Piaggio MP3 Yourban

Feb 16 2011 13:22

With the Mp3 Yourban, Piaggio's revolutionary three-wheeled scooter range broadens its appeal even further, bringing all the advantages of the Mp3 family's advanced technology within reach of everyone in a compact scooter with essential styling that is agile, nimble and ideal for carving through city traffic.

Available as 125 and 300 cc variants, both with electronic fuel injection, Mp3 Yourban boasts class-beating levels of trim and equipment and is the perfect solution for young executives who use the scooter for their daily commute or for female users looking for a safe, agile and fun means of transport. 

The lighter mass and superior agility of the new Mp3 Yourban are immediately apparent even after the first few metres in the saddle. The front end is more precise and offers even more feedback, translating to swifter directional changes and making the vehicle lean more rapidly into bends, for sure-footed stability throughout the entire curve, even with the throttle pinned wide open. The new Yourban brings the revolutionary technology of the Mp3 family within reach of everyone.

Launched in 2006, the Piaggio Mp3 astonished the world with its two independently sprung, tilting front wheels: an absolutely innovative technological solution that redefined the very concept of dynamic stability.

A winning formula, to which the more than 80,000 Mp3's sold all over the world attest.

With the Mp3 Yourban, Piaggio's three-wheeled range gains a model with outstanding lightness and essential looks that combines the unparalleled stability and safety of the Mp3 with a chassis architecture optimised for superior manoeuvrability and agility, making it the perfect solution for tackling city traffic with confidence with a vehicle that is also a joy to ride. 


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Style: light, sporty and dynamic.

Mp3 Yourban instantly grabs your attention with its youthful, sporty design. A stylistic balance which joins the spirited front end and the racy rear end together in harmony to create a sleek and light line.

Minute attention to detail and impeccable build quality are evident at first glance. With exposed front suspension components and the absolutely innovative forms of the front mudguard, the Mp3 Yourban flaunts an unmistakably technological look. 

Every component has been studied in its every detail, both aesthetically and from a constructive point of view.

The front view, made unique by the double front tyre, is dominated by the handlebar which integrates the powerful double dome headlight assembly, LED daylight running lights and turn indicators and crowned by an efficient smoke grey top fairing. At the centre of the shield the glazed "necktie" characteristic is evident, a finish which recalls that of the alloy wheel rims and the silencer heat shield. The enveloping and protective forms of mudguard, which is colour coded with the rest of the bodywork on the ERL version, contributes to visually lightening the front.

A sleek and racy tail corresponds with the spirited front end, which elegantly combines two convenient handles for the passenger and finishes with the modern and painstakingly designed taillight, characterised by daylight running lights and a LED stop light. 

The two-colour scheme of the bodywork, with coloured parts alternating with aluminium-look painted inserts blends in with the matching coloured saddle and interiors. The innovative metal-look finish central element running along the vehicle enhances its sleek lines and its muscular, dynamic attitude. The details of the handlebar, the rear shield and the central tunnel, under which the fuel tank cap is concealed, complete the aesthetics of the vehicle.

The Mp3 Yourban is not just elegant, it is also comfortable, functional and equipped with a comprehensive array of creature comforts and state of the art technological solutions.

The saddle, with seating on two separate levels, integrates a comfortable rear support for the driver and is shaped in such a way as to allow for easy and safe reach to the ground and to ensure an extremely high level of comfort. The finish is also available in various colour schemes, co-ordinated with the colouring of the internal embossing. The generously spacious helmet compartment provides comfortable space for two jet helmets with visor or alternatively a laptop bag. A practical and discrete concealed bag hook finds a place integrated into the leg shield back plate.

Exhaustive, easy to read instruments with sophisticated pale blue lighting offer full information ready at a glance. The instrument panel is comprised of three circular elements (speedometer, water temperature and fuel level), a modern LCD display with odometer, digital clock, battery voltage and external temperature functions as well as a series of warning lights dedicated to the fuel reserve, high-beam, turn indicator, oil pressure, hazard and injection system check. There are also warning lights for characterising Mp3 features such as the roll lock system, lock system fault and engagement of the parking brake.


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On the road: a different Mp3

From a dynamic perspective, the reduced weight (an incredible 15 Kg less than the current 300 cc version of the Mp3) is clearly perceptible in both unpowered manoeuvres (the vehicle is easier to push) and on the move (the vehicle is more agile and responsive). The version without the suspension roll lock weighs an additional 12 Kg less.

This sensation of greater agility is even more evident on the move and especially during low speed manoeuvres, such as slaloms and rapid directional changes.

When steering and leaning into curves, the vehicle has a natural self-centring effect almost as immediate as that of a conventional 2-wheeler scooter - but with the huge advantage in terms of grip offered by the dual front tyres. All of this equates to improved rideability: more nimble and more responsive to steering input, this is the perfect vehicle for slaloming through city traffic. The Yourban leans more rapidly into bends, remaining stable throughout the entire curve, even with the throttle pinned wide open.

