and the exclusive patented suspension system joining them combine the safety of a car with the simplicity and practicality of a scooter and the fun of a motor cycle with dynamic riding when turning. Therefore Piaggio Mp3 is able to satisfy a truly global demand: from drivers looking for a more practical yet safe alternative to the experienced motorcyclist able to appreciate the advantages and technical features of a vehicle that has, on its own, created a new market segment of which it is the undisputed leader.
The Piaggio Mp3 frame has been redesigned with the dual objective of providing, on the one hand, excellent riding stability and precision and, on the other, a wider range of uses. The project meets these two important requirements, creating the best Piaggio Mp3 ever built in terms of dynamic qualities, safety standards and comfort for rider and passenger. The available space improves the ergonomics and optimizes the use of the space under seat for loads.
The careful complete restyling adds more comfort on-board. The seat boasts sumptuous proportions: flat and comfortable for two people to sit on, an improvement on the earlier generation of the Piaggio Mp3. with ergonomic benefits, starting from the position of the legs, more extended and relaxed. In particular the perfect triangulation handlebars-saddle-footplate is larger, making riding easier and improving vehicle control. And it's not only the rider who benefits. Designed as a true alternative to the car, the latest generation of Piaggio Mp3 provides the passenger with even more comfort: there is even more available space, whereas the seating position is more relaxed, in addition to benefiting from the advantages of the retractable footpegs. The large compartment under the seat, fitted with courtesy light and mat, has been redesigned for additional uses, due to the regular, almost rectangular shape, without indentations or partitions, so every square centimetre can be used, for example to store two full-face helmets or a laptop holder. The saddle, which can now also be opened using the Bike Finder remote control (making the turn indicators flash), opens electrically, as usual, and it is assisted by a convenient shock absorber strut that accompanies the seat opening movement in a practical and safe way. The flat streamlined tail for an easily assembled box (just one of the many accessories available), further increasing the already exceptional load capacity of the Piaggio Mp3.
Piaggio Mp3 has been the first 3-wheeled scooter. Today, the Piaggio Mp3 is the first three-wheeler in the world with ABS brake system integrated with ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) traction control.
The ASR system is an electronic traction control device regulating the driving wheel slippage. The ASR can be switched off simply and it guarantees safety by preventing the slippage of the rear wheel on slippery or wet roads and uneven surfaces, for excellent rear tyre grip and road holding in all conditions. The Piaggio Group is the first manufacturer to use rear wheel traction control for a scooter, in-house developed technology, based on racing experience and subsequently adapted and built into city vehicles.
The ABS system maximizes active safety preventing wheel blockage under braking and providing full control of the vehicle at all times. Developed specifically for the Piaggio Mp3, it uses a Continental control unit and three channels controlling the three wheels individually modulating only the braking force to prevent grip loss. Piaggio Mp3 employs an all-disc braking system on the three wheels, with a disc diameter of no less than 258 mm. Greater safety and an even smoother ride are provided by large larger 13 inch diameter front wheels.
The blocking mechanism of the front suspension, a distinguishing feature of the 3-wheel Italian scooter, transforms the balance of the Piaggio Mp3 from dynamic to static. Start up the Piaggio Mp3 and it stays in balance on the three wheels without the need for a stand (fitted nonetheless). To resume normal operation accelerate or use the dedicated push button. This means you never need to put your foot in the ground and you can park the Piaggio Mp3 anywhere, easily and without effort.
2018 highlights & specifications
- Articulated quadrilateral front suspension provides 2 independent and tilting front wheels
- Electro-hydraulic suspension locking system
- 20% less braking distance required
- 40-degree lean angle for ultimate maneuverability
- Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve engine
- 492.7 cc
- 29.6 hp (29.5 kW) @ 7,250 rpm
- 33.6 ft lbs (45.5 Nm) @ 5,250 rpm
- 'Twist 'n go' automatic CVT transmission
- Liquid Cooled
- ABS standard
- 89 MPH maximum speed
- 55 MPG
- 3.2 gallon fuel tank
- 'Twist & Go' automatic CVT
- 30.9" seat height
- Dry Weight: 575 lbs (261 kg)
- Available in silver, black
- Piaggio scooters include a 2-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Come experience what MP3 riders have known for some time, that the MP3 is the right vehicle for any situation! All the leaning and fun of a motorcycle but with the security and stability of an extra wheel. Contact us to take a test ride today!