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Kymco Agility 50

Review of the Kymco People 50

If a was to describe a perfect moped-legal they would likely say it had a EPA-certified 2-… engine for a CVT automatic transmission, big wheels to combat pot holes and give a ride, good brakes, ergonomics, a retro-influenced design, build quality and strong support. They’d be describing the People 50 scooter.

In Minnesota, a is classified as a moped if it has an engine of 50ccs or less, puts out 2 and is restricted to 30 MPH on a level surface. The People 50 meets all three of requirements. With a moped plate on it, the People 50 can be parked in a rack ( in many cases, the rules for the specific bike you want to park at ) and requires a valid driver’s license to NOT motorcycle endorsement.

In my opinion, a should not let the ‘motorcycle endorsement’ of this equation get in their way selecting 2-wheeled transport. The to get that endorsement is not difficult and it up a larger world of choices. IF, you have parking issues, a scooter can be a wonderful machine.

The 50 is manufactured by Kymco which is the Yang Motor Company of They have been since 1963 and have an excellent reputation for high manufacturing. The People line of has been sold in the USA since and the People 50 has seen next-to-no since that time.

There’s good reason for — it’s a proven that works quite

Speedometer Reading/Speed/Fuel Economy

I am NOT a person, and the People 50 managed to my 220 pounds without overly itself. The People 50 used in review had been de-restricted. In case, that means an exhaust restrictor and CVT governor. The restricted top speed of 30 MPH was gone and I got the 50 up to a GPS-verified 40 MPH on a level road maybe a slight decline.

A weight pilot would see a top speed of 43 — 45 MPH on this Speaking of GPS, the speedometer on the 50 reads optimistic by about That is to say that when the indicates 30 MPH the actual speed is 27MPH. The odometer tested as I road exactly three as indicated on the GPS and that’s exactly the odometer showed.

In a total of 50 miles of riding, the fuel was 80 MPG. Not bad considering the variety of conditions, speed, and the size of at one of the riders ( the other riders gorgeous young ladies one tipping the scales at about 125 and the other at 110 ).


Four our chart, I selected a Honda and Genuine Buddy 50 to show with the People. These were picked due to price and Looking at the People and the Buddy, we see a commonality in price, warranty, brakes, etc. — BUT are very different machines. The 10 inch wheels ( compared to the 16 inch wheels ) result in a and feel that is different the People.

The Honda Metro is a 4-… scooter and is slower in both and top speed than either the or the Buddy.

The Kymco People 50 has a air-cooled 2-… engine is oil injected. Under the seat, one has to the fuel tank ( which about 1.5 gallons ) and an oil reserve The correct amount of oil is automatically in with the fuel prior to

A carburetor feeds the mixture the engine and a CVT ( Continuously Variable ) gets power to the rear Both the front and rear are 16 inchers with the front being a 80/80-16 and the rear a The scooter rides on a conventional fork in the front and a single in the rear. Braking is handled by a in the front and a drum in the rear.

The 50 has a 51 inch wheelbase, weighs in at 210 and the seat is 30.8 inches the ground.

Controls are conventional for type of scooter. The throttle is on the grip, just twist it and go. The brake is controlled by a lever on the and the rear by a lever on the left. The control also includes the switch and electric starter. turn signal and horn are on the left-hand side.

The dash includes a large and to read speedometer that is to kilometers. The odometer indicates There is also a fuel and a clock.

Below those are indicator lights for left and turn signals, high-beam and low oil.

To start the scooter, one the key to the ON position, makes sure the engine-stop switch is in the RUN position, and the starter button while the rear brake lever. One can kick-start the scooter. The Kymco 50 used in this review was a slow to start sometimes some throttle to fire.

It idled low and stalled at stop a couple of times. Both could certainly be resolved minor adjustment and that likely be done at the first or break-in service which happen in the 300 — 500 mile ( remember, the odometer is kilometers so would be 485 — 810 km ).

The Kymco 50 has a small locking glove box is half taken up by the battery. is a hook to hang bags that would rest the legs of the pilot, some under the seat and a nice rear luggage rack. The is for solo riding with the immediately behind it. There is a seat available for the People 50 allows the carrying of a passenger ( are passenger foot pegs ) AND the kit re-locates the rack further

One doesn’t have to give up the luggage rack with the seat.

The People 50 isn’t a good choice for carting around — it’s as a one-person machine. There is the question of the legality of carrying a on a moped-licensed scooter if one does not a motorcycle endorsement.


The ride on those big 16 inch is smooth and stable. Most scooters ride on 10 inch and while the handling can be incredibly on those small hoops, the big do a better job of absorbing variations in the ( pot holes, cracks, bumps, and so ). Braking is strong and easy to with the levers needing pressure to operate. At 5′ 9 a 30 inseam I found the ergonomics of the 50 to be perfect.

Kymco Agility 50

The floorboards are a little and someone with large might be cramped. A tall or person may well feel a bit on the People 50.

Acceleration was adequate. I am NOT a small person and the People 50 was to get me out into traffic, if not with at least with reasonable momentum. Climbing a longish hill, 28 MPH was all I could maintain.

A pilot may not notice these as much.

Regular contributor also rode the People 50, but her work schedule prohibited her review written in time for article. Jordana did mention she was not thrilled with the People 50 and I that may be due in part to the fact she regularly rides a 150cc Genuine Buddy scooter has WAY more acceleration and speed this, or any 50cc scooter. My Beverly was glad to take the 50 for an afternoon and had this to say:

The look is nice and simple it’s meant to be a fun scooter to zip on in the city. The seat is comfortable and has a storage space under it. It equipped with a luggage and I would certainly add a good if it were my scooter. The dashboard is but the speedometer takes some used to as the speed in kilometers is and miles are small and harder to at a glance.

Switches like the signals are easy to use and feel solid.

Having ridden 150cc scooters, I was unaccustomed to the level of power. Riding someone on a faster scooter, I I was running at full throttle to try and up. The People got up to speeds that fast enough for the flow of but didn’t get there as quickly as I am to on my bigger scooters.

The suspension of the was phenomenal. You would expect a scooter to feel every — not on this one. I road through a couple of with Warning: Bump and thought, what bump? was effortless and I felt secure on the bigger wheels. The rearview are large and serve their well.

Turning? No problem, the People smoothly and doesn’t feel at all like some smaller-wheeled I have been on. Slowing was the same — smooth. a nice machine.

Fit and Finish

The fit and of the Kymco People 50 is very The switches and other components solid and well-made. I have a Kymco People 250 for several and continue to be impressed with the and quality of Kymco machines.

If you’re looking for a moped-legal you’ll have a hard finding a better machine the Kymco People 50.

Thanks to for providing this scooter for

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