Available for purchase only in Canada, the 2011 MY Piaggio MP3 Sport 500 is a more sporty version of the big-bore MP3 500. As opposed to the base model, it boasts a more aggressive overall design, with edgier lines and a better overall performance, thanks to clever tweaks in the engine and its innards. In addition, it comes with a special, Titanium paint scheme, that is sure to make this machine stand out, no matter where one decides to ride it.
In the tech/engine department, it sports the same engine and CVT as the base model, the differences lying in the suspension system, which have been replaced with more performance-oriented ones.
|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 with 4 arms, 2 steering tubes||Rear Suspension:||swingarm with dual shock absorbers, adj. 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|