If you’ve been to Japan, chances are you might have come across a unique-looking three-wheeler going down the road, especially around city centres.

  • Piaggio MyMoover is a Japan-only three-wheeled scooter.
  • They are designed as a delivery vehicles for day-to-day businesses.

These three-wheelers are small, affordable vehicles generally used by restaurants and cafes to deliver food and drinks to nearby customers.

There are many of these scooters in Japan; surprisingly, some are made by well-established motorcycle companies.

As such, the Italian scooter company, Piaggio, wants to be a part of the quirky three-wheelers market with the MyMoover.

The Piaggio MyMoover is a cute-looking delivery electric three-wheeled moped developed exclusively for the Japanese market.

According to Piaggio, the MyMoover features a two-wheel at the rear and one wheel at the front while equipped with a massive rear luggage compartment.

Interestingly, the Piaggio MyMoover is able to lean just like a standard Piaggio scooter.

Despite the vast payload (261 litres of cargo), Piaggio claimed the moped is as stable as a typical scooter.

Also, the overall structure is built to ensure that the weight distribution (between the rider and luggage) is loaded evenly across three wheels. This feature provides additional stability and a natural riding feel of a typical moped.

Powering the MyMoover is a standard 125cc liquid-cooled, a single-cylinder unit designed to provide workhorse-like performance.

Apart from the 261L of cargo space for the rear top box, the front luggage crack can carry additional 20kgs while the leg shield bag can store an additional 5kgs of luggage.

As for pricing, Piaggio is asking for JPY913,000, which translates to RM29.4k. Pricey? You got that right.

As someone who previously owned the 2016 Aprilia Shiver 750, the motorcycle was considered the most affordable Italian steed you can own in Malaysia.

However, Aprilia decided to close the book on the motorcycle after the subdued introduction of the 900cc model back in 2019.

The Shiver 900 could not replicate the success of the 750; moreover, the price tag of a whooping RM72k (in Malaysia) was not helpful since Aprilia Malaysia sold the CKD’s 750 for half the price a few years earlier.

Nevertheless, for those still ‘longing’ for the Shiver 900, worry not as Aprilia has decided to revive the motorcycle under a new name.

The Aprilia Shiver 900 will continue to live on but with a different badge, namely Gilera.

While there is yet an official announcement from Gilera’s parent company, Piaggio, the Gilera-born Shiver 900, was recently seen in China.

Despite clad in camouflage, the motorcycle is undoubtedly a Shiver 900. However, the front headlamp and TFT screen, which previously showcased the Aprilia badge, is now replaced with the Gilera name.

Thanks to Piaggio Group’s recent partnership with Zongshen, the China-based company will manufacture Shiver and Dorsoduro 900.

However, the latest reports do not confirm if Gilera’s revival will be a global effort; instead, the reborn Shiver and Dorsoduro could be sold in China only.

Nevertheless, looking at how interesting the recent developments between Piaggio and their Chinese counterpart are, the future looks great for Gilera.

Pengeluar motosikal Itali, Piaggio Group memilih Indonesia sebagai destinasi ketiga di rantau Asia untuk membuka kilang pemasangan.


Kilang serba baharu itu dilaporkan akan beroperasi sepenuhnya pada separuh kedua tahun ini.

Menjadikan Jakarta sebagai lokasi pilihan, kilang berkeluasan 55,000 meter itu akan sertai dua kilang lain di Asia, Vin Puch (Vietnam) dan Foshan (China).


Perkembangan terbaru oleh Piaggio Group itu dilihat akan terus mengukuhkan jenama Itali itu bukan sahaja di Asia malah Indonesia yang sebelum ini mencatatkan kenaikan jualan lebih 61 peratus bagi 2021.

Untuk rekod, Piaggio Group mempunyai 50 premis jualan di republik itu di samping empat Motoplex yang terletak di Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya dan Jogjakarta.

*Moto Guzzi

Motoplex merupakan pusat pameran yang menawarkan perkhidmatan dan servis serba lengkap bagi jenama Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa dan Piaggio.

Pemilihan Indonesia sebagai destinasi terbaru adalah satu perangkaan yang relevan susulan negara itu merupakan pasaran global terbesar motosikal selepas India dan China.

Kilang terbaru itu juga akan bertanggungjawab untuk memasang beberapa model terbaru Piaggio Group termasuk skuter ADV, Aprilia SRT 200.

Piaggio Group will open a new factory in Jakarta, Indonesia in second half of 2022.


Kerjasama antara Piaggio dan Zongshen telah pun berlangsung selama beberapa tahun dengan syarikat dari China itu bertanggungjawab memasang dan memasarkan motosikal Itali di negara itu.

Januari lalu, Piaggio telah pun mengesahkan bahawa sebuah motosikal baharu sedang dalam pembangunan dan bakal dilancarkan tahun ini.

