- GRIGIO ELEMENTO
- NERO UNIVERSO
New engine, new performance
Performance and efficiency are the standout characteristics of the new single-cylinder 500 hpe (High Performance Engine). It boasts an increase in performance of around 14% compared to the previous 500cc, with maximum power of 44.2 CV and, in the three-wheel world, a significant reduction in fuel consumption. The “Ride by Wire” electronic acceleration system optimises engine operation distribution and flow even at low speed by means of changing the engine map with a mere touch of a button on the handlebar. Also new is the transmission cover and the finish of the external crankcase, whose exhaust comes with a new silencer, reducing perceived noise level and optimising timbre.
Safety starts with an “A”
“A” as in ABS. Developed together with Continental, the three-channel ABS offers outstanding active safety levels, avoiding wheel blocking during braking manoeuvres and ensuring you have control in any situation. The two large 13-inch front wheels also contribute to the exceptional safety and improved road surface absorption capacity.
“A” also as in ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) with it easy deactivation function ensuring the rear wheel won’t skid on greasy surfaces such as wet asphalt.
The jewel in the crown of the Piaggio three-wheeler is the front wheel electro-hydraulic articulated quadrilateral suspension tilted blocking system. This enables the bike not only to stay upright when stationary at lights or stop signs, but also makes it easy to push or move it with the engine off. Parking is also a breeze as there is no need to use the kickstand. Think of it like flying – you get around without having to put your feet on the ground.
More than mere style
The front shield, with its totally “now” features, is equipped with a grill and updated LED indicators, giving it an elegant, contemporary look. Its eye-catching aesthetics are matched by features designed to ensure a supremely comfortable ride, such as the smoke-grey windshield which is now even sportier and offers greater protection for the driver’s hands. The updated saddle is comfier than ever, with the addition of a small back rest and easy-to-reach hand grip for the passenger. These key details, together with the perfect seat-footwell-handlebar combination, reflect the Piaggio MP3’s attitude to both touring and daily getting around town and greater metropolitan areas. Elegant, welcoming and practical: the spacious rear top box, available on request, can carry all the “must haves” necessary for even the most demanding journey. The upper shell is painted in the same colour as the scooter and comes with a comfy back rest to ensure the passenger also gets to travel in style and enjoy the view.
An elegant city slicker
With its exclusive looks, the MP3 50 HPE Business cuts through the traffic with style and ease, leaving behind it not only bends, obstacles and kilometres, but also the dropped jaws of passers-by, bowled over by its stunning features. From the matt grey finishing of the wheel rims, central tunnel and exhaust guard, to the new Daytime Running Lights that provide an extra element of rider visibility for greater safety, together with its Nero Universo and Grigio Elemento colour options, the MP3 500 HPE is the perfect solution if you are looking for performance that doesn’t come at the cost of aesthetics.
Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Bore x stroke
94 mm x 71 mm
32.5 kW (44, 2 HP) @ 7,750 rpm
47.5 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
Single overhead camshaft (SOHC), 4 valves
Electronic fuel injection, Ride by wire, double map (ECO and STD)
Automatic CVT with torque server
Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
25 km/l (WMTC)
Double shock absorber, 4 preload position adjustment
Double disc Ø 258 mm
Disc Ø 240 mm
Double disc Ø 258 mm
Disc Ø 240 mm
2,200 mm/800 mm/1,540 mm
Fuel tank capacity
Weight in running condition