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Peugeot Motocycles S.A.
Subsidiary
IndustryScooter
Founded1898; 120 years ago (1898)
FounderArmand Peugeot
HeadquartersMandeure, France
OwnerMahindra 51%
PSA Group 49%
ParentMahindra Two Wheelers Limited[1]
Websitepeugeot-motocycles.com

Peugeot Motocycles is a French scooters and small motorcycles manufacturer. The company operates as a subsidiary of Indian manufacturer Mahindra that owns 51% of Peugeot Motocycles since 2015. PSA Group owns 49% of Peugeot Motocycles and the use of its brand image.

History[edit]

Peugeot 500 M c. 1913 or 1914

Peugeot built their first motorcycle in 1898 with a De Dion-Bouton engine mounted on the rear wheel. This model was shown at the 1898 Paris Exhibition but was not put into production. Peugeot did produce a tricycle in 1898 although most of the machine was actually manufactured by De Dion-Bouton.

In 1900 Peugeot started to manufacture quadricycles but these fell out of favor and ceased to be produced by 1903. In 1901, spurred on by the success of the French built Werner Brothers and Company Motobicyclette, Peugeot produced their own motorcycle using a Swiss made Zürcher and Lüthi (ZL) engine.[2] The Peugeot 500 M, a 500 cc (31 cu in) dual overhead camshaft model appeared in 1914, the first of this type. In 1930, Peugeot absorbed Automoto which had been a pioneer in the field of motorcycles and scooters. Peugeot was the leading French motorcycle manufacturer until the 1950s producing many models.

In October 2014, Mahindra and Mahindra acquired a 51% controlling stake in the company.[3] PSA Group kept 49% stake in the company as well as the use of its brand image.[4]

Peugeot currently produces scooters and 3-wheelers with engines ranging from 50 to 500cc.[5] It operates 2 production sites at Mandeure, France and Jinan, China. Peugeot scooters are sold in 60 countries.[6]

Past and present models[edit]

Peugeot Elyséo 125, 'Roland Garros' (2002)

Mopeds[edit]

  • Peugeot 101
  • Peugeot 102
  • Peugeot 103, produced from 1972, with different models (LSMs, SP, Land, Chrono, Electronics, TLX, RCX, Clip, Vogue, FXR, CRX and others)

Scooters[edit]

[7]

Peugeot 'Looxor 125'

Motorcycles[edit]

Peugeot XPS
  • Peugeot 500 M
  • Peugeot TLX
  • Peugeot XP6
  • Peugeot XPS
  • Peugeot XR6
  • Peugeot XR7

Motorsports[edit]

Rem Fowler on his Peugeot-engined Norton, winner of the 1907 TT twin-cylinder race

A Peugeot-engined Norton motorcycle ridden by Rem Fowler won the twin-cylinder class of the inaugural 1907 Isle of Man TT races.

Peugeot returned to top-level motorcycle racing in 2016 via a Moto3 project in collaboration with parent company Mahindra. In 2016 Peugeot MC Saxoprint fielded two Mahindra-based Peugeot MGP3Os for John McPhee and Alexis Masbou. Albert Arenas joined the team for the 2nd half of the season as a replacement for Masbou.[8] McPhee took his, and Peugeot's, first Grand Prix win in wet conditions at Brno.[9] In Australia, McPhee crashed while running in third place and was run over by Andrea Migno who was running right behind him. The race was red flagged and McPhee was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with concussion, a broken thumb and a punctured lung. The injuries meant McPhee missed the final 2 races of the season.

In 2017 Patrik Pulkkinen and Jakub Kornfeil rode for the team. At the end of the 2017 season both Peugeot and Mahindra withdrew from motorcycle grand prix. The decision to withdraw was made so that the Mahindra Group could increase its focus on the FIA Formula E Championship[10]

Grand Prix motorcycle results[edit]

Season Class Team Machine Rider 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 R.C. Points M.C. Points
2016 Moto3 Peugeot MC Saxoprint Peugeot MGP3O United Kingdom John McPhee QAT
27
ARG
7
AME
21
ESP
Ret
FRA
20
ITA
23
CAT
15
NED
16
GER
6
AUT
24
CZE
1
GBR
17
RSM
20
ARA
13
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
MAL
VAL
22nd 48 4th 55
Spain Albert Arenas QAT
ARG
AME
ESP
FRA
ITA
CAT
NED
GER
AUT
22
CZE
Ret
GBR
Ret
RSM
19
ARA
24
JPN
14
AUS
16
MAL
Ret
VAL
24
35th 2
France Alexis Masbou QAT
24
ARG
21
AME
16
ESP
Ret
FRA
19
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
16
AUT
CZE
GBR
RSM
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
- 0
2017 Moto3 Peugeot MC Saxoprint Peugeot MGP3O Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil QAT
20
ARG
18
AME
23
ESP
18
FRA
11
ITA
20
CAT
22
NED
17
GER
18
CZE
20
AUT
20
GBR
23
RSM
7
ARA
25
JPN
8
AUS
12
MAL
21
VAL
18
22nd 26 4th 26
Finland Patrik Pulkkinen QAT
Ret
ARG
26
AME
27
ESP
26
FRA
23
ITA
27
CAT
27
NED
22
GER
25
CZE
30
AUT
24
GBR
24
RSM
Ret
ARA
29
JPN
22
AUS
Ret
MAL
23
VAL
29
- 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Peugeot Motocycles S.A."
  2. ^ "History – Cycles – Motorcycles". peugeot.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Mahindra takes an old French turn, buys 51% stakes on Peugeot Motocycles". dailybhasker.com. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Mahindra, the new stakeholder".
  5. ^ "Our selection of 2 and 3 wheelers". peugeot-motocycles.com. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  6. ^ "Our sites". peugeot-motocycles.com. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  7. ^ http://peugeot-motocycles.com/en/success-story/
  8. ^ "Peugeot MC Saxoprint part ways with Masbou". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  9. ^ "Immaculate McPhee shows his wet weather prowess". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  10. ^ "Mahindra to withdraw from Moto3 World Championship". 2017-06-25. Retrieved 2018-01-23.

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