Modern Buddy : Scooter Review: Kymco Agility 125 vs Genuine Buddy Blackjack

10 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Modern Buddy : Scooter Review: Kymco Agility 125 vs Genuine Buddy Blackjack отключены
Kymco Agility 125 Sport
Kymco Agility 125 Sport

Ok, so now that we’re all done a Moderator can place this in the Forum. I am posting it in General initially, as instructed. I have time on my hands this and after spending nearly 600 on an Agility 125cc and 250 miles on a 150cc the last couple of I have come away some fairly solid of both.

I am a brand new rider, and 850 miles are all the experience I have on two riding anything with a attached. In fact before scooters, the last I was on two wheels was a 28 years ago. And even not often. So these are fairly eyed impressions of both and may serve the new rider particularly if looking for your first Or even a seasoned rider of bikes who may be looking to go a little

I will cover both in each category to make simple, going over the first and perhaps making comparisons along the way.

Quality, Fit And Finish

The Genuine does not disappoint here. matte black paint and red is very smooth looking, and it a quality job was done. It’s an looking scooter with its red whitewall tires, and Prima This scooter is simply and presented, but still completely

It’s flat black an old time primered hot rod ready to be but of course will never be. The looks like a cool and it feels that way riding Hollywood Blvd at 4:00am on a Saturday morning. It stands out in the crowd, that’s for sure. As as a Vespa LX150 is, which draw your eye at a stoplight if pulled alongside you together, the or the Blackjack?

Easy answer

The Kymco Agility 125cc is story all together when it to aesthetics. While the scooter feature a lot of black trim the Blackjack, um, its supposed to be a red bike. it could be argued all U.S.

are actually black scooters some giant painted thrown on, just in case get’s wise to that Available in Black/Red, Black/Blue, and it would seem the Toyota of scooters. And that isn’t a bad thing.

It’s just not very or inspiring. It has mini sport looks up front. and mini bike looks at the rear. The is fine and looks good, and the looks decent.

Hey look, just a scooter! Luckily for the its bland looks are probably its shortcoming.

All in all both scooters good enough levels of fit and for what they are. The however LOOKS like a scooter, the Agility does And it shows.

I am happy to report scooters seem well together and don’t display any shakes, rattles, or rolls. And these are not automobiles, it would be fair to judge them in regard as you might the interior of an You ever been in a cheaply car? Things creak, rattle, groan and moan. cheap scooters do the same

You sit on one and think is the plastic supposed to like that? why is there a gap here? how come the controls like cheap toys? because its crap. I sat on and saw many a built scooter while and these two scooters aren’t any of them. Have a seat,

Move the scooters around, Get out on the road, over some and rough spots, solid. The doesn’t feel as much so as the but again, it’s as if the Agility a Toyota Corolla and the Blackjack a BMW 3 Both are good, but there is a measure of getting what you pay for in.

Both are composed, solid, and safe on the road. They are $1500 apart at full

The Everyday Commute

Both meet the necessary criteria for urban use, and secondary Offering punchy and fluid all across the rev range, the Genuine can pull away from eager cars at stoplights, and them easily on city From 0-60 the power is so far as that goes with a

And the more you twist the throttle the the scooter is to get you where you are going. in and out of traffic is a stress free on the Blackjack, as is tackling the occasional or steep grade. I haven’t had the past 65mph indicated, but what i can tell by the effort it to get there and sustain it, the little hot rod has at several more mph to give me.

The Kymco Agility is somewhat then the Blackjack in all the above It’s 125cc engine is for what it is, but the 150cc Blackjack is punchy for what it is. The Blackjack has quicker acceleration to 40mph, if not This makes the Agility less then confidence at times.

Such as when ahead of traffic safely a red light goes green and you lanes to get to the front of the pack. On the I don’t care what of car is upfront, I just go there. On the I always check to see if any fast are upfront who might try to flatten me as I get out of them. On the Blackjack I’m through the intersection by the time have their foot off the and on the gas.

On the Agility I am perhaps through the intersection. Simply its a slower scooter. Which is not to say its It gets to 40mph fast and is very flexible from to 50mph. Once it goes 50 however, the trek to a top speed of is somewhat leisurely.

Add a headwind, incline, or little hill to the and it might just stay at To make a comparison, the Agility is pretty hard above feels like it has a lot more to but somehow it just can’t. You the throttle and the scoot responds by up ever so gradually.

On the other at 50mph when you goose the of the Blackjack, you feel the bike off as you are thrown a bit backward on the seat. It it seem like it could go as fast as the Agility working as hard. And while that may not be its a good feeling to have traveling roads with posted speed limits at and knowing full well you some usable power

On the Agility at 55mph you just the road stays nice and so you can somehow push it to 60mph if be.

So, what is the real difference the 125cc Agility and 150cc in everyday real world Well, 25cc may not sound a lot, but if you consider it can make a difference in top speed on scooters are most happy going its pretty huge. That affects everything from I can tell.

Off line acceleration, punch, top speed, holding on hills and inclines, and the overall of the engines across the powerband. The shows some flat in its climb to its top speed, while the will have none of I read a review which when riding a Blackjack, a evil grin comes to the every time you twist the And it makes you want to twist it and more and more. That is but not of the Agility.

