Peugeot Pulsion 125: do you know of a smarter scooter?
Peugeot have revealed a new Pulsion 125 for 2019, and it has more tech than ever to try to push into a more premium sector of the scooter market. We can't think of a techier twist-and-go...
What's new for the 2019 Pulsion?
There’s a debut of the French firm’s i-Connect instrument cluster arrangement, which the company claims is a two-wheeled version of its i-Cockpit, which is found in cars such as the 308 hatchback and 5008 SUV.
This comprises three elements – a TFT screen that enables a “head-up” riding position, an ergonomic seat and curved handlebars for a relaxed rider gait, and a dedicated app that receives texts and voice calls. The rider can’t make calls or read or send texts, however, when the bike is in motion. Built-in GPS helps the rider plan their route.
The new design features LED lights at both ends, while day-running lights are a first for a 125. Keyless ignition removes another potential hassle, while the Pulsion will even flash its hazards at the touch of a button on the keyfob so it’s easier to find in a car park.
Under the seat there’s enough space for a full-face helmet and a half jet helmet with screen.
What engine does the Peugeot Pulsion 125 have?
It’s powered by a Peugeot-built 14.6bhp liquid-cooled motor, that generates 8.8lb ft of torque at 7000rpm. A 12-litre fuel tank and claimed economy of 97.4mpg make for compelling reading, indicating a range of 257 miles per tank if you’re careful with the throttle.
There are two versions of the Peugeot Pulsion 125: Allure and – believe it or not – RS. Allure gets a high adjustable windscreen, support for a top box and the i-Connect connectivity. Colours are red and titanium.
Top-spec RS versions are two-tone and get uncovered handlebars, a shorter (but still adjustable) windscreen and an INOX foot rest.
The new Pulsion will be built in France at the company’s Mandeure factory, and both models will cost £4499. It’s available to order now.