PEUGEOT LXR125 (2010 - on) Review
At a glance
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Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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 & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
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 vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
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.
|Engine type||liquid-cooled 4v single|
|Frame type||Tubular steel|
|Fuel capacity||8 litres|
|Front brake||220mm disc|
|Rear brake||220mm disc|
|Front tyre size||100/80-16|
|Rear tyre size||120/80-16|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||80 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£20|
|Annual service cost||-|
How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two year unlimited mileage|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||12 bhp|
|Max torque||6.5 ft-lb|
|Top speed||65 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||140 miles|
Model history & versions
Owners' reviews for the PEUGEOT LXR125 (2010 - on)
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.
Summary of owners' reviews
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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 "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.