At the time, the company only produced steel in a mill converted into a foundry.
This site is today the headquarters of Peugeot Motocycles and houses the Peugeot Metropolis assembly line.
Like the Ford T, Peugeot created a sensation when it unveiled its famous Type 2.
From this point on, the company was considered a French manufacturer of cars and motorcycles.
In 1898, at the 7th Cycle and Automobile Exhibition, Peugeot Motocycles presented the first 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.
To speed up its growth, Peugeot started exploring a new form of technology...
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.
With a stronger frame and new design, it uses a ZL or Peugeot engine...
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.
World first: launch of a motorbike with a V-45° two engine.
English rider Rembrandt Fowler wins the race on his Norton motorbike...
English rider Rembrandt Fowler wins the race on his Norton motorbike with a Peugeot Motocycles engine.
Paul Péan pushed his motorbike to 122 km/h enabling Peugeot...
Paul Péan pushed his motorbike to 122 km/h enabling Peugeot to sell the model as a “Sports Special” for 3,000 French francs.
In WWI, Peugeot supported the French Army with the delivery of 1,069 motorbikes.
The highly anticipated P105 motorbike is unveiled at the Motorcycle Exhibition marking the start of a more modern line.
The P108 range is extended with a 250cc, the first model in a range that...
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).
The early 1930s is very kind to Peugeot Motocycles which reports...
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.
Peugeot sells the very first motorised bicycles the brand’s future mopeds.
To complete his tour of Europe, Robert Sexé mounts his P107 motorbike, first produced in 1928.
The youngest of Eugène’s grandsons develops Peugeot’s most powerful...
The youngest of Eugène’s grandsons develops Peugeot’s most powerful motorbikes: the P115 and P117 (350cc) and the P515 and P517 (500cc).
Camille Narcy wins the Bol d'Or astride his P515 numbered 62.
Peugeot inaugurates a range of small displacement models.
Technician and racer Bouin d'Orléans wins at 89.529 km/h.
With its metal plate body and luggage compartment, the S55 line evokes that...
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.
A development of the S55 which enjoyed huge success that year...
A development of the S55 which enjoyed huge success that year because of the explosion in scooter sales across Europe.
17,000 km, a 4 month adventure with just one puncture!
The last Peugeot scooter released in the 1950s.
Peugeot presents its BB moped at the Cycle Exhibition.
This entry level product enables Peugeot to boost its volume sales.
Efficient, timeless and inexpensive: the 103 is the worthy heir to the 101 model.
Over 550,000 mopeds sold. The Peugeot 103 creates...
Over 550,000 mopeds sold. The Peugeot 103 creates the Vogue moped that is still around today.
Peugeot starts making scooters again with the release of a scooter with a plastic body.
40 years after the first rally, 3 adventurers from the Champagne region repeat the story...
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.
For its electric scooter, Peugeot opts for more advanced technology...
For its electric scooter, Peugeot opts for more advanced technology than that used by its rivals: cadmium-nickel batteries.
Mono-arm suspension is a major plus on the sport scooter market.
It adopts the aesthetic codes specific to cars in order to attract drivers tired of being stuck in traffic.
Peugeot’s first big-wheel scooter designed for emerging countries.
Peugeot innovates again with the first scooter to have ABS braking.
A motorbike enthusiast, Antoine Peugeot was the instigator of the brand’s “high-powered”...
A motorbike enthusiast, Antoine Peugeot was the instigator of the brand’s “high-powered” motorbikes, several times winners of the Bol d'Or.
First scooter with a racy and sporty profile.
The Peugeot Ludix is a scooter made in France and sold for less than €1,000.
The association with China’s Qingqi is now crucial...
The association with China’s Qingqi is now crucial to assert the Group’s presence on this continent with its fast-growing economies.
The Peugeot Satelis comes in the wake of the Elyseo scooter...
