PEUGEOT V-CLIC 50 (2007 - on) Review
At a glance
|Owners' reliability rating:|
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
The V-Clic 50 is exactly how it looks – a basic, no frills moped that will get you about town if you’re 16.
It’s a bargain, but if you’re a teenager it’s unlikely to impress any of your mates outside the chip shop and anyone over 17 should opt for a 125.
Ride quality & brakesNext up: Engine
The light weight V-Clic 50 handles perfectly adequately for a scooter that’s all about getting from A to B. Its 79kg weight makes it very easy to live with - practically anyone could hoist it on and off the centre stand with ease and u-turns are effortless, but the brakes are weak.
EngineNext up: Reliability
The 4-stroke 50cc engine in the V-Clic is only good for a top speed of about 30mph and it takes it’s time getting there. But it’s unfair to criticise a moped engine for being a bit slow – the point is to be reliable and deliver good fuel economy. The V-Clic’s motor is a proven unit and they claim it gives anywhere from 70-100mpg.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
The V-Clic looks a little budget all over, but build quality is better than a lot of the similarly-priced competition.
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
The styling is starting to look a little dated, but what do you expect for £999? That's a bargain considering you get a 2-year warranty and the reassurance of a big brand badge on the front. Find a scooter for sale.
There’s an underseat storage bay but it’s relatively small and couldn’t take my full-face helmet. There’s an open non-lockable glove box under the bars and a shopping hook, plus a matching rack and 32-litre top box are available as extras. Compare and buy parts for the V-Clic in the MCN Shop.
|Engine type||4-stroke single|
|Frame type||Tubular steel|
|Fuel capacity||8 litres|
|Front brake||155mm disc|
|Front tyre size||3.5/10-10”|
|Rear tyre size||3.5/10-10”|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||85 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£20|
|Annual service cost||-|
How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two year unlimited mileage|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||3 bhp|
|Max torque||6.5 ft-lb|
|Top speed||31 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||73 miles|
Model history & versions
Owners' reviews for the PEUGEOT V-CLIC 50 (2007 - on)
1 owner has reviewed their PEUGEOT V-CLIC 50 (2007 - 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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I am completely new to 2 wheeled motoring, so this review comes from a student with almost no money but an infinite capacity for engine mashing fun. Or so all adults believe, anyway. First off, the fit and finish. You can see from the aesthetics this is essentially a Chinese moped. It's virtually identical to numerous Baotian models on sale, as well as almost any other Chinese company out there. But, Peugeot appear to have gone over it with a fine tooth comb. It all fits together perfectly, it's very solid. It's also light. I was surprised by the weight, but I'm a weakling late teen with a waist line fit for a girl, I am not the height of might. Its easy to get used to. Equipment wise, it's got all you really need. Fuel gage, a speedometer, steering lock. Seat is comfortable enough and the capacity for a pretty bulk standard top box is there. Ride wise, I have nothing to compare it too. It's fairly stable, but you can tell it's only got one rear spring (compared to the twin spring I had on the CBT moped). The bike crashes a bit in larger potholes. However, it is communicative of the road surface, thats for sure. For driving, well what fun! I was expecting this bike to be very sluggish (considering it's only a pathetic 50cc). Not so, the engine delivers a pretty nice throttle response at the line. Sure, it begins to become rather more sedate in acceleration at about 15mph but it can keep up with town traffic with absolutely no issue. Above all, it feels comfortable at 30mph. It can sit there fairly gently without too much work. it's lightness makes it easy to thread through traffic or tight corners (much fun near a roundabout, if I'm feeling remotely sport). It's a capable, if rather basic, little scooter to learn on.