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Old 05-20-2013, 11:23 PM   #1
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Kymco Agility 125 Vs Lance PCH 125

I'm trying to decide between these two scooters: Kymco Agility 125 or Lance PCH 125.
I'm told they are very similar (even same price, too). I'll use it in the city.
Any one has any suggestions?
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:05 AM   #2
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well i will be a bit biased and say the Agility is tops. it is a tough scooter imo. and great in the city. i am a lane splitting, stop light grand prix fool on mine. WOT most all the time and it keeps going strong all year 'round as i live in a warm weather state

it has storage and all that good stuff. its a basic scooter but the engine has guts for a 125cc. i believe its said to be one of the punchier 125 gy6 based engines around. despite its ceramic coating and four valves (not sure that is accurate) the Lance / SYM engine is reported to be sort of pokey

the Lance? i like its looks, and it certainly looks similar to the Agility. basic, no frills set up. the scooter is actually sold overseas as the SYM SYMply 2. so you can get more info on it. i once read an article from europe that had a full comparo with an Agility, photos and all. can't find it now.

the scoots look as if they rolled off the same assembly line. and for all we know.....who knows!!

SYM SYMply / Lance PCH 125


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Old 05-21-2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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My Agility 125 kicks ass. I abuse that poor thing horribly. It just keeps on ticking. I'm told the best quality in Far East (excluding Japan) scooters are Kymco, Sym, and Genuine. Idk anything about Lance.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #4
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I had an Agility before my BV250 and it was great! My wife and I enjoy riding and on our roads it didnt quite get it done comfortably. Riding 1 up - that thing is great if you dont plan on going faster than 50-55
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for your answers!

I'm completely new in this world. We checked the dealers in our area, to listen to what they say and offer, did some research, and finally got down to these two scooters (Kymco Agility 125 and Lance PCH 125).

As I said, we were told that they are pretty much the same - similar power, performance, price, warranty,...

It seems like the Kymco Agility 125 has more followers, but I can't find much info about the Lance PCH 125.

I'm looking for the most reliable one.

Thanks guys!
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:20 PM   #6
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Kymco.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #7
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Kymco hands down
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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The Kymco Agility is not only one of the fastest 125cc scooters out there, but the quality is unbeatable. It will run forever, and maintain a decent resale value. Lance is highly questionable. They were a poor quality mainland Chinese brand, no better than something like Roketa or Tank. Now they are apparently the distributer (under a different name) of SYM scooters, a high quality Taiwanese brand. They still sell a scooter called the Cali Classic 125, which is supposedly built by SYM. However, I have been unable to verify who actually builds it, or where it is built. Some of the parts do say SYM on them. It may be ok, it may not. But the Agility 125 is a sure thing, you just cannot go wrong with it.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:04 AM   #9
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also have to consider parts supply and warranty claims. i am pretty sure kymco is ahead in this area being they do more business in the U.S. and haven't any distribution issues

some parts can take some time to come in, i am sure. and who knows how long some warranty work can take? but pretty sure they are solid

saw a post or two some time back some guy blew the engine on his Agility 125 at around 2400 miles. dealer checked it and found no evidence of abuse or foul play. believe it was failure at the crank or w/e? but the guy reported his scooter got fixed by kymco, no questions asked. whole new engine but the cases, meticulously assembled at the dealership according to him
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:43 AM   #10
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Some subtle differences . . the Lance PCH floorboard has a slightly more forward foot position, the more downward key-switch angle is less prone to knee-jabbing, and the front fork shocks have protective rubber gaiters.

"On a side note the kymco agility 125 is a joke. The key sticks so far out the ignition that you lose an inch of knee room. I couldnt sit on it and cant imagine who could.without hitting their knee." . . source

SOME Kymco carbs have the added complexity of a throttle position sensor (TPS) . . #34300 . . discussion.

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Old 05-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #11
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Pete's Cycle, a multiple location dealer in the Baltimore area, shows four "new" '09 Agility 125 units on sale - $999.
http://www.petescycle.com/showcaseproductlist.htm
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:22 AM   #12
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Pete's Cycle, a multiple location dealer in the Baltimore area, shows four "new" '09 Agility 125 units on sale - $999.
http://www.petescycle.com/showcaseproductlist.htm
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #13
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Another possibility

Look for the Eton Sport 150. It is virtually identical to the Symply, comes off the same assembly line in the same factory, has a SYM sticker under the seat, and has a bigger displacement. There are many places where you can legally take a 150 but not a 125. You can find them in the 1500-1700 range.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:49 AM   #14
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I've had my Agility 125 for 5 years now. Love this little scoot. Zero problems, zero issues, zero repairs. It is as reliable as a Honda. 90 mpg and 60 mph. Difficult to beat for bang-for-the-buck and a hoot to ride.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:54 AM   #15
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I've heard the Agility is a great scooter. But I understand the Agility is made in China and not Taiwan as the rest of the Kymcos are made. Same thing with the Lance scooters. They are made by SYM, but made in China. They use the ceramic coated cylinders that SYM uses. We have a SYM HD200 and a Kymco People 150. I believe the quality of the Agility and the Lance are pretty equal. Both are way better than your run of the mill Chinese made scooters.
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