The famous three-wheeler of the Pontedera company is renewed: two new 400 cc and an unprecedented 530 with GT characteristics. Debut for Aras systems, advanced driving assistance devices. The Piaggio Mp3 is the first scooter in the world to have them installed. Reverse integrated by the rear view camera
Two hundred and thirty thousand vehicles sold in 16 years of honorable career: no doubt about it, the history of the Piaggio Mp3 has all the characteristics of a success. After all, the Pontedera company was the first to firmly believe in the design of a scooter with twin front wheels, later imitated and copied by many. But now for the heavyweights of the “commuter” par excellence it is time for a radical restyling – presented on June 29 in Paris, which has always been the mecca of three wheels – involving engines and style.
There are three models in the high-end MP3 range, namely the Piaggio MP3 400 Hpe and Piaggio MP3 400 Hpe Sport, which share the 400 cc unit capable of over 35 Hp, and the Piaggio MP3 530 Hpe Exclusive flagship, powered by the brand new 530 Hpe with record power of over 44 HP.
The design of the two vehicles has been thoroughly revised, where the full LED lighting system and the new front shield stand out. The driving position is now more comfortable thanks to the revised saddle-handlebar-footrest triangulation; the load capacity of the saddle pad with electric opening is at the top of the category and can hold two full-face helmets. To stay at the forefront of safety, all models are equipped with Abs and Asr; the set-ups also include the system keyless and the maxi color instrumentation with the possibility of connecting the smartphone, thanks to the Piaggio Mia application.
The Piaggio MP3, in the 530 Exclusive version, is the first scooter in the world equipped with Aras-type devices (advanced driving assistance systems). They play a fundamental role on the active safety front, guaranteeing functions Blind Spot Information System (Bliss) e Lane Change Decision Aid System (Lcdas). The Blis warns the driver of the presence of vehicles in the blind corner of the rear-view mirrors, through specific signals on the TFT display. By constantly monitoring the rear area up to 30/35 meters away, the Lcdas function is also able to identify vehicles that, sideways, are approaching quickly, creating a potential dangerous situation in the event of lane change. Even in this situation, the driver is warned by means of specific signals on the instrumentation. Reverse is another of the unique features of the Piaggio MP3 530 Exclusive and is now integrated by the rear view camera. The standard set-up is completed by cruise control easily manageable through the new electric controls on the handlebar and by the three riding modes Eco, Comfort and Sport capable of changing the response to the Ride by Wire throttle command and also defining the calibration of the ASR anti-skid.
piaggio mp3 2022, prices
Piaggio MP3 400 Hpe is available at a price of 10,499 euros, in the Sport version for 10,999 euros. The top-of-the-range version, Piaggio MP3 530 Hpe Exclusive, is on sale for 12,999 euros. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
June 29, 2022 (change June 30, 2022 | 12:35)
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