2008 Piaggio MP3 Three Wheeler 500

2008 Piaggio MP3 Three Wheeler 500 pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$8,899
Type
Touring Scooter
Insurance
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Model Type
Touring Scooter
MSRP
$8,899
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Touring Scooter
Manufacturer Country
Italy
Introduction Year
2008
Parent Company
Piaggio
Display Name
MP3 Three Wheeler 500
Year
2008
Make
Piaggio
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Cylinders
1
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)
40 / 29.4
Horsepower RPM
7250
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)
31.1 / 42.2
Torque RPM
5550
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
94 / 3.7
Stroke (mm/in)
71 / 2.8
Displacement (cc/ci)
492.7 / 30.1
Compression Ratio (Secondary)
11:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Premium
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Magneti Marelli
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)
Belt
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)
3
Rear Wheel Width (in)
4.5
Chromed
No
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Wheel Diameter
12
Rear Tire Width
140
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Rear Wheel Diameter
14
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dual 120/70 - 12
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
140/70 - 14
Front Brake Type
Dual Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.5 / 240
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11 / 280
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Front Suspension Type
Two Wheel Independent Tilting
Front Travel (in/mm)
3.4 / 85
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
4.3 / 110
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.08
Width (in/mm)
30.5 / 775
Wheelbase (in/mm)
61 / 1550
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/in)
1
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
538 / 244
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
3.2 / 12
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
0.5 / 1.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
0.92
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Height (in/mm)
30.9 / 785
Number Of Seats
2
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Floor Board Location
Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips
Standard
Chain Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Fork Guards
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Tank Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
No
Exhaust Guard
Yes
Light Guard
No
Side Cover
Yes
Fuel Tank Cover
Yes
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Stand Type
Center
Lower Fairing
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Upper Fairing
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Computer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Folding
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
No
Tinted
Yes
Height
Low
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Rear Rack
Standard
Storage Cover
Standard
Helmet Storage
Standard
Glove Box / Dash Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Engine Immobilizer
Standard
User Reviews
3 reviews
  • Nothing like it!!!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jul 15, 2011

    I bought my MP3 500 from a friend who had some life changing events occur to him (a marriage and a mortgage!) I have had it since April of 2011 and I've spent as much of my free time on the bike as possible. I have since become a local celebrity and everyone stop and asks, "What is that thing?" ...

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  • Love it!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Feb 02, 2009

    I purchased a MP3 500 (all black) and absolutely love it. It takes a little getting used to but then what a ride. The cornering is amazing, the speed is great, and the look will have everyone staring in awe. If you plan on going on the freeway make sure you get the 400 or 500 version....I think ...

    In summary the MP3 transends the scooter world, is cooler than any bike, and is in a league of its own. If you dont believe me: take one for a test drive down a curvy road, lean as hard as you like and let that bad boy ride!

    PS I have nothing against regular motorcycles as I have had them before but they just dont compare to this after taking everying into consideration, but thats just my opinion to each his own. After all if you ride a motorcycle your alright in my book. See you on the road.

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  • MP3 - 500
    By  (I am an Owner) on Dec 19, 2008

    this is a nice scooter for the rider with some experience. I have had no problems with mine since taking delivery in apr 08.

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