2012 Piaggio MP3 Yourban LT 300 ie
Piaggio Mp3 Yourban, the newest arrival
in Piaggio Group's revolutionary three wheel scooter
range, is now also available in the LT 300 cc version
which can be ridden with a normal class driving license.
Compact scooter with light, agile and manoeuvrable
lines, Mp3 Yourban LT 300 is ideal for moving about
in traffic both for young people and executives who
use a scooter to commute from home to work as well
as for women looking for a safe and fun to ride vehicle.
The new Yourban LT is characterised by its equipment
and finishing at the top of the category with mudguards
painted to match the bodywork and comes as standard
with the roll lock system for the quadrilateral front
suspension, which keeps the scooter upright and allows
the rider to stop the vehicle briefly without having
to put his or her feet down.
Our traffic-clogged towns and cities mean longer
and longer travelling time, parking problems and –
last but certainly not least – the soaring price
of petrol forcing up the costs of private transport.
Well aware of these problems and always ready to take
the lead in offering innovative mobility solutions,
in 2008 Piaggio presented the MP3 LT, the only scooter
that you can ride with a driver's licence.
Now with the LT version of the new Mp3 Yourban,
this possibility extends to all of the products in
the Mp3 family.
Mp3 Yourban LT 300 ie stands out because of a few
approval compliance characteristics such as the front
track, increased to 465mm, motorcycle type turn indicators,
the LED daylight running light built into the headlight
assembly and the integral braking which can also be
activated on the Yourban LT with the pedal on the
The Mp3 Yourban LT confirms the winning characteristics
of a model with outstanding lightness and essential
looks that combines the unparalleled stability and
safety of the Mp3 with a chassis architecture optimised
for superior manoeuvrability and agility, making it
the perfect solution for tackling city traffic with
confidence with a vehicle that is also a joy to ride.
Style: light, sporty and dynamic.
Mp3 Yourban LT instantly grabs your attention with
its youthful, sporty design: A stylistic balance which
joins the spirited front end and the racy rear end
together in harmony to create a sleek and light line.
With exposed front suspension components and the absolutely
innovative forms of the front mudguard, the Mp3 Yourban
LT flaunts an unmistakably technological look.
Every component has been studied in its every detail,
both aesthetically and from a constructive point of
The front view, made unique by the double front
tyre, is dominated by the handlebar which integrates
the powerful double dome headlight assembly, LED daylight
running lights and is crowned by an efficient smoke
grey top fairing. At the centre of the shield the
brushed finish "necktie" characteristic
is evident, a finish which recalls that of the alloy
wheel rims and the silencer heat shield. The encircling
and protective form of the mudguard in a solid colour
to match the bodywork slims out the front view.
A sleek and racy tail corresponds with the spirited
front end, which elegantly combines two convenient
handles for the passenger and finishes with the modern
and painstakingly designed taillight, characterised
by daylight running lights and a LED stop light.
The two-colour scheme of the bodywork, with coloured
parts alternating with aluminium-look painted inserts
blends in with the matching coloured saddle and interiors.
The innovative metal-look finish central element running
along the vehicle enhances its sleek lines and its
muscular, dynamic attitude. The details of the handlebar,
the rear shield and the central tunnel, under which
the fuel tank cap is concealed, complete the aesthetics
of the vehicle.
The Mp3 Yourban LT is not just elegant, it is also
comfortable, functional and equipped with a comprehensive
array of creature comforts and state of the art technological
The saddle, with seating on two separate levels,
integrates a comfortable rear support for the driver
and is shaped in such a way as to allow for easy and
safe reach to the ground and to ensure an extremely
high level of comfort. The finish is also available
in various colour schemes, co-ordinated with the colouring
of the internal embossing. The generously spacious
helmet compartment provides comfortable space for
two jet helmets with visor or alternatively a laptop
bag. A practical and discrete concealed bag hook finds
a place integrated into the leg shield back plate.
Exhaustive, easy to read instruments with sophisticated
pale blue lighting offer full information ready at
a glance. The instrument panel is comprised of three
circular elements (speedometer, water temperature
and fuel level), a modern LCD display with odometer,
digital clock, battery voltage and external temperature
functions as well as a series of warning lights dedicated
to the fuel reserve, high-beam, turn indicator, oil
pressure, hazard and injection system check. There
are also warning lights for characterising Mp3 features
such as the roll lock system, lock system fault and
engagement of the parking brake.
On the road: a different Mp3
From a dynamic perspective, the reduced weight (an
incredible 16 Kg less than the current LT 300 cc version
of the MP3) is clearly perceptible in both unpowered
manoeuvres (the vehicle is easier to push) and on
the move (the vehicle is more agile and responsive).
