3 Wheeler – 2009 Piaggio MP3 500

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We’ve always been fascinated by the Piaggio MP3 500, the claim to fame for which is its ability to lean up to 40 degrees despite having two front wheels. Capable of a top speed of 89 mph, the MP3 500 also returns 56 mpg and is capable of braking in 20% less distance compared to its two-wheeled brethren. This, in conjunction with the underseat storage, makes it an interesting and distinctive option for those of you looking for around-town runabouts.

From Motorcycle Daily.com/Piaggio: http://www.moto123.com/motorcycle-news/article,2010-piaggio-mp3-500-sport-review.spy?artid=122626&pg=2

From Motorcycle Daily.com/Piaggio: http://www.moto123.com/motorcycle-news/article,2010-piaggio-mp3-500-sport-review.spy?artid=122626&pg=2

The leaning suspension can actually be locked with the push of a button, and there’s also a handbrake to keep it secured when parked. But what makes this scoot enjoyable is the surprising power – 40 hp and 32 lb-ft of torque. Our only gripe is probably the CVT, but with three wheels it seems that this bike was always intended beginner-friendly option.

Piaggio MP3 500 - Left Side

This specific Piaggio MP3 500 is in the rarer maroon color, and has covered just 5,400 miles. It’s completely stock, with the exception of a top box which looks to be like some sort of Givi clone to our untrained eyes.

Piaggio MP3 500 - Rear

Find this Piaggio MP3 500 for sale here on Craigslist for $5,300 in Reno, Nevada.

Piaggio MP3 500 - Front Right

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