KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017 - on) Review
At a glance
|Owners' reliability rating:|
|Annual servicing cost:||£80|
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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 & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
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.
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
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.
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.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4 stroke SOHC single|
|Frame type||Tubular steel|
|Fuel capacity||12.5 litres|
|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|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||-|
|Annual road tax||£44|
|Annual service cost||£80|
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How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two years|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||24 bhp|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||192 miles|
Owners' reviews for the KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017 - on)
1 owner has reviewed their KYMCO X-TOWN 300 (2017 - 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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|Reliability & build quality:|
|Value vs rivals:|
|Annual servicing cost:||£80|
Annual servicing cost: £77
The real plus on this bike after using a PCX125 for three years was the very welcome hike in power after the running in period. Maybe only another 15-20 mph top end, but the added midrange and not running out of puff climbing hills was most welcome. Economy is in the 60-75 mpg range, but then I do cane it a bit. Which is easy given, the size of the tyres and suspension which encourages motorcycle-like angles of lean into the bends.
200 mile day? Not a problem and in fact I'm sure it will do more in equal comfort. Front brake (ABS) occasionally needs a hand from the rear in panic stop situations, but for 95% of the time it's fine.
Grab a handful at low speeds and you know it's a biggish single, but quickly smooths out until getting a bit buzzy over 70 mph. Maybe the latter will smooth out with added miles?
Dropped a star here owing to a breakdown 750 miles into my ownership. Total loss of power and horrible smell like a fried clutch! Top marks though to the dealer, DK Motorcycles in Newcastle-under-Lyme, who picked the scooter up and transported it back to base for warranty claim and then repair. Top guys and absolutely no issues with Kymco UK after sales service. Turns out it was the variator nut not torqued up correctly at the factory - not something covered in anyone's PDI !
First, 500 mile service.
Storage (with optional Givi Blade top box) is second to none. Easily able to cope with a trip to the supermarket for mid-week top ups. It's now my main transport which means the Street Triple can stay in the garage over winter. Result. Instrumentation is great too with even a external temperature gauge built into the white LCD screen. Nice touch.
Buying experience: Bought from a dealer locally who offered a fantastic deal on both price and trade-in value. I'd been looking at both the Honda Forza and the Kawasaki J300, but DK blew them both away on price.