120 year old French manufacturer Peugeot is probably best known for its scooters, cars and trucks. Peugeot revealed two separate concept bikes at INTERMOT. After a 70 year hiatus, Peugeot showed the P2X concept in two different variants. The P2X Café Racer and the P2X Roadster. Both machines have a neo-retro look similar to Husqvarna’s Vitpilen and Svartpilen bikes.
The Café Racer is the more aggressive of the two with lower clip-ons, alloy wheels and a competition number on its flanks.
Somewhat more muted, the Roadster uses spoked wheels and a higher handlebar for a more relaxed riding position.
The P2Xs use a completely new frame specifically designed for the concept machines. For a retro look, the rear suspension consists of twin shocks provided by Gabriel. Up front, upside-down forks and J. Juan disc brakes complete the suspension package.
The P2X concepts utilize a 300cc engine sourced from Indian parent company Mahindra. This engine is Euro V compliant and is similar to the one Mahindra’s Mojo motorcycle. Making about 27 HP and 22 ft lb of torque the power plant is the only thing that appears to have been taken from the Mojo. Peugeot says that a Euro V compliant 125cc engine will also become available in Europe and is currently under development by the former Mahindra race team.
The bikes come an LED headlight, twin mufflers and a 5 inch TFT display. Connectivity is a priority and the P2X concepts both use the I-Connect system for GPS navigation and smartphone connectivity.
According to Costantino Sambuy, the CEO of Peugeot, the bikes will go on sale in Europe in 2020. It is unclear whether the bikes are coming to the USA.