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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-25-2016, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Kymco 550 Intro

http://www.kymco.com/K50/index.html

Nice looking scooter introduced this week from Kymco. Apple doesn't have anything to worry about in competition for the best product intro's as much of this was Boy Band stupidity instead of talking about the product. 55o could be a real sweet spot with a modern motor and drivetrain.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-25-2016, 09:27 AM
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one more TMax

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I'm eager for more details on this Kymco 550. Looks like it's a twin cylinder, which is what I am looking for. I would go with the Burgman 400, but would much prefer a twin, smoother, etc. My little Kymco 125 Agility seems totally reliable, but only use it for trails, around the yard, etc. At this point, details of the new Kymco seem very limited!
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Looks to be a frame mounted twin cylinder and CVT with cog belt drive to the rear wheel. It may very well be a contender to Suzuki's old tech Burgman 650. The Burgman 650 is now starting its 16th year of world wide production with a FEW upgrades.

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Hopefully it wont require Premium fuel!
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The Kymco 550 tires look very large to me, but could be an illusion!
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The link identifies it as a conceopt not a production bike so who knows how long it will be before it actually arrives, if it ever does. It says it is a twin but offers no specs to say what type of twin. Pretty obvious it's not an opposed twin but could be either a parallel or V. Says it has a twin power mode but no indication of what that means. Is it some kind of variable valve timing? Is it a variable transmission setting like the 650s power mode? Is it different tune settings in the engine ECM? More questions here than answers. One thing I noticed that would be a negative for me is the high step thru height.

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They may be taking some styling features from the BMW 650
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Yup, T-Max. Kymco will have to compete on price point if they are going to try to steal sales from Yamaha. Both make great products, I just feel Yamaha has the T-Max priced kinda high.
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