Kymco Downtown 300i (2011 - present) review

By Ben Cope on Tue, 1 Mar 2011 - 12:03

Details
Manufacturer:
Kymco
Category:
Maxi Scooters
Price:
£ 3999
Overall
3
Need Insurance?
Pillion comfort; fuel economy; build quality
Brakes; storage won't take two full-face helmets

It's raining and the man with the Kymco Downtown 300i has arrived outside. I stick on a jacket, grab my lid and run downstairs to grab the scoot and take it to our lock-up around the corner. Can't leave it outside for more than five minutes before Islington's eagle-eyed traffic Gestapo slap a ticket on it.

I give the Kymco a cursory once over and note that it's got an ABS sensor on the front wheel. Another scooter with ABS? That's a good idea.

I fire it into life, well, less fire and more smoulder. It's very quiet and sits there obediently while I fumble with my gloves, taking longer to put them on than it'll take to get the scooter to the lock-up. And we're off.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-kymco-downtown-300i-review/17413.html#ixzz2CmXxS347

It's raining and the man with the Kymco Downtown 300i has arrived outside. I stick on a jacket, grab my lid and run downstairs to grab the scoot and take it to our lock-up around the corner. Can't leave it outside for more than five minutes before Islington's eagle-eyed traffic Gestapo slap a ticket on it.

I give the Kymco a cursory once over and note that it's got an ABS sensor on the front wheel. Another scooter with ABS? That's a good idea.

I fire it into life, well, less fire and more smoulder. It's very quiet and sits there obediently while I fumble with my gloves, taking longer to put them on than it'll take to get the scooter to the lock-up. And we're off.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-kymco-downtown-300i-review/17413.html#ixzz2CmXxS347

Score Breakdown
Overall
3
Engine
4
Brakes
3
Handling
3
Comfort
4
Build Quality
4
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