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MCN overall verdict rating is 3

Peugeot’s luxury-learner scooter is an ideal tool for the well-heeled provisional licence holder – it’s well-equipped, nicely made and rides well. It’s not so good out of town, but then few 125s are really.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

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.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

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.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

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.

Peugeot Satelis 125 (2006-current)

Detail Value
New price £3,199
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Engine size 125 cc
Power 15 bhp
Top speed 67 mph
Insurance group 4 of 17
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

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.

Value

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

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.

Insurance

Insurance group: 4 of 17

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Model History

Introduced 2006. Unchanged since.

Other Versions

Peugeot Satelis 250 - 250cc version of the same – 33bhp learner legal.
Peugeot Satelis 500 - Largest Satelis model is a bargain maxi-scooter.

Specifications

Top speed 67 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 15 bhp
Max torque 14 ft-lb
Weight 159 kg
Seat height 784 mm
Fuel capacity 13.2 litres
Average fuel consumption mpg
Tank range miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 4 of 17
Engine size 125 cc
Engine specification Four-valve, liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke. CVT transmission.
Frame Tubular steel
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment Preload
Front brakes 263mm disc, two-piston caliper
Rear brake 240mm disc, single-piston caliper
Front tyre size 120/70-14
Rear tyre size 150/70-14

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