The 2014 MY Piaggio MP3 500 is a big displacement (in the scooter world) three-wheeler that can take on the urban jungle, country-side roads and even mountain twisties, with ease. At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 492cc, single cylinder Master powerplant mated to a continuously variable transmission, and can produce 40 horsepower and 42 Nm of torque. It boasts the innovative parallelogram front suspension system, and an electro-hydraulic suspension locking system, which seriously increase its maneuverability, as well as the rider's comfort level. Visually, it boasts an aggressive, modern overall design, that is sure to appeal to the more young among Piaggio fans.
|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|