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Scooter Review: Vivacity 125

Published: 02:58PM Aug 2010

By: Web Editor

It’s to say that Peugeot have a comprehensive scooter line-up from their budget right through to their superscoot, the Satelis 500. also got a sporty little with the Speedfight 3, but until now really had a middle-of-the-road, attractive commuter scooter at an affordable

The 125cc Vivacity is Peugeot’s way to up that chink in their by introducing a stylish but affordable to sit between the Sum Up 125 and the Satelis 125.

aimed at a broad spectrum of from city commuters to college kids and everything in so the Vivacity 125 should fill the gap quite nicely. We were to the recent press launch in a perfect location for this scooter. With its mixture of roads, scenic tourist and warm climate it gave us a to try the scooter out in its natural environment on a of road surfaces.

The Vivacity isn’t new; been around in 50cc for the last two years, but the larger makes the machine much useable. The engine is the same plant as fitted to the Sum Up 125 and is a basic fed four-…, air-cooled lump. The has been treated to a few modifications including an uprated drive and clutch.

They’ve also introduced heaters to make cold easier and it has a new air filter and painted steel exhaust. The engine have given it an extra over the Sum Up, so the work was worthwhile.

the Vivacity isn’t the most 125cc scoot on the market, it has a tractable engine and during my on the scooter I saw an indicated 62mph on the which isn’t too bad and it pulls well from a standing One of the main benefits of a scooter than being very is their relatively low running and eco friendly nature. Peugeot 83 miles to the gallon and by way of comparison the emits 30% less CO2 than a town vehicle.

The Vivacity is a user friendly with a nice low 790mm height. It’s ideal for riders and it’s also light, tipping the scales at so it’s easy to shift at a standstill. Low speed stability is to none and it’s got a great circle, making it perfect for through the city traffic the constant need to dab a foot to steady yourself.

Peugeot Vivacity 125

Braking is care of by a twin piston disc and a drum rear; are up to the job, as are the Hutchinson tyres gave plenty of grip, while negotiating slippery and damp tramlines.

Peugeot’s scores quite highly on Not only does it have a underseat storage area, with handy 12v socket) can accommodate most full helmets (not my Arai but it also has an innovative front Simply press a concealed and the front of the fairing opens to a space which is large to store a jet style lid (or anything you care to fit in there).

Simple, but ingenious and very a great use of this often empty fairing space. Be how you shut the front boot because I managed to scuff the on the corner of the front panel closing it for the first time.

If you clean angular lines, you be impressed with the look of the It’s plain in a stylish of way and will get you noticed, especially if riding through a busy centre in a swarm of 20 riders we were)! Apart from the clean looks of the scooter, it comes with a modern layout complete with screen with a clear display giving time, outside temp and a fuel as well as a classy looking speedo.

Slightly less plush are the which feel like have been cut a bit. The switch had a clunky feel to it and a bit awkward to begin with, I got used to it after a while.

The 125 is a great addition to Peugeot’s It may not be quite as plush as some scooters, but it will be ideal for use as a workhorse and has just enough to make every journey a It costs £1999, comes in a of white, black, red and ivory and is from your local dealer now.

Don’t forget to let them that we sent you.

Peugeot Vivacity 125
Peugeot Vivacity 125
Peugeot Vivacity 125
Peugeot Vivacity 125
Peugeot Vivacity 125
Peugeot Vivacity 125
Peugeot Vivacity 125
Peugeot Vivacity 125
Peugeot Vivacity 125


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