Piaggio Unveiled MP3 400 HPE Three-Wheeled Scooter
The Italian two-wheeler maker, Piaggio expanded its three-wheeler scooter range and has taken the wraps off its updated MP3 urban three-wheeler scooter range. The company has unveiled the MP3 400 HPE. The new Piaggio MP3 400 HPE scooter is a replacement of Piaggio MP3 350 HPE. The MP3 400 HPE is available in two trims – Standard and Sport.
Occupies the middle position between the 300 HPE and 500 HPE models, the new 400 HPE has been developed by increasing the displacement figure of the smaller model. The new model gets a cleaner and a slightly larger motor. In addition to the powerful engine, the MP3 400 HPE meets the stricter Euro 5 emission norms and also gets modern styling, improved practicality, and more features.
Piaggio MP3 400 HPE Powertrain & Specs
The new MP3 400 HPE is powered by a 399 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine that churns out 35 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 38 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The motor is paired to CVT automatic gearbox with a torque server. The suspension duties on the three-wheeled scooter are tended to by an electro-hydraulic blocking system with dual rear shock absorbers. The stopping power, on the other hand, comes from two 258 mm front discs with a single 240 mm rear disc brake. The tilting suspension locks up when the scooter is at a standstill, so the rider doesn’t have to put his/her feet down in traffic stops. The scooter also gets an ABS and a traction control system.
MP3 400 HPE Features & Pricing
In terms of design, the new MP3 400 gets big bulky cladding with a massive visor upfront. The wide handlebars and improved step-up seats with pillion backrest promise ergonomic comfort over long journeys while the large exhaust canister, sleek LED taillight, and stylish alloy wheels enhance the overall aesthetics. It gets a wide under-seat stowage that can easily fit in two full-size helmets. Apart from these features, the 400 HPE also gets smartphone connectivity, allowing the rider to connect to the scooter via the Piaggio MIA app and access phone calls and music.
As mentioned earlier, the MP3 400 HPE is available in two trims – Standard and Sport. The standard trim is available in two color options – black and blue color, while the sports variant is offered in four different colorways. Piaggio retails the MP3 400 HPE at USD 10,994 (approximately Rs 8.04 lakh) and its Sport variant at USD 11,238 (approximately Rs 8.22 lakh). We don’t expect the Piaggio MP3s to ply on Indian roads anytime soon as there’s no market for such products. These Piaggio scooters will go on sale in Europe very soon.