Although its production was suspended for two years due to improvements and disputes related to the Covid-19 scandal, the Peugeot Pulsion GT is attacking the two-wheeler market for arguments that we should be interested in.
Aimed at battling with the Honda Forza and Yamaha XMax, this Peugeot Pulsion GT 125 is distinguished above all by the assertiveness that puts it between urban motorcycles, while its Japanese competitors have more maxi-scooters.
For this 2022 harvest season, the Peugeot Pulsion GT (manufactured in France at the Mandeure factory) has a sleek design, a TFT integrated screen, but also above all a Euro 5 compliant engine that gains the benefit – a little – with reduced torque use.
In terms of price, the Peugeot Pulsion is priced at € 4899 in the GT version. Allure-based medicine is available for € 100 more with a top screen and a 39-liter top box. Active mobile version without a TFT screen retails for € 4,549.
Ergonomics and design
By taking the codes of various types of cars, the Peugeot Pulsion GT is distinguished by its delicate, sporty appearance and the interplay of elements that enhance its appearance. The GT finish allows it to receive footpaths and aluminum oil filling lamps. Its short adjustable windshield emphasizes this dynamic feature.
The model numbers are also very common with the Metropolis 400i we tried, and there are LED lights that are signed in the form of front fangs and claws on the rear lights. The GT end also plays on chromatic contrast with matt gray, black and yellow tones. Response to its French preparation: Pulsion plays a three-color flag on its visible sides.
If possible comparing it to the market kings which are Yamaha XMax and Honda Forza, the Pulsion GT still makes several centimeters in height up to Forza, for example, with 2.06 m versus 2.14 m for Honda, with a slightly shorter wheel of 1460 mm for Peugeot versus 1505 mm for the Japanese.
This coherence is felt equally at the level of space on the board. We do not feel pressured, but quickly remember that Pulsion is basically cut off from the city.
This cohesiveness still allows it to show an acceptable carrying capacity of 39 l, which corresponds to a full face helmet + aircraft helmet. The Allure version offers an extra 39 liters and a standard top box.
Comfort and equipment
This motorcycle is pleasing to the eye and its finesse is appropriate. It is amazing as it is priced at € 400 under Forza and Yamaha. Its equipment should be preferred by, for example, automatic light warning lights in the event of an emergency stop.
On the hardware side, Pulsion also includes the now-known Smart Key that allows you to start without touching while keeping the key in your pocket. An inevitable combination that can guarantee those who are afraid of robbery.
Above all, the Pulsion GT is distinguished by a 5-inch TFT screen connected and located between analog meters. Its reading is accurate even if certain data such as freedom and use deserves more understanding. However, it is possible to personalize the display colors and brightness of the light.
We regret that this power may not be enough for direct sunlight, because the slab shows very little end in certain conditions. Screen navigation is also less bright and less responsive. Complaints that can be reproduced at the level of integrated navigation. Works with Bluetooth synchronization with apps. As a result, in addition to the symptoms of a very short arrow, there is a jump in connection and a lack of response.
However, do not overlook the advantages of this comfortable seat and the convenience of the saddle as long as the desire to cross Île-de-France does not cross your mind. Although it can not be adjusted, the controls fall into the hand and the seat height of 790 mm makes this 2-wheel drive accessible to all sizes.
Handling and performance
The relative relative size of the Pulsion is an inevitable advantage during the descent. It is very easy to move it to run and get it does not require any physical exercise. Once the engine is running, we are amazed at the wisdom of the exhaust. Euro 5 has been available and brings significant advantages to this version of 2022 as the torque gets 0.5 Nm at a slightly lower speed than the Euro 4 version (12.4 Nm at 6900 rpm versus 11.9 Nm at 7000 rpm).
Pulsion GT proves to be very easy to use and good access from the lowest modifications. In an urban setting, they are easily accessible from traffic and its size makes it easy to avoid traffic congestion.
Its stable suspension (which can only be adjusted at the back pressure) provides excellent support and the accuracy of the front axle allows some maneuvering to avoid cavalier. Only on a bad road transported at a good speed will you feel the weakness in the chassis. In an urban setting, Pulsion in this version of the GT does not provide the best protection. Above all, its low power will make it high around 110 km / h: not much, but enough for the peripheral boulevards of major cities.
Finally, the only real complaint about the road behavior we are dealing with is the Peugeot Pulsion GT is the lack of biting when attacking the brakes. yes emotion it doesn’t quite match the level of the handles, but this 2-wheel drive is obviously equipped with ABS and front-back connectors.
the Cockpit is a little slower.
Lack of bite during breakage.
How does marking work?
The Peugeot Pulsion GT is a delightful surprise. Well served with its downtime and flexible, soundless engine available from low revs, this scooter is an attractive tool for urban and urban transportation, even if it is less convenient on the highway than the race. It has the usual accessories and its sporty shape sets it aside. Those who want more prudence and carrying will turn to the Allure version. In any case, usage remains the test, while the connection still needs to be improved.