The Piaggio MP3 250 is the smallest scooter in the MP3 lineup. Like its bigger siblings the MP3 250 has a three wheels configuration with two wheels up front and one at the rear. The front wheels are combined with an electro-hydraulic tilt system which allows each of them to act independently based on how much the scooter leans, which result in higher levels of grip and a decreased braking distance.
The scooter is powered by a four-stroke, four-valve liquid-cooled engine from the Aprillia Scarabeo 250 i.e which meets the Euro3 emission standards. The company says that its four stroke engine delivers a fuel economy of approximately 4.3L per 100 km.
The MP3 250 sits on 12 inch front and 14 inch rear wheels which are combined with 240 mm stainless steel disc brakes.
Piaggio’s engineers have spent a lot of time to give the MP3 250 faultless ergonomics. Thereby, the saddle and handle bar were carefully designed to offer a comfortable riding position and you also get a pretty spacious under seat storage.
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With their two front wheels, the Piaggio MP3 has set new standards for dynamic stability,----- and delivers a revolutionary new riding experience.
A front end with two independent tilting wheels gives cornering stability
beyond that of any other scooter. At speed, the Piaggio MP3 stays stuck to the road and can always deliver maximum performance in total safety.
The benefit of the three-wheel revolution really makes itself felt on wet roads and in other adverse riding conditions.
The Piaggio MP3 offers unrivalled safety in town and city centres where it negotiates cobblestones, rough roads, tram lines and manhole covers with a sure-footed stability previously unachievable. The dimensions of a maxi scooter combined with amazing agility make the Piaggio MP3 completely at home in the city centre where it is also safe and easy to park thanks to a tilt lock system that locks the suspension and allows the MP3 to stand upright even without the aid of its stand.
The revolutionary Piaggio MP3 can stop in distances so incredibly short that
no other scooter can hope to compete. Thanks to a triple disc braking system and the exceptional grip afforded by the two front wheels, stopping distances are 20 percent shorter than comparable twowheel scooters.
When the road leaves the town behind, the Piaggio MP3 really shows what it is made of. Excellent road holding, unmatched cornering safety and lean angle (up to 40 degrees) guarantee immense riding satisfaction on country roads.
Feature of Piaggio MP3 250
The first of the revolutionary Piaggio MP3 three-wheel scooters, providing safety, road grip and stability levels that no two-wheeler can match. Its power, performance and ease of use make for a very entertaining ride.
|625 MILES||Time for your first full service|
|3,000 MILES||Time for your second service. Check, clean or replace your oil if necessary and check for wear and tear on your brake pads|
|6,000 MILES||Time for your third full service|
|9,000 MILES||Time for your fourth check, clean or replace your oil if necessary, check for wear and tear on your brake pads and transmission belt|
|12,000 MILES||Time for your fifth full service|
|EVERY TWO YEARS MILES||Check, clean or replace your brake fluid and coolant|
|ENGINE TYPE||Single-cylinder QUASAR, 4-stroke, 4-valve|
|CYLINDER CAPACITY||244.3 cc|
|BORE X STROKE||2.8" / 3.1"|
|MAX POWER AT SHAFT||22.5 bhp|
|MAX TORQUE||21 Nm at 6,750 rpm|
|MAX SPEED||77 mph|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||3.2|
|GAS MILEAGE||60-65 mpg|
|DISTRIBUTION||Electronic injection system|
|LUBRICATION||Wet sump, 1000 cc capacity|
|IGNITION||Port injected Alfa/n type with closed loop system|
|GEARS||’Twist ’n go’ automatic CVT|
|CHASSIS||Twin cradle made of high-strength steel tubes|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||Parallelogram supporting two steering tubes|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Two dual effect hydraulic shocks|
|FRONT BRAKE||240 mm stainless steel discs|
|REAR BRAKE||240 mm stainless steel discs|
|FRONT TIRE||120/70, 12"|
|REAR TIRE||130/70, 14"|
|TYPE APPROVAL||EPA and CARB|
Bikez ---- "The first of the revolutionary Piaggio MP3 three-wheel scooters, providing safety, road grip and stability levels that no two-wheeler can match. Its power, performance and ease of use make for a very entertaining ride."