Making their début in Paris, the new Piaggio MP3 models, the original and most widespread three-wheeled scooter that can be driven with a normal car driver's license

Jul 11 2018 15:21

Higher performance, more comfort, new design and new finishings

New 350 cc version with more than 30 HP of power

The 500 HPE engine now provides higher performance and lower consumption


Paris (France), 11 July 2018 – Making their début today in Paris were the new Piaggio MP3 models, the first three-wheeled scooter in the world, a concrete response to the demand for easy, fun and extremely safe vehicles for city traffic or in the increasingly more extended metropolitan areas.

The two new 350 and 500 cc engine sizes are able to meet any city and suburban mobility needs. Piaggio MP3 500 hpe, the flagship, is available with two equipment packages, Sport and Business, distinguished by their colour schemes and dedicated features, now even more loaded from the factory. Comfort has improved on all models thanks to the more comfortable new saddle, the new backrest, the new grab handles and the new top fairing, more aerodynamic and more protective.

All of the Piaggio MP3s can be driven with a normal car driver's licence.

The two front wheels and the exclusive, patented suspension system combine the safety of a car with the simplicity of a scooter and the fun that is so typical of riding a motorcycle on curves. Piaggio MP3 is also able to satisfy a truly global audience: from the driver looking for a practical but safe alternative, to the advanced motorcyclist who appreciates the advantages and technical characteristics of a unique vehicle. All the versions have the ABS braking system and ASR traction control for maximum control on any road surface.

Piaggio MP3 500 hpe Business

The Business version, elegant and metropolitan, stands out for its prestigious details, such as the cover for the new exhaust system, the chromium profile of the grille on the front shield and the matt grey finish of the rims and central tunnel. TomTom Vio comes standard, the first TomTom navigator dedicated to scooters.

Piaggio MP3 500 hpe Sport

The Piaggio MP3 500 hpe Sport version stands out for its matt black finished details, such as the cover for the exhaust system, the wheel rims, the profile of the grille on the front shield and the passenger grab handles. The big news is represented by the pair of high performance Kayaba gas rear shock absorbers that guarantee more traction, more stability and better comfort. The wavy profile front brake discs are also standard equipment, as well as the footboards with aluminium inserts. Both of the Piaggio MP3 500 versions have multimap “Ride-by-Wire” and are powered by a 4-valve single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine with 44.2 HP at the shaft that has been upgraded to achieve better performance, reducing fuel consumption and improving the timbre of the exhaust.

Piaggio MP3 350

The new 350 cc powerplant provides performance that is clearly superior to the previous 300 version. The Piaggio MP3 350 finishings recall those of the Piaggio MP3 500 Sport and are characterised by the presence of numerous matt black finished details. The wavy profile front brake discs are standard equipment. The engine of the new version is an ultra-modern and technological 4-stroke, 4-valve 350 with electronic fuel injection and liquid cooled, developing more than 30 HP and equipped with automatic multi plate wet clutch.


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