The third generation Peugeot Speedfight will be avaiable in the summer
Third generation Peugeot Speedfight to arrive in Summer
26 January 2009 09:00
The third generation of the Peugeot Speedfight will be here in Summer and marks 10 years since the last major restyle.
With more than half a million Speedfights now sold, Peugeot has kept the looks similar.
It gets a new chassis, the fuel tank is relocated under the floor pan and it gets dual forks instead of a single arm.
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.
Price details will be confirmed closer to its arrival date later on in the year.