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2013 Kymco Scooter Lineup Announced
Kymco USA announced four new models for 2013, bumping its scooter lineup to 16 models. Joining Kymco‘s offerings are the Compagno in 50cc and 110cc iterations, the Movie 150 and the Xciting 500Ri ABS.
The Compagno 50i and 110i (pictured above) feature a traditional Italian-style scooter design. The 50i version is powered by an air-cooled 49.5cc three-valve fuel injected engine while the 110i comes with a 112cc four-valve fuel injected engine. Both versions feature underseat storage, LCD digital fuel gauge and clock, folding passenger pegs, magnetic key lock and 1.45 gallon fuel tanks. According to Kymco, the Compagno scooters weigh 189 pounds which, combined with the 29-inch seat height, should make it accessible for beginners and smaller riders.
The 2013 Kymco Compagno 50i is priced at $2,599 and will be offered in Black or White, both with silver accents. The larger Compagno 110i is available for $2,999 and will offered in Light Blue or Metallic Mocha.
The Kymco Movie 150 features a sportier and more modern design with a carbureted 149cc four-valve four-stroke engine claiming 13.5 hp. The Movie 150 is equipped with a 110/70-12 front tire 130/70-12 rear tires with disc brakes on both wheels. The instrument panel displays speedometer, odometer, clock and fuel gauge. Other features include underseat storage, a 30.7-inch seat height and a 2-gallon fuel tank.
The 2013 Kymco Movie 150 will be offered in Tangerine or Black, both with red accents on the brake calipers and suspension. Kymco is pricing the Movie 150 at $3,199.
The new Xciting 500Ri ABS is the largest scooter in Kymco’s 2013 lineup. The scooter is powered by a liquid-cooled 499cc DOHC engine with fuel injection and claiming 38 hp. Features include a 12v accessory outlet, speedometer, odometer, clock and multi-function trip meter as well as fuel and temperature sensors. According to Kymco, the large underseat storage area can fit a backpack or a helmet and jacket, while a lockable glove box provides more storage for smaller items.
According to Kymco, the Xciting 500Ri ABS carries its 440-pound weight on a 120/700-15 front and 150/70-14 rear tire with a 61.8-inch wheelbase. Suspension is provided by a telescopic front fork and adjustable twin rear shocks. Like the Movie 150, the Xciting offers a 30.7-inch seat height. The 3.38 gallon fuel tank is mounted low in the frame for a lower center of gravity.
As its name suggests, the Xciting is equipped with an ABS brake system with two-piston dual brakes up front and two-piston caliper single disc brake at the rear. The Xciting 500Ri ABS is also equipped with a parking brake.
Kymco is offering the Xciting 500Ri ABS for $6,899 in either Gray or Gold, both with red accents to the brake calipers and springs.
The rest of Kymco’s 2013 lineup includes the Downtown 200i ($5,199), the Downtown 300i ($5,599), the People GT 200i ($4,899), the People GT 300i ($5,399), the Like 200i ($2,699), the Like 200i LX ($2,799), the Agility 125 ($1,899), the Super 8 150 ($2,499), the Agility 50 ($1,499), the two-stroke Super 8 50 2T ($2,199), the Like 50 ($2,199) and the Like 50 LX ($2,299).