2012 Piaggio MP3 Touring
Levels of safety and roadholding that
would be impossible with a two-wheeler, matched with
power and verve delivering pure fun and maximum riding
enjoyment: these are the unbeatable characteristics
that have made the Mp3 such a brilliant success.
The arrival of the Mp3 Touring brings completely
revised looks and functionality to the most “classic”
version of Piaggio's three-wheeler, while broadening
its appeal with the addition of an all new 500cc variant
offered in “Sport” and “Business”
The new Mp3 Touring is also available as the LT version,
which may be ridden by holders of a normal passenger
The technically revolutionary three-wheel layout
with two front wheels is the basis of the extraordinary
success of the Mp3, a scooter unlike anything else
in the world which, with its innovative design with
two independently sprung and tilting wheels redefined
the very concept of dynamic stability.
This winning formula - as proven by over 100,000
Mp3 scooters sold worldwide - has, over the years,
spawned a multitude of different versions and spec
levels to cater for the needs of every possible user.
These include the Mp3 Hybrid, the world's first scooter
with parallel hybrid drive and plug-in technology,
and the Mp3 Yourban, which offers the exceptional
stability and safety of the Mp3 in a vehicle conceived
for urban use and simplicity.
The Mp3 Touring brings completely revised looks and
functionality to the most “classic” version
of Mp3 while retaining the exceptional comfort, space
and load capacity that have made the scooter a firm
favourite for thousands of users all over the world.
There is also a new and more extensive choice of engines:
the new Mp3 Touring is available with the classic
125, 300 and 400 engine sizes, which are now joined
by an all-new 500cc version offered in “Sport”
and “Business” spec levels.
The evolved styling of the new Mp3 Touring is immediately
evident at first glance. While retaining a distinct
resemblance with the rest of the Mp3 family, the new
Touring boasts a new honeycomb front grille and a
satin-finish centre moulding in the front shield.
The design of the windscreen is also completely
new and offers even more protection than before. The
new windscreen is adjustable, with three different
settings: the gap between the top fairing and the
windscreen splits the air flow into two parts, directed
over and under the windscreen itself to eliminate
turbulence at mid and high speeds.
The new design of the top fairing has also freed
up space for a practical storage pocket with three
compartments under the windscreen.
Other new features are the hand grips, with improved
grip and ergonomics, the silver colour finish of the
wheels, and the saddle, which is now upholstered with
new materials and enhanced with relief stitching.
The Touring retains the same class-beating features
of the Mp3 in terms of comfort and functionality,
such as the large, ergonomic rear grab handle with
integrated backrest, and the luggage compartment,
accessible from under the saddle and from the rear
hatch, with a record-breaking 65 litres of load capacity
and the ability to accommodate objects up to 1 metre
Touring 500ie: Mp3 to the Nth power
Mp3 Touring 500ie has been created to cater for the
user looking for a vehicle offering superlative performance
without sacrificing the elegance, comfort and unparalleled
standards of active safety typical of the Mp3.
Powered by a high-performance 500ie engine with
twin-spark ignition, the Mp3 500 delivers class-beating
performance and is offered in two different spec levels:
“Sport” and “Business”.
Mp3 Touring 500ie “Sport” offers all
the new technological and functional features of the
Touring range, but enhanced with a number of race-inspired
details, such as aluminium footpegs, silver saddle
stitching and sleeker, more aerodynamic rear view
mirrors which, together with the dedicated Matt Grey
colour scheme and the aggressive black finish of the
wheels, the grab handle, the exhaust heat shield and
the headlight tub, emphasise the sporty character
of this variant.
For those looking for performance but with more restrained,
elegant looks, there is the Mp3 Touring 500 in the
exclusive “Business” spec level, offered
in the dedicated Perla White, Perseo Bronze and Orione
Grey colour schemes – which come with a brown
saddle and matching trim for the passenger grab handle,
and with a chrome finish for the exhaust heat shield
– or in sophisticated Cosmo Black with a black
saddle. This variant also boasts all the new features
of the Touring family.
Piaggio Mp3 Touring is offered with a comprehensive
range (125, 300, 400 and 500 cc) of 4-stroke, liquid
cooled engines with electronic injection.
