KYMCO SUPER 8 125 (2010 - on) Review
At a glance
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Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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.
Ride quality & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
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.
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
£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.
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.
|Engine type||Four-stroke, air-cooled|
|Frame type||tubular steel|
|Fuel capacity||6 litres|
|Front brake||wavy disc|
|Rear brake||drum brake|
|Front tyre size||100/80 x 14|
|Rear tyre size||100/80 x 14|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||72 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£20|
|Annual service cost||-|
How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two year unlimited mileage|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||9 bhp|
|Max torque||10.6 ft-lb|
|Top speed||62 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||96 miles|
Model history & versions
new for 2010
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Owners' reviews for the KYMCO SUPER 8 125 (2010 - on)
1 owner has reviewed their KYMCO SUPER 8 125 (2010 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.
Summary of owners' reviews
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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.