Piaggio MP3 500 HPE Sport Advanced


Make Model

Piaggio MP3 500 Sport / Sport Advanced




Four stroke, Master HPE single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves and
roller tappets 


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


Electronic injection system
Emission EURO5


Electronic with inductive exhaust and variable advance integrated in the injection CPU. Closed loop system with Lambda probe for the exhaust. Electronic immobilizer, block of injection pump when the vehicle is tilted. Twin spark ignition.  Dual map for throttle valve management (STD and  ECO).  Traction control (ASR)
Starting Electric

Max Power

32 kW / 43.5 hp @ 7750 rpm
Max Toque 47.5 Nm / 35 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
Clutch Automatic centrifugal dry


CVT continuously variable transmission with torque server (reverse gear on the Sport Advanced version)

Final Drive Belt
Frame Double cradle in high strength tubular steel

Front Suspension

Articulated quadrilateral, electro-hydraulic suspension blocking system

Front Wheel Travel 85 mm / 3.3 in

Rear Suspension

Double hydraulic shock absorber with four position spring pre-load adjustment (double gas shock with continuous spring pre-load adjustment on the Sport and Sport Advanced versions)

Rear Wheel Travel 108 mm / 4.2 in

Front Brakes

2x 258mm stainless steel discs, one disc brake per wheel, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 240mm disc
ABS ABS with braking integrated with the pedal

Front Tyre

2x 120/70 -13

Rear Tyre

140/70 -14
Dimensions Length 2200 mm / 86.6 in
Width    800 mm / 31.4 in
Wheelbase 1540 mm / 60.6 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 30.9 in

Wet Weight

282 kg / 621.7 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

13.2 Litres / 3.48 US gal

Sporting prowess to the fore

Its sporty character gets an additional boost with features such as the new front headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and distinctive transmission cover. The high-performance engine, high-tech instrumentation and impressive dimensions all add up to a sporty bike that punches well above its weight in the category and is perfect for getting around town.

And that’s all before we even mention its reverse gear, a first in the three-wheel scooter world.
All in all, this is a bike that attracts attention, so prepare to be noticed!

A true super-power

The Piaggio MP3 500 Sport Advanced’s single-cylinder 500 HPE (High Performance Engine) can be summarised in two words: sturdy and reliable. Its power comes from 4 liquid-cooled valves, its electronic injection and Ride-by-Wire multi-map electronic acceleration system which delivers enhanced drivability and improved performance and fuel consumption.

More control than ever

From the comprehensive, modern instrument panel to the multifunctional digital display to PIAGGIO MIA (only as accessory), the multimedia platform which connects your smartphone to the onboard electronics system, it’s all about ensuring drivers have all the information and tools at hand to plan, monitor and control performance. On the technical front, the pair of rear Kayaba gas shock absorbers in bold red deliver outstanding traction and improved stability.

Designed for great riding

Athletic and versatile, the “bad boy” version of the MP3 Piaggio family is characterised by its highly efficient and exclusive gas shock absorbers developed by Kayaba, together with its gritty-looking daisy-shaped front brake discs.

Powerful, safe and comfortable

Plenty of attention has been paid to ensuring driver and passenger comfort. The spacious comfortable seat with its back rest and ergonomic grip handles, together with practical foldaway foot pegs, all makes for a relaxing and pleasurable riding experience. The perfect handlebar-seat-footrest setup is another carefully thought-out detail which makes the Piaggio MP3 a great companion both for touring and everyday riding.

All the right gear

You simply can't talk about the Piaggio MP3 500 Sport Advanced without mentioning its reverse gear, a world first when it comes to three-wheel scooters, and a function which takes driving ease and convenience to another level. Parking is easier than ever, requiring less physical exertion even in the narrowest spots or awkward situations.

Always connected via PIAGGIO MIA

The PIAGGIO MIA multimedia platform connects your smartphone to the onboard electronics system, creating a comprehensive tool that provides all the information you could ever want regarding your bike's performance, trip statistics, news from the Piaggio world and so much more, all instantly accessible via your phone.

Colour options for the 2021 MP3 500 Sport Advanced are: Blu Zaffiro Opaco, Marrone Terra, Argento Cometa and Nero Meteora