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Peugeot scooter

Read about the milestones in the history of Peugeot Motocycles depending on your main area of interest.

  • Creation of the company Peugeot Frères

    1810

    Creation of the company Peugeot Frères

    At the time, the company only produced steel in a mill converted into a foundry.

  • Construction of the Valentigney plant

    1825

    Construction of the Valentigney plant

    This site is today the headquarters of Peugeot Motocycles and houses the Peugeot Metropolis assembly line.

  • First Peugeot Type 2 car

    1890

    First Peugeot Type 2 car

    Like the Ford T, Peugeot created a sensation when it unveiled its famous Type 2.

  • Birth of the listed company Automobiles & Cycles Peugeot

    1898

    Birth of the listed company Automobiles & Cycles Peugeot

    From this point on, the company was considered a French manufacturer of cars and motorcycles.

  • First Peugeot Motocycles motorbike

    1898

    First Peugeot Motocycles motorbike

    In 1898, at the 7th Cycle and Automobile Exhibition, Peugeot Motocycles presented the first motorbike...

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    First Peugeot Motocycles motorbike

    In 1898, at the 7th Cycle and Automobile Exhibition, Peugeot Motocycles presented the first motorbike fitted with a Dion-Bouton engine. Peugeot Motocycles is the world’s oldest manufacturer of motorcycles.

    First Peugeot Motocycles motorbike
  • ZL “Motobicyclette” motorcycle

    1901

    ZL “Motobicyclette” motorcycle

    To speed up its growth, Peugeot started exploring a new form of technology...

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    ZL “Motobicyclette” motorcycle

    To speed up its growth, Peugeot started exploring a new form of technology that was still relatively unknown at the time: the internal combustion engine. In this field, the brand worked with two Swiss experts: Ernest Zürcher and Hermann Lüthi.

    ZL “Motobicyclette” motorcycle
  • 2HP motorcycle

    1903

    2HP motorcycle

    With a stronger frame and new design, it uses a ZL or Peugeot engine...

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    2HP motorcycle

    With a stronger frame and new design, it uses a ZL or Peugeot engine. The frame’s strength and the low centre of gravity improved the vehicle’s performance.

    2HP motorcycle
  • First motorbike with a V-45° twin engine

    1905

    First motorbike with a V-45° twin engine

    World first: launch of a motorbike with a V-45° two engine.

  • Wins the first Tourist Trophy race on the Isle of Man

    1907

    Wins the first Tourist Trophy race on the Isle of Man

    English rider Rembrandt Fowler wins the race on his Norton motorbike...

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    Wins the first Tourist Trophy race on the Isle of Man

    English rider Rembrandt Fowler wins the race on his Norton motorbike with a Peugeot Motocycles engine.

    Wins the first Tourist Trophy race on the Isle of Man
  • World km record at 122.49 km/h

    1914

    World km record at 122.49 km/h

    Paul Péan pushed his motorbike to 122 km/h enabling Peugeot...

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    World km record at 122.49 km/h

    Paul Péan pushed his motorbike to 122 km/h enabling Peugeot to sell the model as a “Sports Special” for 3,000 French francs.

    World km record at 122.49 km/h
  • Patriotic Peugeot: delivery of motorbikes to the French Army

    1918

    Patriotic Peugeot: delivery of motorbikes to the French Army

    In WWI, Peugeot supported the French Army with the delivery of 1,069 motorbikes.

  • The P105

    1927

    The P105

    The highly anticipated P105 motorbike is unveiled at the Motorcycle Exhibition marking the start of a more modern line.

  • Peugeot returns to 250cc

    1928

    Peugeot returns to 250cc

    The P108 range is extended with a 250cc, the first model in a range that...

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    Peugeot returns to 250cc

    The P108 range is extended with a 250cc, the first model in a range that will eventually include two spin-offs: the P111 and P112 (produced up until 1940).

    Peugeot returns to 250cc
  • The golden age of the motorbike

    1930

    The golden age of the motorbike

    The early 1930s is very kind to Peugeot Motocycles which reports...

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    The golden age of the motorbike

    The early 1930s is very kind to Peugeot Motocycles which reports record sales: 18,602 units sold in 1930, that’s an 85% increase in 4 years.

    The golden age of the motorbike
  • Motorised bicycles

    1931

    Motorised bicycles

    Peugeot sells the very first motorised bicycles the brand’s future mopeds.

  • Motorbikes for globe-trotters

    1933

    Motorbikes for globe-trotters

    To complete his tour of Europe, Robert Sexé mounts his P107 motorbike, first produced in 1928.

