Published on 03 Dec 2009 by Alison
Another scooter for 2010 is the new Peugeot Kisbee 50, with four-stroke engine and low-wheel format. It’s designed as a scooter with low fuel consumption, for general city riding, but with acceptable performance.
It has 3.67 hp on the 50 cc engine, and with the Kisbee weighing just 85 kg, this is snappy enough for urban traffic conditions and the daily commute. The seat is wide and comfortable, and the space underneath can house a full face helmet. The flat foot area makes for further storage space for additional baggage.
The wheels measure 12-inches, and the Kisbee has a telescopic fork at the front and simple, single-shock absorber at the rear. The brakes have a single front disc measuring 170 mm and a rear drum brake. Colours include black, blue, white and orange (I’m very taken with the latter) you certainly won’t find yourself riding around in the dark with the prominent front headlights.
The seat is 780 mm off the ground, looking to find middle ground for taller and shorter riders without having to include a lower seat as an option. The ignition is electric but there is an additional kick starter in case of emergency, which is a nice touch for a four-stroke scooter.