piaggio MP3 Business 500 Ie LT ABS ASR


Even more safety. The first 3-wheeler with ABS and ASR

Piaggio Mp3 has been the first 3-wheeled scooter. Today, the Piaggio Mp3 is the first three-wheeler in the world with ABS brake system integrated with ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) traction control.

The ASR system is an electronic traction control device regulating the driving wheel slippage. The ASR can be switched off simply and it guarantees safety by preventing the slippage of the rear wheel on slippery or wet roads and uneven surfaces, for excellent rear tyre grip and road holding in all conditions. The Piaggio Group is the first manufacturer to use rear wheel traction control for a scooter, in-house developed technology, based on racing experience and subsequently adapted and built into city vehicles.

The ABS system maximizes active safety preventing wheel blockage under braking and providing full control of the vehicle at all times. Developed specifically for the Piaggio Mp3, it uses a Continental control unit and three channels controlling the three wheels individually modulating only the braking force to prevent grip loss. Piaggio Mp3 employs an all-disc braking system on the three wheels, with a disc diameter of no less than 258 mm. Greater safety and an even smoother ride are provided by large larger 13 inch diameter front wheels.

This is the resounding success due to the Mp3 exclusive Piaggio dual independent tilting front wheel technology, thanks to the four bar linkage suspension which the leading Group in Europe designed and developed before any other manufacturer in the world to ensure maximum riding pleasure in complete safety. This is the original project patented by Piaggio, with a roll mechanism comprising four aluminium alloy arms, fitted on four hinges on the central sleeve and two side sleeves connected to the arms by pins and ball bearings. Inside the side sleeves, the right-hand and left-hand steering tube rotates in a classic single-arm set-up.

The blocking mechanism of the front suspension, a distinguishing feature of the 3-wheel Italian scooter, transforms the balance of the Piaggio Mp3 from dynamic to static. Start up the Piaggio Mp3 and it stays in balance on the three wheels without the need for a stand (fitted nonetheless). To resume normal operation accelerate or use the dedicated push button. This means you never need to put your foot in the ground and you can park the Piaggio Mp3 anywhere, easily and without effort.

A unique style

The Piaggio Mp3 has a modern and elegant look with evident hints of a motor car and a car-style refined finish and high perceived quality. The Style Centre of the Piaggio Group has completely redesigned the distinctive features in the various version, making them increasingly more modern and individualistic. The front shield recalls the original model but has a new form. The smoke-grey windshield provides protection and can be adjusted to three different heights. The headlights and indicators now have high efficiency daytime lights with 7 high efficiency LEDs, adapted from the auto industry and modernizing the look of the front of the scooter. The wheel rims boast a new and elegant 5 split spoke design: reminiscent of saloon cars and luxury autos.

The dashboard includes the set of modern instruments in two conventional round panels and a multi-purpose digital panel with data on fuel consumption (average and current), average and maximum speed, fuel gauge, travel time, ambient temperature and ice alarm. The instrument panel also includes a clock, total and trip counter and battery voltage reader. The 11 lights on the instrument panel display the functioning of the headlights, dipped headlights, indicators, reserve fuel, oil pressure, warning (injection), immobilizer, ABS, ASR and four emergency lights. In the centre part, just beneath the display, a series of 4 warning lights are placed which indicate: roll lock warning, engine shut-down, no roll and hand brake. Push buttons under the handlebars are to open the saddle and switch off the ASR.

the leg shield back plate has two anti-impact pads the colour of the saddle in front of the rider's knees. Complete with retractable bag hook. The compartment above the instruments has a drawer and USB connection, ideal for recharging a smartphone and other devices.

The line of the rear area on the Piaggio Mp3 was inspired by the latest generation of Piaggio GT maxi-scooters. The tail is very streamlined and dynamic, elegantly truncated, highlighting the sports character of the Piaggio Mp3, reflected in its exceptional road holding and tilt while turning. The surface finish is smooth, reinforcing the streamlined look of the vehicle, which has a highly dynamic appearance. The tail stop and position lights incorporate LED technology. The parcel holder and passenger handle, in aluminium, complete the line of the comfortable saddle.

Engine Type

Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 valves

Displacement CC


Bore X Stroke

94 mm x 71 mm

Max Power Output

28.5 kW -38.8 CV- a 7,250 rpm

Max Torque

45.5 Nm a 5,000 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

12 L



Transmission Type

CVT continuously variable transmission with torque server

Dimensions LxWxH

2225 mm x 800 mm


1540 mm

Seat Height

790 mm

Tyre Size Front

Tubeless 110/70 - 13

Tyre Size Rear

Tubeless 140/70 - 14

Brakes Type Front

Two 258 mm discs with hydraulic control

Brakes Type Rear

240 mm disc with hydraulic control, combined braking