The ideal riding position: while more compact in appearance, the platform is in fact even more comfortable, while its lower position (20 mm lower than on the standard Mp3) offers more space for the rider's legs. The Yourban also features a pair of fold-out footpegs for the passenger which, when stowed, are perfectly flush with the bodywork.

On the move, the front end is more precise and offers even more feedback. The improvement is perceptible even after the first few metres in the saddle: you almost forget that there are two wheels at the front, and instinctively ride it like a normal scooter.


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Chassis architecture: MP3 Yourban is still unlike anything else in the world.

The quadrilateral articulated front suspension system and the double front wheel are unique and distinctive elements which make riding the Piaggio Mp3 an absolutely revolutionary experience, providing the rider with riding stability in curves more than any other scooter, benefiting from excellent road holding which can be felt in all of its importance on wet asphalt or in poor grip conditions.

On the new Piaggio Mp3 Yourban, this chassis configuration has been tailored to achieve unrivalled levels of agility and manoeuvrability. With its 13” front wheels (shod with 110/70 rubber), a weight reduction of 15 Kg compared with the similarly engined standard Mp3 (for the ERL version), and a compact wheelbase of less than 1450 mm, Mp3 Yourban responds rapidly to directional changes, leans into bends more eagerly and ensures absolute precision when approaching a bend and throughout the bend itself; characteristics which make it extremely efficient in city and metropolitan riding where, thanks to its double front wheel, it has no rivals in terms of active security: pavement, irregular or bumpy asphalt, rails and manholes are easily passed over in complete safety.

The compact dimensions and agility of the Piaggio Mp3 Yourban also make parking and manoeuvring from a standstill extremely simple, even for female riders; also to the credit of the electric-hydraulic suspension block system which allows parking without the need for a stand support.

Both engine variants of the Mp3 Yourban are available in two different trim levels: ERL and NRL.

Distinguishing the Mp3 Yourban ERL from the NRL version visually is the body-coloured front mudguard. The Yourban ERL also comes as standard with a roll lock system for the quadrilateral front suspension, which keeps the scooter upright and allows the rider to stop the vehicle briefly without having to put his or her feet down. Used in conjunction with the parking brake, this system means that the scooter can be parked without using the stand.

Mp3 Yourban NRL is even lighter: weighing 12 Kg less than the similarly engined ERL. The NRL version is also equipped with a practical side stand for parking the vehicle quickly.


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Engines: technology, performance and care for the environment.

Piaggio Mp3 Yourban is available with two engine choices - 125 cc and 300 cc - both with electronic fuel injection.

The 300 cc single-cylinder 4-stroke 4-valve engine with electronic injection delivers a maximum power of 22.4 hp at 7,500 rpm, with a torque output of 23.2 Nm at just 6,500 rpm. With such specs comes a throttle response to match, coupled with feisty performance, making it ideal both for tackling congested town traffic and for mid-range touring in full comfort, whether riding solo or two-up.

The 125 cc engine is also equipped with electronic injection and adopts an E.C.S. (Electric Cooling System) water cooling system which guarantees lower energy absorption and therefore better fuel economy. 

Thanks to electronic fuel injection, both engine variants of the Mp3 Yourban are not just quick, sporty, zesty and silky-smooth, but also quiet and environmentally friendly. The oil-bath free wheel system reduces noise on start-up, whereas quiet running is enhanced by the new engine casing that also ensure improved drive train cooling.


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For the extraordinary Mp3 Yourban, Piaggio has created an equally innovative range of dedicated accessories offering almost endless scope for personalisation and for enhancing the comfort of the vehicle.

Tall windshield in 4 mm thick, extremely high quality, impact resistant, chip resistant metacrylate.

Clear hand guards in impact resistant polycarbonate. With additional protective slider on outer side. Fitted with two fastener points on vehicle.

Rear quick release top box kit large enough for a full-face helmet. Includes comfort backrest for passenger in same material and colour as saddle. Cover in same colour as vehicle. 

A range of dedicated helmets with external shell in ABS and removable cheek cushions to permit installation of Bluetooth system. Adjustable long visor, inner padding in non-allergenic fabric and strap fastener system with fine adjustment. Available in three colours coded with colours of vehicle.

E-Power electronic antitheft system with electronic key and two button remote control. 

Practical and easy to wear universal leg cover. 

Outdoor vehicle cover in black waterproof material with thermobonded seams, Piaggio logo, reflector strip and clear window for license plate. 


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Piaggio Mp3 Yourban is available in a choice of 5 metallic colours, with colour schemes specifically designed to emphasise the dynamic forms of the vehicle: 

Cosmo Black, Ibis Red and Orione Grey (with black matte finish plastic elements and saddle), Perla White and Ghiaccio Grey (with blue matte finish plastic elements and saddle).

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