Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Sport: review, history, specs
|Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Sport|
liquid-cooled, single-cylinder MASTER, four-stroke, four-valve
|Bore / Stroke||94.0mm x 94.0mm|
|Horsepower||39.96 HP (29.8 KW) @ 7250RPM|
|Torque||33.93 ft/lbs (46.0 Nm) @ 5550RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: CVT
Clutch: dry, centrifugal, automatic
|Suspension||Front: parallelogram composed of four aluminum arms supporting two steering tubes, cantilevered suspension
Rear: oscillating engine fixed to frame with swingarm and two dual effect hydraulic shock absorbers with four-position spring preload
|Brakes||Front: dual 240 mm discs, 2-piston calipers
Rear: single 280 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper
|Front Tire||120 / 70 - 12in|
|Rear Tire||140 / 70 - 14in|
|Wheelbase||60.98 inches (1549 mm)|
|Length||85.0 inches (2159 mm)|
|Width||30.51 inches (775 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.91 inches (785 mm)|
|Weight||244.0 kg (wet)|
The Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Sport was a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder MASTER, four-stroke, four-valve Trike motorcycle produced by Piaggio in 2012. Max torque was 33.93 ft/lbs (46.0 Nm) @ 5550 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 39.96 HP (29.8 KW) @ 7250 RPM.
The bike has a CVT transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, centrifugal, automatic.
It came with a 120 / 70 - 12in front tire and a 140 / 70 - 14in rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 240 mm discs, 2-piston calipers in the front and a single 280 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a parallelogram composed of four aluminum arms supporting two steering tubes, cantilevered suspension while the rear was equipped with a oscillating engine fixed to frame with swingarm and two dual effect hydraulic shock absorbers with four-position spring preload. The wheelbase was 60.98 inches (1549 mm) long.
2012 Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Sport
The 2012 MY Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Sport has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 493cc, single cylinder Master engine paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 40 horsepower and 46.5 Nm of torque. The I.E. Sport has been designed for those trike fans that want more performance out of their machine, without sacrificing the trademark elegance, comfort, and agility. It features a parallelogram front suspension and dual rear shock absorbers, which ensure a plus ride, as well as improved cornering abilities.
What differentiates the I.E. Sport suffixed model from the rest of the MP3 family are a number of race-inspired features, such as the aluminum foot pegs, silver saddle-stitching, as well as a Matte Gray paint scheme and black-finished wheels, grab handle, exhaust heat shield and headlight tub.