The Satelis 125 isn’t a sporty scooter, so it’s built for comfort instead. Largely it’s OK, though big bumps and holes overwhelm the small-wheel design. It handles well enough for its purpose and has a lot of steering lock for nipping around town. The large car-like mirrors give a great view and fold out of the way easily too.
The revvy engine in the Satelis 125 is coupled with CVT transmission that uses the power for quick pick-up up to 40mph – town speed, in other words. Above that the pace slows, and getting past 65mph takes real effort. It can reach 75mph, but realistically it tops out at 67-70, straining hard and making a lot of noise.
The Satelis 125 is more neatly built than rivals – everything fits together properly and looks classy (with exception of the boot lid, which flexes on its hinges and can be difficult to get to close). Peugeot’s scooter range is massively popular, and faults aren’t common, so fingers crossed a Satelis should give trouble-free commuting.
The Satelis 125 is towards the upper end of 125 scooter prices, but it is a well specified scooter. If you intend to get a few years of regular use out of it, it’s a good choice, but it’s a big investment if you plan to move on after six months. Find a Peugeot Satelis 125 for sale.
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The large fairing and screen keeps most of the wet weather of the rider, so you can get away with a light shower in the wrong kit. It also houses a locking cubby hole for small items in addition to the underseat storage, which will take certain full-face helmets. There’s enough room for a pillion – best not to bother given the low power output though. Compare and buy parts for the Peugeot Satelis in the MCN Shop.