Thursday, July 22, 2010
Piaggio MP3 300 LT
Never before in the last 12 months Piaggio launched a campaign to broaden the range of his “revolutionary” three-wheel scooters: next dell’allestimento 500 Sport (of clear derivation Gilera Fuoco), at EICMA 2009 was also presented the new Piaggio MP3 300 LT, which replaces the version already sold 250 LT.
Compared with the model that preceded it, a new variation of the range LT retains the ability to be driven with only one license B, while providing the power that quid most that can break down the boundaries of the 250 type approval and thus have access (like 400) to the ring road and
highways.’s not all, because the same way as those already proposed in other models of Piaggio Group (Aprilia Shiver , Aprilia Dorsoduro or Aprilia RSV4R ), MP3 scooter 300 LT will be the first to be equipped with Ride by Wire throttle. An item, it surrenders the classic steel cable between the throttle and the throttle body to make way for knobs and control units that regulate the opening of the gas in a manner not necessarily proportional to the demands of the pilot.
This system will improve performance of the engine at low speeds, but above all they contain the emissions and fuel consumption, which is extremely important for a vehicle created to get around the city.
Like all the MP3s, even LT retains the classic two-wheel front independent, tilting, which allows significantly improve road handling and braking with respect to a traditional scooter, the Piaggio engineers declared up to 20% reduction in stopping distance than a traditional scooter. This difference in LT is still the most tangible, as consistent with the new class also approved the revised 300 “boasts” the brake pedal (style Vespa PX) with a combined braking system.
At the expense of commercial symbol, the actual displacement of 300 cc is not: the 4-valve single cylinder Quasar, with electronic injection and liquid-cooled, in fact, has a bore of 75 mm and a stroke of 63 mm, which on balance worth 278 cc.
as opposed to 250, MP3 300 LT differs with the highest level of torque the new engine (24 Nm vs. 21) achieved at a lower speed (5750 rpm as opposed to 6,500 by 250) in addition to the value of maximum power, which is pending at 22, 5 hp at 7,500 rpm .
The price has not yet been announced, but should not deviate much from the 6,000 euros required for the version 250.