Malaguti Madison 300


Make Model

Malaguti Madison 300




Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC,4 valve


278 cc / 16.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 75.0 x 63.0 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.5:1


RON 95 unleaded petrol
Lubrication Wet sump


Electronic CDI
Starting Electric

Max Power

22.4 hp / 16.7 kW@ 7250 rpm

Max Torque

23 Nm / 16.9 lb-ft @ 6.000 rpm

Transmission  /  Drive

Twist-and-go CVT
Frame Double cradle trellis made of high-strength steel tubes

Front Suspension

35mm Telescopic hydraulic fork

Rear Suspension

Double hydraulic shock absorber with four-position spring preload; 76 mm wheel travel

Front Brakes

Single 260mm disc

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm disc

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Length   2135 mm / 84 in
Width       790 mm / 31.1 in
Height    1395 mm / 51.3 in
Wheelbase 1530 mm / 60.2 in
Seat Height 810 mm / 31.9 in
Dry Weight 174 kg / 383.6 lbs

Wet Weight

186.0 kg / 410.1 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 Litres / 3.9 US gal

The Spirit of Bologna

The Malaguti name – associated with some of the funkiest scooters of the 1990s boom such as the F12 – is now in the hands of the KSR Group.Austrian company KSR are behind some major brands now such a Lambretta scooters, Brixton and KSR motorcycles and most recently Malaguti which they are using as a brand for both scooters and motorcycles. Production is taking place in China.

At the 2018 EICMA show Malaguti put on display a machine that they are calling the Malaguti Madison 300, named after Malaguti’s old Madison maxi-scooter. The strange thing about it is that it doesn’t look anything like the Madison design. Instead it looks very much like a Gilera Nexus – a Piaggio Group design from 2004 which is no longer in the Piaggio range.

The Madison300 shatters the myth of the dull commute. It breathes attitude, class and power into any journey, no matter how routine. Its sleek design cuts through on the city street, backed up with an impressive engine that means it can more than handle itself on the motorway.

It has updated design of the turn signals that are now integrated in the bodywork. Au contraire, the Madison 300 has a bold and assertive vibe to it, a feature that will most likely draw a lot of attention from both seasoned riders and newer ones. Malaguti prepared two color options: a sober, black one with diminutive red lettering, and a more eye candy red and black livery that stands out in the crowd.

Underneath the robust-looking fairing, Malaguti installed a 4-stroke 278 cc injected single with liquid cooling that can produce almost 22 horsepower at 7250 rpm. Given the dry weight of 173 kg, the Madison 300 should behave quite well even when ridden hard on the highway, with decent stopping power from the ABS disc brakes front and rear.