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Kymco Downtown 300i
|Kymco Downtown 300i|
A sneak preview of one of Kymco's new machines... due to be unveiled officially at next months EICMA show in Milan. This tiem Kymco is going to take you "Downtown" with their entry into the 300cc market which appears to be the new segment to be in if you are a scooter manufacturer.Details are a little sketchy but it would appear the Downtown 300i will feature a 4 valve, liquid cooled, injected 300cc engine. Along with this, word is on extended luggage capacity, a 14" front and 13" rear wheel combo with decent disc breaks on both along with optional ABS. More details as they come to hand but for the time being... it does look pretty damned good!
Well Yamaha have a challenger for the most stupid name in the world contest... What kind of name is "Like" It isn't even a particularly powerful word. What I would like to know is was this name drawn out of a hat, or did Kymco just want desperately for everyone to say... "Like, totally like... ummm... like" Like what?
Or perhaps you are supposed to like it more because it says like on the side? Ok end of rant, I guess "Like" isn't too much more ridiculous than "Address" but I think maybe they should have just called it the "Analagous" or the "Equivalent"
Anyway, besides the name this looks like a pretty damn nifty product from Kymco/Bug, an obviously retro design based on classics of the '50's and '60's. Judging by the photos they have done a good job. The Like comes in 125cc and 50cc varieties both are 4-stroke 2 valve units. It sounds like braking will be via a dual disc system on the 125 and a disc and drum on the 50. As far as I can tell the top box is also a standard feature along with Halogen headlights.Silly name, ok looking machine, I shall reserve judgement as to whether I like it (sorry, had to put one in there) or not based upon performance.
Kymco Xciting 500i R Review
First off let’s clear something up. I’m not a huge maxi scooter fan. I do enjoy them to varying degrees but like most scooter riders who also ride motorcycles I often find them somewhat underpowered, overpriced and vastly overweight. With that negativity out of the way let’s move onto the Kymco Xciting 500i R, well immediately Kymco have solved one of my major problems with maxi’s, price. Now price may not be everything to most people; hell look at all the Porsche’s sold each year, multiple thousands of people are dumb enough to buy a car four times the price of a competing model and actually justify their purchase. Obviously we can all delude ourselves into justifying any stupid thing we waste our money on. Hey, I do it every time I buy myself a new nuclear ballistic missile for home protection. It sure keeps the neighbors friendly; I just sit there on my front steps with my finger hovering over the big red button. When I go next door for a cup of sugar…they give me the whole bag. BOOYA….