The 2010 MY Piaggio MP3 500 is a big-bore trike, sure ti fit the taste of a wide range of Piaggio fans, and not only. It sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 492cc, single cylinder Master lump mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 40 horsepower and 42 Nm of torque. As all its siblings from the MP3 family, it features the revolutionary parallelogram front suspension, as well as dual rear shock absorbers, which significantly increase its agility, whether through slow city traffic, or winding mountain roads. In addition, it is capable of long hauls, thanks to the standard windshield, the generous, two-up seat with lumbar support for the rider and the pillion grab rails.
|engine specs||Type:||liquid-cooled, single-cylinder MASTER, four-stroke, four-valve||Displacement:||492 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.7x2.8 in OR 94 mm||Compression Ratio:||-||Horsepower:||40/7250 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||31/5550 lb-ft/RPM OR 42/5550 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||EFI|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||CVT||Clutch:||-||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||-|
|chassis specs||Frame:||double cradle trellis made of high strength steel tubes||Front Suspension:||parallelogram composed of four aluminum arms supporting two steering tubes, cantilevered suspension||Rear Suspension:||oscillating engine fixed to frame with swingarm and two dual effect hydraulic shock absorbers with four-position spring preload||Front Brake:||dual 240 mm discs, 2-piston calipers||Rear Brake:||single 280 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||85 in OR 2159 mm||Overall Width:||30.5 in OR 775 mm||Seat Height:||30.9 in OR 785 mm||Weelbase:||61 in OR 1549 mm||Ground Clearance:||-||Weight:||538 lbs OR 244 kg||Fuel Capacity:||3.2 gallons OR 12.1 L|
|tyres specs||Front:||120 / 70 - 12in||Rear:||140 / 70 - 14in|