December 8 2006.

Following hot on the heels of the Satelis 125, which has been praised for its levels of refinement in terms of specification, build quality and performance, the 250cc version from Peugeot takes the French manufacturer into new territory and is its first model in this capacity sector.
Peugeot has traditionally been very strong in the 50cc market - the Speedfight has been in the UK Top 5 sales charts since its launch 10 years ago - but until now Peugeot customers had to look to other manufacturers if they wanted anything larger than 125cc.  The market for larger capacity automatic scooters is growing steadily, as riders choose these comfortable and practical vehicles as an alternative to traditional mid-capacity commuter motorcycles.  
At the heart of the Satelis is a modern 22 HP 4-stroke liquid cooled 4-valve motor, making this maxi scooter more than capable of coping with traffic flow on trunk roads and motorways.  Its high tensile steel dual cradle chassis and 37mm front forks give accurate and consistent handling, while the potent 260mm front disc brakes can stop it in a hurry too.   
The 250cc Satelis delivers much of the comfort and convenience found in today's cars.  The generous seat will carry rider and passenger in comfort, while the dashboard features an LCD display, a glove compartment capable of holding a litre size bottle of water and even a 12V power socket. Its aspherical rear view mirrors provide wide-angle vision while the dual halogen headlights (as used in the Peugeot 407 car) provide 30% more light on high beam. Carrying capacity is catered for with a cavernous storage bay beneath the seat, which lifts using a hydraulic jack, similar to those found on hatchback cars.  Its low seat height (784mm), low weight (161KG) and ergonomic riding position ensure safe and easy handling for a wide variety of people.  Even the shape of the Satelis is aerodynamically engineered for the best drag coefficient on the market, enhancing both performance and fuel economy.    
The Peugeot Satelis250 is available in metallic silver and metallic black for ¬£3,299 on the road.  The Executive version, with anti-lock ABS/PBS braking system and integral chain lock security, costs ¬£3,699 OTR. 
Like all Peugeot scooters, the Satelis has a 2-year manufacturer's warranty for peace of mind and affordable insurance is available through Peugeot's long-term partner, MCE (Tel. 0870 01-01-125).

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