PEUGEOT TWEET 125 (2010 - on) Review
At a glance
|Owners' reliability rating:|
|Annual servicing cost:||£20|
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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 & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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 qualityNext up: Value
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 rivalsNext up: Equipment
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.
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.
|Engine type||4v air-cooled single|
|Frame type||tubular steel|
|Fuel capacity||5.7 litres|
|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|
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
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.
Summary of owners' reviews
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|Value vs rivals:|
|Annual servicing cost:||£20|
Annual servicing cost: £20
Great little scooter, fast, big wheels, good MPG (90 + whilst ridden on the stop)
After 1hr on the stop you can feel a little vibration, brakes more than capable for a 110 kg machine travelling at 70mph
A little down on power, put picks up quickly
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.
I service the bike each year myself, simple oil change, spark plug and air filter. £20 pa
Seat release is good, front storage is for gloves or bungies only.
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.