The sparkling latest generation 125 engine now has
a revised CVT transmission, for even smoother and
more progressive power delivery, enhancing the already
outstanding flexibility of this engine variant. The
result is smoother, more progressive power delivery
making this scooter ideal for all uses. With ultra-low
fuel consumption (around 25 Km/l) and a generous 12
litre fuel tank, the Piaggio Mp3 Touring 125 boasts
The 300 cc engine with electronic fuel injection delivers
22.5 hp at 7,500 rpm, and produces a maximum torque
of 23.2 Nm at 6,500 rpm: these figures translate to
superlative responsiveness and even sparkling performance,
making the Touring 300 ie capable of long range commuting
in complete comfort.
The 125 and 300 versions introduce a groundbreaking
technological first for their classes: state of the
art Ride by Wire technology, which electronically
controls the throttle valve in the intake duct to
regulate the fuel air mixture with absolute precision.
The result of electronic throttle control is an optimised
air/fuel mixture, which translates to smoother power
delivery and, therefore enhanced riding comfort.
The Piaggio Mp3 Touring 400ie is driven by the powerful
and reliable, 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid cooled and
electronically fuel injected 400 cc engine, producing
an impressive 34 hp at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque
of 37.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
The Mp3 Touring 500 boasts a 492 cc liquid cooled
4-stroke powerplant with twin-spark ignition, 4 valves
and electronic fuel injection, producing 40 hp at
7,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
The introduction of a twin spark plug system optimises
combustion in the cylinder, reducing both noise and
exhaust emissions. The result is a flexible, high
performance engine with plenty of low and mid range
torque, giving the Mp3 Touring 500ie a top speed approaching
145 Km/h, with total respect for the environment ensured
by the advanced “closed loop” injection
system with an oxygen sensor and a three-way catalytic
Riding the Piaggio MP3 is an experience that revolutionises
the very concept of mobility, with the dual wheeled
front suspension system ensuring levels of stability
in curves far superior to any normal scooter. At speed,
and even when riding behind other vehicles, the Piaggio
MP3 Touring stays glued to the road and always delivers
maximum performance in total safety. The benefits
of the three wheel revolution can be felt particularly
on wet roads and in other riding conditions that are
critical for conventional two-wheelers.
On city and urban streets, Piaggio MP3 is unrivalled
in terms of safety: cobblestones, poor surfaces, tramlines
and manhole covers are dispatched with previously
unattainable ease and stability.
Measuring no more than a maxi scooter and boasting
incredible agility, the Piaggio MP3 Touring is completely
at home in the city centre. It is also remarkably
easy to park, as the electrohydraulic front suspension
hold system keeps the vehicle upright without using
The revolutionary Piaggio MP3 boasts incredibly
short braking distances unmatched by anything else
in the scooter world: the powerful triple disc brake
system and the incredible grip of the front end ensure
stopping distances 20% shorter than the best performing
scooter in critical grip conditions.
When the road leaves the town behind, the Piaggio
MP3 really shows what it is made of. Road holding,
cornering safety and lean angle unattainable for conventional
scooters guarantee immense riding satisfaction on
fast country roads.
LT: The MP3 for everyone
All engine variants of the Piaggio Mp3 Touring above
125 cc are also available as LT versions. These versions
comply with requisites for a specific type approval
class, making the Mp3 the world's only scooter which
may be ridden by holders of a standard passenger car
The Mp3 Touring LT differs from other variants in
a number of modifications necessary for specific type
approval, such as a front track widened to 465 mm,
motorcycle-type turn indicators, a daylight running
light integrated in the lower part of the leg shield
and integral braking, allowing both the front and
rear brakes to be applied simultaneously on the Mp3
Touring LT from an additional brake pedal on the footrest.
The 125, 300 and 400 versions of the new Piaggio
Mp3 Touring are available in four metallic colours
- Cosmo Black, Orione Grey, Midnight Blue and Antares
The “Sport” spec level of the Mp3 Touring
500 is available in aggressive Matt Grey, while the
“Business” variant is offered in the elegant
Perseo Bronze, Perla White and Orione Grey colours
with a brown saddle, or in Cosmo Black with a black