Three wheeling: Piaggio unveil tech-laden new MP3 model line up

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Piaggio have revealed an all-new MP3 range for 2022, promising a variety more sophisticated three-wheeled commuting tools packed with radar-guided electronics, reversing cameras, and more.

Piaggio have sold over 230,000 MP3s across a 16-year lifespan and it’s hoped the new models, which consist of an MP3 400 hpe, 400 hpe Sport, and 530 hpe Exclussive, will add to this success.

The more compact MP3 300 hpe also continues in the range too, with only the £9800 400 Sport and £11,500 530 Exclusive being added to Piaggio’s UK line-up.

2022 Piaggio MP3

Both the MP3 400 hpe and MP3 400 hpe Sport both sharing the Italian firm’s current 400cc single cylinder engine producing 35bhp, with the the range-topping 530 receiving a new 530cc single-cylinder motor producing 44bhp.

All except the 300 have all-new styling and bodywork distinguished by a broader, more protective front end with a new, horizontal LED lighting cluster.

The radiator has now also moved to car-style position between the twin front wheels, fed by a honeycomb grille. The indicators are now also on the front wheel arches and there’s also a new, much larger screen.

2022 Piaggio MP3 dash

Behind this, the dash has been replaced by an all-new 7in colour TFT screen – the largest in the three-wheel class – which acts as interface for the infotainment functions. This is complemented by new switchgear, keyless ignition and ergonomics have also  revised to be more relaxed and comfortable.

What’s more, the range-topping 530 Exclusive also debuts Piaggio’s new Advanced Rider Assistance Systems (ARAS) which uses radar to give a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and a Lane Change Decision Aid System (LCDAS).

To get in and out of those crammed city scooter parks, you also get a reverse gear and rear view camera – plus cruise control and three riding modes.

Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

News Editor, sportsbike nut, and racing fan.