New Euro 4 2-stroke Peugeot released | NEWS
Just when we thought new 2-stroke engine development was dead and buried, Peugeot Motocycles release a brand new Euro 4 compliant injected 2-stroke 50. That’s right petrol addicts, a new 2-stroke. The new Peugeot engine will be available across the 50cc Peugeot scooter range in Europe from this month but UK buyers will only be able to get it in the sporty Speedfight.
Peugeot teamed up with German injection specialist, Continental to develop the special electronic injection system used to clean up the new motor. The result is an engine that uses 20% less fuel than a carb fed 2-stroke. It sips fuel at just 2.9 litres per 100km, rather than 3.5 litres and halves the oil consumption. Even though the new engine is much greener it still retains the characteristics we all love in a 2-stroke engine, the sound, lively response and nippy acceleration. It also produces a healthy 4.6bhp.
The new engine also features a nicasil-lined barrel and graphite coated Mahle piston to reduce friction and minimise power losses. Battery power has also been enhanced thanks to the magneto flywheel which has almost doubled its power output from 90w to 160w. A stronger transmission belt has also been used.
Model line up
The new engine will feature in the following 2019 Peugeot 50cc models but as mentioned before, the UK market will only get the Speedfight.
New colours for 2019 (alongside existing colours) include…
- Speedfight Darkside will come in Mad Black and Deep Ocean Blue
- Kisbee in Deep Ocean Blue and ‘Orange is the new black’
- Streetzone in Carribean yellow
- Streetzone Naked in Flat Red
- Citystar in Varnish Technium
KTM injected 250/300 EXC TPI 2-strokes
Euro 4 KTM 250/300 2-stroke
Peugeot isn’t the first company to come out with a modern Euro 4 injected 2-stroke engine. KTM’s 2019 range includes their 250/300cc EXC TPI motocross bike. TPI stands for Transfer Port Injection. The off-road machine is clean burning and meets Euro 4 standards, proving that it’s possible to build a powerful 2-stroke engine that can still meet the latest emissions standards.
One of the major benefits from an injected 2-stroke is that unlike a carb fed motor there’s no need to jet the bike for different temperatures, riding conditions or state of tune – something many of us tuned scooter riders would benefit from on the road.
Maybe the future is orange after all…