2013 Piaggio MP3 500

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The 2014 Piaggio MP3 500 is a modern three wheeler that has all it needs to deliver an enjoyable ride.

Its three wheels configuration makes it safer that any two wheel scooter and also helps it stay better glued to the ground without sacrificing the agility.

The Piaggio MP3 500 is equipped with an innovative parallelogram front suspension which helps it lean 40 degrees in tight corners.

The Piaggio MP3 500 is propelled by a 492.7 cc, single-cylinder, MASTER, 4-stroke, 4-valve engine which is fed by a 3.2 gallons fuel tank. The engine develops a maximum power of 40 Hp and 42.23 Nm of torque at 5,550 rpm. All this power sends you to a maximum speed of 89 Mph.

As far as efficiency is concerned, the 2014 Piaggio MP3 500 offers a fuel consumption of 55-57 Mpg.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Piaggio MP3 500.

Overview

Piaggio MP3 500

The Piaggio MP3 500, with aggressive styling and performance, is the three-wheeler for people who want to stand out. Riding has never been this easy, enjoyable, secure and fast. When you take 20% less braking distance required and pair it with a lean angle of 40-degrees, you get a perfect machine for impeccable road holding in all riding conditions.

2013 Piaggio MP3 500 Key Features:

Piaggio MP3 500

• Single cylinder, four-stroke Piaggio Master engine

• Innovative parallelogram front suspension technology

• Electro-hydraulic suspension locking system

• 3 steel disc brakes (requires 20% less braking distance)

• 40-degree lean angle for ultimate maneuverability

• Aggressive styling

Specifications

Piaggio MP3 500
Engine typeSingle-cylinder, MASTER, 4-stroke, 4-valve
Cylinder capacity492.7 cc
Bore x stroke2.8" x 2.4"
Max power at shaft40 hp
Max torque42.23 Nm at 5,550 rpm
Max speed89 mph
Fuel tank capacity3.2 g
Gas mileage55-57 mpg
Distributionn/a
Cooling systemLiquid
Lubricationn/a
IgnitionElectronic inductive discharge
GearsTwist ’n go’ automatic CVT
Clutchn/a
ChassisDouble cradle trellis made of high strength steel
Front suspensionParallelogram supporting two steering tubes
Rear suspensionOscillating engine fixed to frame with swingarm
Front brakeStainless steel double disc, 240 mm
Rear brakeStainless steel disc, 280 mm
Front tire120/70, 12"
Rear tire140/70, 14"
Length85"
Width30.5"
Wheelbase61"
Seat height30.9"
Dry weight577 lbs
Type approvalEPA and CARB
ColorsDragon Red, Graphite Black
Price$8,899

Verdict

Piaggio MP3 500

The PIaggio MP3 500 is a pretty interesting vehicle that offers a great mix between safety, fun and practicality. Its 497 cc engine is also pretty strong rewarding you with a great punch every time you step on the gas.


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