2008 Piaggio MP3 Review


The 2008 Piaggio MP3 is a three-wheeled scooter motorcycle that provides riders added confidence with its extra front wheel. It opens riding up to a new, safety-conscious audience that otherwise may not ride a motorcycle. The largest embodiment of the 2008 Piaggio MP3 is the supportive all-weather grip and steadiness afforded by the third wheel, but the new 400cc and 500cc models offer added power for motorway cruising over the base 250cc model. If your daily commute combines city driving with high-speed open roads, this could be the ideal motorcycle.

With the 2008 Piaggio MP3 three-wheel design, it is not necessary to use a center stand to keep the scooter in an upright position. Instead, the MP3 is equipped with a front suspension system that keeps the motorcycle upright with the simple press of a switch on the handlebars that can be utilized when parked or if you’re caught sitting in traffic. Since being introduced in 2006, the addition of the second wheel hasn’t given the MP3 amazing corner speed, but the security while riding is unparalleled. The frame’s strength and weight ensure top performance, power and durability. The 250cc electronically-injected engine system is the best of its kind as well, offering unforced acceleration and power

For commuters in larger cities, there are few superior options than the 2008 Piaggio MP3. The added safety over a normal scooter, the equipment level and the ease of filtering make it an ideal choice for anyone looking to escape through the grind of daily traffic and still have the safety of a strong center of balance while on a motorcycle.

New For 2008

  • New model, using a modified version of the 250cc with a larger engine
  • MP3 400cc model
  • MP3 500cc model

2008 Piaggio MP3 Specs

  • Model: 2008 Piaggio MP3
  • Engine Type: Single-Cylinder, 4-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 72.0mm × 60.0mm; 85.8mm x 69.0mm
  • Compression ratio: 10-11:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC, variable
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gals
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Two Wheel Independent Tilting
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 58.6 inch
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.7 inch
  • Curb Weight: 449.7 lbs.; 538 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): Dual 120/70 - 12
  • Tires (Rear): 130/70 - 12; 140/70 - 12


  • Colors: Black Cherry Red, Excalibur Gray, Graphite Black, Sky Blue

Key Competitors For The 2008 Piaggio MP3

  • 2008 Yamaha Morphous
  • 2008 Vespa GTV 250
  • 2008 Aprilia SportCity 250
  • 2008 Hyosung MS3 250
  • 2008 Piaggio BV 250