KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017-on) Review

Published: 04 August 2017

Budget maxi-scooter won’t disappoint

KYMCO X-TOWN 300  (2017-on)

Budget maxi-scooter won’t disappoint

  • At a glance
  • 276cc  -  24 bhp
  • 192 miles range
  • Insurance group: 6 of 17
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  • Medium seat height (785mm)
  • New: £4,599

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

All-new model for 2017, Kymco’s X-Town 300i is fun, economical, spacious and comfortable for longer journeys, while being nimble and nippy around town. If you are on a budget this maxi-scooter won’t disappoint, good for daily commutes and longer trips.Kymco’s new A2 licence-friendly, X-Town 300i is an evolution of their popular Downtown model. It has an updated chassis and re-designed bodywork, which is slimmer and more angular. The engine complies with Euro4 regulations and ABS is fitted as standard. 

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

The long wheelbase makes the X-Town 300i stable and at slow speeds it’s manoeuvrable enough to weave through busy city streets. It has petal discs that look the part but there is one slight niggle, the stopping power of the front brake, when used in isolation, is poor.

Engine 4 out of 5

Around town the engine is smooth, nippy, responsive and once out on the open road it gets up to speed quickly and sits easily at motorway speeds.  

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco has vast experience in building good value maxi-scooters. Build quality and finish of the new model is good. Based on the predecessor, the Downtown 300, which has few reported issues, expectations are good for the X-Town.

Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5

Maintenance costs are low with service intervals every 6,000 miles, other scooters in the same class need servicing every 3,000 miles. It also returns 70mpg, which definitely makes this maxi-scooter economical to run.

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Equipment 4 out of 5

The X-Town 300i has span adjustable levers, angled tyre valves and petal brake discs.
A tinted screen and large fairing offer great weather protection. The twin LED headlights are stylish, while the eye-catching X shaped tail light is a nice addition to the rear. 
There is a roomy under-seat compartment, which will hold two full faced lids and incorporates a light. The glove box has a USB charger.

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2017
Year discontinued -
New price £4,599
Used price -
Warranty term Two years
Running costs
Insurance group 6 of 17
Annual road tax £41
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 24 bhp
Max torque -
Top speed -
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption -
Tank range 192 miles
Specification
Engine size 276cc
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4 stroke SOHC single
Frame type Tubular steel
Fuel capacity 12.5 litres
Seat height 785mm
Bike weight 195kg
Front suspension Telescopic forks, non adjustable
Rear suspension Twin rear shocks, non adjustable
Front brake 260mm single disc with three-piston calipers. ABS
Rear brake 240mm single disc with twin-piston caliper
Front tyre size 120/80 x 14
Rear tyre size 150/70 x 13

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