Piaggio MP3 Yourban Review
Piaggio Motors have introduced three models in Indonesia that of Liberty, Beverly and MP3 Yourban. The Liberty and Beverly are conventional two-wheelers and MP3 Yourban features three wheel design with two wheels at the front and one at the rear. Currently, it is available in a single variant with three colour combination body paint of Red, Silver and Black getting it special attention in the crowd and has set its own brand image with innovative design.
This is s special design three wheeler from Piaggio with two wheels at front connected to the fork with the shaft and all other design parameters like engine, seat design, are in common with the traditional design of matic motorcycles. The wide clear lens headlamp is beautifully inserted in the headlight assembly and side indicator lamps at the corners of the same. The stepped seat gives best of cushioning for the rider and leg space between seat and handlebar and the footrest offer best possible comfort for the rider. The dimensional features include 2040 X 760 X 1440mm (Length X Width X Height) with saddle height as 760mm gives balanced riding at high speeds.
Engine, economy and performance
This motorcycle features single cylinder four stroke liquid cooled 278cc engine with the power output of 22.25hp at 7500rpm and torque of 24Nm at 6000rpm.The fat development of rpm with smooth acceleration can enable the vehicle to reach a speed of 60kmph in shortest possible time it can reach a top speed of 100kmph in standard road conditions. The mileage of around 35kmpl can be expected in city usage and can increase up to 40kmpl on a highway.
Unlike the normal matic motorcycle, the special design of two wheels at the front makes it very convenient for riding without having to do balance act like that of riding a conventional design two wheeler. The smooth steering is achieved with the well- designed handlebar and fork connecting the front wheels with tyres of rating 110/70 R13 and rear wheels fitted with a single tyre of rating 140/60 R14. The ride quality is enhanced with perfect body dynamics for high speed riding in highway and compared to conventional two-wheelers, one has to take a bit extra care while negotiating with sharp turnings.
Safety, brakes and miscellaneous
The safe riding of this motorcycle is enhanced with perfect body design over strong and light in weight frame offering the good stability of riding in all road conditions. The brake system involves disc brakes at all the three wheels, easy operation of the hand lever result in slowing down and stopping from high speeds without any jerks or losing balancing during sudden application of brakes. The lockable storage space under the seats can be handy for safe storing of valuable items during travel and also accommodate a helmet for secured storing at parking lot.
This is a specially designed commuter for the customers looking to own a motorcycle with easy to ride and simplicity of usage like a three wheeler. The luxurious seating, superior quality of styling features and equipment makes it a complete value for the money luxury motorcycle.