2018 Kymco New Model Lineup: Smaller Displacement, Still as Fun!

Sep 05, 2017 View Comments by

Now in its 54th year of manufacturing, Kymco continues to be a global leader in producing scooters and small motorcycles under its own name, and engines for the likes of BMW and Kawasaki. The last few years, the Taiwanese company has sold many side-by-sides and ATVs and has even won two GNCC and WORCS championships […]

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2017 BMW C Evolution Scooter to Be Available in U.S.

Sep 14, 2016 View Comments by

As interest in electric vehicles continues to rise, BMW has announced a new version of its C Evolution e-scooter. First introduced in 2012, the C Evolution has not been available for sale in the U.S., but this is set to change. The new model will be available in two versions. The U.S. will likely get […]

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Closing Time

Jun 10, 2013 View Comments by

Today is my last day riding for most of the summer. Tomorrow I start a 24-hour journey from Lansing, MI to King Salmon, AK to be a part of the 2013 Sockeye Salmon run in Bristol Bay. For the next 2 months, I will only be thinking, “fish, fish, fish,” aboard my 32’ aluminum boat, […]

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The Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge

May 18, 2013 View Comments by

Looking for something to do this November as, for must of us in the U.S. at least, the riding season is coming to a close? How about riding a scooter from one end of Egypt to the other? The Cross Egypt Challenge is an annual (since 2011 at least) scooter ride spanning 2400km from Alexandria […]

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BMW to Enter Sub-500cc Market

Apr 09, 2013 View Comments by

Lately, BMW has been making it clear that they view small-displacement motorcycles and scooters as a major future growth market that they want to be a part of. Now they’ve made it official. BMW Motorrad has announced a partnership with the Indian firm TVS Motor Company to build and develop motorcycles with displacements under 500 […]

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Xciting Greenville

Feb 23, 2013 View Comments by

Halfway between the southern metropolises of Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC lies the city of Greenville, SC. Greenville is the central hub of the upstate region of South Carolina and, after picking it up in nearby Spartanburg, the perfect place to form some initial impressions of Kymco’s Xciting 500Ri ABS. Making the switch between a […]

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It’s What You Make It

Jan 21, 2013 View Comments by

I’m in Maui, HI right now dodging the coldness of Michigan. I have a couple friends who live here and have been urging me to visit for quite a while now. Just getting off the plane, I understood why. My three short weeks of vacation have already reached their waning portion, and I wish I […]

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It’s Never too Late to Dream: Part 2

Oct 29, 2012 View Comments by

Torri apparently had lived a very deprived childhood. As if life weren’t hard enough growing up in Philadelphia and becoming a Phillies and Eagles fan, her parents somehow never got around to teaching her how to ride a bicycle. So, our first task was to go out and buy her a suitable bike on which […]

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Kymco Adds New Models for 2013

Sep 04, 2012 View Comments by

With four all new scooter models for 2013, Kymco brings their total on-road model count to sixteen. In the small displacement class, Kymco now offers the Compagno 50i and 110i, two small, lightweight commuters featuring under seat storage, digital fuel gauge and clock, and a magnetic key lock. The Compagno 50i and 110i are powered […]

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Consumer Reports – Guide to the 2012 Motorcycles and Scooters with ABS

Apr 05, 2012 View Comments by

Consumer Reports – It is clear that the most-valuable feature on a motorcycle or scooter is antilock brakes. Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has shown that motorcycles equipped with antilock brakes are 37 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal crash than models without ABS. But how do you […]

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