The 2013 Piaggio MP3 Business LT 300ie is an innovative three wheeler that was designed with comfort, agility and practicality in mind.
Thanks to its three wheel design, the 2013 MP3 Business LT 300 ie offers better road stability than any conventional scooter or motorcycle.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that the front wheel measure 12 inch, while the rear one is 14 inch. Both wheels are wrapped in tubeless tyres.
The 2013 Piaggio MP3 Business LT 300 ie is powered by a 278 cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder, 4 valves, SOHC engine with electronic fuel injection. The engine is linked to a CVT transmission and develops a maximum output of 22.5 hp at 7,500 rpm and 23,2 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
The 2013 Piaggio MP3 Business LT 300ie can be yours for £6,132.
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Meet the MP3300 LT Yourban, a sporty three-wheeler designed with fun and agility in mind. Thanks to its innovative construction the Piaggio MP3 300 LT Yourban has a great stability and can move through congested traffic situations with ease.
It is propelled by a pretty lively 278 cc, electronically injected, single cylinder, four-stroke unit that puts out a maximum power of 22.80 HP (16.6 kW) @ 7750 RPM and 24.00 Nm (2.4 kgf-m or 17.7 ft.lbs) of torque at 5750 RPM. The engine is paired with a modern CVT automatic transmission.
The three-wheeler’s backbone is represented by a closed double cradle in high strength tubular steel frame. The frame is combined with a set of innovative suspensions that include a front tilting parallelogram with 4 arms supporting 2 steering tubes and 2 double acting hydraulic shock absorbers at the back.
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Piaggio’s MP3 models are without a doubt the most interesting scooters from the road. They attract instant attention thanks to their innovative three wheels design which not only gives them a unique appearance but also makes them safer and more stable than any regular two wheel scooter.
The Piaggio MP3 400 is powered by a 400 cc, liquid cooled four-stroke, four-valve engine with fuel injection. The motor puts out 34 hp at 7,500 rpm, while the maximum torque is rated at 38 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The stopping power is assured by front and rear disc brakes combined with twin piston calipers.
One of the unique functions offered by the Piaggio MP3 400 is a locking mechanism that allows you to lock the font suspension while parked or at a stop light. Needless to say, it’s also pretty comfortable thanks to its spacious seat, the ergonomic handlebar and the comfort-tuned suspensions.
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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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The Piaggio MP3 500 is a pretty unique vehicle mostly due to its three wheel configuration. Apart from its innovative configuration, Piaggio MP3 500 has also the capability to swing or tilt in bends which makes it very stable and is equipped with a pretty capable 500 cc engine.
The MP3 500 is also offered with a rider sensor mounted in the saddle which beeps if you are not wearing the safety seatbelts.
This unique street bike uses an automobile-like double-wishbone aluminum suspension system supporting two independent steering columns. In addition, the suspension travel from the front electro-hydraulic suspension is 3.35 inches. The rear swingarm is sprung with two hydraulic shock absorbers that provide 4.3 inches of wheel travel.
The front wheels measure 12 inch, while the rear one is slightly bigger measuring 14 inch. All three wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport SC tires.
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Piaggio has released a video explaining how the technology behind the MP3 Hybrid works. The revolutionary Italian scooter has a claimed 140mpg and it is the world’s first plug-in, lithium ion, hybrid leaning three-wheeler. So now you know why there is so much fuss about it.