Dalam perkembangan terbaru, Piaggio-Zongshen telah memfailkan paten enjin yang merujuk kepada platform V-Twin 900cc.

Menariknya, paten tersebut mendedahkan bahawa motosikal akan datang itu akan membawa lencana Gilera.

Motosikal itu juga pernah ditayangkan sebagai model konsep ketika di China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CIMA) 2021 namun membawa nama Cyclone RA9.

Difahamkan, enjin baharu itu dibangunkan daripada platform V-Twin 896cc 90-darjah yang sama daripada Aprilia Shiver dan Dorsoduro 900.

Melihat kepada spesifikasi semasa, Aprilia Shiver 900 menawarkan 95hp pada 8,750rpm dan 90Nm pada 6,500rpm sekaligus memberi bayangan jumlah kuasa sama bakal ditawarkan enjin baharu itu.

Bagaimanapun, paling mencuri tumpuan adalah penggunaan jenama Gilera bagi model akan datang itu.

Piaggio memiliki jenama Gilera sejak 1969 namun selepas kegagalan yang dicatatkan beberapa model berkuasa tinggi yang diperkenalkan selepas itu – antaranya Gilera CX dan Nordwest 600 – syarikat itu mula diketepikan.

Sejurus selepas itu, nama Gilera hanya hidup sebagai pengeluar motosikal jenis skuter.

Namun, perkembangan terbaru dari Piaggio-Zongshen ini memberi bayangan bahawa penjenamaan semula Zongshen Cyclone RA9 kepada Gilera akan membuka pasaran yang lebih luas.

Walaupun Gilera baharu ini dibangunkan daripada teknologi Piaggio-Zongshen namun ia tetap satu perkembangan yang baik bagi jenama Itali itu sepertimana yang dilakukan Qianjiang dalam mengembalikan jenama Benelli.

Walaupun dihasilkan di China, Benelli TRK 502 muncul sebagai motosikal paling banyak di jual di Itali bagi tahun 2021.

Menggunakan kerjasama dengan Zongshen bagi mengurangkan kos pembuatan sambil memanfaatkan nama Gilera itu sendiri, Piaggio mampu mencipta resespi kejayaan sama seperti Benelli.

The collaboration between Piaggio and Zongshen has proven fruitful in China.

Zongshen is currently Piaggio biggest motorcycle partner in China and has since helped the Italian brand expansion in Asia by assembling the company motorcycle range including Aprilia.

In the latest report by Chinese publication Mega China Motor, Piaggio and Zongshen have worked together in developing a new 150cc scooter engine that could soon make its way to Asia and Europe.

The new powerplant is designated the G150S and makes 15hp and 14.9Nm.

Interestingly, the G150S is compatible with a host of modern features including keyless starts, silent start and idling stop, similar to the one available on the Yamaha NMax and Honda Vario.

The new motor is likely to be introduced in upcoming scooters scheduled for launch in 2022.

(Source: chinamotorworld)

Susulan daripada Surat Niat (Letter of Intent) bertarikh 1 Mac 2021, Honda Motor Co, KTM F&E, Piaggio Group dan Yamaha Motor Co, dengan rasminya menandatangani perjanjian penubuhan Konsortium Batteri Boleh-Tukar Motosikal (SBMC).

Honda dalam satu kenyataan menyebut, “penubuhan konsortium adalah bertujuan mempromosikan penggunaan kenderaan eletrik di samping mencari solusi terbaik bagi pengurusan bateri dalam konteks polisi iklim antarabangsa.

“Ahli Konsortium percaya ketersediaan sistem bateri boleh-tukar adalah kunci pembangunan elektro mobility berkuasa rendah.”

Menurut kenyataan itu lagi, objektif utama Konsortium adalah seperti berikut:

  • Membangunkan spesifikasi teknikal bagi sistem bateri boleh-tukar
  • Mengesahkan penggunaan bateri boleh-tukar
  • Menghasilkan serta mempromosikan spesifikasi mengikut standard ditetapkan badan Eropah dan Antarabangsa
  • Memperkembangkan spesifikasi ke peringkat global

Sementara itu, Konsortium akan turut bertemu dengan pihak berwajib dalam pembangunan infrastruktur stesen mengecas setelah mengambil kira perbezaan ketersediaan stesen mengecas seluruh negara.

Motorcycle has always been the best transportation that could get you to any destination faster than a four-wheeled vehicle.

This is why according to Piaggio, the MP3 three-wheeled motorcycle could be a life saviour mechanism as a first-response tool to deliver first aid and medical supplies in rural or hard-to-reach areas.

Despite not having the carrying capacity of a conventional ambulance, with a trained responder behind the wheel, it could help increase the chances of the person in need of help.

The Piaggio MP3 can carry as many utilities as a small car while maintaining the agility of a motorcycle.

Moreover, the MP3 offers more stability than the conventional two-wheeled motorcycle.

