First Ride: Piaggio MP3 400 and 500

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First Ride: Piaggio MP3 400 and 500


Click above for high-res of the Piaggio MP3 400 and 500

We’ll get to the riding in a bit; first let’s a walkaround. One major aspect to when deciding how practical a will be is storage. The overall of the vehicle can be greatly impacted if is not enough room for your Consider, too, if there is a place to keep a helmet you dismount the machine. In the case of the MP3, the 400 and 500 versions offer takes on the storage conundrum.

The 400 be the obvious choice if you don’t to add any extra cases to your as its under-seat space is ample for helmets. If more room is topcases are available for both the 400 and 500 The 250, which is the original from Piaggio, offers as much room as the 400, so that in mind when

How about wind protection? models come from with a full front and a small wind deflector. proves adequate for around-town but expect to feel a bit wind-blown at speeds. Two optional windscreens fitted to our test models, one of looks much like the from the classic movie Though odd looking, the touring proved the most adept at a bubble in which to ride.

large screen also did when we encountered a small of rain. The smaller optional also did a fine job of deflecting the bugs and road debris makes hard contact your person when on the highways without a screen. A helmet would be a wise if you plan to ride sans-screen.

Piaggio has seen fit to offer two looks for the MP3. The orignal appearance is carried-over to the new 400 model, the mad-max style from the Gilera 500 comes over on the 500. We favored the 500’s to be honest, and we also preferred its computer to the 400’s.

The 500 also more options when it to the good ole bungee, as its exposed frame features plenty of to attach to. We detected a bit more from the 500, though models were fairly for their 360-degree view. We the instruments from the 500 as well.

Either model garners of attention from passers-by, so who don’t like attention want to look elsewhere.

the ride that proved the enlightening feature of the MP3. We got the to hop on the original 250 for a brief spin. to be it proved plenty powerful, on the highway. The 500cc engine noticeably more grunt the 400, so if passing power is priority, the choice is pretty The 400 proved to be a tweener model in our as the 250 offers just as much along with a bit more efficiency. The 500 gets around 60

Piaggio MP3 400

This section could be How I learned to stop worrying and the front-end. Those riders to a single contact patch in the may find some trepidation it comes to leaning the MP3 deep a corner. We found that is no need to worry, as the deep from the center stand attest to. Contact with the from hard-parts proved easy, though there is of lean-angle.

Another benefit to the dual wheels appears when We had no trouble at all locking up the rear but it’s the front set that the real stopping power. As most two-wheelers, braking corners makes the MP3 want to up, so set your pace before the point and power out the other

We had a great deal of fun with approach, and the MP3 does nothing but confidence. When rolling to a a button press on the right allows the MP3 to lock into an position.

In the end, the pick of the litter have to be the 500. Though it slightly less storage, it up for this shortcoming with power and great looks. recommend adding a topcase to the and would also consider an windshield for touring use, a full-face helmet would be enough for most circumstances.

We can of no better scooters for around errand running, for the commute to or for past riders looking to the world of two-wheelers (ok, Nobody missed the MP3s on the as their size and unique makes them highly As with all scooters and motorcycles, be sure to get the proper training and gear-up with a good and riding apparel.

When ridden properly and the right circumstances, the Piaggio MP3 to offer a compelling alternative to the norm and even midsize

Piaggio MP3 400
Piaggio MP3 400
Piaggio MP3 400
Piaggio MP3 400

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