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.

Hit the jump for more information on the PIaggio MP3 400.

  • 2012 Piaggio MP3 400
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Single-cylinder, MASTER, 4-stroke, 4-valve
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    34
  • MPG(Cty):
    57
  • MPG(Hwy):
    59
  • Torque @ RPM:
    37 @ 5000
  • Displacement:
    399 cc
  • Top Speed:
    88 mph
  • Price:
    8699
  • Price:

Press Release

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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.

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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 Peaggio MP3 400

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The ultimate commuting scooter has grown to a 400cc displacement to offer unprecedented performance and safety. Fun, nimble and agile, the Piaggio MP3 400 handles curves with extraordinary safety and road holding that only the MP3 can manage, while providing all the power and distance range of a real touring maxi scooter.

MAINTENANCE

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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

SPECIFICATIONS

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MSRP $8699
ENGINE TYPE Single-cylinder, MASTER, 4-stroke, 4-valve
CYLINDER CAPACITY 398.9 cc
BORE X STROKE 2.8" x 2.4"
MAX POWER AT SHAFT 34 hp
MAX TORQUE 37 Nm at 5,000 rpm
MAX SPEED 88 mph
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 3.2
GAS MILEAGE 57-59 mpg
DISTRIBUTION Cam head single shaft-SOHC
COOLING SYSTEM Liquid
LUBRICATION Wet sump, 850 cc capacity
IGNITION Electronic inductive discharge
GEARS ’Twist ’n go’ automatic CVT
CLUTCH Automatic dry centrifuge with damper buffers
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 Two stainless steel discs, 240 mm
REAR BRAKE 240 mm stainless steel disc
FRONT TIRE 120/70, 12"
REAR TIRE 140/70, 14"
LENGTH 85"
WIDTH 29.3"
WHEELBASE 61"
SEAT HEIGHT 30.9"
DRY WEIGHT 557
TYPE APPROVAL EPA and CARB
COLORS Midnight Blue, Gray

QUOTES

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SjVespa ---- "The ultimate commuting scooter has grown to a 400cc displacement to offer unprecedented performance and safety. Fun, nimble and agile, the Piaggio MP3 400 handles curves with extraordinary safety and road holding that only the MP3 can manage, while providing all the power and distance range of a real touring maxi scooter."

Bikez ---- "The ultimate commuting scooter has grown to a 400cc displacement to offer unprecedented performance and safety."

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