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.
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.
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.
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.
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.