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Capacity : 350
Model : P 105 DT
Production : 1928 - 1933
Category : (R) Street Bike


P 105 DT - 1933

The lion does not sleep tonight

Peugeot's Lion represents France's determination in the face of opposition. It also represents Peugeot's response to the many fine designs produced by its rivals in the late twenties. Outstanding among these was the ultra-modern P 105 350cc single that first appeared at the Paris Salon in 1927, the same year that "Lone Eagle" Lindbergh made the first solo crossing of the Atlantic.

Unit Construction

In the pioneering spirit of the age, the new Peugeot fused its engine and three-speed gearbox into a single unit, while most of its competitors still retained separate construction of these units. The compact ohv engine looked like an overhead-cam unit, with its pushrods concealed inside a vertical chrome tube and an aluminum casing concealing rockers and valve springs (though the valve stems were exposed).

Durable and Reliable

Elegant, durable, and extremely reliable, the P 105 and its "economy" L-head derivative, the P 107, were produced until 1935 with numerous improvements, both technical and aesthetic. But its performance in terms of acceleration and overall speed were disappointing compared with the opposition and it was supplanted by a new, more potent range - the 350cc P 115 and the 500cc P 515 - which made their debuts in 1933.


Engine: air-cooled 350cc (72x85 mm) fourstroke

Power Rating: 10 hp @ 4000 rpm

Valves: overhead

Fuel System: carburetor

Transmission: 3-speed tank-change gearbox

Suspension: (front) girder fork; (rear) rigid

Brakes: (front/rear) dmm

Wheels: wire-spoked

Weight: 287 lb

Maximum Speed: 60 mph


Introduced in 1932, the P 105 DT was one of the final developments of the series, with a twin-port head, abundant chrome and interchangeable wheels.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.