The Peugeot Satelis comes in the wake of the Elyseo scooter and targets car drivers seeking better urban mobility.
This scooter is a the result of the alliance between Peugeot Motocycles and Qingqi signed in 2006.
The brand boosts its renown thanks to its first brand room called Peugeot Avenue...
The brand boosts its renown thanks to its first brand room called Peugeot Avenue, a showroom for its automobiles and motorcycles.
Given the commercial success of the Vivacity, an electric version is made...
Given the commercial success of the Vivacity, an electric version is made available to consumers seeking environmentally friendly mobility.
Mobility is changing with Peugeot’s three-wheeled scooter...
Mobility is changing with Peugeot’s three-wheeled scooter which provides greater safety.
The Indian manufacturer buys 51% of Peugeot Motocycles. PSA keeps 49%...
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.
Peugeot updates its iconic sports scooter – over 500,000 DU Speedfight scooters sold – with an even more radical look.
John McPhee delivers Peugeot Motocycles its first ever win in the Moto3™ class it the Czech Republic Grand Prix in Brno.
Inauguration of the Vendôme Column in Paris.
Inauguration of the first railway line in Great Britain.
Vincent Van Gogh paints “Almond Blossom” in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
Pierre et Marie Curie discover radium.
The Lumière brothers make a camera and shoot the first French film called Exiting the Factory. The Eiffel Tower is just 10 years old.
France’s population officially reaches 40 million. In urban areas, the speed limit was set at 12 km/h.
Inauguration of the No 2 line of the Paris Metro. First telephone line between Paris and Rome. Start of the first Tour de France.
Jean-Paul Sartre is born in Paris.
Revolt of the Languedoc winemakers wanting greater welfare benefits.
Inauguration of the Panama Canal.
Peugeot Motocycles turns 20.
Charles Lindbergh flies across the Atlantic.
Le Corbusier starts work on his Villa Savoye in Poissy.
Ray Charles is born in Albany, Georgia (USA).
Children start reading Iron Man superhero comics published by Marvel.
Air France officially takes to the skies in August from Le Bourget Airport.
Alcatraz officially becomes a Federal Penitentiary.
Appearance of the Front Populaire, which won paid holidays for all workers in 1936.
Women vote for the first time in France.
Eisenhower elected President of the United States.
Elisabeth II crowned queen in the UK.
Aviatrix Jacqueline Auriol beats the speed record at 1,087 km/h.
Françoise Sagan’s A certain smile is a best seller. Romy Schneider stars in the film Sissi.
Marcel Pagnol writes The Glory of My Father.
French rugby team wins the Five Nations Tournament. Disney’s Jungle Book screens in cinemas.
The Beatles split.
Over 3 million years old, the skeleton of Lucy the Australopithecus is discovered.
The last of Star Wars (VI) films in the first trilogy screens in cinemas. Motorola markets the first mobile phone.
François Mitterand dies.
Birth of Dolly, the first cloned sheep. The GPS system becomes operational.
WTO decides to free the flow of capital.
France becomes world football champion. The Dinner Game is screened in cinemas.
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.
The Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City.
The euro is adopted by 11 European countries as their single currency.
The first automatic radar is installed in France. Concorde makes its final Paris-New York flight.
Commemoration of the centenary of the abolition of slavery.
The Festival of Cannes turns 60.
First tweet made on Twitter.
Ingrid Bétancourt is freed after 6 years as a FARC hostage.
Paris online market freed. First full face transplant.
French cinema on top of the world! The Intouchables beats all records and Jean Dujardin receives an Oscar for The Artist.
Benedict XVI resigns as Pope; Francis is named his successor.
The Rosetta probe lands on the 67P comet.
Albert Einstein presented his world renowned theory of relativity just 100 years ago.
The first restaurant to open in France near the Louvre turns 250.
France wins 42 medals at the Rio Olympics making this its most successful post-WWII Games.
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.
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.
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.
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...