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PEUGEOT'S TWO-WHEELERS HISTORY

PEUGEOT History
PEUGEOT History

PEUGEOT'S TWO-WHEELERS HISTORY

Thanks to PEUGEOT’s great passion and astounding innovations, the brand’s cycles and motorcycles have emerged as world leaders in competition and in the public’s 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

Two-wheelers – Peugeot tricycles launched in 1886

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

1901

First 1.5hp Peugeot motorbike presented

Two-wheelers – 1901 launch of the first 198 cc motorised bicycle

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

Two wheelers – 1934 launch of 100 cc mopeds and 745 cc motorcycles

Between 1901 and 1939, Peugeot showcased 61 models that ranged from 100 to 745 cc.
In 1934, its P515 (495 cc) beat 9 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

Two-wheelers – 1952 men celebrating the P176 motorcycle victory

Peugeot now offers a 100 to 250 cc range of mopeds and motorbikes.

1955

S55 scooter launch

Two-wheelers – 1955, S55 scooter launch

Peugeot launches production of its S55 and S57 scooters with a design that is reminiscent of their 4-wheeled 203 sister.

1974

Record-breaking sales with the P103 series

Two-wheelers – 1974 record-breaking moped sales

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

1982

SC and SX series launched

Two-wheelers – 1982 advert for the launch of the SC and SX scooters

Scooters are back in fashion and Peugeot launches its SC and SX series, the first scooters designed with plastic bodywork.

1983

PY10 – the 1ˢᵗ carbon-composite bike

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

1984

VTT1 – 1ˢᵗ off-road bike commercialized in France

Two-wheelers – 1984 commercialisation of the Peugeot VTT1

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

1992

Partnership with Cycleurope

Two-wheelers – Cycleurope logo

Cycleurope are responsible for manufacturing and marketing, and will become the owner of the entire production tool.

2006

Satelis launched – Peugeot’s 1ˢᵗ big 125 cc scooter

Two-wheelers – 1st big Peugeot scooter launched in 2006, the Satelis

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

2009

A2B Cycle

Two-wheelers – first electric cycle launched in 2009

First electrically-assisted pedal bicycle (EAPC) from the brand as part of an overarching vision of mobility.

2015

Mahindra, the new actor

Two-wheelers – collaboration with Mahindra and Peugeot in 2015

PSA sold 51% of Peugeot Scooters to the Indian manufacturer, while retaining a 49% stake and the use of the brand image. This collaboration favours greater internationalisation and paves the way for new products.

2016

Django Adventure, 60 years on!

Two-wheelers – a tribute to history with the Django Adventure

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 context where access to city centres is increasingly restricted, in 2017 PEUGEOT becomes the first car brand to market new multimodal mobility solutions. The e-Kick electric scooter and eF01 electric folding cycle complement the car and give greater freedom to urban travel.