The 2012 MY Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Business has been designed for those riders who want a higher level of comfort on their machine. It comes standard with features such as a brown saddle and matching trim for the passenger grab handle, a chromed exhaust heat shield, as well as a pillion backrest and a wide windscreen. At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 493cc, single cylinder Master engine mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 40 horsepower and 46 Nm of torque.
In the aesthetics department, it features four color schemes, Perla White, Perseo Bronze, Orione Grey or Cosmo Black. The latter comes with a matching black saddle.
|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:||34/5550 lb-ft/RPM OR 46/5550 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||EFI|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||CVT||Clutch:||dry, centrifugal, automatic||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|