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Make ModelPiaggio MP3 500
Engine: Liquid cooled, single cylinder 4-valve Piaggio MASTER with electronic injection, catalysed
Bore x Stroke: 94 x 71mm
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Induction: Electronic injection system
Ignition / Starting: Electronic inductive discharge, integrated variable timing / Electric
Max Power: 29.4 kW 140 hp @ 7250 rpm
Max Toque42.23 Nm @ 5550 rpm
Transmission / Drive: Twist and go
Frame: Twin Cradle: tubes in high tensile steel
Front Suspension: Parallelogram composed of four aluminium arms supporting two steering tubes cantilevers. 85mm wheel travel.
Rear Suspension: Two dual effect hydraulic shock absorbers and adjustable spring pre-load, 110mm wheel travel
Front Brakes: 2x 240mm discs 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 240mm disc
Front Tire: : Dual 120/70 – 12
Rear Tire: : 140/70 – 14
Seat Height790 mm / 30.9 in.
Dry-Weight: 244 kg / 537.9 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 12 Litres / 3.2 gals
ReviewsMotorcycle.com / Motorcycle Daily
Way back in 2006, Piaggio invented a new category in motorcycling: the three-wheeled leaning scooter. It turns out that they were really on to something – the MP3 has been selling so well that Piaggio has decided to introduce two new versions of the machine to the American market. Joining the original 250cc MP3, Piaggio has officially announced their plans to release both a 400cc version and a 500cc version. With 34 horsepower, the 400 offers a useful increase in power to the original MP3, but we’re more interested in the 500. Boasting 40 horsepower, the MP3 500 is capable of about 90 miles per hour. We also prefer the Mad Max ready-for-anything look of the 500 to the swoopy plastic look of the 250 and 400. A Ducati it’s not, but if your Italian cycling passion is a bit more rational, Piaggio may have exactly what you are looking for.
New 2008 MP3 500 and MP3 400 Three-Wheel Scooters Continue the Personal Transportation Revolution