A deliciously 90’s Peugeot Zenith L unregistered with just 61 miles!
Peugeot Scooters designed the Zenith L and Zenith M models in conjunction with a series of trendy 50cc bikes which included the chunky tyre semi-offroad Buxy model and even a fully electric version called the Scoot’elec. This Zenith L model is the higher specification of the Zenith duo and over the M it received larger tyres, front disc brake with improved front suspension and a fuel gauge as opposed to a fuel light.
High tensile tubular steel frame, impact resistant ABS plastic body panels, ASA colour impregnated body, Zenith decals, integrated indicators, light alloy wheels, Sport-Type telescopic fork front suspension, mono hydraulic shock absorber rear suspension, front disc brake, electric start, automatic choke, speedometer, fuel gauge, mirrors, low oil warning light, electric horn, helmet storage, steering lock, case hardened steel theft proof ring, under seat lockable compartment.
The original colour scheme in Magic Blue, (Code MB), is perfect in condition with no damage whatsoever, commensurate with a bike covering just 61 miles. The trim pieces and ‘Zenith’ decals are fully intact and damage free and all clips, nuts and bolts are excellent. The footboard, faring, rubbers and switchgear are all as new, as is the seat which lifts to reveal factory stickers intact as well as the original frame number stamp. An effortlessly stylish and beautifully preserved example, perfect for café culture fashionistas, or as the brochure suggests, sitting on the bike wearing shoulder padded jackets and flirting!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2-stroke single cylinder air cooled engine features CDI ignition, automatic choke and electric start for effortless everyday use. This quiet 50cc unit is incredibly frugal! All mechanical components are spotless clean with factory PDI dabs preserved and the original exhaust remains fitted. The fully auto transmission with automatic centrifugal clutch works perfectly and allows straightforward fool proof scootering with a guaranteed beaming smile!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The gunmetal light alloy wheels are original and as new as are the factory fitted Michelin SL tyres of size 100/90-10 which still have rubber nobbles and coloured banding within the tread. This higher specification Zenith L features a single 155mm front disc and 110mm rear drum braking set up which stops the bike quickly and safely.
In 1995, a company called Three Cross Motorcycles began importing Peugeot scooters to the UK. Mr Gudgeon, a Garden Centre Proprietor, purchased a number of unregistered scooters with the idea to retail them from his Garden Centre business. The Zenith was priced at £1,449 + OTR charges but after limited success with this venture, it was decided that his skills lay in selling soil and mulch not scooters and mopeds! All bikes were sold bar two, this Zenith and a similar Buxy model. The very minimal mileage was accrued as the scooters were used for fun on the large garden centre site and they were stored at other times in one of the large dry barns. KGF Classic Cars are selling this bike as an unregistered example, however an official dating certificate has been acquired from Peugeot Scooters confirming the bike was manufactured on the 10th November 1995. This will allow the bikes to easily be UK registered with the DVLA. The bike starts, runs and rides and all functions operate, however the bike is being sold as an unregistered collector’s example for display and full recommissioning, MOT and registration will be required if the bike is to be put into use.
The original service and warranty book are present along with a sales brochure and price list as well as the original build label and Three Cross Motorcycles PDI certificate. The decade of big battling bands, The Big Breakfast and big bold colours, the 90’s could not be more in vogue right now and what better way to celebrate this than an as new Peugeot Zenith scooter!
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