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Old 04-10-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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KYMCO GTi 300

1st look at the new KYMCO. I wonder what it will top out at. If it can make it into the 80's I might just become a one bike guy.


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Old 04-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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awesome, sleek looking bike. $5299 btw

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Old 04-10-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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Is it coming to the USA? I'm buying either the Kymco GT300i or the Honda SH300i - whichever comes here first!
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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Is it coming to the USA? I'm buying either the Kymco GT300i or the Honda SH300i - whichever comes here first!
I heard mid to late summer.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #6
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1st look at the new KYMCO. I wonder what it will top out at. If it can make it into the 80's I might just become a one bike guy.
The Kymco Italia website says it's "velocito max" is 130 kph, which is just over 80 mph, so hopefully that will make the cut!

http://www.kymco.it/prodotti/scooter/oltre125/_PGTI+300

Hexnut; good news that it will be coming to the States mid-late summer. Did you hear that from a reliable source?
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:39 AM   #7
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It's the exact same engine as the Downtown 300i and that will make 83 mph GPS bone stock. It will run with, or better than, any of the other 250-300 range scoots no problem.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:58 AM   #8
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Well, I guess Honda can keep their sh300.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:28 AM   #9
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>>Honda can keep their sh300

I wrote kymco a few weeks ago and asked to purchase a 300 for US product testing, hehehe. They haven't gotten back to me.

Kymco has better styling than the Honda, looks a bit roomier too. If you have big feet just an inch or so on the floor boards can make the difference.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:00 AM   #10
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And I love the versatility of a flat floorboard. You can carry all kinds of odd shaped things.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:11 PM   #11
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It's the exact same engine as the Downtown 300i and that will make 83 mph GPS bone stock. It will run with, or better than, any of the other 250-300 range scoots no problem.
The engine is the same but it's been retuned/detuned, it's got about 2hp
less then the Downtown, and the aerodynamics should be a bit worse then
the Downtown.

I've seen Downtown do everything from 85 to 100mph indicated (not GPS),
so the People GTi should come close to that, but to tell the truth, other then
the probability that the GTi is a bit better in lanesplitting the Downtown seems
like a better choice for any other situation and the DT would be my choice
(and maybe will be, if I can't find a good deal on a XC500).

And GTi vs SH300? A no-brainer for me, Kymco all the way.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #12
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The engine is the same but it's been retuned/detuned, it's got about 2hp
less then the Downtown, and the aerodynamics should be a bit worse then
the Downtown.

I've seen Downtown do everything from 85 to 100mph indicated (not GPS),
so the People GTi should come close to that, but to tell the truth, other then
the probability that the GTi is a bit better in lanesplitting the Downtown seems
like a better choice for any other situation and the DT would be my choice
(and maybe will be, if I can't find a good deal on a XC500).

And GTi vs SH300? A no-brainer for me, Kymco all the way.
I'm a scooter newbie, and the only scoots I've really ridden are my Fly 150 with the 12" wheels and my Scarabeo 150 with 16" wheels. So maybe I'm "all wet" on in my thinking; but the Aprilia with the larger wheels handles like a good motorcycle and when going over imperfections in the road is far superior! The little fly also seems to want to turn in too easily (oversteer?) when making sharp turns. For those reasons, I am only considering a large wheel scooter. Can't legally lanesplit in AZ, so that's not a factor.

A detuned DT wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, especially if it can still do in excess of 80 mph.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:28 PM   #13
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I'm a scooter newbie, and the only scoots I've really ridden are my Fly 150 with the 12" wheels and my Scarabeo 150 with 16" wheels. So maybe I'm "all wet" on in my thinking; but the Aprilia with the larger wheels handles like a good motorcycle and when going over imperfections in the road is far superior! The little fly also seems to want to turn in too easily (oversteer?) when making sharp turns. For those reasons, I am only considering a large wheel scooter. Can't legally lanesplit in AZ, so that's not a factor.

A detuned DT wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, especially if it can still do in excess of 80 mph.
I would say that the difference between the Aprilia and Fly you mentioned is
about 30-35% due to wheel size difference. I've tried scooters with same
wheel sizes that ride completely different.

I've got a 12" wheeled Kymco Agility 125 now, had a Peugeot Speedfight 50
with same wheel sizes (and tire sizes) - night and day difference. Different
wheelbase and suspension makes for a completely different ride.

Bare in mind that I also got a Kawasaki with 'normal' 17" wheels and am
used to that too, and I don't see the 12" wheels on my Agility as a bad
thing. I'd like to have a 13" front perhaps, but the rear 12" is fine.

I've ridden a 16"/14" wheeled Peugeot Geopolis and 14"/14" wheeled
Satelis (both over 200kg, heavy scoots) and both handled like a normal
motorcycle, maybe even better in some respects then my kawasaki.

Don't choose your scoot by wheel size only!
Some of the best handling scoots I've ridden had 13" wheels!
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:33 PM   #14
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looks nice, wonder if Au will get it....
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #15
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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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