PIAGGIO MP3 125 YOURBAN (2011-on) Review

Published: 09 December 2011

"Not cheap, but you can't put a price on confidence, which is exactly what the extra front wheel gives"

PIAGGIO MP3 125 YOURBAN (2011-on)

"Not cheap, but you can't put a price on confidence, which is exactly what the extra front wheel gives"

  • At a glance
  • 124cc  -  15 bhp
  • 72 mpg  -  195 miles range
  • Medium seat height (790mm)
  • Suitable for A1 licence
  • £4,820

Overall Rating 3 out of 5

The Yourban 125 is certainly not cheap, but you can't put a price on confidenc, which is exactly what the extra front wheel gives. The 300cc version is less than £1000 more expensive, has more power and can be ridden on a car licence.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

The heavy front end doesn't give much feedback, but you know it will grip, and it does. The extra contact patch means more stability over pot holes and in poor conditions. You can lock the front suspension when coming to a stop, so you don't need to put your feet down or use the stand when you park it up, which takes a while to get used to and to trust fully!

Engine 3 out of 5

The four-valve, 124cc engine is a well proven engine which works well in other Piaggio group scooters, but the added weight of an extra front wheel means it struggles to pull this particular model along at a decent pace. Even getting up to 30mph, there is a noticable difference against conventional scooters. The 300cc engine of the Yourban 300ie copes better with the added weight.

Build Quality & Reliability 3 out of 5

The Yourban feels well put together, but only time will tell if it can cope well with a British winter.

Value & Running Costs 2 out of 5

£4,820 OTR is a lot of money for a scooter, even if it does have an extra wheel. For over £1000 less you could have a Honda CBR250R or a BMW G650GS for just over £300 more.

Equipment 5 out of 5

Trip computer, fuel gauge, voltmeter and temperature gauge are all available on the dash. The handbrake and the front suspension lock buttono are well placed and simple to use. The little screen does little to keep the weather and wind off the rider, but you'll struggle to reach speeds where these are a problem. A cavernous boot and carrier bag hook take care of storage duties.

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2011
Year discontinued -
New price £4,820
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £17
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 15 bhp
Max torque 12 ft-lb
Top speed 70 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 72 mpg
Tank range 195 miles
Specification
Engine size 124cc
Engine type four-valve single cylinder, four-stroke
Frame type Steel double cradle
Fuel capacity 10.8 litres
Seat height 790mm
Bike weight 206kg
Front suspension Articulated quadrilateral with independent shock absorbers
Rear suspension Double dual-action hydraulic shock absorber
Front brake Hydraulically operated double 240mm disc
Rear brake 240mm disc, hydraulically operated
Front tyre size 110/70/13 x 2
Rear tyre size 140/60/14

History & Versions

Model history

2011: Model introduced

Other versions

Piaggio MP3 Hybrid

Piaggio MP3 400

Piaggio MP3 250

Piaggio MP3 Yourban 300ie LT

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