Piaggio MP3 500


Make Model

Piaggio MP3 500




Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves


492.7 cc / 30.0 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 94 x 71 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Lubrication Wet sump


Electronic injection system


Electronic inductive discharge, integrated variable timing 
Starting Electric

Max Power

29.4 kW / 40.1 hp @ 7250 rpm
Max Toque 42.2 Nm / 31.2 lb-ft @ 5550 rpm
Clutch Automatic centrifugal dry


CVT continuously variable transmission with torque server

Final Drive Belt
Frame Double cradle in high strength steel tubes

Front Suspension

Parallelogram  composed of four aluminium arms supporting two steering tubes cantilevers.
Front Wheel Travel 85 mm / 3.3 in

Rear Suspension

Dual effect hydraulic shock absorbers and adjustable spring pre-load,

Rear Wheel Travel 110 mm / 4.3 in

Front Brakes

2x 240mm discs, One disc brake per wheel, c 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm disc

Front Tyre

Dual 120/70 -12

Rear Tyre

140/70 -14
Dimensions Height  1350 mm / 53.1 in
Length  2160 mm / 85.0 in
Width:     775 mm / 30.5 in
Wheelbase 1549 mm / 61.0 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 30.9 in

Dry Weight

244 kg / 537.9 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

12 Litres / 3.2 US gal

Piaggio have unveiled the latest iteration of their amazing three-wheeled scooter, the MP3, which first came out back in 2006. With more than 150,000 units having been sold over the last seven years, Piaggio haven't stopped improving their nifty little trike and the latest, 2015-spec MP3 500 gets anti-lock brakes, traction control and revised styling. Oh, and the 500cc single-cylinder engine is also new, and gets ride-by-wire throttle control for optimised power delivery and, with revised CVT settings, reduced fuel consumption. With 40 horsepower and 45Nm of torque, the new MP3 500 is never going to be a rocket, but performance should certainly be adequate for most people.

Available in 'Sport' and 'Business' variants, the 2015 Piaggio MP3 500 is, according to Piaggio, the best MP3 scooter they've ever made, and benefits from improved ergonomics, increased underseat storage area (which can now accommodate two full-face helmets), height-adjustable windshield, LED DRLs, new 13-inch alloy wheels and updated digital instrumentation.