Currently, more than 500 units of the MP3 has been used by the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as a first-responder vehicle.

(source: Emergency Live)

The latest 2021 Piaggio Beverly was just launched earlier this week which combines elegant styling, sporty performance, and great urban mobility prowess all in one dynamic package. The new Beverly comes in two capacity offerings – 300cc (base) and 400cc (S model). (more…)

Piaggio closed off the sales year of 2019 with a bang as they celebrated a revenue increase of 9.5%. In total, they’ve managed to deliver a total of 611,300 vehicles worldwide of which 399,600 of them were from their collection of two-wheel brands. (more…)

  • Didi Resources Sdn. Bhd. has been appointed as the new Piaggio and Vespa distributor in Malaysia.

  • A Motoplex concept shop will also be opened to offer all brands under the Piaggio Group umbrella.

  • The news follows Naza Primera’s announcement to cease Vespa operations.

Didi Resources Sdn. Bhd. has been appointed as the new Piaggio and Vespa distributor in Malaysia.

The announcement was made by the Piaggio group. As such, Didi Resources will take over the role from Naza Primera Sdn. Bhd. The news follows the announcement made by Naza Primera yesterday.

Read: Naza Premira to Stop Vespa Operations

Mr. Gianluca Fiume, Chairman & General Director of Piaggio Vietnam cum Executive Vice President Asia Pacific 2 Wheeler, said, “The appointment of Didi Resources is part of Piaggio’s business strategy to group the Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi brands under a single entity to maximize efficiencies across all aspects of the business and reinforce customer commitment in Malaysia. With the Piaggio Group brands under one roof established under the Motoplex concept, we are able to better offer a wider range for potential customers who seek an enriching Italian two-wheel experience backed by style, technology, superior performance and rich heritage. We look forward to collaborating closely with Didi Resources to push forward the brands to greater heights.”

According to Mr. Rewi Hamid Bugo, Chairman of Didi Resources Sdn. Bhd, “In addition to handling Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, we are very honoured to be presented with this opportunity to manage Piaggio and Vespa, the premium scooter brands which have transformed the concept of individual mobility and freedom. With this acquisition we can now manage Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi under the iconic Motoplex concept of the prestigious Piaggio Group for the Malaysian market. Didi Resources is firmly committed to strengthening the positioning of the brands by intensifying marketing and communication efforts, offering dedicated aftersales support, affirming the communities, and ensuring that engagement with the brands is continuous in the light of a competitive two wheel environment in Malaysia.”

Motoplex is the most innovative retail model for the two-wheeler industry and enables importers and dealers to leverage the potential of the Group brands and products in the same outlet. Each Motoplex store provides the full offer of the Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi brands in a single location, together with services, accessories, merchandising and entertainment, to give customers an exciting global overview and a unique experience of the two-wheeler world.

Launched in 2015, the Group has already passed the significant milestone of 500 Motoplex stores open around the world in Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Asia, and the Indian subcontinent, alongside the traditional distribution network. Among the main cities in which Motoplex Stores have been opened are New York, Bangkok, Tokyo, Milan, Pune, Malta, Madrid, London, Berlin, Vienna, Lisbon, Stuttgart, Sydney, Jakarta and Bali.

The official appointment of Didi Resources as sole importer and distributor for Piaggio and Vespa will take effect from 1 January 2020. Plans for the construction of the Motoplex are underway with the launch scheduled in early 2020. A complete listing of Vespa dealers is available on

  • Piaggio lost their Intellectual property case against Zhejiang Zhongneng (marketed as Znen).

  • The Italian manufacturer claimed that one of the Znen scooters copied the Vespa LX.

  • The European Union Intellectual Property Office didn’t think so.

It’s an understatement to say that many of Chinese motorcycle manufacturers blatantly infringe upon the intellectual properties of others, although a number are moving in their own direction. Such was the case of Piaggio & C. SpA versus Zhejiang Zhongneng Industry Group Co. Ltd.

Piaggio accused Zhejiang Zhongneng of copying the Vespa LX and brought the case to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

The Italian manufacturer stated that they have been in business since 1945, while the Chinese company started producing their line of scooters since 2005 (marketed as Znen). As such, the former was cited for imitating the LX’s lines in their product.

The EUIPO didn’t see it that way, however. They stated that it’s easy to distinguish between the two scooters. The Vespa LX’s classic lines are curved, while Zhejiang Zhongneng’s F9 are more boxy in appearance, hence there’s no mistaking one for the other.

Consequently, the court dismissed Piaggio’s claim as it would mean that the Chinese manufacturer did not infringe upon Piaggio’s intellectual property.

Check out the Znen’s website here. The disputed model isn’t listed anymore. The case had been pending since 2014, anyway.

Truth is, all modern step-through scooters were influenced by the Vespa. It was the brand which featured a bodywork which covers all the mechanicals. The designer did so to isolate the rider from being splashed by water, dirt and oils from the engine.


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