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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

The Super 8 125 is probably the most polished feeling scooter that Kymco make. It offers the sportiness of the Agility with the comfort of the Like. The ride has a nice feel to it and the finish on the dash, seat and pipes looks the best of the lot. It’s well priced too.


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

You’ll get 61mph+ out of it with the wind at your back and it doesn’t feel like it’s struggling to get there, which is reassuring. It pulls away nicely and is very even all the way up to top speed. It’s a very useable engine for getting around a city, though – as with most scooters – it will be a little underpowered for national speed limit roads. It gets 3 stars because the 2-stroke 50cc version of the same bike feels more zesty from the off, even if it can’t hit the same top speed.   

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

Very nice. The riding position is comfortable and well-judged. You’re not bouncing around on a seat built for comfort, nor are you perched in an unnecessarily hard and sporty position. It’s very much a compromise between the Like and Agility models, making it fun to wiggle around as well as ride in a straight line. It’s easy to U-turn because the power is strong enough to hold you up below 5mph. 


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 2

You won’t be able to fit a full-face helmet under the seat, though you will be able to fit a bag, jacket etc… in there instead. It has electric start, centre stand and automatic choke as well as a decent grab rail and pegs for a pillion rider. It ticks all the basic boxes for scooter equipment, though the lack of power socket and having to store a full-size helmet elsewhere lets it down. Compare and buy parts for the Super 8 in the MCN Shop.

Kymco Super 8 125 (2010-current)

Detail Value
New price £1,899
Used price range View Kymco SUPER 8 125 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 125 cc
Power 9 bhp
Top speed 62 mph
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 3
Engine rating is 3 rating is 4
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 4
Equipment rating is 3 rating is 2
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4
Value rating is 4 rating is 4

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The quality is the best that Kymco offer. The dash looks stylish and feels very clear and obvious. It’s also pleasantly coloured and designed. The finish on the bike makes it look like a more expensive machine than it is. Time will tell how reliable it is, but there’s little to indicate that it won’t last a fair while, and it comes with a two-year warranty. If you live near a dealer who can get you any necessary parts then you shouldn’t have a problem.


MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

£1899 isn’t much for a solid scooter and the two-year warranty adds peace of mind. As with most 125cc machines it doesn’t take much fuel to keep it going [Kymco claim 100mpg+, though you should take that with a pinch of salt]. Very affordable. Find a Kymco for sale.


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Model History

new for 2010

Other Versions

Kymco Super 8 50


Top speed 62 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 9 bhp
Max torque ft-lb
Weight 108 kg
Seat height 780 mm
Fuel capacity litres
Average fuel consumption mpg
Tank range miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 125 cc
Engine specification Four-stroke, air-cooled
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension adjustment none
Rear suspension adjustment none
Front brakes wavy disc
Rear brake drum brake
Front tyre size 100/80 x 14
Rear tyre size 100/80 x 14

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 3.5(1 review)

  • Kymco Not So Super 8 125


    Average rating rating is 3.5

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    Ride and Handling
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    I have recently purchased a Kymco Super 8 125, i have previously owned 5 Kymco scooters which have all been good, i purchased the Super 8 125 because of its stunning looks, but then the disapointment started the headlights have some type of energy saving system on them, which means if you are sitting still or rolling with no revs, the headlights go dim to save the battery so i am told, there was no mention of this system in the advertising of this scooter, and to be honest i find it dangerous and have given up driving it in the dark, such a shame for a good scooter and also no room for a helmet under the seat.

    19 November 2012


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If a scooter can't hold a full face helmet under the seat, it's a serious drawback!

There are quite a few available now  that I was going to buy, but luckily tried my lid in beforehand. That would've been a real pain. I take scooter to the train station and leave it there (as do many others).

My old SR125 could manage it, so why don't these more 'domesticated' versions do it? Surely this is one of the key principles of scooter useage?

29 November 2010 11:26

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