  • Antoine Peugeot and power

    1934

    Antoine Peugeot and power

    The youngest of Eugène’s grandsons develops Peugeot’s most powerful...

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    Antoine Peugeot and power

    The youngest of Eugène’s grandsons develops Peugeot’s most powerful motorbikes: the P115 and P117 (350cc) and the P515 and P517 (500cc).

    Antoine Peugeot and power
  • Win in the Bol d'Or in the 500cc class

    1934

    Win in the Bol d'Or in the 500cc class

    Camille Narcy wins the Bol d'Or astride his P515 numbered 62.

  • Birth of the 100cc and 125cc mopeds

    1945

    Birth of the 100cc and 125cc mopeds

    Peugeot inaugurates a range of small displacement models.

  • P176 motorbike wins the Bol d'Or

    1952

    P176 motorbike wins the Bol d'Or

    Technician and racer Bouin d'Orléans wins at 89.529 km/h.

  • S55 scooter launched

    1953

    S55 scooter launched

    With its metal plate body and luggage compartment, the S55 line evokes that...

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    S55 scooter launched

    With its metal plate body and luggage compartment, the S55 line evokes that of the 203, the car that launched Peugeot’s renaissance after WWII. 60 years later, the iconic S55 in turn inspires the Peugeot Django.

    S55 scooter launched

    Discover the Peugeot Django

  • The S57 scooter launched

    1955

    The S57 scooter launched

    A development of the S55 which enjoyed huge success that year...

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    The S57 scooter launched

    A development of the S55 which enjoyed huge success that year because of the explosion in scooter sales across Europe.

    The S57 scooter launched
  • Saigon-Paris on an S55

    1956

    Saigon-Paris on an S55

    17,000 km, a 4 month adventure with just one puncture!

  • S57 C scooter launched

    1957

    S57 C scooter launched

    The last Peugeot scooter released in the 1950s.

  • The moped range

    1957

    The moped range

    Peugeot presents its BB moped at the Cycle Exhibition.

  • Moped 101 launched

    1968

    Moped 101 launched

    This entry level product enables Peugeot to boost its volume sales.

  • Peugeot’s cult 103 moped is launched

    1970

    Peugeot’s cult 103 moped is launched

    Efficient, timeless and inexpensive: the 103 is the worthy heir to the 101 model.

  • Record sales of the 103

    1974

    Record sales of the 103

    Over 550,000 mopeds sold. The Peugeot 103 creates...

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    Record sales of the 103

    Over 550,000 mopeds sold. The Peugeot 103 creates the Vogue moped that is still around today.

    Record sales of the 103
  • SC/SX scooter launched

    1983

    SC/SX scooter launched

    Peugeot starts making scooters again with the release of a scooter with a plastic body.

  • 2nd Paris-Saigon

    1996

    2nd Paris-Saigon

    40 years after the first rally, 3 adventurers from the Champagne region repeat the story...

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    2nd Paris-Saigon

    40 years after the first rally, 3 adventurers from the Champagne region repeat the story on Squab 50cc scooters. Taking 3 months, the adventure is now an iconic part of the Peugeot Motocycles heritage.

    2nd Paris-Saigon
  • Scoot'elec launched

    1996

    Scoot'elec launched

    For its electric scooter, Peugeot opts for more advanced technology...

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    Scoot'elec launched

    For its electric scooter, Peugeot opts for more advanced technology than that used by its rivals: cadmium-nickel batteries.

    Scoot'elec launched
  • Speedfight scooter launched

    1997

    Speedfight scooter launched

    Mono-arm suspension is a major plus on the sport scooter market.

  • Elyseo scooter launched

    1998

    Elyseo scooter launched

    It adopts the aesthetic codes specific to cars in order to attract drivers tired of being stuck in traffic.

  • Looxor scooter launched

    2001

    Looxor scooter launched

    Peugeot’s first big-wheel scooter designed for emerging countries.

  • Elystar scooter launched

    2002

    Elystar scooter launched

    Peugeot innovates again with the first scooter to have ABS braking.

  • Antoine Peugeot dies

    2002

    Antoine Peugeot dies

    A motorbike enthusiast, Antoine Peugeot was the instigator of the brand’s “high-powered”...

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    Antoine Peugeot dies

    A motorbike enthusiast, Antoine Peugeot was the instigator of the brand’s “high-powered” motorbikes, several times winners of the Bol d'Or.

