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2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR
2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR (Business Shown)

2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR
2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR (Business Shown)

2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR
2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR (Business Shown)

2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR
2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR (Business Shown)



2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR Review

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Sport or Business? We Have You Covered…

STABILITY AND EASE OF RIDING COMBINE WITH AGILITY, BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE AND REDUCED CONSUMPTION. MAXIMUM SAFETY THANKS TO THE ABS AND ASR SYSTEMS, EXTREME COMFORT FOR RIDER AND PASSENGER, EXCELLENT AVAILABLE SPACE, ALL WITH A UNIQUE STYLE

TWO EURO 4 ENGINE SIZES – 300 AND 500 CC – AND TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS – BUSINESS AND SPORT – TO MEET ANY MOBILITY NEEDS.

PIAGGIO MP3, OPERABLE WITH A NORMAL CAR DRIVER’S LICENSE, GROWS IN CONVENIENCE AND NEW FEATURES. NOW THE HIGHLY CONVENIENT BIKE FINDER COMES STANDARD


With Mp3, Piaggio reinvented city transport. Piaggio Mp3 is the world’s first 3-wheel scooter, the concrete response to the demand for easy-to-handle, extremely safe city vehicles to get about in the city or reach the city centre from the ever growing suburbs. The two front wheels and the exclusive patented suspension system joining them combine the safety of a car with the simplicity and practicality of a scooter and the fun of a motor cycle with dynamic riding when turning. Therefore Piaggio Mp3 is able to satisfy a truly global demand: from drivers looking for a more practical yet safe alternative to the experienced motorcyclist able to appreciate the advantages and technical features of a vehicle that has, on its own, created a new market segment of which it is the undisputed leader.


Piaggio MP3: a complete range

Piaggio Mp3 is available in two different engine sizes (300 and 500 cc, Euro 4), each of which is available in two different versions – Sport and Business – to complete a true family three-wheeled vehicle that is capable of meeting any and all daily mobility needs.

Piaggio Mp3 500 is now the flagship of the 3-wheel vehicle range supplied by the Piaggio Group. With power of 28.5 kW at 7250 rpm and torque of 45.5 Nm at 5000 rpm, it is fully capable of meeting any town, city or country mobility needs.

The 300 cc version maintains all the aesthetic and technical characteristics that place Piaggio Mp3 a step ahead of the competition, combining it with a high performance engine and reduced consumption. The 300 cc 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine with electronic injection delivers maximum power of 15.5 kW at 7250 rpm, with a torque output of 22.5 Nm at 6000 rpm. These are figures that translate, on one side, into excellent response in acceleration during constant city stop-and-go riding and on the other into a top speed which is more than capable of handing motorway riding, guaranteeing the possibility of long range travel in total comfort. Both engine sizes can be driven with a basic car driver’s license.


Comfort and functionality

The Piaggio Mp3 frame has been redesigned with the dual objective of providing, on the one hand, excellent riding stability and precision and, on the other, a wider range of uses. The project meets these two important requirements, creating the best Piaggio Mp3 ever built in terms of dynamic qualities, safety standards and comfort for rider and passenger. The available space improves the ergonomics and optimizes the use of the space under seat for loads.

The careful complete restyling adds more comfort on-board. The seat boasts sumptuous proportions: flat and comfortable for two people to sit on, an improvement on the earlier generation of the Piaggio Mp3. with ergonomic benefits, starting from the position of the legs, more extended and relaxed. In particular the perfect triangulation handlebars-saddle-footplate is larger, making riding easier and improving vehicle control. And it’s not only the rider who benefits. Designed as a true alternative to the car, the latest generation of Piaggio Mp3 provides the passenger with even more comfort: there is even more available space, whereas the seating position is more relaxed, in addition to benefiting from the advantages of the retractable footpegs. The large compartment under the seat, fitted with courtesy light and mat, has been redesigned for additional uses, due to the regular, almost rectangular shape, without indentations or partitions, so every square centimetre can be used, for example to store two full-face helmets or a laptop holder. The saddle, which can now also be opened using the Bike Finder remote control (making the turn indicators flash), opens electrically, as usual, and it is assisted by a convenient shock absorber strut that accompanies the seat opening movement in a practical and safe way. The flat streamlined tail for an easily assembled box (just one of the many accessories available), further increasing the already exceptional load capacity of the Piaggio Mp3.


