Auguat 11 2007.

Peugeot's new 500cc maxi scooter has the power and control to make any journey a pleasure, whether up the motorway or through crowded city streets. The Euro 3 compliant 500cc engine fitted to the Satelis has plenty of torque and combined with high quality suspension and DSL frame technology it delivers the performance and handling of a middle-weight motorcycle, while its aerodynamic bodywork, ergonomic riding position and assorted storage bays provide exceptional levels of comfort for a two-wheeler.

User friendly. The Satelis 500 is packed with user-friendly ideas. There is a lockable side compartment with a 12V socket for recharging a mobile phone (and space for a litre bottle of water) as well as an inbuilt storage bay in the centre of the handlebars that is ideal for an MP3 player, sunglasses, etc. Beneath the seat there is additional carrying capacity for laptop, shopping or luggage and access is made easy thanks to an auto-hydraulic system that lifts the seat smoothly and keeps it wide open. Measuring 170mm (diagonally) its rear view mirrors are the widest on the market and the dual halogen headlights (borrowed from Peugeot's 407 car) inspire confidence when riding in the dark. The low seat height (784mm) makes the Satelis easy to handle for smaller riders and the generous leg room behind the front body panels will appeal to taller ones.

Performance & economy. Power is supplied by a modern 4-stroke liquid cooled 4-valve motor that produces 37 horsepower and plenty of torque while complying with tough Euro 3 emissions requirements. Its stylish bodywork has an efficient aerodynamic drag coefficient, which helps the Satelis to deliver excellent fuel economy too, with initial reports of over 55 miles per gallon (tested by That means this capable scooter has a potential tank range in excess of 150 miles.

Handling. Peugeot's engineers have equipped the Satelis with 40mm forks at the front and 4-way adjustable twin rear shocks at the back, which work in conjunction with the innovative DSL (Dual Swinging Linkage) engine mounting system for smooth and precise handling. This is achieved by attaching the engine to the frame using a three-point link system, instead of the traditional single link rod, so the chassis is more rigid, leading to better stability and a reduction in the vibration felt by the driver. The beefy twin 260mm front disc brakes provide all the required stopping power and the 14" alloy wheels with their radial tyres ensure a sure-footed ride.

Accessorize. Peugeot has developed a range of practical accessories for the Satelis 500, including Tom Tom satellite navigation, a colour matched top case that works with the flip up seat and taller touring screen.

Even the price is attractive. The Peugeot Satelis 500 will take you to town in the week and into the country (or even abroad) for the weekend. It is available in metallic finish as standard in Luxus Grey, Technium Vernis and Pearl Black for £4,299 on the road, which make it excellent value for money compared with other maxi scooters from established manufacturers. The Executive version, with anti-lock ABS/PBS braking system and integral chain lock security, costs £4,799 OTR.

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