    Antoine Peugeot dies
  • Jetforce scooter launched

    2003

    Jetforce scooter launched

    First scooter with a racy and sporty profile.

  • Ludix scooter launched

    2004

    Ludix scooter launched

    The Peugeot Ludix is a scooter made in France and sold for less than €1,000.

  • Association with China’s Qingqi to gain a foothold on the Asian market

    2006

    Association with China’s Qingqi to gain a foothold on the Asian market

    The association with China’s Qingqi is now crucial...

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    Association with China’s Qingqi to gain a foothold on the Asian market

    The association with China’s Qingqi is now crucial to assert the Group’s presence on this continent with its fast-growing economies.

    Association with China’s Qingqi to gain a foothold on the Asian market
  • Satelis scooter launched

    2006

    Satelis scooter launched

    The Peugeot Satelis comes in the wake of the Elyseo scooter...

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    Satelis scooter launched

    The Peugeot Satelis comes in the wake of the Elyseo scooter and targets car drivers seeking better urban mobility.

    Satelis scooter launched
  • Vivacity scooter launched

    2008

    Vivacity scooter launched

    This scooter is a the result of the alliance between Peugeot Motocycles and Qingqi signed in 2006.

  • Peugeot Avenue opens

    2010

    Peugeot Avenue opens

    The brand boosts its renown thanks to its first brand room called Peugeot Avenue...

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    Peugeot Avenue opens

    The brand boosts its renown thanks to its first brand room called Peugeot Avenue, a showroom for its automobiles and motorcycles.

    Peugeot Avenue opens
  • E-Vivacity scooter launched

    2011

    E-Vivacity scooter launched

    Given the commercial success of the Vivacity, an electric version is made...

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    E-Vivacity scooter launched

    Given the commercial success of the Vivacity, an electric version is made available to consumers seeking environmentally friendly mobility.

    E-Vivacity scooter launched
  • Peugeot Metropolis scooter launched

    2013

    Peugeot Metropolis scooter launched

    Mobility is changing with Peugeot’s three-wheeled scooter which provides greater safety...

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    Peugeot Metropolis scooter launched

    Mobility is changing with Peugeot’s three-wheeled scooter which provides greater safety. The brand goes one step further offering an optional side airbag.

    Peugeot Metropolis scooter launched
  • Django scooter launched

    2014

    Django scooter launched

    With its neo-retro look, the new Peugeot scooter harks back...

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    Django scooter launched

    With its neo-retro look, the new Peugeot scooter harks back to the iconic S57 and sets the standard for even more stylish mobility.

    Django scooter launched

    Discover the Peugeot Django

  • Mahindra, the new stakeholder

    2015

    Mahindra, the new stakeholder

    The Indian manufacturer buys 51% of Peugeot Motocycles. PSA keeps 49%...

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    Mahindra, the new stakeholder

    The Indian manufacturer buys 51% of Peugeot Motocycles. PSA keeps 49% of the share capital and the use of its brand image. This collaboration steps up the brand’s internationalisation and opens the door to new products.

    Mahindra, the new stakeholder
  • Lancement du nouveau scooter Speedfight

    2015

    New Speedfight scooter launched

    Peugeot updates its iconic sports scooter – over 500,000 DU Speedfight scooters sold – with an even more radical look.

  • Première victoire historique du Team Peugeot Motocycles Saxoprint en Moto3™

    2016

    First historical win by Team Peugeot Motocycles Saxoprint in the Moto3™ class

    John McPhee delivers Peugeot Motocycles its first ever win in the Moto3™ class it the Czech Republic Grand Prix in Brno.

  • 1810

    Inauguration of the Vendôme Column in Paris.

  • 1825

    Inauguration of the first railway line in Great Britain.

  • 1890

    Vincent Van Gogh paints “Almond Blossom” in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

  • 1898

    Pierre et Marie Curie discover radium.

  • 1898

    The Lumière brothers make a camera and shoot the first French film called Exiting the Factory. The Eiffel Tower is just 10 years old.

  • 1901

    France’s population officially reaches 40 million. In urban areas, the speed limit was set at 12 km/h.

  • 1903

    Inauguration of the No 2 line of the Paris Metro. First telephone line between Paris and Rome. Start of the first Tour de France.

  • 1905

    Jean-Paul Sartre is born in Paris.

  • 1907

    Revolt of the Languedoc winemakers wanting greater welfare benefits.

  • 1914

    Inauguration of the Panama Canal.

  • 1918

    Peugeot Motocycles turns 20.

  • 1927

    Charles Lindbergh flies across the Atlantic.

