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« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2019, 05:54:25 AM »

My 1st scooter was a SYM 250i, then came the Piaggio X10 (330cc), and now I'm on the Kymco AK550.

The SYM would do highway speed but left NOTHING extra in case of need.
The X10 did highway handily and had just a bit extra just in case.
The Kymco tears up the road, curses well past highway and hit's triple digits easily.

Need??? Shanks' mare is all you NEED.

The SYM was OK around town and short bursts down a highway but I'd NEVER take
it on a long ride.

The X10 with 33HP would do the trick & did well going "down the road and back".

But... The AK with 53HP just NEEDs to run and I like it!

Addendumdom: Last outing we were on we came upon a Honda Forza doing a sustained @80MpH but it was all he had. Not a lot left over for "just in case".
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« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2019, 03:24:20 PM »

I really, really wish we could get the AK550 on this side of the pond.
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« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2019, 03:33:35 PM »

Every time I get over to the Honda/Kymco shop I keep looking at the Forza. I'd have one of those in a heartbeat if it just had more ponies. Why doesn't Honda stick a 500 or 600 in one and see what happens to sales.
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« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2019, 10:32:13 PM »

Probably about what happened to the sales of Silverwings.
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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2019, 06:02:56 AM »

I really, really wish we could get the AK550 on this side of the pond.
Just buy a Tmax Bruce. It's a better bike than the Kymco with Yamaha quality, reliability and a real dealer network..
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« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2019, 09:43:56 AM »

I really, really wish we could get the AK550 on this side of the pond.


Just buy a Tmax Bruce. It's a better bike than the Kymco with Yamaha quality, reliability and a real dealer network..

Have a look on one of the Brit maxi forums and judging by the amount of long running topics there seems to be lots of mechanical issues with the latest fly-by-wire TMax's. 

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« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2019, 10:44:10 AM »

Every time I get over to the Honda/Kymco shop I keep looking at the Forza. I'd have one of those in a heartbeat if it just had more ponies. Why doesn't Honda stick a 500 or 600 in one and see what happens to sales.

Why would they do that? The latest version of the Forza as a 300 is already comparable in performance to the 600 Silverwing I used to have. I'm on another maxi forum where a member also bought a new Forza around the same time as me. He recently sold his citing a lack of performance, which I found surprising as the Forza both accelerates and cruises as well as that Silverwing I used to have.

A friend of mine here in York also sold his Silverwing the same time last year and bought the Forza, he also chose the Crescent Blue colour and has the same Givi accessories fitted as mine. He's more touring orientated than myself and says pretty much the same, the 300 Forza is comparable in performance to the Silverwing he toured on with and without his wife for eight years.

He was over in France on his own last month and came back saying that as a tourer it out performs the bigger scooter in every way. The only minus being the the slightly less amount of gear he can pack under the seat.









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« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2019, 02:32:49 PM »

I read somewhere that 2 cc per pound of cargo is enough power in most cases.
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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2019, 02:56:24 PM »

I read somewhere that 2 cc per pound of cargo is enough power in most cases.

I need WAY more CCs then.
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