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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

When it comes to scooters, there’s none more iconic and successful than the Peugeot Speedfight. The French runabout has been around for an impressive 12 years selling a staggering half a million units around the world during that time. For 2009 Peugeot redesigned it from the ground up, bringing it firmly into the 21st century. The all-new Speedfight 3 features fully-revised chassis and ergonomics and a choice of two different engines/specs.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

For the Peugeot Speedfight3 50, two new engines are available – either air or liquid-cooled. Both are Euro 3 compliant two-strokes and both feel fairly nippy, although we preferred the liquid-cooled version. It sounded as sweet as a nut and would produce another 500rpm over its air-cooled stable mate – essential extra power on a 50! 

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

Chassis-wise, the biggest change with the new Peugeot Speedfight3 50 is the switch to 34mm telescopic forks, which replace the old trademark, single-sided swinging arm. In addition the new versions has 13-inch wheels in place of the old bike’s 12s, to improve stability. The redesign has also added a whopping 120mm to the overall length of the Peugeot Speedfight3, plus 30mm to the wheelbase, altered the floorboards and resculpted the legshields. Overall, the changes are welcome. The bigger wheels make it feel more planted, the new forks are an instant improvement over the old awkward and heavy single sided front arm and the new, radially-mounted front brake is stonking.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The new Peugeot Speedffight3’s seat height is unchanged at a comfortable 800mm but the seat has been reshaped and the fuel tank repositioned to lower the centre of gravity and help gain storage space beneath the seat. The result is there’s now enough space to accommodate a full face lid – or the optional Peugeot stereo system which plugs into the 12v socket and includes an iPod dock, sub and amp. The speakers mount into the dummy air intakes on the side of the rear panels. It also has handlebar-mounted controls. Cool or what? 

Styling-wise Peugeot’s baby still looks like a Speedfight but the panels have been sharpened up, lights and indicators redesigned and the paintjob refreshed. The instruments are all new, too. Compare and buy parts for the Peugeot Speedfight in the MCN Shop.

Peugeot Speedfight 3 50 (2009-current)

Detail Value
New price £1,899
Dealer used prices
£1,890 (2014) - £2,010 (2014)
Private used prices
£1,700 (2014) - £1,810 (2014)
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Engine size 49 cc
Power bhp
Top speed 30 mph
Insurance group 1 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 5
Engine rating is 4 rating is 5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 4
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4
Value rating is 4 rating is 5

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

Peugeot quality and reliability has always been among the best in the scooter class and the new Speedfight3 maintains that tradition. They’re generally robust, refined, and well built.

Value

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

Peugeots have always happily occupied the upper middle-ground, offering quality machine with decent spec at reasonable prices, and the new Speedfight3 is no different – that’s why they’ve proved so popular. Find a Peugeot Speedfight 50 for sale.

Insurance

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Model History

2009: Peugeot Speedfight3 introduced

Other Versions

Peugeot Speedfight3 LC: Liquid-cooled version, £2049
Peugeot Speedfight3 RS: Higher spec version, £2099

Specifications

Top speed 30 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power bhp
Max torque ft-lb
Weight 97 kg
Seat height mm
Fuel capacity 8.1 litres
Average fuel consumption mpg
Tank range miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 1 of 17
Engine size 49 cc
Engine specification 2-stroke single-cylinder
Frame Tubular steel
Front suspension adjustment Telescopic fork, none
Rear suspension adjustment Single shock
Front brakes 215mm disc
Rear brake 110mm drum
Front tyre size 130/60 x 13
Rear tyre size 130/70 x 12

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(1 review)

  • Speedy 3 Iceblade

    mrglove02

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Really nice bike, never let me down. Its got plenty of power for a 50cc, but mainly, the reliability is amazing! Simple features like the spoiler and the black 13" wheels make it stand out from the crowd. However the speaker system you can get under the seat seems pointless to me, I think that Peugeot let the speedfight down a bit there, but still a fantastic bike, they don't loose value like the Chinese competitors, and certainly a lot more reliable than its rivals. I bought mine with 1800 miles, full service history for under £1300, some AC versions around £1200 but the LC versions - (Iceblade, Darkside) versions' engines seem a bit better to me :)

    15 September 2013

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