PEUGEOT LXR125 (2010-on) Review

Published: 05 August 2010

"As big-wheel scooters go the Peugeot LXR125 is hard to fault"

Peugeot LXR125

"As big-wheel scooters go the Peugeot LXR125 is hard to fault"

  • At a glance
  • 124cc  -  12.5 bhp
  • 80 mpg  -  140 miles range
  • Medium seat height (795mm)
  • Suitable for A1 licence
  • £2,499

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

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.

Ride Quality & Brakes 3 out of 5

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.

Engine 4 out of 5

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.  

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 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 & Running Costs 4 out of 5

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.

Equipment 4 out of 5

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.

Owners' Reviews

1 owner has reviewed their PEUGEOT LXR125 (2010-on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

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Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 4 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5
Engine 4 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 3 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
4 out of 5

IT'S A SYM HD125

09 September 2011 by bumbletrumpet

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... Read more "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.

Overall Rating 4 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5
Engine 4 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 3 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
Read all 1 owners' reviews in full

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2010
Year discontinued -
New price £2,499
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £17
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 12.5 bhp
Max torque 6.5 ft-lb
Top speed 65 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 80 mpg
Tank range 140 miles
Specification
Engine size 124cc
Engine type liquid-cooled 4v single
Frame type Tubular steel
Fuel capacity 8 litres
Seat height 795mm
Bike weight 142kg
Front suspension none
Rear suspension none
Front brake 220mm disc
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size 100/80-16
Rear tyre size 120/80-16

History & Versions

Model history

Introduced 2010

Other versions

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