PEUGEOT TWEET 125 (2010 - on) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Annual servicing cost: £20
Power: 9 bhp
Seat height: Medium (31.5 in / 800 mm)
Weight: Low (240 lbs / 109 kg)

Prices

New £1,899
Used £1,700

Overall rating

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

If you can get past the daft name, the Peugeot Tweet 125 is a fantastic little scooter. There’s nothing new or revolutionary about it, but it’s fun to ride and offers everything you need to beat the traffic on your commute at a bargain price.

Ride quality & brakes

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

The Tweet 125’s light weight makes it ridiculously easy to throw around and a joy to u-turn. It’s not quite as stable at top speed, but in it’s element on city streets it makes light work of filtering. 16” wheel help to keep the Tweet composed over bumps and potholes.

Engine

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

The Tweet is powered by an air-cooled 125cc engine that makes 8.5bhp – fairly modest for a 125. But it makes up for it with low weight – it’s only 106kg, which is much lighter than a lot of 125cc scooters and even on par with some 50cc scoots. As a result it feels fairly nippy, even compared to Peugeot’s own 12.5bhp LXR125. 

Reliability & build quality

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

The Tweet 125 looks basic and you can see that it was built to be a no-nonsense bargain commuter. New models come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Value vs rivals

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

At £1899 for a big-wheel scooter the Tweet 125 is great value for money. There are cheaper scooters and there are pricier better equipped options, but the Tweet offers a nice balance between spec and price. Find a scooter for sale.

Equipment

3 out of 5 (3/5)

The Tweet 125 has a useful switch on the bars that pops open the seat, an oddly-shaped but worthwhile glovebox, fold-out pillion pegs and a built-in luggage rack. Unfortunately the underseat storage bay wasn’t big enough to take my full-face Shoei, but an open-face lid would fit. Fuel capacity is also quite small at 5.7litres. Compare and buy parts for the Tweet 125 in the MCN Shop.

Specs

Engine size 125cc
Engine type 4v air-cooled single
Frame type tubular steel
Fuel capacity 5.7 litres
Seat height 800mm
Bike weight 109kg
Front suspension none
Rear suspension none
Front brake 226mm disc
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size 90/80-16
Rear tyre size 110/70-16

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 80 mpg
Annual road tax £20
Annual service cost £20
New price £1,899
Used price £1,700
Insurance group -
How much to insure?
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 9 bhp
Max torque 6.5 ft-lb
Top speed 62 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 73 miles

Model history & versions

Model history

Introduced 2010

Other versions

none

Owners' reviews for the PEUGEOT TWEET 125 (2010 - on)

2 owners have reviewed their PEUGEOT TWEET 125 (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.

Review your PEUGEOT TWEET 125 (2010 - on)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Engine: 3.5 out of 5 (3.5/5)
Reliability & build quality: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Value vs rivals: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Equipment: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Annual servicing cost: £20
4 out of 5 Great little scooter
14 December 2015 by john jordan

Year: 2012

Annual servicing cost: £20

Great little scooter, fast, big wheels, good MPG (90 + whilst ridden on the stop)

Ride quality & brakes 4 out of 5

After 1hr on the stop you can feel a little vibration, brakes more than capable for a 110 kg machine travelling at 70mph

Engine 3 out of 5

A little down on power, put picks up quickly

Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5

It lives in my garden, starts first time, build quality is good not brilliant, nothing has broken in 4 years of use. Front storage compartment is a bit cheap.

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

I service the bike each year myself, simple oil change, spark plug and air filter. £20 pa

Equipment 4 out of 5

Seat release is good, front storage is for gloves or bungies only.

4 out of 5 IT'S A SYM!
09 September 2011 by bumbletrumpet

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 Symphony 125 (which is 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.

Ride quality & brakes 4 out of 5
Engine 4 out of 5
Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5
Value vs rivals 3 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
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