After the presentation of the PM-01 last year 2022 in versions of 125 and 300, Peugeot Motorcycles returned to the world of conventional motorcycles, after more than a century almost exclusively marketing various scooter models. A sample of intentions of what we have in store for the coming years.
Although they currently only have the 125 cc variant of the PM-01it is expected that throughout this year it will reach dealerships of Peugeot Motorcycles her older sister of 300.
As we already told you after its presentation at EICMA 2022, this 300 cc version will be a very interesting option for all those owners of the current A2. It will have a single-cylinder 292.4ccwater-cooled with four valves in the cylinder head and associated with a 6-speed transmission.
The brand stated that its PM-01 300 will offer a power of 29 HP at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 24.5 Nm at 7,000 revolutions with a curb weight of 162 kilograms. Both the cycle and most of the equipment would be shared with the 125 cc version, although there could be some minor changes, yet to be confirmed.
Peugeot Motorcycles will have new models with more displacement
As we have learned from Cycle World colleagues, Peugeot Motorcycles would have requested the registration of new commercial names for our continent. The PM-02, PM-03 and PM-05would be intended to commercially name a series of motorcycle models with a larger displacement than the two known so far.
Let us remember that exactly one year ago Mutares took over the company after acquiring the majority stake held by Mahindra since 2014. Shortly afterwards we also echoed the news that confirmed how Peugeot Motocycles had signed a collaboration agreement with DAB Motors.
The latter, founded by the French motorcycle manufacturer Simon Dabadie, is specialized in the development and manufacturing of electric motorcycles. Thus, DAB Motors would contribute its innovative vision of electric vehicle design, and Peugeot Motocycles its industrial experience together with its global distribution network.
Taken together, the latest strategic moves of Peugeot Motorcycles, They predict what we already announced at the beginning of this article. The French firm knows the importance of diversifying its product portfolio and this involves having new models with larger displacement, including motorcycles with twin-cylinder engines.
Also betting on electric mobility, possibly using the dynamic platforms that the future PM-02, PM-03 and PM-05 can offer. To achieve this, it would foreseeably rely on DAB Motors, offering consumers cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions. “made in France”just as he pointed out at the time Simon DabadieCEO and founder of DAB Motors.