August 28 2008.

Peugeot has announced significant savings on its iconic Speedfight scooter.

As consumer prices index (CPI) annual inflation rose to 4.4 per cent in July, the UK car market fell almost 13 per cent, while sales of scooters increased by 27 per cent. The Motorcycle Industry Association believes that "there are signs that people are switching to two wheels in order to make daily travel and commuting easier and cheaper."

With its single arm front fork and asymmetrical twin lens headlights the Speedfight is instantly recognisable and Peugeot has manufactured well over 400,000 of them since its launch in 1996. For 2008 the Speedfight gets a liquid cooled 50cc 2-stroke engine that is smooth, responsive and economical - press reports indicate fuel consumption of 100mpg (RiDE magazine, August 2008). 

New colour schemes and tri-spoke alloy wheels enhance the appearance of the machine, with some limited edition models (Ultimate and R-Cup) boasting, two-tone sport saddle, aluminium footplates and rear spoiler. With 180mm disc brakes fitted front and rear as standard, progressive stopping power is assured.

Prices start at £1,629 for the LR model in orange/black or black silver, reduced by £200 from £1,829. The limited edition Ultimate, in metallic blue/silver and R-Cup in black/white, are both now £1,729, down from £1,929. All machines are available through Peugeot's national dealer network and are covered by a 2-year manufacturer's warranty for peace of mind.

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