Kymco is hoping that its latest offering will appeal to customers who want a Scooter for both leisure use and daily commuting. Accordingly, the new Xciting S 400 is claimed to have decent high-speed stability and manoeuvrability, thanks to features such as a more rigid double-braced front fork and a stronger rear hanger axle.
A manually-adjustable windscreen and a larger backrest should provide good comfort levels, plus the under-seat storage compartment has a unique two-stage opening mechanism to enhance practicality. However, a 810 mm (31.9”) saddle height is combined with a dry weight of 189 kg (416 lbs), so some smaller riders might be rather daunted.
The standard specification includes daytime running lights, LED headlights, an LED rear light cluster, alloy wheels, disc brakes and a Bosch 9.1 anti-lock system. Noodoe Navigation will also be available.
Power comes from a single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 400 cc engine. This fuel-injected unit produces 35.3 bhp (26.5 kW / 36.0 PS) at 7,500 rpm, while peak torque of 37.7 Nm (27.8 lb/ft) arrives at 6,000 rpm.
Kymco has yet to announce UK pricing and an on-sale date for the Xciting S 400.
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