Table of contents
- Peugeot Metropolis 400 Allure in the driving report Three-wheel luxury scooters (also) for motorists
- Less consumption thanks to optimized friction
- Hazard warning lights activate in the event of emergency braking
- Driving a tricycle without a motorcycle license
- Accessories for Peugeot Metropolis 400
The Peugeot Metropils 400 makes good headway.
Thanks to the well-coordinated variator and injection from Dell’Orto, the mighty tricycle can easily be driven just by accelerating it.
MOTORRAD test editor Thomas Schmieder rode the new Metropolis.
The tricycle can be driven without a motorcycle license.
Every holder of a car driver’s license is allowed to drive a three-wheel scooter.
The track width of the tricycle scooter must be at least 46 centimeters. The Metropolis fulfills this requirement.
Thanks to the new connectivity system and the app “Peugeot Motocycles” the Maxi-Scooter Metropolis 400 Allure can be connected to the smartphone.
Connected to the smartphone, the Metropolis displays the navigation in its cockpit in a legible manner – including offline maps.
The TFT color display also shows information on range, fuel level, consumption, battery charge level, date and time.
More sleek, angular and distinctive than before, Peugeot’s model-maintained swivel tricycle Metropolis appears.
The well-adhering Michelin scooter tires are on newly designed wheels “City grip” raised.
The new Peugeot Metropolis comes with 400 cc.
It is now homologated according to Euro 5.
The Metropolis takes over the daytime running lights in saber-tooth design from Peugeot’s automotive division.
The light signature should be reminiscent of the fangs of the lion in the Peugeot logo.
The storage space under the seat offers 17 liters – a jet helmet easily fits in there. If you want it even bigger, you can use the 47 liter top case.
The Peugeot Metropolis 400 Active costs from 9,199 euros.
The Peugeot Metropolis 400 Allure starts at 10,199 euros.
Another sport version of the model will appear in 2021.
Production of the new Metropolis is already running in the French plant in Mandeure.
At Eicma 2019, Peugeot presented the Metropolis RS Concept, on which the new three-wheel scooter is based.
Peugeot Metropolis 400 Allure 2021 in the driving report
Peugeot Metropolis 400 Allure in the driving report
Three-wheel luxury scooters (also) for motorists
With sophisticated swivel kinematics, top equipment and many driver assistance systems, Peugeot’s revised three-wheel large scooter Metropolis 400 Allure bridges the gap to the car.
December 3rd, 2020
More sleek, angular and distinctive than before, Peugeot’s facelifted swivel tricycle Metropolis looks even when stationary. “Strong design” should that be. And because a lion has the coat of arms of Peugeot is, in the redesigned front of the scooter fleet flagship, like the 508, LED daytime running lights in the style of longer “Fangs”. Isn’t that more of a saber-toothed tiger then? So be it. The scooter’s smart key is automatically networked with the vehicle within a radius of 1.5 meters via a transponder. Then you can start.
Less consumption thanks to optimized friction
Crawled through the free passage onto the comfortable, boldly padded bench with the pleasantly adjustable backrest, and ignition! When standing, the 400 single babbles sonorously and quietly. The 36 hp single cylinder runs quite cultivated and smooth. New software makes the engine fit for Euro 5. Thanks to the low-friction crankshaft and connecting rod bearings, consumption fell from 4.2 to 3.9 liters according to the measurement cycle compared to the previous model built since 2013. LFE, “Low friction engine”, Peugeot calls this technology of friction optimized by special lubrication.
King of the roundabouts
The Peugeot Metropils 400 gets off the ground well. Thanks to the well-coordinated variator and injection from Dell’Orto, the mighty tricycle can easily be driven over the accelerator. Vmax on the highway? At least Tempo 135. The Metropolis is despite his “urban name” (ancient Greek for “Mother city”) much more than a pure city mobile. But a real king of roundabouts. They are easy to take under the three wheels, the scooter with the elaborate tilting technology in the front does it, reliably pulls its path.
King of the roundabouts: they are easy to take under the three wheels, the Metropolis with its tilting technology does it.
More stable than agile: when you change direction quickly, you notice the heavy 280 kilograms, oh là là. The heavy Metropolis is not a handling miracle, prefers wide arches. Well-adhering Michelin scooter tires made in Serbia are on newly designed wheels “City grip” raised. The fat grump is lying “Fed up”, takes long bumps in a relaxed and casual way. The maxi scooter drives great on gourmet asphalt. Only on badly pitted asphalt does the double forehand respond somewhat trampling, despite or because of the ingenious swivel kinematics: the wheels fall parallel in a lean position, works up to a 40 degree tilt angle. Interfering impulses in rapid succession push the two Paioli struts in the rear to their limits.
