PIAGGIO MP3 125 YOURBAN (2011 - on) Review

At a glance

Power: 15 bhp
Seat height: Medium (31.1 in / 790 mm)
Weight: Medium (454 lbs / 206 kg)

Prices

New £4,820
Used N/A

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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

Next up: Engine
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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

Next up: Reliability
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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.

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
2 out of 5 (2/5)

£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 (5/5)

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.

Specs

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

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 72 mpg
Annual road tax £21
Annual service cost -
New price £4,820
Used price -
Insurance group -
How much to insure?
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 15 bhp
Max torque 12 ft-lb
Top speed 70 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 195 miles

Model 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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