Peugeot Motorcycles has launched a limited edition of Django 125 scooter, to celebrate the 210th anniversary of the Peugeot family business. The Django 125 210th Anniversary Edition will have a limited production run of just 21 units.
Mahindra-owned Peugeot Motorcycles new scooter doesn’t commemorate the founding of Peugeot’s motorcycle wing, rather it is a celebration of the family business which preceded the company. The Peugeot family started business as a manufacturer of coffee mills and bicycle in France, back in 1810.
Peugeot was founded in 1896, by Armand Peugeot. In 2015, Mahindra & Mahindra purchased a majority stake in its motorcycle department (51 per cent), independent of the PSA Groupe. In 2019, Peugeot Motorcycles became a fully-owned subsidiary of Mahindra. Regardless of its current ownership, the French bike manufacturer has decided to honour its history and legacy with a new limited edition scooter.
Peugeot Django 125 210th Anniversary Edition sports a tricolour paint scheme, in the colour of the French national flag – bleu, blanc and rouge (blue, white, and red, respectively). At the front, we see white body panels, with red and blue stripes running vertically.
The scooter draws power from a 125cc, single-cylinder engine. The maximum power and torque ratings are a modest 10.14 PS and 8.9 Nm, respectively. The Django 125 gets telescopic suspension at the front and a monoshock at the rear. It gets 12-inch alloy wheels with disc brakes on both ends, along with ABS.
The Django 210th Anniversary Edition has a price tag at JPY 437,800 (equivalent to INR 3.1 lakh), which is quite a steep price tag for a tiny little scooter. That said, this is an extremely exclusive model, limited to just 21 units, and built to celebrate a two-century-old family business. As far as heritage goes, Peugeot certainly has a lot!