After 70 years of dormancy in the motorcyclist arena, French auto giant Peugeot has now showcased two of its upcoming bikes at the Paris Motor Show. Peugeot, which currently operates under Mahindra and Mahindra unveiled the concepts of two new motorcycles named as the P2x Roadster and P2x Café Racer.
From the images accessed of the P2x Roadster, it could be said that the company has managed to do justice to a modern interpretation of a classic roadster with neo-retro styling. Meanwhile, the P2x Café Racer, which sports similar design cues from the Roadster, can be distinguished from the former with the rear-seat cowl, alloy wheels and clip-on handlebars.
Giving it a taste of modernism are the LED headlights and a 5.0-inch TFT touchscreen with GPS navigation system as well as the I-Connect system for smart phone connectivity. A quick glimpse of the bike cannot stop one from spotting the resemblance to Husqvarna’s retro-styling on the 401 and 701 Vitpilen and Svartpilen models.
The bike P2x twins carry a 300-cc single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled engine. However, further details about the engine or its output figures were not revealed by the company. From the looks of it, we could not help but notice that the bike is most likely based on Mahindra’s Mojo which is sold in India. If at all the bikes are to share the same engine, the Mojo clocks its power output at 27bhp with 30Nm of torque. However, reports also suggest that further development of the platform as well as the engine will be done by the ex-Mahindra Racing team.
The engine will be compliant to Europe’s Euro-V standards when the production bike goes on sale. Meanwhile, reports suggest that Peugeot is also planning for a 125-cc engine for Europe which is also being developed under the supervision of the ex-Mahindra Racing team. Further features on the P2x includes USD fork, switch-gear, alloy wheel design (on the P2x Cafe Racer), twin muffler, and the J.Juan-sourced disc brakes which comes with dual-channel ABS.