Peugeot Speedfight 100 Review

2000 Peugeot Speedfight 100 from Australia

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Acceleration marks 2 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired800 kilometres
Most recent distance4800 kilometres
Previous motorcycleVespa PX125

Summary:

Cheaper to run than catching a bus

Faults:

Speedo cable needed frequent replacing.

Headlights are useless at night.

Other than that it was a fairly reliable and economical little unit.

In Australia, Scooters are only just starting to become popular. Dealer service is a bit "iffy" (I got quoted $200 for a first service which entails 1 replacement spark plug and a general checkover). But that's all set to change with dealers cropping up everywhere.

General Comments:

The Speedfight 2-stroke 100 is really aimed at the younger end of the market. With its sporty looks and nippy performance around town, I can understand why it's been popular in European cities.

No good on open roads though.

I have since sold it and now own a 4 stroke 125cc Elyseo by the same manufacturer.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th December, 2004

3rd Mar 2005, 02:50

Having owned Peugeot Scooters, I know that the items that fail on ALL Peugeots is the indicator switch (£35 item plus fitting). The drive belts snap at 13000 miles on 2 stroke 50cc and go on forever on 125cc (if ridden gently).

The build quality is poor, but the engines are quite robust.

I have done 25000 kms on 2 stroke 50cc, and it goes well and used only a little oil. 2 Stoke 50cc returns 65 mpg, 4 stroke 125cc returns 70-80 mpg.

They aren't as good as Honda scooters though!

19th Jun 2008, 22:11

Great scooter. Will buy another. I'm 20 stone and it still pulls along at 60mph.

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 1 review