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Kymco Like 200i

Review of the Kymco Yager GT

The scooter as outstanding modern transport . That’s a subject I been known to go on and on and on about. in the USA, we have been than other countries in the to adopt scooters as viable transport. In speaking with a number of regular commuters, I this is because scooters to be viewed in the USA as small, cute, that don’t really the speed to deal with the commute.

Of course there are maxi scooters ( Burgman, Xciting, Majesty, etc. ) are large and have powerful but they are often viewed as more akin to automatic Perhaps what the USA commuter is a medium sized scooter, enough power for highway use is still light enough to comfortable around town. those commuters want a engine and fuel injection.

I be at all surprised to find that storage is an important feature.

commuters need to have a at the Kymco Yager GT200i.

Reading/Speed/Fuel Economy

Right What does it cost? ( ) the most commonly asked involve top speed and fuel When I review a scooter, I use a GPS to verify speed. The VAST of scooters have speedometers are optimistic. That is to say, indicate a speed that is than the actual speed. a scooter speedometer will about 40 MPH when the actual is 35 MPH.

The Kymco Yager is so close to spot-on as makes no In fact, it may well be the only speedometer that I have that is slightly pessimistic. At indicated speeds, the GPS and speedometer exactly the same.

A couple of on the highway, the speedometer indicated 55 MPH and the GPS up to 56 MPH.

The top speed was 71 MPH and fuel was 76 MPG. This scooter was new and the was NOT broken in. As such, I wasn’t harsh with it. I expect after break-in, the top speed may go up a bit and economy will likely be 75 MPG at highway speeds and something 80 MPG at city speeds.

I consider this to be very fuel economy considering the of this scooter.


The Yager GT 200i. OK, I have to here for a moment. Before I you about this scooter I have to put my two cents out there the name.

For starters, the graphics the name look more Ager than Yager, and what is this supposed to It’s close to the German for ( der jager ), but that’s about all I come up with. As to the 200 in the name, the engine is 175cc, so why not call it a

SYM does the same thing the HD200. It’s 171cc, and a machine, but why call it a 200? Kymco and SYM, two excellent brands, need to take a from the Genuine Scooter and give more thought to the US when naming their Right.

Back to the scooter.

The is a modern, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, automatic scooter. I chose to it with the SYM HD 200 and the Honda SH150i. All are liquid-cooled and of modern design.

The and the Honda are fuel-injected while the SYM a carburetor.

Looking at the specifications we that the Kymco is the heaviest and has the wheels. It is also the least and utilizes disk brakes AND rear while the SYM and Honda a drum in the back. A little on in this review, we’ll more of a side-by-side between the and the SYM. I consider the Honda, at more expensive than the overpriced and did not attempt to track one for direct comparison.

All three of scooters were designed for the commuter. They are all capable of speeds while being and agile enough to handle riding with ease.

The Kymco Yager features a that offers good, limited, ergonomics and stresses Unfortunately, it is ugly. I know is subjective, but just about who looked at the scooter during review agreed that the end simply looks awkward and too long.

If you look inside the grille, you will clearly see the and the horn, along with a deal of un-used space.

The is an interesting mix of digital and analog. on the right side of the dash, is a slightly curved row of indicator and lights. Next to that is a analog tachometer.

This is to read at a glance and about two from useless on a modern automatic scooter. Next to the is a rectangular digital pod that the speedometer, fuel gauge, tip-meter and odometer. As mentioned the speedometer is astoundingly accurate. The gauge is semi-circular and made up of sections.

Each section as fuel is consumed in quarter-tank The odometer and speedometer can be easily between displays in miles and in I found the digital pod bright and to read.

I only had to get the owner’s out to set the clock, the miles/kilometers function and functions were simple and

Lighting on the Kymco Yager was I could see well enough riding at night, and the brake and turn signals were for other drivers to see. but not great.

The mirrors are well-positioned and a good view of what’s you, even if you are of fairly build. The controls are in the normal scooter layout. That is to say the starter button, engine switch, throttle, and front are controlled by the right hand and the beam headlights, turn horn and rear brake are by the left hand.

The under-seat space on the Yager is exceptional. was plenty of room for my extra-extra-large helmet. My full-face even fit room to spare. With a little squishing, I managed to get my bag under the seat — I usually can NOT do with most There is a small back-rest for the that is integrated with rails and a small and severely luggage rack.

It’s my guess that one have to have some of adapter to effectively mount a on the Yager. You may well not need one all the space under the seat. The is also treated to switchblade

One pushes buttons near the and they spring out and into Yeah, I know, but it IS pretty

As one would expect from a everything worked flawlessly. The of the components is obvious after with them for a bit. engage easily and have a solid feel to them.


