Piaggio MP3 Series Motor Scooter Guide

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Piaggio MP3 250

PIAGGIO MP3 250 / 400 / 500

The MP3 is perhaps the biggest to come out of the scootering world in years. It’s tilting 3 design has been quite with most people loving the idea or being dis-interested.

Three Wheels?

the MP3 isn’t the first three scooter (see Honda ), the MP3 is the first to locate that wheel up front. The idea of dual wheels up front is easier to ride in sketchy (slippery roads, riding on bus etc), so it’s mostly a of if you prefer that additional of safety, or would rather a lighter, cheaper and simpler setup. Even if you aren’t in the MP3, consider taking one for a ride at your local just to better understand the difference that three makes.

The cornering sensation of the MP3 but it’s not like a two wheeled so there is definitely a learning The traction limits are different much higher) and the feeling of into a corner is unique as it more initiation effort to get the started. The whole process has a smooth and dampened feeling to it,

that is quite reassuring also being a little disconnected from the road. As you can the braking ability of these is unsurpassed and easy to achieve.

The front end can be locked out for parking it via a on the left handlebar. You can also use at red lights if you’d rather not put feet down. Either works, but locking it out at every feels more like a The scooter can only lock at a speeds (

10 mph) and it unlocks if you exceed this speed, so works very smoothly. The can lock at an angle, so if you’re to stop and you start tipping consider suggest putting a down rather than the lock button.


While the situation is complex overseas, in North the MP3 has been sold in a two main styles. The more rounded was the original style which on sale here for 2007 as the MP3 Then the MP3 400 (same body and MP3 500 (aggressive body style) for 2008.

Overseas the original and aggressive style are two different are sold under different and badges, with the original MP3 sold as the Piaggio MP3 worldwide, the more aggressive 500 model is as the Gilera Fuoco overseas.

In the same MP3 options were available from 2007 to but for 2012 Piaggio Canada to delete the MP3 250 and 400 and instead make styles available as 500 models. The svelte original body is called the MP3 Tourer 500 while the aggressive look is dubbed the MP3 500 (above left in silver). was to be the final year for the MP3 in Canada, both 500 models being at the years end.

For 2013 Piaggio Global has even more variations to worldwide MP3 family, but none of the MP3’s are slated for North Internationally, Piaggio updated the of the original MP3 into a new ‘Touring’ and dropped the more aggressive Fuoco) look. The new MP3 Touring is in two primary versions, the MP3 Touring and the MP3 LT.

The ‘Touring’ MP3 comes in 125, 400 and 500cc sizes, while the LT gets 300, 400 and 500 sizes wider front wheels allow it to fit the definition of a car in some and thus avoid the need for a licence. The international MP3 Touring and LT models also receive an split windscreen, improved more cubby hole and a few other tweaks.


Piaggio MP3 250

The original MP3 250 used a version of Piaggio’s QUASAR In the MP3, this motor good acceleration off the line, but it a bit on the top end due to the weight and wind drag of scooter. This mid-sized has long been the heart of GT/GTS line and other Piaggio’s like the Atlantic 200 and BV

The larger MP3 scooters (400 and 500 use 389cc and 492cc versions of largest motor — the engine. The 400 model (34 hp) and 500 model both do quite well on the top end as expect. The 400 model reaches a top around 80 mph, while the MP3 500 90 mph. While all of these are nice liquid cooled, fuel injected designs, the powered variants are more rounded machines.

The original MP3 250 is easily the slowest of the and not well suited for highway

Storage Convenience

Underneath the large seat is a great area that can accommodate two face helmets or lots of gear. There’s also a for smaller items and the aggressive MP3 500 also has a ‘grab rail’ the back end that can be quite for securing items behind the Storage varies a bit from to model, but generally it is quite with the large seat a surprisingly generous cavern

The MP3 also offers good protection, with it’s front fascia and integrated windscreen diverting most of the

Overall, the MP3 appeals to a unique These scooters aren’t at $7-11K, but they accomplish intended purpose quite They brake extremely and offer unsurpassed safety rough or slippery roads. are also extremely fun to drive.

The 400 and 500 models provide an excellent all combination of solid power, brakes, stable and easy and a great amount of storage, the MP3 250 provides a way to take the price a notch for those not needing capability. All of the MP3’s are a unique that is very easy to with. Anyone who can swing the purchase price will these machines to be a joy to live

Piaggio MP3 250
Piaggio MP3 250
Piaggio MP3 250
Piaggio MP3 250

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