2012 Kymco People GT 300i First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Kymco Downtown 300i
Kymco Downtown 300i

2012 Kymco People GT First Ride

Watch as Justin Dawes puts the newest scooter through its in the 2012 Kymco People GT First Ride Video .

been 11 years since aka Kwang Yang Motor Co. into the U.S. scooter with just a handful of available. In those early the Taiwanese manufacturer struggled to credibility in the market when to the Japanese Big Four and the well-established scooter mills. Kymco was unfairly heaped into the bucket as the cheap Chinese off scooters sold at strip and auto part stores.

If you to start a fight with a executive or engineer just China and Taiwan are one in the same. As I come to learn, although may speak Mandarin, that is all the Taiwanese manufacturer has in common Chinese scooter copycats.

has steadily grown and improved its since its U.S. introduction. an initial offering of four machines the lineup has grown in to almost 20, ranging in in size 50cc to 500cc. In addition to its offerings, Kymco also a slew of off-road ATVs and

The quality of the newset crop of Scooters are are comparable to their and European counterparts.

So why the history Well, to be honest many in our still think that is trailing the Japanese competition by a margin in quality and variety, but attending the 2012 new model in Charleston, South Carolina, I to say they are closer than think.

At our disposal at the on-road Kymco had a handful of updated and a few new for 2012 models for us to sample. Out of models the People GT 300i is the in Kymco’s hat. Replacing the People S model, the new GT 300i is a new machine from the ground up. is the slightly of the mark styling of the S, been replaced by modern that look like are from an Italian design

If you removed the Kymco logos people would be surprised the People GT is not from Europe. in some LED taillights and slick and the newest machine in the line-up is a

The Kymco People GT 300i is a looking scoot with fit and finish.

In the fit and finish department, I personally seen Kymco by leaps and bounds. Just years ago the quality difference the Taiwanese manufacturer’s machines and its competitors was easy to see. this newest crop of however, a fine toothed is needed to find any discernable From the joints between to the switch gear, quality of the GT 300i can be seen and felt.

The quality issue that I was a left grip that to move a bit after trying to pop In defense of the grip I was cranking on it the grip of a former desert

The People GT is just not just new in the department but newness is found the sporty bodywork. A dual frame is suspended by a conventional fork and dual rear Attached to that frame is the 4-valve SOHC engine resides in the popular Downtown

Although the claimed weights of the and People GT are basically the same at 364 the GT feels considerably quicker. In the acceleration is more motorcycle-like what is expected from a Right off the bottom the CVT clutch and the power is fed to the rear with Twist it on further, and the People GT just keeps giving all the way up to 70mph.

After that the begins to feel more but it will continue to push up 90mph. As mentioned before my grip-twisting wheelie attempts, the horsepower of the square engine is to mischief. On several occasions I myself at stoplights with burnouts just to see the surprised on nearby riders’ and bystanders’

Sporty handling and strong performance makes corners on the Gt 300i entertaining.

When properly the front brake on the is plenty strong and has great

Kymco Downtown 300i
Kymco Downtown 300i

A scooter with such a engine needs a chassis to at the same level, and the People GT just that. Rolling on aluminum 16-inch wheels with Maxxis rubber, the rides again delivers a feel on the highway and fast The ride is stable and laser even on uneven pavement. it into a corner with a body English and surprising angles can be achieved.

Feedback from the front is excellent through the telescoping fork. Rear tire is also above average as you sit in front of the rear axle. One of the wet cobblestone street after a flat-track slides were and controllable thanks to the decently chassis.

If hooligan maneuvers as this are easy on the People GT, you can how well it will do running to the coffee shop or moving crowded downtown streets. thing is made for slicing gridlock and backstreets.

Braking are handled by a single disk up squeezed by a 3-piston caliper. from the non-adjustable lever was on the first People GT I hopped on, but the unit had some serious A third unit was right in telling me that some bleed should be in order delivery of your new scoot. the first unit’s firm and strong performance I would say the binder is great, if bled

The rear brake lever have the same level of coming from the 2-piston that grips the rear but it does work and is reasonably

Most people are not in the market for a based on performance; usability and weigh heavier in the decision to buy a In that department the People GT performs admirably thanks to the color-matched top case and flat area. The underseat storage is not as as the Downtown models due to the larger

wheel infringing on storage This makes the opening but it still can hold one scooter There is also a 12-volt for a cell phone charger or

Upfront in the leg shield a small can hold a pair of sunglasses or a phone. The locking top case has for a full face helmet and a or a KFC family meal. A truly floorboard area gives feet plenty room and a stable platform for your coffee.

At $5399 the price of the People GT is commensurate with the quality and that is exhibited by this Kymco has a real winner the People. Not only is it a great scooter with all the convenience you look for in a scoot, it has the speed and of a small motorcycle.

What could you ask for in an easy to ride machine?

Kymco Downtown 300i
Kymco Downtown 300i
Kymco Downtown 300i
Kymco Downtown 300i
Kymco Downtown 300i
Kymco Downtown 300i
Kymco Downtown 300i

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