Peugeot Speedfight 2 / 3 (1998 - present) review

Details
Manufacturer:
Peugeot
Category:
Scooters: 51 to 125cc
Price:
£ 2049
Overall
Not rated
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Peugeot says:

Fourteen years after it first appeared and 10 years after its last major restyle, the third generation of the Peugeot Speedfight scooter will arrive in the UK during summer 2009. Sports scooters account for nearly one in five sales to European riders in this sector and over half a million Speedfights have been manufactured and sold to date, so the designers at Peugeot have paid attention to retaining the sporting lines and distinctive appearance of the first Speedfight, while up-rating the functionality of the all-new Speedfight 3.

Central to the new design is the revised chassis, with the fuel tank relocated to a central position under the floor pan, which significantly lowers the centre of gravity. Combined with 32mm hydraulic forks (replacing the single arm on previous models) and larger 13” wheels, this gives class-leading handling. Braking gets the latest technology too – for the first time Peugeot have fitted a dual piston radial calliper, which works with the 215mm Shuricane front disc brake for powerful and controllable stopping power. The relocated fuel tank is expanded to hold 8.5 litres (2 gallons), so the Speedfight 3 has a potential range of up to 150 miles. Under the seat is a substantial storage bay and there is even a dual function 12V socket so that mobile phones can be charged on the move.

Peugeot says:

Fourteen years after it first appeared and 10 years after its last major restyle, the third generation of the Peugeot Speedfight scooter will arrive in the UK during summer 2009. Sports scooters account for nearly one in five sales to European riders in this sector and over half a million Speedfights have been manufactured and sold to date, so the designers at Peugeot have paid attention to retaining the sporting lines and distinctive appearance of the first Speedfight, while up-rating the functionality of the all-new Speedfight 3.

Central to the new design is the revised chassis, with the fuel tank relocated to a central position under the floor pan, which significantly lowers the centre of gravity. Combined with 32mm hydraulic forks (replacing the single arm on previous models) and larger 13” wheels, this gives class-leading handling. Braking gets the latest technology too – for the first time Peugeot have fitted a dual piston radial calliper, which works with the 215mm Shuricane front disc brake for powerful and controllable stopping power. The relocated fuel tank is expanded to hold 8.5 litres (2 gallons), so the Speedfight 3 has a potential range of up to 150 miles. Under the seat is a substantial storage bay and there is even a dual function 12V socket so that mobile phones can be charged on the move.

Score Breakdown
Overall
Not rated
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