Mahindra-owned Peugeot unveils new 125cc scooter

    Revealed in Europe, the Peugeot maxi-scooter makes 14.4hp and 12.4Nm of torque.

    Published On Jun 16, 2022 02:26:00 PM

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    Peugeot has unveiled the Pulsion 125, a maxi-style scooter, in Europe. The Mahindra-owned brand is a significant player in the international scooter business, with offerings ranging from 50cc to 400cc; their line-up also includes trikes and electric two-wheelers.

    Peugeot Pulsion 125: design details

    The Pulsion doesn’t break any new ground when it comes to design, sporting a large front fascia with a short visor as is typical for a maxi-scooter. It gets twin LED headlights on the front apron with separate housings for the low and high beams, respectively. Flanking those are LED DRLs, with the iconic Peugeot logo placed underneath the visor. The Pulsion gets a Yamaha Aerox-esque centre tunnel in place of the floorboard, housing an 11.1-litre fuel tank. 

    Peugeot Pulsion 125: hardware and equipment

    Powering the Pulsion 125 is a 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine making 14.4hp at 8,800rpm and 12.6Nm of torque at 6,900rpm. Fully fuelled, it weighs 169.5kg, making it rather hefty for a 125cc scooter. Its seat height stands at 790mm. 

    Braking hardware comprises a 260mm disc at the front and a 210mm disc at the rear, paired with a dual-channel ABS. A 37mm fork and a pair of dual rear shocks handle suspension duties on the Pulsion. It gets proper maxi-scooter-sized wheels as well – 120/70-14 at the front and 130/70-13 at the back – shod with Michelin rubber.

    Peugeot Pulsion 125: features list

    The features list belies its humble 125cc capacity and comprises a TFT dash with a USB charging port, keyless ignition, as well emergency brake lights, which are now the norm on all Euro-5 compliant vehicles.

    The Pulsion has a large underseat storage area, which Peugeot says will fit one full-face helmet and a half-face one.

    Peugeot Pulsion 125: India launch 

    When Mahindra had acquired a 51 percent stake in Peugeot back in 2015 and imported some of its scooters to its HQ in Mumbai, rumours were strife that an India launch was imminent. There have been very few indications since about Mahindra bringing the Peugeot range to India. The Pulsion’s price tag of EUR 4,549 (approximately Rs 3.70 lakh) will also make it an expensive proposition for India unless Mahindra decides to locally manufacture it.

    Would you be willing to buy Peugeot scooters if they make it to India? Let us know in the comments section below.

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