Even more safety. The first 3-wheeler with ABS and ASR

Piaggio Mp3 has been the first 3-wheeled scooter. Today, the Piaggio Mp3 is the first three-wheeler in the world with ABS brake system integrated with ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) traction control.
The ASR system is an electronic traction control device regulating the driving wheel slippage. The ASR can be switched off simply and it guarantees safety by preventing the slippage of the rear wheel on slippery or wet roads and uneven surfaces, for excellent rear tyre grip and road holding in all conditions. The Piaggio Group is the first manufacturer to use rear wheel traction control for a scooter, in-house developed technology, based on racing experience and subsequently adapted and built into city vehicles.

The ABS system maximizes active safety preventing wheel blockage under braking and providing full control of the vehicle at all times. Developed specifically for the Piaggio Mp3, it uses a Continental control unit and three channels controlling the three wheels individually modulating only the braking force to prevent grip loss. Piaggio Mp3 employs an all-disc braking system on the three wheels, with a disc diameter of no less than 258 mm. Greater safety and an even smoother ride are provided by large larger 13 inch diameter front wheels.

This is the resounding success due to the Mp3 exclusive Piaggio dual independent tilting front wheel technology, thanks to the four bar linkage suspension which the leading Group in Europe designed and developed before any other manufacturer in the world to ensure maximum riding pleasure in complete safety. This is the original project patented by Piaggio, with a roll mechanism comprising four aluminium alloy arms, fitted on four hinges on the central sleeve and two side sleeves connected to the arms by pins and ball bearings. Inside the side sleeves, the right-hand and left-hand steering tube rotates in a classic single-arm set-up.
The blocking mechanism of the front suspension, a distinguishing feature of the 3-wheel Italian scooter, transforms the balance of the Piaggio Mp3 from dynamic to static. Start up the Piaggio Mp3 and it stays in balance on the three wheels without the need for a stand (fitted nonetheless). To resume normal operation accelerate or use the dedicated push button. This means you never need to put your foot in the ground and you can park the Piaggio Mp3 anywhere, easily and without effort.


A unique style

The Piaggio Mp3 has a modern and elegant look with evident hints of a motor car and a car-style refined finish and high perceived quality. The Style Centre of the Piaggio Group has completely redesigned the distinctive features in the various version, making them increasingly more modern and individualistic. The front shield recalls the original model but has a new form. The smoke-grey windshield provides protection and can be adjusted to three different heights. The headlights and indicators now have high efficiency daytime lights with 7 high efficiency LEDs, adapted from the auto industry and modernizing the look of the front of the scooter. The wheel rims boast a new and elegant 5 split spoke design: reminiscent of saloon cars and luxury autos.
The dashboard includes the set of modern instruments in two conventional round panels and a multi-purpose digital panel with data on fuel consumption (average and current), average and maximum speed, fuel gauge, travel time, ambient temperature and ice alarm. The instrument panel also includes a clock, total and trip counter and battery voltage reader. The 11 lights on the instrument panel display the functioning of the headlights, dipped headlights, indicators, reserve fuel, oil pressure, warning (injection), immobilizer, ABS, ASR and four emergency lights. In the centre part, just beneath the display, a series of 4 warning lights are placed which indicate: roll lock warning, engine shut-down, no roll and hand brake. Push buttons under the handlebars are to open the saddle and switch off the ASR.

the leg shield back plate has two anti-impact pads the colour of the saddle in front of the rider’s knees. Complete with retractable bag hook. The compartment above the instruments has a drawer and USB connection, ideal for recharging a smartphone and other devices.
The line of the rear area on the Piaggio Mp3 was inspired by the latest generation of Piaggio GT maxi-scooters. The tail is very streamlined and dynamic, elegantly truncated, highlighting the sports character of the Piaggio Mp3, reflected in its exceptional road holding and tilt while turning. The surface finish is smooth, reinforcing the streamlined look of the vehicle, which has a highly dynamic appearance. The tail stop and position lights incorporate LED technology. The parcel holder and passenger handle, in aluminium, complete the line of the comfortable saddle.

 

 




2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Maximum safety thanks to the ABS and ASR systems, extreme comfort for rider and passenger, excellent available space, all with a unique style.

Two euro 4 engine sizes – 300 and 500 cc – and two different versions – Business and Sport – to meet any mobility needs.

Piaggio MP3, operable with a normal car driver’s license, grows in convenience and new features. Now the highly convenient bike finder comes standard.