Hazard warning lights activate in the event of emergency braking
The combination brake, fitted with ABS on all three brake discs, distributes the braking force when you step on it “woody” acting brake pedal automatically between front and rear wheels. “Synchro Braking Concept” Peugeot calls this system. The right brake lever in turn acts exclusively on the front wheels, the left counterpart only on the rear stopper. In the event of emergency braking beyond 50 km / h and a deceleration of more than 6 m / s2, the rear hazard warning lights switch on. This is to warn the following traffic. The system therefore switches the hazard warning lights off again as soon as the braking power falls below 2 m / s2 again. In order to maintain the consistent design language, the rear lights are designed on the left and right in the form of three parallel claws each.
Keep your feet up at the red light
Another safety feature is the three-stage traction control: “Urban”, “Sports” and “Traction”. It prevents spinning and minimizes slipping of the driven rear wheel when cornering. The large, manually height-adjustable screen provides excellent protection. However, it produces slight wind noise. Wind meets weather protection. Cool: When stopping and below eleven km / h, the front wheels can be locked in parallel. So you don’t necessarily have to jack up (it’s easy!) To park. And can keep your feet up when you stop at the red light. All it takes is a push of the gas and the forced blockage announced by a beep is called “Anti-tilting system” dissolves again.
Peugeot’s premium three-wheeled scooter from French production costs in the basic version “Active” 9,199 euros, as better equipped “Allure” hefty 10,199 euros. But there are many fine features on board as standard. The five-inch TFT color display with on-board computer and the tachometer needle rotating in the opposite direction to the speedometer is rich in contrast and highly informative. Thanks to the new connectivity system “i-Connect” and the app “Peugeot Motocycles” the Maxi-Scooter Metropolis 400 Allure can be connected to the smartphone. So you can have calls, received messages and – much more importantly – offline maps of the navigation system projected onto the color screen.
When stopping and below 11 km / h, the front wheels can be locked in parallel. So you can keep your feet up when you stop at the red traffic light.
Driving a tricycle without a motorcycle license
Chic meets clever: this includes hidden footrests and large brackets for the pillion passenger, aspherical mirrors, cranked tire valves and the electronic parking brake. Esprit exudes the exhaust system made entirely of stainless steel. The USB charging socket (Active version with 12-volt on-board socket), glove compartment and two storage compartments under the seat are practical: the front one holds 17 liters, e.g. for a laptop and belongings, the rear one with it “Pass-through” also a bigger helmet. The keyless access to the fuel filler cap and trunk is smart, yes. Nomen est omen, like the trendsetter Piaggio MP3, this scooter makes it easy for drivers without motorcycle experience.
It may not be very clear to everyone, but Germans are allowed to ride tricycles. Even adults without a motorcycle license. Every holder of a car driver’s license is allowed to drive a three-wheel scooter, provided that the track width is at least 46 centimeters. Anyone who is at least 21 years old can do so with their class B driving license “three-wheeled motor vehicles” even with an engine output of more than 15 kW, 20.4 hp. Like the attractive Metropolis 400 Allure. However, this only applies in Germany – anyone who drives their powerful three-wheeler abroad needs a class A motorcycle license. And those who are younger can drive three-wheeled vehicles up to a maximum of 15 kW.
There are large retaining brackets and hidden footrests for pillion or pillion passengers.
Accessories for Peugeot Metropolis 400
Peugeot Motocycles offers a wide range of accessories. These include permanently installed gloves and a knee blanket for winter use, a backrest kit and a footboard set. There is also an anti-theft device, a smartphone holder and a painted 47-liter top case with holder and backrest for the front passenger. Quite comfortable, all of that.
Speaking of which: Peugeot Motocycles develops and produces in Mandeure / France. Since November 2019, the manufacturer of two and three-wheelers has been wholly owned by the Indian automobile manufacturer Mahindra. Yes and the car manufacturer Peugeot? Gave his former daughter the use of the logo and brand names for 45 years and close cooperation with the development and design center by means of a license agreement. As a dowry, so to speak. The circle closes. There’s something about it, rolling around on three wheels, on which Peugeot appropriately grants a three-year manufacturer’s guarantee and a two-year mobility guarantee.
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