PEUGEOT SATELIS 125 (2006 - on) Review

At a glance

Power: 15 bhp
Seat height: Medium (30.9 in / 784 mm)
Weight: Low (351 lbs / 159 kg)

Prices

New £3,199
Used N/A

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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.

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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.

Engine

Next up: Reliability
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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.

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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 vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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.

Equipment

4 out of 5 (4/5)

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.

Specs

Engine size 125cc
Engine type Four-valve, liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke. CVT transmission.
Frame type Tubular steel
Fuel capacity 13.2 litres
Seat height 784mm
Bike weight 159kg
Front suspension None
Rear suspension Preload
Front brake 263mm disc, two-piston caliper
Rear brake 240mm disc, single-piston caliper
Front tyre size 120/70-14
Rear tyre size 150/70-14

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 61 mpg
Annual road tax £20
Annual service cost -
New price £3,199
Used price -
Insurance group 4 of 17
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Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 15 bhp
Max torque 14 ft-lb
Top speed 67 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 214 miles

Model history & versions

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.

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