Kymco Myroad 700 coming to the US

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cbolling, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  2. JerryH

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    Really nice, but this one is not for me. $10,000 and 700cc is to much. I would go for the Honda CTX700DCT for that much money. But it looks like good competition for the Burg 650 and Silverwing. I do wish they could have styled it a little differently. All the maxi scooters look so much alike that you could not tell them apart in a parking lot without looking at them up close.
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  3. k3ith

    k3ith Been here awhile

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    Not my thing, but I won't complain about more scooters on the road.
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  4. trainman

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    I like it, but don't know as I would buy it over the 650 Bergman at this time. The new BMW 600 scooters have the Kymco engines in them, I wonder what other parts are the same to both scooters.

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  6. elamofo

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    The BMW's have an engine that is manufactured by Kymco, but the engine in the Myroad isn't it. The only place you'll see that engine is in BMW's.
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  7. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    Wow...if I didn`t have and love my Burgie 650,I`d be queueing up for one of those.
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  8. trainman

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    Makes sense to me, BMW gets their engines for their scooter from Kymco and the BMW 650 bikes get their engines from Rotax. I guess the whole world is that way, my John Deere 825i Gator manufactured here in the US has a 3cyclender engine manufactured by a auto manufacture in China. I do admit that the engine runs very well and they give no problems, per the JD Gator Forums.

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  9. klaviator

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    I like the looks but according to the article; 600+ pounds and the motor is mounted to the swing arm...............no thanks.

    I don't see it selling unless they significantly beat the competition (Burgman, SW, BMW) in price and it doesn't look like that is the case.
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  10. Houndguy

    Houndguy super noob!!!

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    I've owned both a Burgie and my current ride is a Kymco Xciting 500. Both have some advantages and disadvantages.

    Where I would consider the 700 what it really comes down to for is storage. My scoot is my main means of transportation (I do own a car but that is mostly for business). :D

    The Kymco is limited in storage. My Xciting holds a full face helmet under the seat and that's about it. I got a top box and still don't feel like I've enough room for my day to day commute (laptop, jacket, rain gear, etc).

    I didn't feel that way about the Burgman. So for me, does the 700 have the room I need? If it does...then yea, I think I just might buy one.
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  11. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    One of the commenters said the swingarm mount was an error. It's frame mounted.
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  12. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    You`ve only got to look at the run of the exhaust headers to see that the engine isn`t swing arm mounted.

    It`s located pretty much the same as the 650 Burgie.
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  13. klaviator

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    I should have known better than believe anything a reporter wrote.
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