It’s not quite a special edition in the same league as the Ducati Panigale S Anniversario. But if you’re looking to spend £7199 for a ‘special edition’ three-wheel scooter, then the new Peugeot Metropolis Black Edition is probably the one to go for.
What Peugeot has done is to give the Metropolis some dart satin black bodywork. The wheels, engine casing and passenger grab rails are given a coat of gloss black. And the footboard and detailing get some shiny aluminium.
Aside from that, the Peugeot Metropolis Black Edition is the same as the other models. It’s still legal for those on an A2 Category Motorcycle License, or anyone who passed their car test before 19th January, 2013. The 400i LFE low friction engine produces 37hp, and it’s quiet and economical.
Despite the twin front tilting wheels and the parallelogram aluminium suspension, it’s only 78cm wide. In addition to making it more difficult to fall over, you also get a combined braking system, and five LED daytime running lights as standard. Plus a two year unlimited mileage warranty.
The Peugeot Metropolis Black Edition also gets the standard on-board computer dashboard with average fuel consumption and handy real time tyre pressure monitor. Luggage goes into twin storage bays under the seat and boot, which can be opened by buttons on the dashboard, there’s a 12-volt power supply in the glove box, and you can operate everything via an electronic ‘smart key’ within 1.5 metres of the scooter.
It’s probably impossible to make a twin front wheeled scooter look particularly beautiful, but the Peugeot Metropolis Black Edition does look better in the dark satin black than the other colour schemes. And it it gets more people out of cars with the practicality and pillion space, then making it look a bit more rugged and almost military can’t be a bad thing…