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Old 10-11-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Kymco

Anybody have experience with Kymco? A buddy called this morning to see if I knew anything about their scooters. I don't but figured somebody in my internet family would. Thanks
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:44 AM   #2
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Re: Kymco

They make a lot of BMW motors.
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Re: Kymco

I had a Kymco Super 8 150 and LOVED it. (Except for the tiny tires...) I believe our DonRoger had one of the 500s a few years ago. They are really nice rides - fast, comfortable, durable (even when you lowside in a parking lot and skid about 30 feet but that's another story), and fun!

If I had a place for a scooter, I'd love to have my Kymco back.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:15 PM   #4
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I have a Kymco People GT300i. Bought it new a couple years ago. Have a little over 2,000 miles on it and the only thing I have replaced on it is the battery. Kymco and SYM or made in Taiwan and or supposed to be better built than the mainland China scooters. When I was researching them before I bought mine I read somewhere they built engines for Yamaha or Honda for years.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:39 AM   #5
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I have a Kymco 125 that i bought new in 2008. It has 6K miles and all i've ever done is replace the tires ( not worn, just old), and a few oil changes, it still has the original battery. Very dependable and fun to ride.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:23 AM   #6
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I have a Kymco People GT300i...
Nice. That model always caught my eye. People styling, lightweight, larger wheels and 30 hp motor. I bet you can surprise many cars and bikes off the line with it.

Kymco is not sitting still either. New models are just as impressive.


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Old 10-12-2016, 09:00 AM   #7
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Re: Kymco

I know you can buy OEM parts for Kymco.
Parts might take a while to get to you from across the Pacific Ocean,
and customer service might suck like any company with small dealer network.

Kymco is a big company in the world.
They were at the Houston Motorcycle show many years ago.
They allowed group test rides.
They gave me a free T shirt.
I rode the 500cc scooter.
I was impressed.
But looks like the company did not really make a big splash in USA.


Haha...I had no idea TWT has a scooter subforum!!!

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Re: Kymco

I had to order parts (see lowside above...) and had no problem getting them. There are dealers (one in Decatur as a matter of fact) and they get stuff in less time than I've waited for OEM parts for Q. I got plastics and a mirror in about a week. It took me almost four weeks to get a gasket for Q the one and only time I ordered it through the dealer.

The nice thing is that if you don't slide sideways across parking lots much, you likely won't need parts because they are rock solid scooters!
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Re: Kymco

Thanks for your input guys. I got a text from my buddy who bought two 110cc Kymco scooters thanks partly to your encouragement. He was very appreciative of your comments.
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Kymco has a USA partner w/ a physical warehouse located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, nearby the BMW plant.
They stock all the parts & new scooters and utility vehicles for distribution to all the USA Kymco dealers.

Any Kymco owner can lookup and buy parts directly from Kymcousa.com too.
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:39 PM   #11
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Kymco are the best of the Taiwanese producers & make a solid product.
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Nice. That model always caught my eye. People styling, lightweight, larger wheels and 30 hp motor. I bet you can surprise many cars and bikes off the line with it.

Kymco is not sitting still either. New models are just as impressive.

Kymco AK 550 2017 - YouTube

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Old 10-21-2016, 04:13 PM   #13
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I had the water cooled 50cc 2-stroke Super-9. Total hooligan bike.



Great scooter vid;

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