 

2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Piaggio Multimedia Platform: always connected to your smartphone

The sophisticated Piaggio Multimedia Platform, available from among the many dedicated accessories for the Piaggio Mp3, illustrated in the catalogue, connects your smartphone to the on-board electronic system, turning it into a multi-purpose instrument, a computer able to display simultaneously data such as speed, revs, engine power and torque in real time, as well as acceleration in a straight line, tilt in cornering, average and current fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage among a host of other functions. A smartphone connected with the Piaggio Multimedia Platform can also be used to display maps and routes or to find the location, for example, of petrol stations or support services. The tyre condition monitoring feature takes synergistic advantage of the vehicle and smartphone sensors to monitor tyre wear and inflation, immediately alerting the rider of any potentially critical situations. The general analysis feature monitors vehicle condition.


Two versions: different characters, same safety

The Piaggio Mp3 is available in Business and Sport versions, with dedicated equipment and colour schemes.


Piaggio Mp3 Business – sober and elegant

The Business version, elegant and city-friendly, characterized by a “Business”plate on the rear part of the tail, distinguishes itself through some prestige details, such as the chrome-plated exhaust pipe on the Mp3 500, the new brown saddle with dual lining, and the finish in glossy grey of the wheel rims and the passenger grab handles. The elegance of Piaggio Mp3 Business is highlighted by the two chrome-plated versions available: Bianco Iceberg, Nero Universo, a new metallic Red and a new metallic Blue.

Piaggio Mp3 Sport – sporting and dynamic

The Sport version of Piaggio Mp3 is distinguished by the “Sport”plate on the rear of the tail and the numerous items with matt grey finish, such as the protection of the end of the exhaust pipe for the Mp3 300, the diamond edge wheel rims the passenger handles and moulding of the central tunnel. The black saddle of the Sport version has a lining in two different materials.
There are three dedicated colour schemes for the Sport version: Nero Opaco Carbonio and the three new colours, Grigio Opaco, Bianco Pastello and Verde Opaco.


A complete range of accessories

The range of accessories for the Mp3 is based on a precise design philosophy: to provide the maximum on-board comfort and maximum functionality in daily use, to make the life of the commuter easier with the Piaggio three-wheel scooter.
The large rear trunk, which can be unhooked rapidly, with 50 litre capacity, can house two full-face helmets. The upper shield is painted the same colour as the vehicle and has a comfortable backrest to make the passenger’s ride more enjoyable. The top box is also available in the 37-litre version.
For daily use and in all environmental conditions, the windshield accessory, in high quality anti-chip material, guarantees optimum protection from the air and weather. A great deal of care is put into aesthetics, with rods with the same finish as other vehicle details.
In addition the leg-covering fabric, an increasingly important accessory for commuters whatever the season and irrespective of the weather conditions, was designed to provide maximum warmth and protection against the rain on the Mp3. The fabric is designed for the vehicle and for perfect safety, and is stable even at high speeds. To guarantee maximum comfort in any weather conditions, a new kit is also available with heated accessories that enhance “all weather” functionality: a heating element to be placed in the leg cover and heated hand grips, managed by a dedicated control unit that provides four temperature levels.
The rider is also protected by a further function of the Piaggio Mp3: thermal and waterproof protection for the hands, the tunnel bag, placed simply behind the leg shield back plate, electronic and mechanical ‘saddle-handlebar’ anti-theft systems and the comfort saddle, which has gel inserts under the lining to provide maximum comfort to the rider and passenger.
The on-board technology is enhanced by the accessories. Piaggio MP3 can be fitted with the Piaggio Multimedia Platform, to enable dialogue between your smartphone and the vehicle. Piaggio Multimedia Platform is able to manage a huge amount of information relating to the vehicle, useful for the journey.
New. Tom Tom Vio Piaggio Special Edition: the first GPS navigation device designed by Tom Tom for scooters is now available in an exclusive and special edition specifically developed for Piaggio Group and customized in terms of packaging, cover and splash screen.
Another technological exclusive is the new Piaggio Sound System (PSS), developed by the Piaggio Innovation Research Center, that allows you to play back audio from a source connected via Bluetooth, without loudspeakers, directly by the vehicle itself.
The Mp3 range is accompanied by a range of dedicated, hi-tech design helmets, conceived and designed to provide safety, comfort and maximum protection.
Helmets in the PJ line include interesting technical and stylistic features, with innovative head design and exclusive side fastening and a large, protective visor.
The breathable interior fittings can be removed and washed. The PJ range of helmets has two configurations: PJ with dual visor (normal and sunscreen) and PJ1 with recessed sunscreen visor.