  • 1928

    Le Corbusier starts work on his Villa Savoye in Poissy.

  • 1930

    Ray Charles is born in Albany, Georgia (USA).

  • 1931

    Children start reading Iron Man superhero comics published by Marvel.

  • 1933

    Air France officially takes to the skies in August from Le Bourget Airport.

  • 1934

    Alcatraz officially becomes a Federal Penitentiary.

  • 1934

    Appearance of the Front Populaire, which won paid holidays for all workers in 1936.

  • 1945

    Women vote for the first time in France.

  • 1952

    Eisenhower elected President of the United States.

  • 1953

    Elisabeth II crowned queen in the UK.

  • 1955

    Aviatrix Jacqueline Auriol beats the speed record at 1,087 km/h.

  • 1956

    Françoise Sagan’s A certain smile is a best seller. Romy Schneider stars in the film Sissi.

  • 1957

    Marcel Pagnol writes The Glory of My Father.

  • 1957

  • 1968

    French rugby team wins the Five Nations Tournament. Disney’s Jungle Book screens in cinemas.

  • 1970

    The Beatles split.

  • 1974

    Over 3 million years old, the skeleton of Lucy the Australopithecus is discovered.

  • 1983

    The last of Star Wars (VI) films in the first trilogy screens in cinemas. Motorola markets the first mobile phone.

  • 1996

    François Mitterand dies.

  • 1996

    Birth of Dolly, the first cloned sheep. The GPS system becomes operational.

  • 1997

    WTO decides to free the flow of capital.

  • 1998

    France becomes world football champion. The Dinner Game is screened in cinemas.

  • 2001

    Dennis Tito is the first space tourist. A Californian businessman, he embarked on the Soyuz TM-32 mission for a 7-day flight and docking at the International Space Station.

  • 2002

    The Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City.

  • 2002

    The euro is adopted by 11 European countries as their single currency.

  • 2003

    The first automatic radar is installed in France. Concorde makes its final Paris-New York flight.

  • 2004

    Commemoration of the centenary of the abolition of slavery.

  • 2006

    The Festival of Cannes turns 60.

  • 2006

    First tweet made on Twitter.

  • 2008

    Ingrid Bétancourt is freed after 6 years as a FARC hostage.

  • 2010

    Paris online market freed. First full face transplant.

  • 2011

    French cinema on top of the world! The Intouchables beats all records and Jean Dujardin receives an Oscar for The Artist.

  • 2013

    Benedict XVI resigns as Pope; Francis is named his successor.

  • 2014

    The Rosetta probe lands on the 67P comet.

  • 2015

    Albert Einstein presented his world renowned theory of relativity just 100 years ago.

  • 2015

    The first restaurant to open in France near the Louvre turns 250.

  • 2016

    France wins 42 medals at the Rio Olympics making this its most successful post-WWII Games.

Moto 3

Peugeot Motocycles revives its prestigious sporting past

With three world motorcycle records in the pre-War era, Peugeot Motocycles has an innate sense of racing. A proud heritage reflected in the decision to compete this year in the Moto3™ class world championships.

Peugeot Motocycles revives its prestigious sporting past

Peugeot Motocycles renoue avec son prestigieux passé sportif

Peugeot two-wheelers like being first

Inventor of the 1st motorbike in 1898, 1st world speed record and 1st winner of the 1st Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man in 1904, new speed record in 1914, 1st in the European Grand Prix in Monza in 1923, winner of the Bol d'Or in 1952, marque and rider titles in the Moto3™ class at the CIV championship in 2014...

Proud of these historic successes, Peugeot Motocycles again targets excellence in 2016, with rider John McPhee.

Peugeot two-wheelers like being first

The Peugeot MCP30 motorbike in the wake of the P515

More than 60 years after its first win at the Bol d'Or, Peugeot hopes to revive its major competition successes. Its return in force will be based on the MGP30, a prototype developed with the new Mahindra Racing technical centre in Italy.

A whole range of Peugeot scooters will then benefit from the phenomenal research and development work performed on these machines.

The Peugeot MCP30 motorbike in the wake of the P515
Peugeot two-wheelers like being first
Peugeot two-wheelers like being first
Peugeot two-wheelers like being first
Paris Saïgon 2016

Peugeot Motocycles revives the spirit of adventure of the 1950s

60 years ago, 2 intrepid officers set off on a crazy adventure: Paris-Saigon on S55 scooters. Heirs to this spirit of audacity, freedom and solidarity, Peugeot Django will be repeating the exploit starting in September 2016...

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