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« on: August 31, 2017, 04:21:38 AM »

Yep! They just did some road tests of the new (for us...) 2018 KYMCO Xciting 400i ABS in South Carolina, where the KYMCO US importer is.

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2017/05/27/2018-kymco-xciting-400i-abs-scooter-review-15-fast-facts/

This is the single-cylinder Maxi I've always hoped they would bring here. In head-to-head comparisons in Europe it killed the competition, the Yamaha Xmax400i, Piaggio X10-350, SYM400i. It was lighter, faster, handled better, braked better, LOOKED better and was easy and inexpensive to maintain. it quickly became the #1  selling Maxi in Spain, even outselling the Tmax.




Since Kymco has TWO new models in Europe (and the rest of the world minus North America...), The Downtown350i ABS and the new FLAGSHIP AK550 , the "old" 400i was now redundant, and we get it. Better late than never. Here it is in action:

https://vimeo.com/77173089

It will list at $5,999 and come in 4 colors. The obsolete Burgman 400 (AT $7,999!!!) and Majesty 400 now have something to replace them!


 
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 05:17:50 AM »

Well, I looked at the Kymco's back when I was in the market for a new scooter & to be honest I was underwhelmed by the quality of the body work. However, having talked with owners the mechanics are sound and they all seem to be happy.

But the look better than the X10? Not even close.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 03:33:43 PM »

While I'm glad to see Kymco bring this to us, other than having the front only ABS and slightly better gas mileage, I see little to make me get rid of my obsolete Majesty. The price isn't bad, but I'll be keeping my money for now. Thanks for the info, though.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 11:07:20 PM »

I'm sure its every bit a nice scoot. We just don't have the dealer network around here.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 03:07:11 AM »

I've very exited about this. Not sure if they'll keep the Downtown 300i in the US market. I'm not ready to trade in mine, but the Xciting would be my first choice for my new bike.

Yeh!

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 06:00:41 AM »

Want to see the AK550 in the US.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 02:37:55 PM »

Neat, I was just planning to test some Kymco midrange bikes: Downtown and Excitin!


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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 08:30:37 PM »

Want to see the AK550 in the US.


They tested the 2018 AK550 up against the 2018 Tmax in Spain and it was a TIE, 51 points each...with the Kymco almost $3,000 LESS.



Here is a different test: The Kymco won 1 to 0!

http://www.motorbikemag.es/comparativa-kymco-ak-550-vs-yamaha-tmax-sx-2017-round1/
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 04:18:27 AM »

I wish the article was in English. My Spanish was never that good.

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 04:26:37 AM »

Are either one of these beauties gonna be sold stateside??

Por favor?

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 01:07:01 PM »

Yep,
The Xciting 400, Xtown 300, & Like 150 are all here/coming soon.  Someone on the ADV board just picked up a 300, & my local dealer (Seattle) has a 400 on the floor.
The newer Xciting 500i's been here for a bit, I'm honestly not sure if they're going to continue it in light of the 400 arriving.
I do know they're killing the People GT300i, & DT300i in this country.


Are either one of these beauties gonna be sold stateside??

Por favor?

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 05:00:42 PM »

I was at my local dealer last week. He didn't know if/when the 400 would be available, and never heard of the AK550. I told him if he got a 550, I'd be there with cash in hand. He seemed to be quite satisfied selling a few 50s.
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 03:19:17 AM »

The Xciting 400i is now coming here, as it's redundant everywhere else, with the new 350 replacing it and 550 is now the flagship.. The 500 is going away..
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 10:27:26 PM »

Looks like the local island dealer is ordering some so will get a test ride. I was hopeful that the 550 was going to be available in the US market but so it goes.
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2017, 02:48:08 AM »

My friend's shop in San Antonio has already sold one. Kymco's parts distribution is better than Vespa's. Oh yeah, the scooter isn't listed on KYMCO USA website yet.

https://themotorcycleshopsa.com/scooters/new-2018-kymco-xciting-400i-abs-scooter/
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2017, 08:00:21 AM »

Yeah, Kymco USA's website is pretty substandard.
And I wouldn't count on that 550 coming stateside unless they can sell it way cheaper than the Tmax.
Yamaha hasn't exactly set any sales records here with the Tmax, at least not at the $10,500 MSRP.
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2017, 06:19:04 PM »

Tmax was my first choice but my dealer says 2017s not available and no plans for 2018 in US

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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2017, 08:23:12 PM »

Gotta grab a 2015 or 2016 that's still unsold at the dealer...and get a great deal!
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2017, 05:00:01 AM »

Tmax was my first choice but my dealer says 2017s not available and no plans for 2018 in US
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Yes, Yamaha is having a fire sale on 2015 Tmaxes. Me and 3 other people I know have bought one and we're all very happy with the bike. I paid $7000 for mine but I saw one for $6000 after I had mine. Better move fast. You won't regret it.
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2017, 05:08:01 AM »

Tmax was my first choice but my dealer says 2017s not available and no plans for 2018 in US
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Yes, Yamaha is having a fire sale on 2015 Tmaxes. Me and 3 other people I know have bought one and we're all very happy with the bike. I paid $7000 for mine but I saw one for $6000 after I had mine. Better move fast. You won't regret it.
Unfortunately Hawaii doesn’t carry any held over stock and transport to the island from the mainland is inherently expensive. So the 400 Xciting test ride is looking promising.


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