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Old 04-13-2011, 11:11 AM   #31
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I have never tried out a big wheel scoot but I would assume your legs are protected by the lower fairing, it has to be better than a motorcycle?
Yes, that's a great assumption, but assumption is the mother of al fu%#/$#!ups

The wind will usually buffet around the fairings and hit your legs/knees worse
then on a completely naked bike with the clean air stream.

The Beverly/BV is the worst I tried in this respect.
Even worse then my little Agility 125 which is a whole lot narrower.

I've got apsolutely no wind blast on my legs/knees on my Kawasaki, the
deflection from the fairings is good enough.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:13 AM   #32
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>>Piaggio Beverly (BV) 300 few days ago and the wind blast on the knees was unbearable.

I hope you are not saying the Kymco is the same. Because, I don't know what they were thinking with that beverly design, industrial sabotage? It's a shame because it is a good looking machine, but no lady is going to ride that with a skirt on!
I wouldn't be surprised if all (or most) scooters with that center bulge/legs
wide apart have the same problem.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:15 PM   #33
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I wouldn't be surprised if all (or most) scooters with that center bulge/legs
wide apart have the same problem.
That Kymco 300gti looks somewhat similar to my HD200, a little bulge in the leg shield keeps your feet apart. And I do feel like the sides of my boots hang out board on my bike.

But I've been doing a bit of rain and I am pretty impressed with the protection on the lower body. My knees do take some water that creeps around the front. But it is not too bad and well, it's raining so I have my stuff on. My hands take some and I use over gloves. I have a small screen so my shoulders get a little wet and from behind as well.

I know I get soaked on my dirt bike. I saw a kid riding a ninja the other night and he was soaked from the knees down. A burgman and Atlantic 500 look like they have way better protection than I have, so I assume you get less wet riding those in rain.

I guess we'll just have to see some user reviews on the 300gti and down town to hear their experience with weather protection.

I couldn't deal with that whimpy lean angle; I hate scraping, but you can see it's just the stand. I've hear a lot of BV500 people say just take it off.

The one thing that looked like I would not like at all, is the gas under the seat. But if I wanted the bike, I wouldn't let that put me off.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #34
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I'll take the girl!

Howdy,

If those two idiots don't want the pretty brunette, I'll take her..and she can keep that scoot. I enjoyed the James Bond-ish film clip in the original post. The Kymco 300i resembles my Honda Sh150i.
It'd be nice to have a local Kymco dealer. Scooters are a blast!
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:46 PM   #35
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I think I would like it but I am not sure I will wait a year for it.

I plan on having a new scoot before summer.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:44 AM   #36
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I think I would like it but I am not sure I will wait a year for it.

I plan on having a new scoot before summer.
With your big trips and mileage, you're probably better off with a Downtown
anways.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:59 AM   #37
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Kymco People GTi 300 Availability

The People GTi 300 will be available in May. It is being demonstrated for the first time this weekend at the NHRA drag races in Charlotte, NC.

I have become quite interested in this new model but expect to have a hard time choosing between it and the Downtown 300 which I recently viewed at my local dealer. The "big" wheels of the People 300 have a great deal of appeal, but the larger storage, bigger gas tank and much bigger windscreen favor the Downtown 300. Sitting on them side-to-side will certainly help.

Does anyone here have experience comparing the ride quality and handling of the big wheel People models compared to the smaller wheel Downtown models?

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Old 04-16-2011, 07:59 AM   #38
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Interesting design change from the current People 250's which both have a high mounted radiator. I like it that they mounted it low for a lower Center of Gravity. The wheels look more like 14's that 16's to me. Anyone know the wheel size yet?
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:08 AM   #39
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The wheels look more like 14's that 16's to me. Anyone know the wheel size yet?
Front: 110/70-16
Rear: 140/70-16
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:41 AM   #40
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Front: 110/70-16
Rear: 140/70-16
Sweet, Thanks!! I think I will start saving $$$$ for this one.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:37 PM   #41
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I like the Downtown 300 more..
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:39 PM   #42
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I like the Downtown 300 more..
Im spoiled by the extra stability and tread life with the 16's.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:33 PM   #43
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looks nice, wonder if Au will get it....
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:04 PM   #44
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>>With 28.7 hp at 7,500 rpm and 30.0 Nm of torque, single cylinder , four valves electronic injectionLiquid-cooled , it is even more powerful than all is considered the reference category, the ‘Honda SH300i....
Braking is provided by a front disc 260 mm, using a new floating caliper with three parallel pistons

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