PEUGEOT SATELIS 400 (2015 - on) Review

At a glance

Power: 36 bhp
Seat height: Medium (30.9 in / 784 mm)
Weight: Medium (470 lbs / 213 kg)

Prices

New £4,799
Used £3,500 - £3,700

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
4 out of 5 (4/5)

No gizmos but good performance and handling with scooter convenience. It’s comfortable to ride but some riders may think it’s a bit over the top for urban commuting.

Ride quality & brakes

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

The Satelis is a comfy place to be, with plenty of space to stretch out. It’s perfect for the sort of fast motorway/slow city riding that big scooters are intended for, although the low screen on the RS transmits a lot of wind blast at motorway speeds.

It handles and stops well too. The forks and twin rear shocks are well set-up and it turns into corners neatly, even two up. The Michelin CityGrip tyres perform well. Most big scooters now have linked brakes, or ABS, or both, but the Satelis has neither. Not that this does it any harm – the Nissin calipers are the same ones used by Triumph’s Street Triple, and they work just as well on the Satelis as they do on Hinckley’s middleweight naked.

Engine

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

The Satelis has been built around a liquid-cooled, 400cc, four-valve single. Twist the grip even at 60mph and there’s quite a kick in the back, certainly enough for easy overtakes. At 36bhp, it packs a shed-load of extra power compared to the old Satelis 300 (22bhp), not to mention all the other 300cc scooters out there.

Reliability & build quality

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

It’s too early to tell.

Value vs rivals

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

As you would probably expect, the Satelis 400 costs more than a typical 300cc scooter, but it still remains good value as it’s still far cheaper than a Suzuki Burgman or Yamaha Tmax.

Equipment

3 out of 5 (3/5)

The spec of the scooter is pretty basic, with no ABS, linked brakes or traction control. That aside, the Satelis 400 does have the benefit of using the Nissin callipers also found on Triumph’s Street Triple. It’s a very straightforward package that is built and delivered to a budget but works surprisingly well.

Specs

Engine size 399cc
Engine type water-cooled single
Frame type -
Fuel capacity 13.5 litres
Seat height 784mm
Bike weight 213kg
Front suspension -
Rear suspension -
Front brake Dual Disc
Rear brake -
Front tyre size -
Rear tyre size -

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 70 mpg
Annual road tax £44
Annual service cost -
New price £4,799
Used price £3,500 - £3,700
Insurance group -
How much to insure?
Warranty term -

Top speed & performance

Max power 36 bhp
Max torque -
Top speed -
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range -

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