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2016 Kymco K-Pipe 125 – First Look Review

The 2016 Kymco K-Pipe 125 is a lightweight, affordable motorcycle for around-town riding.

Competition is heating up in the pocket bike category. First came the Honda Grom, then the Kawasaki Z125 Pro, and now Kymco is rolling out the K-Pipe 125, which is the steal of the bunch at just $1,999. Like the Honda and Kawi, the Kymco is powered by a 125cc (123.7, to be precise) air-cooled single with SOHC and two ...

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2014 Kymco MyRoad 700i – First Ride

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The Kwang Yang Motor Company, better known as Kymco, is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of small-displacement engines, scooters, motorcycles and ATVs. Now it its 50th year, such is Kymco’s expertise and production capacity that, in addition to its own products, it builds engines for various manufacturers, including the 647cc parallel twin that powers BMW’s C 600 Sport and C 650 GT ...

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Kymco Unveils 2013 Scooters

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Offering four all-new scooters that range from a lightweight and agile 50cc commuter to a quick and comfortable 500cc tourer, Kymco USA’s two-wheeler line for 2013 will no doubt satisfy a variety of customer desires. XCITING 500 Ri ABS The newly designed Xciting 500 Ri ABS ($6,899), Kymco USA’s largest displacement premium model for 2013, is powered by a 38-horsepower, ...

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2010 Kymco Lineup

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photography by Scott Hirko [This 2010 Kymco Lineup review was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine]   Kymco’s 2010 two-wheeled lineup, which includes 16 scooters and a small-displacement motorcycle, offers a wide variety of fun, stylish and economical transportation. The Taiwanese company’s bikes are typically much less expensive than comparable Japanese and European offerings, yet offer ...

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2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri vs. 2010 Yamaha Tmax

2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri vs. 2010 Yamaha Tmax

photography by Scott Hirko [This 2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri vs. 2010 Yamaha Tmax road test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] The first time I took one of these scooters out with my riding buddies they were holding back, easing off, coddling me like a novice rider…till I grabbed a handful of throttle and blew ...

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2011 Kymco Scooters

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Kymco has announced three new scooters for 2011:   Kymco Downtown 300i With the open-road performance of a maxi scooter and the agility of a sportbike, the Downtown 300i delivers the ultimate scooter riding experience. It is powered by an all-new 299cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine inside a lightweight, dual-cradle steel chassis. The automatic CVT transmission offers user-friendly, twist-and-go ...

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2007 Kymco Xciting 500 Road Test

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[This 2007 Kymco Xciting 500 Road Test was originally published in the May 2006 issue of Rider magazine] Scooters were big back in the 1960s when I was in high school, and began making a comeback in the ’90s. Today, both young people and anyone who has become distressed at paying in excess of $60 for a fill-up on their four-wheeler ...

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2005 Kymco Venox – Road Test Review

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I know what you’re thinking. To answer your first obvious question, Kymco is an acronym for Kwang Yang Motor Company, a Taiwanese firm that now has five manufacturing plants in Asia and distributes its products in 63 countries. At this time Kymco claims 400 U.S. dealerships, and its powersports lineup here includes 11 scooter models, four ATVs and one motorcycle, ...

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