Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Sport: review, history, specs

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Piaggio MP3 Touring 500 I.E. Sport
Manufacturer
Production 2012
Class Trike
Engine
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
Fuel System EFI
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)
Manuals Service Manual


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.

Engine[edit]

A 94.0mm bore x 94.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 492.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a CVT transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, centrifugal, automatic.

Chassis[edit]

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[edit]

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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.