Both Piaggio and BMW are big names as far as motorcycle companies are concerned.  However, when purchasing a bike you may get confused with regards to which company to go for? Since both these companies are known to produce extraordinary machines, a layman can become confused regarding the brand to be purchased. In this article, we will try to compare the bikes of both Piaggio and BMW. Of course, comparing all the bikes would not be easy so to make things easier for myself as well as you guys I have taken one bike from each brand. The model for Piaggio is 2014 Piaggio MP3 500, and the model for BMW is 2014 BMW C 600 Sport.

Piaggio as a Brand

Piaggio is an Italian company well-known for its two-wheeled vehicles. There are several brands currently operating under Piaggio. The company has 6 development and research centers currently operating in more than 50 countries around the world.

The 2014 Piaggio MP3 500 is one of the first 3-wheeler models of motorbikes

2014 Piaggio MP3 500

We will see the different features of Piaggio MP3 500 in the points below

  • The category of this bike is 3 wheel
  • The maximum seating capacity is 2 people
  • The bike is available in 2 colors: Graphite Black and Dragon Red
  • The warranty length of this bike is 24 months
  • The displacement of this bike is 493cc
  • The dry weight is 557 lbs.
  • The gas mileage is 55 mpg
  • The top speed of this bike is 89 mph
  • The bike has a 1-cylinder engine
  • The maximum horsepower is 40hp
  • The maximum torque of this bike is 42.23 lb/ft
  • The bore and stroke is 71.12 x 60.96 mm
  • The cooling system of this bike is Liquid
  • The fuel capacity of this bike is 3.2 gal
  • The two emission certificates of this bike are EPA and CARB
  • The ignition of the bike is electric
  • The chassis of the bike is double cradle trellis
  • The front suspension of this bike is in the form of a parallelogram that supports two steering tubes
  • An oscillating engine that is attached to the frame serves as the rear suspension
  • The rear brake of the car is made of up stainless steel and has a length of 280 mm
  • The front brake is more stainless steel double disc having a length of 280 mm
  • The length of the bike is 85 in
  • The width of the bike is 30.5 in
  • The height of the seat is 30.9 in
  • The wheelbase is 61 in
  • The fuel capacity is 3.2 gal
The BMW C600 Sport redefines what we expect and what is possible with a scooter

2014 BMW C 600 Sport

  • The bike falls in the sports category
  • The seating capacity of this bike is 2 people
  • The bike comes in a variety of colors such as Metallic Black, Alpine White, and Cosmic Blue, etc.
  • The displacement of the bike is 647cc
  • The dry weight of the bike is 522 lbs.
  • The bike has a gas mileage of 42 mpg
  • The top speed of the bike is 109 mph
  • The bike has 2 cylinders
  • The maximum horsepower of the bike is 60 hp
  • The maximum torque of the bike is 66 lb/ft
  • The bike has a bore and stroke of 79 x 66 mm
  • The cooling of the bike is liquid
  • The fuel capacity of the bike is 4.2 gal
  • The bike does not have emission certificates
  • The ignition of the bike is electric
  • The chassis of the bike is more of a steel tube construction
  • An “Upside-down fork  40 mm” serves as the front suspension of the bike
  • A single-sided swing arm serves as the rear suspension of the bike
  • The bike has a single disc brake (rear) of diameter 10.6 inches
  • The length of the bike is 84.8 in
  • The width of the bike is 34.5 in
  • The seat height is 31.5 in.
  • The wheelbase is 62.6 in
  • The fuel capacity is 4.2 gal


By looking at the data, you may find that both the bikes have their own strengths. At the end of the day, it all comes down to your personality and the type of bike you want. If you are looking for bikes other than the discussed companies then check out this one by popular mechanics.