Piaggio MP3 500 SE


Piaggio MP3 500 Special Edition

This is a new special version, born on the base of the sporty Piaggio MP3 500 Sport LT ABS/ASR, amplifying its character and exclusivity with numerous unique stylistic details including some which jump out immediately like the graphics that match blue details with others in carbon look and the gritty footplate with metallic inserts. Even the colour scheme is unique and dedicated: Grigio Titanio opaco. The blue graphic details also extend to the saddle (which also boasts new construction material) and the black wheel rims.

Piaggio MP3 is the world's first 3-wheel scooter, the concrete response to the demand for easy-to-handle, extremely safe city vehicles to get about in the city or reach the city centre from the ever growing suburbs. The two front wheels and the exclusive patented suspension system, conceived and developed by Piaggio before any other global manufacturer, combine the safety of a car with the simplicity and practicality of a scooter and the fun of a motorcycle with dynamic riding on corners. This is why Piaggio MP3 is able to satisfy a truly global demand: from drivers looking for a more practical yet safe alternative to the experienced motorcyclist able to appreciate the advantages and technical features of a vehicle that has, on its own, created a new market segment of which it is the undisputed leader. 

“Two wheels ahead of the rest”: a definition which not only indicates the peculiar characteristic of Piaggio MP3, but also suggests technological superiority that the revolutionary Piaggio Group “three wheeler” has managed to affirm. Two front wheels to travel in total safety in any weather or road surface conditions and at the same time have fun riding just as on a conventional two-wheeled vehicle. For the first time, with Piaggio MP3, automotive safety meets motorcycle riding pleasure. In the wake of the great public success achieved since 2006, the year the first model was introduced, Piaggio has developed and implemented several versions and engine capacities to meet all daily mobility requirements: from the Yourban version, the most sleek and urban Piaggio MP3 model, to the LT (acronym for Large Tread) models that stand out for a number of characteristics such as the front track widened to 465 mm, motorcycle-type turn indicators, an LED daylight running light inserted in the upper part of the leg shield and the pedal on the footrest that activates the integral braking. Characteristics which allow the Piaggio MP3 LT, in the 300 and 500 cc engine capacities, to be ridden at any age as long as the rider is a normal car driver's licence holder (Class B)*.

Piaggio MP3 500 (in its three versions: Piaggio MP3 500 Sport LT, Piaggio MP3 500 Sport LT ABS/ASR e Piaggio MP3 500 Business LT ABS/ASR) is now the flagship of the 3-wheel vehicle range supplied by the Piaggio Group. With power of 28.5 kW at 7250 rpm and torque of 45.5 Nm at 5000 rpm, it is fully capable of meeting any town, city or country mobility needs.

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

The Piaggio MP3 is the first three-wheeler in the world equipped with an ABS antilock braking 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 traction control for a scooter, a technological first developed in-house, based on racing experience and subsequently adapted and built into street vehicles.

The ABS system takes safety to the highest possible levels, preventing the wheels from locking up in braking, a phenomenon which has in any case been vastly reduced by the presence of the double front wheel that ensures much better grip than a traditional scooter. 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.


Technical Specification

Bore x Stroke:

94 mm x 71 mm

Brake Type Front:

Two 258 mm discs

Brake Type Rear:

240 mm disc

Dimensions (LxWxH):

2225 mm / 800 mm


493 cm3

Emissions Compliance:

Euro 4

Engine Type:

MASTER 4-stroke single cylinder

Fuel Tank Capacity:

12 litres (including 1.8 litre reserve)

Kerb Weight:

270 kg

Max Power Output:

28.5 kW @ 7250 rpm

Max Torque:

45.5 Nm @ 5000 rpm

Seat Height:

790 mm


Electronic with inductive exhaust and variable advance

Transmission Type:

Twist-and-go CVT with torque server

Tyre Size Front:

Tubeless 110/70-13"

Tyre Size Rear:

Tubeless 140/70-14''


1540 mm


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Finance is available to UK residents aged 18 years or older, subject to status. Terms & Conditions apply. Indemnities may be required.

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