 

2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD

Engine MASTER 4-stroke single cylinder
Displacement 493 cm3
Bore x Stroke 94 mm x 71 mm
Power 28.5 kW @ 7250 rpm
Torque 45.5 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Distribution Single overhead cam shaft (SOHC) with 4 valves and roller tappets
Fuel system Electronic injection
Ignition Electronic with inductive exhaust and variable advance integrated in the injection CPU. Closed loop system with Lambda probe for the exhaust. Electronic immobilizer, block of injection pump when the vehicle is tilted. Twin spark ignition. Dual map for butterfly valve management (STD and ECO). Traction control (ASR)
Cooling system Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
Gearbox Twist-and-go CVT with torque server
Clutch Automatic, centrifugal dry clutch
Frame Double cradle in high strength tubular steel
Front suspension Articulated quadrilateral – Stroke: 85 mm. Electro-hydraulic suspension blocking system.
Rear suspension Dual hydraulic shock absorber with pre-adjusted spring in one of 4 positions – Stroke: 108 mm
Front brake Two 258 mm discs
Rear Brake Ø 240 mm disc
Front wheel rims Aluminium alloy 13″ x 3.00
Rear wheel rim Aluminium alloy 14″ x 4.50
Braking system ABS with integrated pedal braking
Front tyres Tubeless 110/70-13″
Rear tyre Tubeless 140/70-14”
Length/Width 2,225 mm / 800 mm
Wheelbase 1,500 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Fuel tank capacity 12 litres (including 1.8 litre reserve)
Approval 4 Euro



 


 

2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

Engine MASTER 4-stroke single cylinder
Displacement 493 cm3
Bore x Stroke 94 mm x 71 mm
Power 28.5 kW @ 7250 rpm
Torque 45.5 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Distribution Single overhead cam shaft (SOHC) with 4 valves and roller tappets
Fuel system Electronic injection
Ignition Electronic with inductive exhaust and variable advance integrated in the injection CPU. Closed loop system with Lambda probe for the exhaust. Electronic immobilizer, block of injection pump when the vehicle is tilted. Twin spark ignition. Dual map for butterfly valve management (STD and ECO). Traction control (ASR)
Cooling system Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
Gearbox Twist-and-go CVT with torque server
Clutch Automatic, centrifugal dry clutch
Frame Double cradle in high strength tubular steel
Front suspension Articulated quadrilateral – Stroke: 85 mm. Electro-hydraulic suspension blocking system.
Rear suspension Dual hydraulic shock absorber with pre-adjusted spring in one of 4 positions – Stroke: 108 mm
Front brake Two 258 mm discs
Rear Brake Ø 240 mm disc
Front wheel rims Aluminium alloy 13″ x 3.00
Rear wheel rim Aluminium alloy 14″ x 4.50
Braking system ABS with integrated pedal braking
Front tyres Tubeless 110/70-13″
Rear tyre Tubeless 140/70-14”
Length/Width 2,225 mm / 800 mm
Wheelbase 1,500 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Fuel tank capacity 12 litres (including 1.8 litre reserve)
Approval 4 Euro




 

2017 Piaggio MP3 300 Sport ABS ASR – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine MASTER 4-stroke single cylinder
Displacement 493 cm3
Bore x Stroke 94 mm x 71 mm
Power 28.5 kW @ 7250 rpm
Torque 45.5 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Distribution Single overhead cam shaft (SOHC) with 4 valves and roller tappets
Fuel system Electronic injection
Ignition Electronic with inductive exhaust and variable advance integrated in the injection CPU. Closed loop system with Lambda probe for the exhaust. Electronic immobilizer, block of injection pump when the vehicle is tilted. Twin spark ignition. Dual map for butterfly valve management (STD and ECO). Traction control (ASR)
Cooling system Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
Gearbox Twist-and-go CVT with torque server
Clutch Automatic, centrifugal dry clutch
Frame Double cradle in high strength tubular steel
Front suspension Articulated quadrilateral – Stroke: 85 mm. Electro-hydraulic suspension blocking system.
Rear suspension Dual hydraulic shock absorber with pre-adjusted spring in one of 4 positions – Stroke: 108 mm
Front brake Two 258 mm discs
Rear Brake Ø 240 mm disc
Front wheel rims Aluminium alloy 13″ x 3.00
Rear wheel rim Aluminium alloy 14″ x 4.50
Braking system ABS with integrated pedal braking
Front tyres Tubeless 110/70-13″
Rear tyre Tubeless 140/70-14”
Length/Width 2,225 mm / 800 mm
Wheelbase 1,500 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Fuel tank capacity 12 litres (including 1.8 litre reserve)
Approval 4 Euro



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