The 2012 MY Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Sport has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 493cc, single cylinder Master engine paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 40 horsepower and 46.5 Nm of torque. The I.E. Sport has been designed for those trike fans that want more performance out of their machine, without sacrificing the trademark elegance, comfort, and agility. It features a parallelogram front suspension and dual rear shock absorbers, which ensure a plus ride, as well as improved cornering abilities.
What differentiates the I.E. Sport suffixed model from the rest of the MP3 family are a number of race-inspired features, such as the aluminium foot pegs, silver saddle-stitching, as well as a Matte Gray paint scheme and black-finished wheels, grab handle, exhaust heat shield and headlight tub.
|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|