Piaggio had their winter accessory lineup on display at EICMA for the MP3 scooter, extending the use of the 3 wheeler and turning it into an all season scooter in far more climates than possible on a normal 2 wheeler. With 3 wheel stability and passenger comfort options for bad weather, you may see this scooter on the road long after the rest are in the garage for winter.
Press release follows:
PIAGGIO MP3 – ACCESSORIES
Piaggio has lined up a set of innovative dedicated accessories to suit the extraordinary MP3 and let the rider personalise the vehicle to further enhance comfort.
Piaggio’s Winter Pack makes it possible to use the Piaggio MP3 all year round, with protection in all seasons including sub-zero winter temperatures. The Winter Pack includes:
Comfort Topscreen: A large, innovative, fully transparent screen. Its wraparound, exceptionally protective design provides for a comfortable ride even in the coldest weather. The topscreen is equipped with hand protectors and extends above the rider’s head. Made of high-density anti-scratch methacrylate, the best quality material available, the screen ensures optimal visibility despite a 4 mm thickness to guarantee strength and torsional rigidity.
Although it is considerably larger than other products on the market, the Comfort topscreen does not cause any problems when riding because of its highly aerodynamic shape and the excellent road grip of the PIAGGIO MP3’s two tilting front wheels.
Winter tyres: These grooved tyres are particularly suitable for riding on road surfaces that provide little grip. Recommended for use on slippery, dirty, slick or wet road surfaces and in cold weather temperatures.
Built-in, heated leg cover: The built-in leg cover for the Piaggio MP3 is a highly innovative product. The cover attaches to the scooter with a set of practical automatic snaps. A battery-powered pad inside the cover heats it up to create a snug feel. You recharge the battery with a transformer plugged into a power outlet. The cover provides about 5°C more heat than the other leg covers on the market.
There are two ways riders can adjust the cover to make it more comfortable to use:
– A band around the rider’s hips helps to prevent the cover flapping in the wind.
– Tall riders can open up the two expanding side zippers to create extra legroom.
The PIAGGIO MP3 leg cover is covered by a one-year warranty against theft.
Other optional items designed to make the MP3 even more practical to use:
TOM TOM Rider mounting kit to clamp a Tom Tom Rider satellite navigator, currently the best selling product of this type on the market, on the centre of the handlebar. The unit can be recharged directly from the vehicle with a special cable made by Piaggio.
Rear top case with flip-down plate: This 48-litre top case takes the PIAGGIO MP3’s load capacity to a very substantial 110 litres. The top case has a special flip-down plate to make it possible to access the MP3’s rear boot lid.
Style windscreen: Piaggio also has a conventional medium-sized protective windscreen available for the MP3. This one is also made of transparent methacrylate, with a 4 mm thickness that provides the required torsional strength in all running conditions.
Electronic alarm: As usual, the Piaggio range of accessories includes a practical, car-style electronic alarm equipped with a remote control. It is quick and easy to install using the pre-installed cables on the vehicle.
Passenger backrest: The MP3 seat can incorporate this backrest to increase the passenger’s comfort.
Piaggio MP3 Winter Accessories
Piaggio MP3 rear top case