Between 1900 and 1903, they produced a line of four-wheeled motorcycles. The vehicles were not much different than small cars. They were said to be difficult to drive and to start. This is one of the reasons that they switched to producing small cars.
Their first two-wheeled motorcycle was introduced in Paris in 1901. It was called the Motobicyclette. The 1 1/2 horsepower engine was attached to a reinforced bicycle frame.
The production of 5 and 3.5 horsepower models followed. The company was the pioneer of the double overhead camshaft in both cars and motorbikes.
In the 1920s and 1930s, they focused on producing bikes with more powerful engines. They were joined by the Automoto group in 1930. Automoto was one of the French pioneers in the field of motorcycle design. The company was completely absorbed by Peugeot-Citroen by 1962.
It was not until the late 1940s that the company began the mass production of smaller more economical 125cc engines. You might say that Peugeot scooters were late-comers to the market. They produced mostly mopeds until realizing the customer preference towards the scooter design.
Now, their models are some of the most popular in Europe. They are particularly popular in France, where the factory is headquartered. Switzerland is another of their large markets.
Increased focus on emissions and fuel efficiency may help stimulate sales of Peugeot scooters throughout the world. Other manufacturers are enjoying success at this time.
The Vivacity, Snake and Geopolis models would likely be most appealing to scooter fans. The other models are closer to mopeds in terms of design. They are sometimes referred to as “moped-scooters”.
When it comes to private transportation, the prices are more affordable than automobiles and large motorcycles. Fuel efficiency is better and emissions are lower.
Peugeot scooters are available in an assortment of colors to suit the pickiest of tastes. This brand might be the right choice for you.