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  • 3501 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego CA 92104
  • 619-624-9931

2016 Piaggio MP3 500i


The MP3 profile looks much like any other scooter, albeit with an exceptionally beefy front end. This perception changes rapidly with your perspective as you move around to look at it head-on. Now we see the major feature upon which all other design considerations revolve; the dual-wheel front end with its articulated quadrilateral steering and suspension, which is what gives us the fat front end, ’cause the independent suspension members need room to work. This setup grants the MP3 an uncommon combination of attributes; stable enough to be self-supporting without using the centerstand, yet capable of an astounding 40-degree lean angle in the corners.

The beating heart of the MP3 500 is the 492.7 cc, swing-mount motor. This one-lung, liquid-cooled mill produces 40.1 ponies and 33.5 pound-feet of grunt – not bad at all for a scooter, even one as heavy as this. A top speed of 89 mph puts highway driving safely within reach, but due to the engine size, mileage starts to creep down into full-size bike territory at 55 mpg.

The final drive is typical, with a dry, centrifugal clutch and “Twist ’n Go,” Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT); another feature that makes the MP3 500 particularly suited to inexperienced riders trying to break out of their cages for the first time.


  • ABS
  • Auxiliary Power Outlet
  • Top Case
  • Windscreen
  • Adjustable spring preload for rear wheel
  • Under seat storage
Engine: Single-cylinder, MASTER, four-stroke, four-valve
Displacement: 492.7 cc
Bore & Stroke: 94 mm x 71 mm
Maximum Power: 40.1 Horsepower
Maximum Torque: 33.5 pound-feet at 5,000 rpm
Max speed: 89 mph
Fuel tank capacity: 3.2 gallons
Gas mileage: 55 mpg
Cooling System: Liquid
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Electric
Gears: ’Twist ’n Go’ automatic CVT
Clutch: Automatic centrifugal dry
Chassis: Double cradle in high strength steel tubes
Front Suspension: Articulated quadrilateral consisting of four aluminum arms sustaining two steering tubes, and leading arm suspension geometry with offset wheel axle. travel: 3.74 inches. Electro-hydraulic suspension locking system.
Rear Suspension: Two dual effect hydraulic shock absorbers, preload adjustable to four positions. Travel: 4.25 inches
Front Brakes: Stainless steel double disc, 240 mm
Rear Brake: Stainless steel disc, 280 mm
Wheels: Five-dual-spoke rims
Front Tires: 13 inches
Rear Tire: 140/70, 14 inches
Length: 85 inches
Width: 30.5 inches
Wheelbase: 61 inches
Seat Height: 30.9 inches
Dry Weight: 577 Pounds
Type Approval: EPA and CARB
ABS: Standard

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This vehicle has 24 months warranty from manufacturer.

3440 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104

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    $5 990
    Not Included Taxes & Fees
    Style Scooter
    Mileage 4327mi
    Fuel type Gasoline
    Engine 493cc
    Year 2016
    Transmission Automatic
    Main Color Silver Metallic
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