Piaggio MP3 – Owner Reviews Motor Scooter Guide

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Piaggio MP3 250

PIAGGIO MP3 SERIES – OWNER REVIEWS

2007 PIAGGIO MP3 250

Milage: 1000 – 5000 Miles

Likes: Great fun to ride

Dislikes: Seating position

Review: “ I can’t imagine riding anything else.”

2008 PIAGGIO MP3 400ie

Milage: 10,000 – 20,000 Miles

Likes: 400cc power, high seating position, low speed handling 3 wheel design

Dislikes: No antilock brakes

Review: “ I would like for starters, to humbly disagree with the higher seat position on the MP3 being a negative. The higher Seat position I don’t believe raises the center of gravity at all. The weight of 400cc engine more then counter balances the weight of any driver sitting atop the vehicle.

The only slight problem with this position is the difficulty for shorter riders to balance the bike with their feet on the ground, but the locking front suspension fully addresses this issue. Second and on the positive side of this issue this higher seating position provides the rider a much safer view of the road. My viewing height on the MP3 is typically the same as the driver of a standard SUV.

This allows me to see more safely through the windows of such vehicles giving me a much greater amount of information about traffic patterns in front and behind me.

On the Highway is where this Maxiscooter really shines. The MP3 is not quick off the start but once at higher speeds it nimbly accelerates for quick lane changes and the stability at high speeds is in my opinion exceptional. The extra traction of the third wheel and the ability of the scooter to stand upright independently are awesome features as well. this scooter is clearly a year round form of transportation.

I have fully substituted the MP3 for a car and have never regretted it for a second. I live in a city so I can say as an urban commuter scooter the MP3 is tops. This scooter is an effective vehicle instead of a second car and for some the only transportation they may need.

The MP3 is not a high performance motorcycle and it has never claimed to be. Thanks for reading.”

2009 PIAGGIO MP3 250

Milage 1000 – 5000 Miles

Likes Mileage-handling-quietness-braking-can park anyplace and no worry of being level. I like the it being different as it is.

Dislikes Weight but after a 900 # Goldwing (which I still have and love-it is light in comparison. Would like a bit more power.

Review “I have had this less than a week and it is so much fun to ride. I have over 1 million miles on motorcycles and am almost 80 years old. I have ridden since 1948 and started on a Western Auto Stores Doodlebug scooter. This is neat except on a fast freeway but is still minimally adequate even there. Handling is supreme and sand, gravel, ruts etc. are not much of a problem.

Can be parked on inclines and hills with the tilt lock and parking brake.

The most impressive impression is stopping. I love front brakes and with two wheels it STOPS! I am getting over 65 mpg even running it hard some of the time.

I didn’t want a 250 but I rode a 400 and two other 250 rigs and this one spoke to me. Better shape and everything worked superbly–the others didn’t feel as good.” Norym

2009 PIAGGIO MP3 400

Milage: 1000 – 5000 Miles

Likes: Braking, Cornering, Overall quality.

Dislikes: High center of gravity, High seat, Lack of low speed torque.

Review: “ Although comfortable, the fixed seating position is good only for short runs. The dual front wheels are not worth the extra weight and complexity.”

2009 PIAGGIO MP3 400cc

Milage: 5000 – 10,000 Miles

Piaggio MP3 250

Likes: Brakes, smooth ride, cornering

Dislikes: Lack of leg room and reliability

Review: “ The MP3 has a lot of quirks and things that can go wrong, it’s overly complicated. When something breaks you are on your own because the warranty says that all parts subject to wear and tear are not covered. Of course, everything on the scooter is subject to some wear and tear so unless your dealer is kind-hearted and covers it by himself, you are out of luck. The mp3 is best suited for a shorter rider that enjoys DIY maintenance and repairs.”

2009 PIAGGIO MP3 500ie

Milage: 5000 – 10,000 Miles

Likes: Speed, Stopping, Tilt Lock, Attracts Attention, MPG, Comfortable

Dislikes: Height of Seat

Review: “ Talk about fun. Female that’s a previous dirt and street motorcycle driver, I have fallen hard for the MP3 500ie. The maxi scooter is fast topping 90mph if you really need the speed. You get about 65mpg on the highways. Everyone wants to ask questions about the scooter where ever I stop at.

It’s a lot easier sitting on the MP3 than straddling a motorcycle. My only wish would be if the seat were a little lower for vertically challenged people 5’4 and under. If you have a short stride – you may have some trouble adjusting to this maxi scooter.

But where there’s a will I found the way using some 2.5 inch shoe inserts. Let’s Ride. ”

2011 PIAGGIO MP3

Milage: 1000 – 5000 Miles

Likes: Fantastic fun, comfort, feels very stable on the move once you get used to it

Dislikes: Occasionally can catch you off balance like any bike, and there’s a lot of weight when you feel it going

Review: “ I had bikes when younger and I spent a lot of time falling off. Now I got older and three wheels feels good – easy parking. Everything about MP3 is a little bit of fun.


The weight is well balanced until it starts to go then its heavy have to have common sense feels a lot more stable in not good conditions uneven roads ,wet roads ,pot holes. Nice bike.”

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