The Yager started hot or cold, damp or dry. love fuel injection. the very first mile, it ran and the drivetrain was completely glitch-free. spending a fair amount of ( four years as of this ) with the wonderful Kymco 250, I expected the Yager to be of a let-down. I couldn’t have more wrong.

It is quick off the has a wonderful mid-range, and handles speeds with ease. this scooter was new and not yet broken in. I ( 220 ) got it up to 68 MPH and Bob Hedstrom from Scooterville ( 180 pounds soaking wet ) saw 71 MPH. The cruised at 65 MPH without straining, with the aforementioned 220 pound on board.

Once the engine is in I would expect this to soak up highway miles ease.

The brakes were The front and rear disk made for firm, no-fade that were very to modulate. The brakes operate no linked braking on the Yager.

brakes ( one control operating the front and rear ) are a nice for new riders, but as an experienced rider I the control of independent operation. The was a touch on the soft side for my but I felt that the handling and were very good The seat was very firm, I like. Others thought the was too firm and uncomfortable as a result. The positioning of the controls ( handlebars ) is a on the low side.

Not nearly as low as the Kymco Grand but lower than most scooters in this class. The are flat and the seat is about 31 from the ground. This combine into pretty ergonomics, but it doesn’t.

At 5′ 9 I was comfortable. Other riders up to 2 were able to find a seating position. Riders than 5′ 6 had some at stops with the tall but were just fine riding.

I would say that the spot ergonomically is to be found for between 5′ 8 and 6′.

Kymco Like 200i

vs. SYM

As you can see from the comparison chart, I the SYM HD200 to be direct competition for the Yager GT 200i. Seems to me it should be great fun to have the Kymco dealer and the local SYM ride each other’s and make comments. We have it good in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in that we have outstanding scooter and motorcycle

We also have a great environment here for scooters and of the the different shop owners, competitors, are friendly with other. Bob Hedstrom is the owner of and has built one of the largest and best shops in the country. He is the area Genuine and Vespa dealer.

Scott from BlueCat has built a great shop motorcycles, scooters and mopeds and has one of the reputations in the Twin Cities for able to repair just anything on two wheels. BlueCat is the SYM dealer. Ryan’s wife a SYM HD200 and Ryan contributed scooter for a day’s riding the Kymco Yager. For the most Bob rode the SYM and Ryan rode the They included both and highway riding in their

Both thought the two scooters lacking in visual appeal, but the Kymco was the lesser of the two in that

Ryan Scott found the bar on the Kymco was a bit too low for him and he thought the seat was too and the shape was uncomfortable. He liked the and said it was very easy to Ryan was also very with the brakes on the Kymco and the wind protection when to be very good.

He thought the of the Kymco Yager resembled the S-1.

Bob Hedstrom’s response I asked for his comments on the SYM HD200 was not to like. He thought the SYM was a very runner, had excellent handling and was fun to Bob is over 6′ and he found the seat on the SYM uncomfortable.

I have both scooters a fair and would be hard pressed to a clear winner between the two of The SYM HD200 is both quicker ( off the ) and faster ( top speed ) than the Yager. The SYM has bigger wheels and rear and a more stable ride as a result.

The Kymco has better brakes that the SYM and is running. It also has more space. Both are liquid-cooled, but the Yager is also fuel-injected the SYM HD200 utilizes a carburetor. from wind, rain, and grime is also better on the

The SYM is $300 more expensive the Kymco. With fuel and a rear disk brake at a price, the Kymco is a slightly value. That being $300 isn’t much of a and the bigger wheels of the SYM are better to a rider who will spend time on the highway than town.

I would strongly that a potential purchaser at BOTH scooters and purchase the one fits you and your needs the

Fit and Finish

The Taiwanese scooter generally do an excellent job when it to fit and finish. Kymco and SYM are the cream of the with PGO ( Genuine ) and TGB right up as well. I would put a Kymco or SYM up against anything out of Japan ( Yamaha, Suzuki ) so far as fit and finish is

The care that goes engineering and manufacturing these is obvious. I assisted in pre-delivery of the Yager used in this One of the tasks was to install the windscreen and trim bezel.

Anyone who has had to do on other scooter knows it can be a task. Even more brands ( cough, cough, cough ) struggle in this Alignment, fasteners, quality — all can, and often issues when putting the touches on a scooter. The Kymco windscreen fit perfectly, aligned precision, and fastened easily and

From the paint work to the components, fit and finish on the Kymco is very good.


the lame name, the ugly end and the erroneous 200 — The Kymco GT is a wonderful choice if you want a do everything urban commuter. has a large ( and growing ) dealer so finding one and getting service be no problem. If it fits you physically, you have a machine with reliable, modern technology is great fun to ride.

At $3,499 also an outstanding value.

A big YOU to Scooterville in Minneapolis Minnesota who provided the Kymco Yager for review.

Kymco Like 200i
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