The 2011 MY Piaggio MP3 500 addresses those MP3 fans who want as much power as possible out of their trike. It has been fitted with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 492cc, single cylinder Master engine paired to a continuously variable transmission, and can produce 40 horsepower and 42 Nm of torque. In addition, it has a claimed max speed of 89 mph, and a gas mileage of 55-57 mpg, which seriously increase the desirability of this machine among Piaggio fans and not only.
Technology-wise, it features the acclaimed parallelogram front suspension system, with electro-hydraulic suspension locking system, which make for one of the most agile and comfortable machines ever to be designed by the Italian engineers from Piaggio.
|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|