2010 Kymco Yager GT 200i Review — Motorcycle USA

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Kymco Yager 200

2010 Kymco Yager GT Review

The Kymco Yager GT a fine balance between and luxury for entry-level buyers.

Ripley reported in one of his famed it or Not” cartoons that if the marched four abreast the sea, they could doing so forever, as their would be replenished by the population’s birthrate. Well, that was 80 years ago and now the sea is full, at least The Chinese have taken place culturally, economically, and their influence will grow.

Okay, I know was a little heavy for a scooter but I needed some device to the styling of the Kymco Yager GT I was riding recently. It’s influenced by Italian and Japanese of course, but there’s more on here.

The steeply sloped end, the sharp angles and grill are definitely not the product of a company (although it’s Kymco has a European designer in the design department) and the overall of the bike is somewhere in between the refinement of a Japanese product and the verve a Euro-scoot may display. as the Japanese reached a point their product design following the lead of Western the Yager shows that the are developing their own identity; you may er. appreciate what seems some interesting design on the bike, but you gotta admit it has a look.

Kymco—aka the Kwang Yang Co.—has been building motorcycles and all kinds of other in Taiwan since 1963. It has grown into a vast with a production capacity of a million vehicles per year, factories in four countries. a private company with a identity from other vehicle manufacturers. I say that if you’ve seen one mainland company’s

The Yager comes with fuel injection and is by a 174.5cc liquid-cooled engine in a tube-steel frame and dry weight of 308 lbs.

lineup, you’ve seen all of since intellectual property in the People’s Republic are viewed if you develop a good product, only a few months before all competitors are making and selling it, So even though the Taiwanese Mandarin, smoke and wear bad like the mainland Chinese, can make very high-quality and products. Such are the advantages of democracies and the rule of law.

for the First World!

And that us to the Yager. Cruel jokes Kymco’s marketing people a German-language spell check (“Jager” being Deustch for but kudos for renaming it from its moniker: Dink), it does to the company’s quest for ever-larger share of what is slowly a larger scooter market in America. The best tool for a hunt, it would seem, is between 150cc and 200cc; big to ride on divided highways in states, but small enough to get fuel economy as well as size—and price—for entry-level

The Yager is sort of in that It’s propelled by a 174.5cc single-overhead cam Single complete electronic fuel-injection. That’s into a tube-steel frame dual-shock suspension in back; a fork with a single brake is in front.

Wheelbase is a 54.7 inches, and the seat is a dauntingly motorcycle-like 31 inches; at six, I had to slide forward a bit on the to firmly flat-foot when Claimed dry weight is a big-boy 308 The whole thing is enclosed in bike-from-the-future bodywork that a slightly top-heavy look, of like it’s wearing a hat.

Nothing wrong that; lots of people hats, and what you end up with is of a mini-maxi-scoot, if there is such a — something that good on the freeway in high-speed

With no surprises, the Yager easily with good response and smooth handling.

are rife for a scoot in this category. The underseat storage is for a full-face helmet and then There’s a remote fuel-door an anti-theft cover for the ignition (a clever way to keep the screwdriver from joyriding your and joy), fuel gauge, and speedometer (all digital), passenger backrest and luggage rear disc brake and a

Fit and finish are typically Taiwanese; good but just a touch what you’d expect a Japanese or European manufacturer—the is just a bit more shiny and gaps between body seem a 1/16th millimeter the labels just a little poorly translated. But not to worry: has an excellent reputation for durability and it’s built up over the 10-odd years in the North market.

If you’ve ridden a scooter. the description of how nice the is to ride will be no surprise. In “No Surprises” could be the Kymco (which would be, in my opinion, a improvement over the current of “Better than Best”), although you’ll probably be overwhelmed by the power of a Kymco you’ll be very satisfied how it performs. The motor starts and easily thanks to the fuel-injection, and ready to ride immediately.

town, the responsive motor, with the well-tuned CVT transmission, is overkill, as even the most soccer mom can’t keep up the light turns green. At speeds, the torque-rich character of the engine tapers off and the bike to get the needle past 70 mph—but for of us, that’s plenty fast. also reasonably smooth and thank liquid-cooling for that.

I not wade into the big-scooter-wheels vs. debate, mostly because I really think there is A motorcycle or scooter’s stability and characteristics are much more by weight distribution, engine steering geometry and other than wheel size so if a salesman tells

The scooter has back-heavy characteristics and low clearance, but overall it is well-suited for the

Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200

you bigger wheels are somehow it’s because he’s to sell you a scooter with wheels. Bigger wheels do go bumps easier than ones, but when you’re a 13-inch wheel to a 16-inch how much difference will inches make going a two-inch pothole? The Yager has a front and 12-inch rear, but the is low-profile and offers up big, contact patches.

Contrast to the skinnier 16-inch wheels you see on scoots and you’ll see the trade-off.

In any the Yager handles with as sure-footed stability as any scooter ridden. Steering is precise and thanks to the wide bars, the back-heavy characteristics of a scooter’s well as the limited ground a trackday is probably not in your But keep a sensible pace and the can hunt down most scooters in its class.

The suspension is for most loads and situations, and the rear shocks is easy the included tool kit. is good too, if not superlative; you a firm squeeze on both levers to stop quickly; it use an extra disc and caliper up

The Yager has ample storage the seat and includes a passenger and luggage rack.

So even sponsors IndyCar, the Yager is no but you knew that. How is it as transportation? serviceable. Fuel range is with an estimated 70 mpg and about 3 of fuel capacity.

It’s comfortable, with a wide, seat and sufficient room for gentlemen. Wind protection the small screen is noticeable, if not The spacious trunk is hard to up, but there’s a hook under the column for grocery bags and a big trunk (Kymco lists a of Shad top cases, from 26 to 45 on its website that will with the Yager) onto the rack is easy.

You could put a big sack of dog food onto the flat floorboards. Try that an 1198 R!

So what we have is a decent-handling, fun-to-ride scooter excellent range, utility and It also comes with a warranty and a fairly developed dealer network. To quote the guy on T.V, now how much would you European and Japanese-built scooters these features and this of performance go for $4000 and more.

worth every cent, but would you say if I told you this suggested retail price is just $3499? (Interestingly, SYM a disc rear brake and the price of its HD200—which I tested on pages last year—to for 2010.) Think of it as a Honda circa 1990: solid, a great value and interesting to ride that you won’t get of it before it wears out. that could be forever.

Even if Chinese culture and don’t dominate the world, be an important part of it, and Kymco’s shows me that won’t be a for despair. As consumers, more is almost always better, and of good, value-priced choices is the thing of all.

Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200
Kymco Yager 200


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