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Old 02-19-2013, 07:13 AM   #6
Cortez
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Originally Posted by vainamoinen View Post
Thank you Cortez,
Any other models or manufacturers I should check? I am mostly interested in economy and reliability, but i want no less then 250 cc. And it must have ABS also because it is pretty much rainy and wet most of the time here in Sweden.
I'm on my 2nd Kymco, my half-sister owned 3 piaggio group scooters
(2x Gilera Runner 50 and 125 and a Beverly 500), and I consider them
to be better built then the Italians, and very close to the Japanese scoots.

Some won't agree.

For the price of X-max, you can have the Kymco Downtown 300i which
has the power output similar to 400cc scoots (30hp), and that's what I
chose last year when I sold my 650cc Kawasaki and 125cc Kymco scoot.

No regrets, 11k miles on the ODO.
Available with ABS.

Want bigger wheels? There's the Kymco People 300 with 16" wheels
but very little storage. Downtown has almost class leading storage
(only better in Burgman 400 I believe).

I've written reviews on both here:
Downtown: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=694673
People: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=718137

There's a lot of comparisons with similar scooters in both reviews, mostly
the class leading (in sales) Piaggio stuff.

Both were written before I bought mine.

I've ridden both the X-Max and X-city and while I'd give them a 10% better score re:
build quality, suspension and brakes then the Kymco scoots, there was nothing wrong
with those aspects of the Kymco scoots, and 10hp more is a huge difference, especially
coming from a 72hp proper motorcycle.

YMMV.
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