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Old 05-20-2013, 09:49 PM   #136
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This is a nice scooter. I definitely like it's looks better than the Honda Forza, and it's MSRP is less. You could probably get it OTD for a whole lot less, and it really is 300cc. Should be highway capable for a single rider, without being a huge land yacht. I definitely need to go check on of these out.

Scooters of this style generally have pretty easy access to the valves.

http://www.kymcousa.com/showroom/sco...00i/index.html
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:36 AM   #137
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It's a People 150, half the People 300! RIght? Anyway eye-candy for the people lovers.
I love that one and the old style 250.

I'd actually rather have that 150 now then the 300.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:20 AM   #138
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The Kymco GTi300 tour is well underway. 1500 miles from Daytona to Springfield Il for the Springfield Mile weekend went great. 70 to 75 mph and 65 to 70 mpg depending on wind on the Interstate most of the way up. The bike is exceptionally stable in dirty air in the midst of semi trucks and big crosswinds. The seat sucks but a beaded panel helped some. I will be making improvements when the 3500 mile adventure is complete.

I do miss the gas tank being located in the front fairing like it was on the Bet and Win 250. Having to raise the seat to fuel is a pain with the large seat bag strapped on. The fuel tank underseat also robbed the bike of the great underseat storage the B&W had. Dummies. Other than that however, this is one fine motorcycle.

I left Daytona with fresh Mobil 1 15w50 full syn. Considering the 70 to 80 mph 1500 mile trip I drained the syn and replaced with the same at 1500. No filter change...just oil. It is well broken in and running great.

Looking forward to hopping back on Monday and heading towards Elkhart Lake, Wi to Road America to announce our road race next weekend. I'm thinking since I have ample time to enjoy the trip I will two lane only and avoid Chi town completely.

I keep thinking about the comparison between the Piaggio BV250 back in the garage and my friends BV350 and the GTi300. There are things I like better about each. One thing I've noticed is the steering geomotry is a bit slower on the GTi. This makes for amazing stability in big crosswinds and rain of which I have had plenty of this trip thusfar.

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Old 05-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #139
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Great! Glad all is well and enjoy the rest of the trip.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #140
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Second fill up today, 71MPG on first tank. Very happy with that. Hope it stays that good after I start riding it a little harder. Also, did a speedo check today using GPS and timed between mile markers on the interstate. Speedo is one of the most accurate I've seen, maybe 1% fast. Tire wear will change that.
Also, fuel gauge is pretty far off, low fuel indicator flashing and still had maybe 50 miles to go. At some point I'll carry extra gas and run it dry so I'll know how far I can get on a fill up.

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Old 05-27-2013, 05:36 AM   #141
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Second fill up today, 71MPG on first tank. Very happy with that. Hope it stays that good after I start riding it a little harder. Also, did a speedo check today using GPS and timed between mile markers on the interstate. Speedo is one of the most accurate I've seen, maybe 1% fast. Tire wear will change that.
Also, fuel gauge is pretty far off, low fuel indicator flashing and still had maybe 50 miles to go. At some point I'll carry extra gas and run it dry so I'll know how far I can get on a fill up.
+1 for speedo, GTi and DT300 both have very accurate speedos, unlike
the Xciting series which was 20% off at top speed. I got 5% error at top
speed on my DT300 (4,5mph).
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #142
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2000 miles down. 1500 to go. The ride to Road America was great. The sweet spot at 70 to 75 nets 70 mpg. Two lane or 4 it always gets 70 or so. Love the GTi.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #143
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2000 miles down. 1500 to go. The ride to Road America was great. The sweet spot at 70 to 75 nets 70 mpg. Two lane or 4 it always gets 70 or so. Love the GTi.
70 mpg at 75mph.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:32 AM   #144
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Did a GPS check of top speed yesterday, 83MPH for a two way average, just about what I expeced. Forgot to look at the speedo to see what it was reading but as mentioned earlier, speedo is very accurate, at least up to 60. Also strapped on a gallon or so of gas and ran the bike out of gas. Only 150 miles. Don't know what was up with that because I'ld been getting 70 MPG so should have gone about 175 miles. Either the tank doesn't hold as much as advertised, or my milage dropped off for that fillup. Could be the latter, I did some WO throttle on a long uphill to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Will still be checking milage. Also, low fuel warning started flashing between 115 and 120 miles, meaning 30-35 miles of "reserve".
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:25 PM   #145
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70 mpg for a 300? Not bad. My Vino 125 gets 70 mpg, and has a 1 gallon tank. Carrying extra gas is a necessity.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:38 AM   #146
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What a great trip. 3,975 mostly Interstate miles. I rode 70 to 75 almost the entire time. There were many times I saw 80. I changed oil 1200 miles in without changing filter. Zero oil consumption. My average fuel economy for the trip was 68 mpg. The stability in dirty air and crosswinds is unbelievable. The seat is too soft for my taste but that will be easily remedied. The Ermax windshield was not adequete. When I get the seat and upper aero sorted out this may be the best Interstate bike ever. Of course, this from a guy who rode a W650 from Daytona to LA and back three years in a row. LOL

What a fine motorcycle.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:15 AM   #147
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What a great trip. 3,975 mostly Interstate miles. I rode 70 to 75 almost the entire time. There were many times I saw 80. I changed oil 1200 miles in without changing filter. Zero oil consumption. My average fuel economy for the trip was 68 mpg. The stability in dirty air and crosswinds is unbelievable. The seat is too soft for my taste but that will be easily remedied. The Ermax windshield was not adequete. When I get the seat and upper aero sorted out this may be the best Interstate bike ever. Of course, this from a guy who rode a W650 from Daytona to LA and back three years in a row. LOL

What a fine motorcycle.
This compares pretty well with my Sport City 250. At highway speeds I get around 70 MPG but run about 5 MPH slower than you did; 65-70 occasionally up to 80. I also have no stability issues. Zero oil consumption but I think the Sport City is probably working harder at highway speeds.

Just curious, how are your tires wearing? My Sport City eats rear tires pretty quickly.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:14 AM   #148
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This compares pretty well with my Sport City 250. At highway speeds I get around 70 MPG but run about 5 MPH slower than you did; 65-70 occasionally up to 80. I also have no stability issues. Zero oil consumption but I think the Sport City is probably working harder at highway speeds.

Just curious, how are your tires wearing? My Sport City eats rear tires pretty quickly.
I've got a friend with Carnaby 200 (99% same scoot as sport city, or derbi
rambla, all in piaggio group) and 20k miles on original tires. The 200 is making
the same power as the 250 (I believe there's 0.5hp difference).

Those bigger tires should last rather long..
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:26 AM   #149
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Thanks Kentucky for your updates. I'm right at 500 miles on mine. Really having fun riding it and love the fast take off with it. In fact, I had a little side by side test with my old Majesty. From a standing start I pulled ahead a couple bike lengths, then stayed that way up to about 45. I'm sure he would have started to reel me in if we could have ran a longer distance. We'll do a real test at the local drag strip when time and weather allow. I like to think of my GTi300 as the 600 gixxer of the scooter world.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:12 AM   #150
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One of my closest friends has a 2013 Piaggio BV350. The GTi300 will pull it by 2 or 3 bike lengths up to about 50 then the BV will pull away by a bike length or two. It feels like the BV's clutch locks in almost immediately and that brings the rpms down. It then has to build back up. The GTi doesn't lock up completely until about 40 or so. That's what it feels like. Off the line the GTi is a rocket for a 300.
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