This sensation of greater agility is even more evident
on the move and especially during low speed manoeuvres,
such as slaloms and rapid directional changes.
When steering and leaning into curves, the vehicle
has a natural self-centring effect almost as immediate
as that of a conventional 2-wheeler scooter - but
with the huge advantage in terms of grip offered by
the dual front tyres. All of this equates to improved
rideability: more nimble and more responsive to steering
input, this is the perfect vehicle for slaloming through
city traffic. The Yourban LT leans more rapidly into
bends, remaining stable throughout the entire curve,
even with the throttle pinned wide open.
The ideal riding position: while more compact in
appearance, the platform is in fact even more comfortable.
In addition, its lower position (20 mm lower than
on the standard Mp3) offers more space for the rider's
legs. The Yourban also features a pair of fold-out
footpegs for the passenger which, when stowed, are
perfectly flush with the bodywork.
On the move, the front end is more precise and offers
even more feedback. The improvement is perceptible
even after the first few metres in the saddle: you
almost forget that there are two wheels at the front,
and instinctively ride it like a normal scooter.
Chassis architecture: MP3 Yourban LT is still
unlike anything else in the world.
The quadrilateral articulated front suspension system
and the double front wheel are unique and distinctive
elements which make riding the Piaggio Mp3 an absolutely
revolutionary experience, providing the rider with
riding stability in curves more than any other scooter,
benefiting from excellent road holding which can be
felt in all of its importance on wet asphalt or in
poor grip conditions.
On the new Piaggio Mp3 Yourban LT, this chassis
configuration has been tailored to achieve unrivalled
levels of agility and manoeuvrability. With its 13”
front wheels (shod with 110/70 rubber), a weight reduction
of 16 Kg compared with the similarly engined standard
Mp3, and a compact wheelbase of less than 1450 mm,
Mp3 Yourban LT responds rapidly to directional changes,
leans into bends more eagerly and ensures absolute
precision when approaching a bend and throughout the
bend itself; characteristics which make it extremely
efficient in city and metropolitan riding where, thanks
to its double front wheel, it has no rivals in terms
of active security: cobblestones, poor surfaces, tramlines
and manhole covers are dispatched with ease and in
complete safety. On the LT version the distance between
the two front wheels was increased to 45mm in order
to meet the 465mm required for this particular approval
The compact dimensions and agility of the Piaggio
Mp3 Yourban LT also make parking and manoeuvring from
a standstill extremely simple, even for female riders;
also to the credit of the electric-hydraulic suspension
block system which allows parking without the need
for a stand support, offered as standard.
The Engine: technology, performance and care
for the environment.
Piaggio Mp3 Yourban LT is equipped with a 300cc electronic
injection, single-cylinder engine which provides maximum
power of 22.8 CV at 7750 rpm and a maximum torque
of 24 Nm at only 5750 rpm: With such specs comes a
throttle response to match, coupled with feisty performance,
making it ideal both for tackling congested town traffic
and for mid-range touring in full comfort, whether
riding solo or two-up.
For the extraordinary Mp3 Yourban, Piaggio has created
an equally innovative range of dedicated accessories
offering almost endless scope for personalisation
and for enhancing the comfort of the vehicle.
- Medium windshield in 4 mm thick, extremely high
quality, impact resistant, chip resistant metacrylate.
- Tall windshield also in 4 mm thick, extremely
high quality, impact resistant, chip resistant metacrylate.
- Clear hand guards in impact resistant polycarbonate.
With additional protective slider on outer side.
Fitted with two fastener points on vehicle.
- Rear quick release top box kit large enough for
a full-face helmet. Includes comfort backrest for
passenger in same material and colour as saddle.
Cover in same colour as vehicle.
- A range of dedicated helmets with external shell
in ABS and removable cheek cushions to permit installation
of Bluetooth system. Adjustable long visor, inner
padding in non-allergenic fabric and strap fastener
system with fine adjustment. Available in three
colours coded with colours of vehicle.
• E-Power electronic antitheft system with
electronic key and two button remote control.
- Practical and easy to wear universal leg cover.
- Outdoor vehicle cover in black waterproof material
with thermobonded seams, Piaggio logo, reflector
strip and clear window for license plate.
Piaggio Mp3 Yourban 300 LT is available in a choice
of 5 metallic colours, with colour schemes specifically
designed to emphasise the dynamic forms of the vehicle:
Cosmo Black, Ibis Red and Orione Grey (with black
matte finish plastic elements and saddle), Perla White
and Ghiaccio Grey (with blue matte finish plastic
elements and saddle).