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Old 03-29-2008, 11:08 AM   #18
taranaki
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Location: Portlandia
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I have a Kymco xciting 250. I like it. Since it's built on a platform engineered for the 500 it's over-braked/suspended. Fit and finish are on par with Japanese scoots. The CVT drive is known for its silky operation and low maintenance. VERY comfortable and stable on the highway. The frontal area provides excellent weather protection and makes for greater conspicuity on the road. 15" front and 14" rear tires a +. Givi has a big, solid tail rack for it.

Downsides:

-Not much underseat storage. It'll take a half shell and some kit,
but the Burgman will swallow up two full shells with room left over.

-It's carbureted.

-The 250 is nimble and smooth, but you're pushing redline on the
freeway. OK for short runs, but you wouldn't want to stay there
all day. The 500 will cruise the interstate all day long, but it's
heavier and the HUGE final drive unit might limit lean angles. I've
yet to ride one but it gets great reviews.
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