I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s a surge in the popularity of classic-looking bikes, particularly, small retro-looking scooters. That’s why Vespas are so popular these days, to the point that the waiting period for a brand new unit pushes back up to months.
And while it seems like it was only yesterday when Yamaha launched its own contender in the market, the Mio Fiazzio, there’s a new challenger in town. Meet, the Peugeot Django 150 neo-retro scooter. And yes, it’s the same Peugeot brand we’re all familiar with, albeit, with two wheels instead of four.
Peugeot Motocycles Philippines ushers in the arrival of the new Django 150 in the local market. The company is under Motostrada – the same company that imports CFMoto and MV Agusta motorcycles in the country.
Now, let’s talk about the bike. Despite contesting in the neo-retro segment of scooters, the Peugeot Django 150 has its own styling that differs from its popular rivals. It comes with LED lighting elements, front and back, as well as a signature light in the front grille near the lion emblem.
The Django 150 also comes in three finishes: Mono, Sportstripe, and Two-Tone. Pricing varies per colorway, though admittedly, the monotone bodywork tugs my heartstrings. It has a seat height of 770mm and a wet weight of 140 kg, which makes it accessible even for shorter riders.
The French scooter has a set of 12-inch alloy wheels with disc brakes, front and back. Only the front brake comes with ABS.
Meanwhile, the Django 150’s instrumentation is semi-digital, while a flat footboard makes sure that feet are intact while “scooting.” And just like any other scooter, there are several storage points such as the storage compartment under the seat and the two lockable glove boxes with a 12-V accessory socket. There’s also a tie-down point in front of the saddle.
On the oily side of things, the Django 150 is powered by an air-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC twin-valve single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 150.6cc. It has electronic fuel injection, allowing a maximum power output of 10hp and 9.2Nm of torque. Fuel tank capacity is at 8.5 liters.
As mentioned, the Peugeot Django 150 comes in three finishes with varying prices. The Mono variant, available in Bleu France and Mad Grey, sells for P199,000. The Sportstripe version, available in Cherry Red and Deep Ocean Blue, has a sticker price of P205,800. The top-spec Two-Tone trim that comes in either Deep Ocean Blue or Orange, both in tandem with Milky White, has an SRP of P216,800.
The Peugeot Django 150 is available for purchase at the Motostrada dealership at 8th Street, corner 11th Avenue, Caloocan. According to Peugeot Motocycles Philippines, two more models are coming from the brand with an indefinite timeline.