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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

As big-wheel scooters go the Peugeot LXR125 is hard to fault – the competitive price, stable handling and a good dose of practicality add up to well-rounded package. It looks relatively stylish to boot.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The LXR125’s liquid-cooled 125cc 4v engine zips up to town speeds, makes a claimed 12.5bhp and it’ll cruise at an indicated 65mph. Strangely though it feels no quicker than Peugeot’s own (cheaper) 8.7bhp air-cooled Tweet 125 - probably because it weighs 36kg more.  

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

The LXR125’s big (for a scoot) 16” wheels improve the handling over rutted or pothole-strewn roads. The ride is very stable and reassuring, even at top speed, but it's slightly more cumbersome at walking pace or during u-turns. Brakes are just right – not so strong as to be threatening but more than enough bite for slicing through town traffic.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

Lots of nice details that show thought has gone in to the design, such as a handy button on the bars that pops open the seat, luggage rack as standard, digital clock, petrol-cap on the tail unit rather than under the seat and fold-out pillion pegs. The underseat storage bay is big enough to take my full-face Shoei, which isn’t true of all 125 scooters. Compare and buy parts for the LXR125 in the MCN Shop.

Peugeot LXR125 (2010-current)

Detail Value
New price £2,499
Used price range View Peugeot LXR125 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 124 cc
Power 12.5 bhp
Top speed 65 mph
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 4
Engine rating is 4 rating is 4
Ride & Handling rating is 3 rating is 4
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 5
Value rating is 4 rating is 3

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

The LXR125 has a sturdy feel to it that’s lacking in other 125cc big-wheel scooters – plus the French firm are offering a 2-year manufacturers warranty.

Value

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 3

Scooter manufacturers seem to charge a small premium for big-wheel scooters so it’s up to you whether you think the extra stability is worth the extra cost. The LXR is cheaper than the similar Suzuki Sixteen 125 and Honda SH125. Factor in the 2-year warranty and it looks like good value. Find a scooter for sale.

Insurance

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Model History

Introduced 2010

Other Versions

none

Specifications

Top speed 65 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 12.5 bhp
Max torque ft-lb
Weight 142 kg
Seat height 795 mm
Fuel capacity 8 litres
Average fuel consumption 80 mpg
Tank range miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 124 cc
Engine specification liquid-cooled 4v single
Frame Tubular steel
Front suspension adjustment none
Rear suspension adjustment none
Front brakes 220mm disc
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size 100/80-16
Rear tyre size 120/80-16

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4(1 review)

  • IT'S A SYM HD125

    bumbletrumpet

    Average rating rating is 4

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    Why does MCN always give Peugeots good reviews? This isn't even a Peugeot...it's made by SYM in Taiwan. If they tested the SYM HD125 Orbit 125 (which is the same bike but cheaper and has a 3 year warranty), I bet they would have said something like "adequate build quality" and " not bad for a budget Far Eastern scooter". It's time MCN stopped grovelling to the bigger names and gave others a fair crack of the whip.

    09 September 2011

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