Kymco Xciting 500i R Review — The Scooter Review

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First off clear something up. I’m not a maxi scooter fan. I do them to varying degrees but most scooter riders who ride motorcycles I often them somewhat underpowered, and vastly overweight.

With negativity out of the way let’s move the Kymco Xciting 500i R, immediately Kymco have one of my major problems with price. Now price may not be everything to people; hell look at all the sold each year, thousands of people are dumb to buy a car four times the price of a model and actually justify purchase.

Obviously we can all delude into justifying any stupid we waste our money on. Hey, I do it time I buy myself a new nuclear missile for home protection. It keeps the neighbors friendly; I sit there on my front steps my finger hovering over the big red When I go next door for a cup of give me the whole bag.


The Xciting arrived at the time; I’d just the review on the Yamaha T-Max so I was able to compare apples oranges. The T-Max is in some the benchmark for Maxi’s so makes the comparison in my mind. Before I angry emails and possible from the hordes of T-Max I’ll make it clear…yes the is a better maxi scooter the Xciting. The problem my T-Max friends is this; how much is it?

Well, not that much The T-Max makes a few miserable more and is a little quicker in line; it isn’t however of a difference. Certainly not worth any price increase. Braking on the Kymco is quite solid big wavy discs on both and linked brakes off the right

The T-Max however runs of the best brakes in scooter so takes the win here too.

The on the Kymco does an adequate job you around town or cruising out on the and generally feels well Yamaha’s T-Max certainly superb in the suspension department and with its low weight and superior the Yamaha will carve up the through a fast twisty of roads. So the Yamaha is quicker really pressed, how much Probably not enough to make any about; there’s no way you’re a letter home to mum about it. mum, wow…I rode a today and it was about two percent that this other one I

Ease of use is about average for a scooter. There’s a reasonable of under seat storage and a switch to access it and the fuel off the ignition barrel. Fuel was just over 47MPG is un-surprising…average for a maxi scooter. The high weight makes it a pain to put on the center stand but there’s also a side for convenience.

It’s hard to comment on quality other than immediately apparent. Kymco make some high scooters for very good and the Xciting is the same. You get a well and surprisingly cool looking that should perform for many years.

It’s not the measure of say a Gilera Nexus, but again it’s not far off it either.

The bad As I said at the beginning of the review, one of the I dislike maxi’s is there of any meaningful horsepower and the Xciting R is no It’s 498.5cc single-cylinder is claimed to produce 27.5kW at 7500rpm with 37.1Nm of at 5000rpm; which is about for a 500cc maxi.

Kymco Xciting 500i

It’s enough to move you at a reasonable speed but certainly Xciting. Luckily for Kymco its all suffer the same problem. will maxi scooter ever figure this crying out loud they these things called They should ride

They’d probably get off and go, ‘hmmmm, hey if we put a engine like this in our scooter it would actually be no screw it I can’t be bothered, bolt in the normal lawn engine’. To be honest, other a viby engine at idle, the high overall weight and awkwardness to move around not really much else with the Xciting.

Here’s the I often find this comparison thing amusing. In the world many products are much of a muchness.

With aided design and boring and un-unique thinking many are just weak imitations of other. Occasionally there are changers; someone with a and some creativity that been beaten out of them in many years of schooling creates something new and unique. The Xciting R is a bit like that.

It’s not ground breaking; just a solid and generally designed maxi scooter is much like…well, other scooters. It is however a LOT less in most markets. In some it is literally many thousands of less than bikes the Yamaha T-Max.

Is the Yamaha many thousands of dollars hell no. Not in a million years. If you to pay top dollar and ride around in comfort that you’ve the most money possible on a scooter, buy the T-Max. If you want to thousands of dollars and use the saved for say…ten years of running including fuel…yes really.

In some countries the price would be about five to ten in fuel bills. (Think it…that’s a hell of a long not paying for fuel.) Then buy the The Kymco Xciting isn’t the 500cc maxi scooter in the however it’s probably the value 500cc scooter in the It just comes down to how much do you value your earned cash?

Kymco Xciting 500i
Kymco Xciting 500i
Kymco Xciting 500i


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