PEUGEOT'S TWO-WHEELERS HISTORY

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PEUGEOT'S TWO-WHEELERS HISTORY

Thanks to PEUGEOT’s great passion and astounding innovations, its cycles and motorcycles have emerged as world leaders -
both in competition and in the public eye. PEUGEOT is one of the rare manufacturers to be on a par for its 2, 3 and 4 wheelers.

1886

Series-manufactured bicycles and tricycles launched

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With Armand Peugeot at the helm and following tests on the Grand Bi, PEUGEOT launched its first series-manufactured, chain-driven bikes and trikes at its Beaulieu plant.

1901

First 1.5hp PEUGEOT motorbike presented

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Following its 1898 motorized trike launch, PEUGEOT presented its first 198 cc, 1.5hp motorbike.

1934

500, 350 and 175 cc motorbikes and 100 cc mopeds launched

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Between 1901 and 1939, PEUGEOT showcased 61 models that ranged from 100 to 745 cc.

In 1934, its P515 (495 cc) beat an incredible nine world records, including the 3,000 km race where it clocked an average of 118 km/h.

1952

Victory at the Bol d’Or and Le Mans motorbike races P176

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PEUGEOT now offered a 100 to 250 cc range of mopeds and motorbikes.

1955

S55 scooter launch

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PEUGEOT launched the production of its S55 and S57 scooters with a design that was reminiscent of their 4-wheeled 203 sister.

1974

Record-breaking sales with the P103 series

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Record-breaking sales occured with the P103 and P104 series in the moped market (limited to 50 cc), where PEUGEOT  has been at the forefront since 1949.

1982

SC and SX series launched

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Scooters were back in fashion in the early 1980's and as a result, PEUGEOT launched its SC and SX series, the first scooters designed with plastic bodywork.

1983

PY10 – the first carbon-composite bike

The PY10 FC revolutionised racing bikes with its carbon-composite frame. It gained a great reputation from both professionals and amateurs.

1984

VTT1 – First off-road bike commercialised in France

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Anticipating its customers’ wishes, PEUGEOT Cycles launched the first off-road bike in France.

1992

Partnership with Cycleurope

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PEUGEOT formed a partnership with Cycleurope who became responsible for both manufacturing and marketing, and eventually became the owners of the entire production process.

2006

Satelis launched – PEUGEOT’s first big 125 cc scooter

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Following on from the success of the Elystar, PEUGEOT’s first ABS series-equipped 125 cc scooter, the brand launched its Satelis and Geopolis GT scooters, inspired by the automotive world.

2009

A2B Cycle

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PEUGEOT's first electrically-assisted pedal bicycle (EAPC) is unveiled as part of an overarching vision of mobility.

2015

Mahindra collaboration

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PSA sold 51% of PEUGEOT Scooters to the Indian manufacturer Mahindra, while retaining a 49% stake and the use of the brand image.

This collaboration favoured greater international relations and paved the way for new products.

2016

Django Adventure, 60 years on!

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As a nod to history, two adventurers succeeded in completing the trip from Paris to Ho Chi Minh City on Django scooters, in tribute to Serge Gracium and Michel Vaslin who made the reverse journey in 1956 on the PEUGEOT S57.

2017

e-Kick and eF01: Innovative mobility solutions

In a world where access to major city centres is increasingly restricted, in 2017 PEUGEOT became the first car brand to market new multi-mode mobility solutions.

The e-Kick electric scooter, available with the all-new 3008 SUV (in Europe only) and the eF01 electric folding cycle (available with the all-new 5008 SUV (in Europe only), launching later in 2017)  complement the latest models and allow greater freedom in urban travel.