Jakarta, 07 November 2022 – The Piaggio Brand, from Piaggio Group, headquartered in Pontedera, Italy, is known for its premium, smart design and urban mobility solutions, always introduces highly practical and customer centric products for daily commute. One of the most technologically advanced product lineups is the exclusive Piaggio three-wheeler range.
First introduced in Indonesia in 2012 with the Piaggio MP3 125 Yourban and now, PT Piaggio Indonesia, brings the newest Piaggio MP3 300 hpe Sport as the latest addition to the Piaggio brand range in the market.
This new Piaggio MP3 300 hpe Sport is a compact, sport and dynamic vehicle which, nevertheless, does not sacrifice superior comport and the high-performance of GT Scooter. Piaggio MP3 300 hpe Sport sill using the exclusive Piaggio three-wheeler technology: the front articulated quadrilateral suspension system and the double front wheel are unique and distinctive elements that make riding the Piaggio MP3 an absolutely unique experience, with more cornering stability than any other scooter, and excellent road holding that can be felt at its best on wet asphalt or in poor grip conditions.
Design: Sporty, Comfortable and Functional
Piaggio MP3 300 hpe Sport stands out for its modern and sporty design which harmoniously blends the aggressive front end with a sleek rear to provide a slender and light line.
The front shield maintains the distinctive traits of the Piaggio MP3 maxi scooter family: the centre is dominated by the double headlight fitted with high efficiency LED daylight running lights, that modernizes the front view. The characteristic “necktie” divides the headlights and acts as a connecting element between the grille and the built-in tinted windscreen designed to guarantee the best possible protection. Contributing to slimming down the front view, made unique by the double front wheels, are the sporty profile mudguards painted to match the body, whereas the wheel rims have a five split-spoke design.
To go with the aggressive front, there is a sleek and slender tail which elegantly houses two convenient handles for the passenger, ending with the modern and refined rear light assembly, characterized by LED parking and brake lights.
As its predecessor, the new Piaggio MP3 300 hpe Sport is comfortable and extremely functional. The saddle, with seating on two separate levels, is shaped in such a way so as to allow easy and safe contact with the ground and to guarantee adequate lumbar support for the rider, all to the advantage of comfort. The passenger position is laid back and relaxed, thanks in part to the practical fold-out foot boards which, when closed, integrate perfectly in the fairing. The combined braking system pedal, on the right foot board, has been repositioned for better global riding ergonomics.
The under-seat compartment is extremely spacious. The saddle has a spring to keep it in the open position. A practical and discrete concealed bag hook finds a place integrated into the leg shield back plate. Under the instrument's dashboard is a practical glove compartment with a drawer and USB connection, ideal for recharging a smartphone and any other enabled device.
Performance: Powerful, Easy Handling with Ultimate Safety
Since introducing the three-wheeled scooter to the world, Piaggio has continued to refine and push the boundaries to deliver a true and outstanding riding experience. Now, the Piaggio MP3 hpe boasts the most recent evolution of the Piaggio 300 cc single-cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valve, liquid-cooled engine with electronic injection: the result of Piaggio Group R&D know-how and known as 300 hpe (High Performance Engine), the unit has benefited from extensive work aimed at increasing performance while at the same time reducing fuel consumption. Maximum engine power reaches 19 kW (25.8 HP) at 7750 rpm, whereas maximum torque is 26.1 Nm at 6250 rpm.
The primary objective of the project was to optimize thermodynamic output and to reduce friction and engine noise, at the same time increasing performance and general rideability.
The head is the result of a completely new cast and is characterized by entirely redesigned internal components: the geometry and diameter of the ducts have been revamped, as well as the intake and exhaust valves, which have increased in diameter by 3 mm. The use of a piston with redesigned architecture, particularly in the shape of the top, results in a highly efficient combustion chamber.
The single camshaft system with overhead valves has rockers with roller tappets instead of flat tappets, all to the advantage of smoothness, durability, and the reduction in mechanical loss. The camshaft profile was designed to achieve angle over stroke that is stronger, but at the same time capable of reducing the noise generated by the distribution: specifically, more angle over stroke valve time guarantees greater filling of the combustion chamber, which translates into better efficiency. Consequently, the load and dimensions of the valve springs have also been upgraded.
The introduction of a high-pressure multi-jet injector also helps to improve combustion. A generous intake line, equipped with a duct with optimized length, improves the torque delivered at low revs and ensures an exceptionally smooth ride at any speed. Last, but not least, the iridium ignition sparkplug ensures greater durability in the same operating conditions.
The numerous changes to the engine also increase its already legendary reliability and a clear demonstration of this is the fact that routine servicing is scheduled for every 10,000 km.
The engine is controlled by a latest-generation Magneti Marelli MIUG4 ECU. featuring greater calculating capacity, it contributes to improving overall engine efficiency and also allows the engine to be started almost instantaneously, after just two revolutions of the crankshaft.
With the update on engine, the Piaggio MP3 300 hpe Sport adopt the ABS anti-locking braking system integrated with ASR traction control (Acceleration Slip Regulation). The ASR (first brought to scooters by Piaggio) can be easily disconnected and guarantees safety by keeping the rear wheel from slipping on dangerous surfaces like wet asphalt.
The three channel ABS system, developed in collaboration with Continental, maximizes active safety, preventing wheel blockage when braking and providing full control of the vehicle at all times. The Piaggio MP3 employs an all-disc braking system on the three wheels, with a disc diameter of 258 mm on the front and 240 mm on the rear. Greater safety and an even smoother ride are provided by the large 13-inch diameter front wheels.
The Piaggio MP3 also owes its success to exclusive patented Piaggio technology for the dual independent, tilting front wheels regulated by a unique 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. The roll mechanism is made up of four fused aluminum arms linked to four hinges that are firmly connected to the central sleeve, and two side sleeves connected to the arms by means of pivots 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 for the front suspension, a distinguishing feature of the three-wheel Italian scooter, transforms the balance of the Piaggio MP3 300 hpe from dynamic to static. Start up the vehicle 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.
Piaggio MP3 300 hpe Sport stands out for its numerous details with matt black finish, such as the “necktie” on the shield, the stripes on the center tunnel and the passenger grab handles. Its sportiness is highlighted by the front and rear shock absorber springs painted red, a color that also appears on the contrasting stitching of the seat. Front brake discs with a wave profile and a foot board with aluminium inserts are included as standard.
Two colour schemes are available: Blu Oxygen dan Argento Cometa.
Piaggio MP3 300 hpe Sport is completed by range of accessories that based on a precise design philosophy: combining unparalleled on-board comfort with genuine everyday usability, in keeping with its role as a metropolitan commuter.
The accessories range includes: