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.
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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:
• 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
|Engine type||Single-cylinder, MASTER, 4-stroke, 4-valve|
|Cylinder capacity||492.7 cc|
|Bore x stroke||2.8" x 2.4"|
|Max power at shaft||40 hp|
|Max torque||42.23 Nm at 5,550 rpm|
|Max speed||89 mph|
|Fuel tank capacity||3.2 g|
|Gas mileage||55-57 mpg|
|Ignition||Electronic inductive discharge|
|Gears||Twist ’n go’ automatic CVT|
|Chassis||Double cradle trellis made of high strength steel|
|Front suspension||Parallelogram supporting two steering tubes|
|Rear suspension||Oscillating engine fixed to frame with swingarm|
|Front brake||Stainless steel double disc, 240 mm|
|Rear brake||Stainless steel disc, 280 mm|
|Front tire||120/70, 12"|
|Rear tire||140/70, 14"|
|Dry weight||577 lbs|
|Type approval||EPA and CARB|
|Colors||Dragon Red, Graphite Black|
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.