Again I hate to to the car analogy, but being such an rider that’s all I’ve Agility = sensible but fun to drive car. Blackjack = Honda

Both these scooters get you down the road daily. will be fun to ride and keep up with 50mph+ traffic in the case, and 60mph+ in the case of the But only one will give you a of excitement when anticipating a going green and you’re up

Only one will go up a steep hill at 45mph with power on tap, while the is at WOT at 48mph on the same hill. And one will make you wonder how a lean you might get on your for that one particularly fun stretch of you never noticed in your but brighten up the end of your workday now you ride. And that one wears a badge.


The Blackjack has it in pardon the pun. As a new rider, I know how to express this, but it is then a subjective opinion. Its

The Genuine Blackjack is just out fun to ride. When I was a real new rider I would get on and off the seat and ‘What is so special? What are talking about?

NYC this and NYC that? Who cares, a scooter!’ Well of course you think that if you just the damn thing in a carport and lots and empty neighborhood like its a bicycle.

But as I have in more miles of riding, the has revealed itself to me. This goes around curves, and otherwise with confidence handling and stability. It’s a point and shoot sort of

Look where you want to go, and the goes there. Look at you want to stop, apply and the scoot stops on a dime. little scooter tears up and city streets and backroad with enthusiasm and gusto. The of good road feel, responsive throttle control, and braking always leaves a impression, and the rider wanting I have nothing to reference from except my experience on the 125.

Kymco Agility 125 Sport

Which is somewhat to say the least.

The Agility feels by comparison. Hopping off the Blackjack and the Agility and you immediately notice how bigger the scooter seems. You sit high in the seat, and even if not higher then on the Blackjack, if feels that way as the seat is much bigger then the Blackjack seat.

In fact the of the Agility is longer, wider, and then many midsize Its great for comfort and storage, but the position you’re left is less then sporting. The two differ in size but not much in and while the Agility does up to its name, it does so in a pedestrian

As said before, acceleration is pep as to punch, a couple of flat can be felt on the climb to top speed, and its tires make the scoot as if it might come out from you when maneuvering aggressively. But its a feeling, and the scooter gets twists and turns without fuss or excitement. Not to wear out the car anymore, but I have to make the once more. So you’re out, some fun roads are you feel good.

You have two choices: The perfectly and somewhat sporty Honda Si coupe, or your 2011 with the performance shocks, and aftermarket pipe.

That’s the in performance concerning these two And while it is substantial, it is not as huge as it sound on paper. Both get down the road great, have reasonably complaint for small scooters, both secure handling, braking, and small scoot comfort. In words, hey, they’re scooters and they work! But no doubt, the Blackjack is a badass classic style scooter, and it it.

A somewhat unique scooter in the of mainstream scoots, its a blast to and fun to be seen on.The Agility is, um, fun to and ain’t much to look at. But she a good job done nonetheless. just doing it slower, quieter, and not making too much a about it.

When it comes to the Buddy has a few the Agility doesn’t, as a legsheild compartment and a 12V charger to go with a bag hook or two. The on the other hand has a simple on the legshield, and that’s it. However it beat the Buddy hands in under seat storage and comes standard with a rear rack.

Something pay extra for on the Blackjack.


And that’s all there is to it. The Buddy is obviously the superior bike in just about every save ride comfort, as the is sprung somewhat more But, that’s the trade off you for excellent handling, and that’s the you get with the Blackjack.

I did not understand a i read where riders saying how easy it was to scrape the stand during a lean a turn on the Blackjack, but now i understand. And its a thing to realize about If I had gone after that realization on the Kymco Agility I have learned a hard by hitting the hard pavement.

is not the purpose of the Agility, but it does it does well nonetheless.

So if in the market for a small scooter as a new or already ride scooters and to own another or own again, which of scooters should you choose? the one you want and can afford if it suits basic needs. Both are well made, reliable, and Both have great And surprisingly, the Agility has been as much positive attention to it as the Blackjack does for itself.

I hear comments like not seen one like that and its not really a small scooter, is it and its it looks like a little And of course when all is said and the final question: How much it cost, how much did you pay?

Ah the devil is in the finances in the end, he. The Genuine Buddy Blackjack for $3500 but has been found on recently for $3100, give or And you could probably get one wrapped up and OTD for for a hundred dollars more. a deal on an excellent scooter.

the Kymco Agility 125 already a low cost, high value means it’s price can go further down, still. And its not a sought after piece of like a Blackjack, its price can go way in certain instances. If you’re for a bargain on one new or used, you can come out upwards of $2000 LESS you would for a Buddy Blackjack, and substantially less then for the Buddy 125cc and 150cc

Final tally — Buddy Blackjack, full with home delivery $3850 OTD

Final tally Kymco Agility 125 with discount — $1600 OTD

As the Civic or the Mustang, the choice is But either way you will be more happy with what you for, and what you actually get in

Kymco Agility 125 Sport
Kymco Agility 125 Sport
Kymco Agility 125 Sport
Kymco Agility 125 Sport

Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "Kymco":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.