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Sam Loveridge  says:

Kymco to launch new Downtown 125i

Kymco are launching a new 125i version of the Downtown 300i, following its award-winning success last year. The 125i will offer the same technical specs as its predecessor, but with a 125cc capacity, achieving a claimed top speed of 70mph from its15bhp @ 9000rpm. Due to be launched this week at Motorcycle Trade Show, the 125i comes with a price tag of...

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

How much?

OK, Kymco are probably the best Taiwanese manufacturer and AFAIK all scooters are made in the Far East anyway now, but even so, £3300 for an off-brand with questionable resale value seems pretty optimistic.

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Lil125Guy

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Lil125Guy says:

Pretty nippy

for a 125 let alone a scooter, perfect for people at uni perhaps

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

MPH

To merit a premium price premium components should be the order of the day.

Will the UK version have ABS, tyre pressure sensors and an MPH speedo?

All of these things are available in other markets for the Downtown 300, but the UK version doesn't have them.

Unlikely the 125 will either.

£3300 is way too much when compared to the Yamaha X-Max and Honda S-Wing prices.

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kitman69

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kitman69 says:

Great Value

I don't know where these other guys have been getting their info, but the Downtown 125 is great value compared to both the Yam X Max (£3799) and the Honda S Wing (£3599). After testing the fantastic Downtown 300i recently, I will definitely be ordering a Downtown 125i for March.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Exactly my point

A few hundred quid extra gets you a premium quality product.

£800 less gets you a PCX.

The same money gets you the very excellent Peugeot Citystar.

IMO the Kymco is too expensive for what it is.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

The Kymco is doubtless worth it at the point when you hand your money over.  The issue is how much value it loses the moment that you turn the key.  See also Hyosung, which make great value used purchases, but not so much sense brand new.

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benb404

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benb404 says:

I hate chinese pieces of crap!

Chinese bikes make me furious!

They fall apart from new, and they are ruining proper bike companies because people buy them just to get to work and back and dont actually enjoy riding.

They should have an MOT after the first year of production. My mate had a chinese bike and bits literally fell apart after 6 months and it started rusting all over the place.

Rant over!

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joeslow

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joeslow says:

£3299 !!

Honda CBR125 - £3400 otr

Suzuki Burgman125 - £3465

Yamaha Cygnus X 125cc - £2599

Yamaha YBR125 - £2499

 

Who in their right mind would buy a Kymco?

 

 

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