Piaggio introduced an up to date MP3 lineup, giving its three-wheeled scooters quite a few technological upgrades, in addition to a brand new range-topping MP3 530 hpe Unique mannequin.
The 2023 MP3 fashions obtain a brand new, bigger entrance finish. The bodywork is wider and now seems a bit like a hockey goalie’s masks. The LED headlights are slimmer than the earlier design, and the entrance flip alerts are built-in into the wheel arches, which Piaggio says is a design component impressed by trendy automotive traits.
A 530cc engine replaces the earlier 493cc powerplant on the prime of the MP3 vary. Piaggio claims the brand new engine produces greater than 44 hp, the identical peak because the earlier engine, however Piaggio says the bigger engine supplies a big improve in torque. The Piaggio MP3 400 hpe and Piaggio MP3 400 hpe Sport return, with an up to date engine to scale back noise and vibrations. The 400cc model claims an output of 35 hp and improved gas financial system over the earlier engine.
A brand new 7-inch TFT show replaces the earlier technology MP3’s twin analog dials and LCD display. The total-color show is the hub of the MP3’s infotainment system, with smartphone integration and GPS navigation.
ABS and ASR (anti-slip regulation, a type of traction management) come customary throughout the vary. The MP3 530 Unique provides three selectable engine modes (Consolation, Eco, and Sport), cruise management, plus a brand new reverse gear with a backup digicam to make it simpler to suit the three-wheeler in tight areas. The Unique additionally includes a Blind Spot Info System (BLIS) that alerts the rider of objects inside a 30-meter (98-foot) radius, in addition to a Lane Change Determination Assist System (LCDAS) to warn towards potential collisions when making an attempt to vary lanes.
Different options embrace a reshaped seat, decreased weight, keyless ignition, a slimmer tail and a tire-hugging license plate holder.
Piaggio is at present taking reservations in Europe. The MP3 530 hpe Unique is priced at 12,999 euros (US$13,970). The MP3 400 hpe is available in at 10,499 euros (US$11,280) and the Sport model at 10,999 euros (US$11,820).
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