Kymco Downtown Review Scooter News and Reviews Scootersales

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Kymco Downtown 300i

If this is a sign of things to then Bring it On Kymco. We the all new Downtown 300i.


rise to fame on European in no fluke. Heavily influenced by the needs of Europe, Kymco has the brand a solid platform its model range. And one that’s squarely at some of the largest markets in the world i.e Italy and

Enter the Downtown 300i, a where the slate has been and a fresh new approach has been A scooter where best has come together to create a at the top of its game.

Kymco have getting closer to reaching levels of quality, with the they may just be there. We out what makes the Downtown a revelation for the Taiwanese brand.

It has to be said that Kymco added what I would a host of premium features to scooter.

Lets start at the arrangement up-front. The twin represent a style and presence on the that’s fresh and vibrant. The use of globes mixed with a set of LED’s is all new, it looks and works just the same.

Low uses the two lower direct globes with high-beam to the two halogens above.

The style of the end sloping downwards reminds me of an beak. Though its also and well thought out, with aerodynamic efficiency. smart feature is the fully screen. By sliding the front badge aside you reveal an to play around with the angle.

Smart, yes me thinks so.

Back the screen we have an all new dash. A digital panel giving fuel, multiple odometres with a bank of engine lights. One large analogue on the left for the speedo and one on the right revolutions.

Switchgear is top quality and its all out as per normal. When the blinkers are you do have that nice warning feature that you know when they’re in Using the headlight flasher, all lights are engaged at once.

The 5 in 1 function ignition is pretty You open the seat by turning the key to the The ignition has an anti tampering for added security.

One thing the doesn’t have is an immobiliser. The is located low and central and you access the via a flap that opens You then use the ignition key to open the cap.

The fuel tank 12.5 litres of fuel.

is a massive tick in favour of the Kymco have cut out the front of the seat which allows you to a 2nd full-face helmet upright. My fits, leaving space for full-face helmet at the rear. So the is a true two full-face helmet

You can also add a bunch of smaller you may wish to carry, you have of room. Once opened the remains upright by using its own gas The underseat storage area has a for those darker occasions.

storage is available up-front via the bag and the rear rack is top box ready. A sealed glove compartment on the contains a 12 volt charger, its and deep, very handy.

The position is cruiser style. You a couple of positions to rest feet depending on what you comfortable. You sit low at 770 mm whilst the bars back separate from the Some will like the position, some wont, but a few K’s you do get acquainted, the longer in the the better it feels.

The pillion has a broad seat with moulded into the body. Its all comfortable.

Suspension is pretty with the rear end having of adjustment (5 settings). Standard are the order of the day. If your the Downtown looks too large, get on and how nimble a scooter in this can be.

The Downtown could easily be by a first up learner through to more experienced rider.

The is a gem. A pearl that has nurtured from a grain of The all new Kymco designed motor and package feels extremely The 300 cc engine is 4 valve, liquid and fuel injected.

Figures suggest power is Kw, its up there when it comes to Real world will see the on par or even a fraction quicker most in its class. Top speed on our new vehicle was a true 140 km/h.

The features a huge 260 mm wave up front. Impressive feel and power. The rear helps out a 240 mm disc of its own. And how about the brake levers. Nice.

The has a great side stand, not loaded, and a centre stand required.

On the Road

Firstly let me say that the Downtown is by far Kymco’s dynamic machine to date.

At low on start up you initially feel vibration through the bars. But the Downtown has been running for a period and you give it a few handfuls of this dissipates. The engine and will push the Downtown at such a surprisingly brisk

Between 80 — 110 km/h its The Downtown is a true freeway and will maintain higher easily.

Across Sydney and the we had plenty of instances to test out. We even took the and Piaggio’s new X7 300 for a quick trip the Blue Mountains. Its all just and power like this is fun even.

You may wonder why we now have new 300 cc category, we already have of 250 cc scooters on the market. Well no more, this class the best of both worlds. handling, ample performance town with a true to hold freeway speeds out on the road.

Especially in a format that ample weather and wind up front, it all just makes

Because your low to the ground the is very balanced, its an easy to ride. Through a set of corners its keeps its chosen line and very stable. If your a bit of back road scratching pump up the rear shocks

On the standard setting when hard the Downtown will do a grounding through right hairpin corners. But I repeat was when I was pushing the Downtown hard. A point to remember is a longer wheelbase scooter is going to provide a greater of all-round comfort.

Longer, and generally more balanced, the follows these principals.

a while you become confident filtering through tight traffic, it may all seem a little at first if your not familiar, but is more to do with the frontal and the long wheelbase.

The brakes as I are sensational with plenty of power. I just love the adjustment of those levers. You can the level of braking you want via the 4 knob.

The scooter just up, the harder I tried the quicker it

Early figures would an economy rate of around 30 km per Given the treatment we gave the on test, this makes it more remarkable.


The Scooterman Says,

Mid Sized Cruiser really on me. I’ve always been of this class of scooter but the 300i has changed my thinking.

Its an scooter that rumbles and and is in your face. Its loud and has the to take on all the other 300’s.

The is a full 300cc and its fuel engine throbs with of power and excellent low down Would love to hear it a loud exhaust. Really for the freeway and touring, maxed out to and as the engine wears in should get faster. Not brilliant for filtering but beat just about off the lights.

0-80k/h is awesome. It up big hills and has plenty of acceleration for it is very economical, we got 300ks for 30ks/l!

The suspension felt a bit but will probably loosen up some ks under it.

Well through the twisties despite its and its 14/13”wheels. With its bullet rep, massive under storage, nice loud and indicators, funky sports styling, and comfortable to ride, Downtown 300i is a serious

If this is the direction with larger capacity scooters we certainly have a great to look forward too. when we see a scooter like the that’s expected towards the end of

Kymco have really put a deal of thought into the Features like the underseat the willingness of the engine or even the front screen, there is to like here.

Live the Downtown on regular day to day basis and your feelings of affection Its a scooter that provides an sheer convenience factor hard to beat.

The only area would be that you like this style of Believe me, in accepting the longer cruiser shape and style you up your scootering into a new world of possibilities.

My belief is this class, the 300cc gives you the rider a chance to a scooter that for-fills a of roles. Often your a scooter that’s good and not always great there.

commuting or scratching, the Downtown will comply with wish.

Fine effort See more @ Warranty is 4 from date of purchase.


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