As I have stated in a few of my Downtown reviews here and elsewhere, I wondered what's keeping Kymco from making a 400cc engine with about 40hp and fitting it in the current Downtown or Xciting. Looks like they were listening! On the 8th of next month, at the EICMA show, the new Xciting 400i with the new generation G5 (like Downtown's) will be revealed, and it's not just the new engine, it's a completely new model! Here's hoping it'll have at least 37-38hp, on par with the old xc500, and be at least 20lbs lighter. MPG figures are going up without a doubt too. Looks like a win/win situation for everyone, but we'll see in which direction this one went. The only available picture at this moment says "sport is back".. and while it's no secret Kymco has been chasing the T-max appeal with their Xciting from day one, I'd rather if they made a more comfortable, touring oriented scoot out of it, and keep the sporty stuff in the Downtown/PeopleGT line. Imagine what that engine would do in the current and very light People GTi which already RIPS with "only" 300cc/28hp! Anyways, here's the picture and the related article: Article (Italian) is HERE.