2020 Piaggio MP3 Sport 500 HPE
Piaggio created a trifecta of innovation, function, and form with the MP3. The three wheels are able to lean like a sport bike and even have the ability to lock for stopping and parking (it even disengages once you start moving again!). The ultimate goal of this beast (Cerberus?), is to create an immersive driving experience with added safety and stability.
The MP3 provides ABS (Anti-lock Brakes), ASR (Traction Control!), multiple driving modes, and a 38.8hp liquid cooled engine. The power is sent to an automatic CVT transmission, so there is no shifting required.
How does it ride? Well, it feels a lot like a two wheeled scooter. Different, but in a very appealing manner. The 500cc engine boasts much more power than most "big" scoots and the safety features are hard to find anywhere else.
|Engine||Single cylinder 4-stroke, 4 valves|
|Engine Capacity||493 cc|
|Bore x stroke||94 mm x 71 mm|
|Power||38.8 HP (28.5 kW) @ 7,250 rpm|
|Torque||33.6 ft-lbs (45.5 Nm) @ 5,000 rpm|
|CO2 emissions||102 g/km|
|Fuel System||Electric injection|
|Transmission||CVT continuously variable transmission with torque server|
|Clutch||Automatic centrifugal dry clutch|
|Frame||Double cradle in high resistance tubular steel|
|Front Suspension||Articulated quadrilateral|
|Rear Suspension||Dual hydraulic shock absorbers adjustable in preload|
|Front Brake||Two 258 mm discs with hydraulic control|
|Rear Brake||Two 258 mm discs with hydraulic control|
|Braking System||Combined braking with ABS/ASR|
|Front Tire||Tubeless 110/70 - 13"|
|Rear Tire||Tubeless 140/70 - 14"|
|Length/Width/Wheelbase||87.6" / 31.5" / 60.6"|
|Fuel tank capacity||3.1 Gal|
|Emissions Compliance||EPA, CARB, Transport Canada|