A few details, the 250 X-Citing resumed the aspect of his older brother. To differentiate them, should pay attention to the absence of Handbrake (right on the deck) and especially much less wide transmission carter. True cocoon literally camped on its impressive pneumatic way “boudin”, the Kymco “clears” the driver a high bubble and generous fairings. Damage, the saddle is not at all suited to the small templates because too wide in its anterior and copiously excluding legs when he must ask the feet on the ground. However, stalled against the imposing backsplash, it disappears completely in a space not really comfortable, but welcoming. Once on the road, the legs may unfold at leisure, but must deal with the central tunnel.
Level equipment, the Kymco is played the good prince and multiplies the pleasant details on a daily basis. It. Passenger, is not at rest. The small rear Platinum extends into pleasant handles, the footstool removable and rubberized offering a comfortable position for the legs and a thick base.
Imposing but well equipped
The bonhomie of the X – Citing 250 impressed. Here’s GT! Once in motion, however, quickly repressed therefore weight and its intimidating volumes. This scooter takes without problem. As long as it is in town, he shows even royal. Real road filter, the 250 X-Citing smooth paths and seems particularly round both the dynamic behavior to engine. The changes of direction are transparent and going smoothly from one angle to another. The closed for of a broad guiding light. Any lack of air, the 250 X-Citing indeed becomes a true lubberly. It must be said that the tyre “input range” is not more vivid, or the more eye-catching. With its neutral cycle in urban area part, 250 X-Citing quietly through the waves of car, but sometimes blocks because of his handlebar wide and its too high mirrors.
More urban road
Once decided to leave the city to join the small country roads, it is pleasantly surprised by the engine. If in the city it was fairly mild and actually from 35/40 km/h, took off the road it is the largest and it expresses so fully. For a 250, it takes the form. With a little bit more than 130 km/h real point, it allows to calmly consider the expressways and even to consider portions of highway. Hands. The air is well deflected, only the part cycle finally admitting its limitations when it comes to small turns and curves. Yet with its framework of the 500 of the same name, our test model was quite blurry once it folded in medium-sized curves, even at reasonable speed. With its tendency to broaden the trajectories, it was not as reassuring could have wished. In the light of the behaviour of the 500 and its delivery in the city, where it was quickly confidence, expected much better. We cannot help but believe that Maxxis tires are not in the favour of the X-Citing. With a tire 150/70 on a rim 14-inch rear and 120/70 on a 15-inch front rim, one is entitled to expect better… Fortunately, the brake comes to the rescue. The integrated X-Citing of origin a very effective front/rear coupled system commissioned by the left lever. What stabilize the scooter without diving fork or risk of amplifying a parasite movement. We appreciate under all circumstances and it comes even to abandon the far less effective front brake in isolated use.
Pleasant daily, well provided level equipment, the Kymco X-Citing 250 fishing by a less pleasant behaviour on the winding roads as on urban routes or straight portions. Not as luxurious or rigorous than a less athletic than a Gilera Piaggio but all also practice these last and also efficient, it compensates for its shortcomings by a number (in the absence of a level) of higher equipment for a lower rate (4 €290 13/03/07). What look several times if you want a versatile scooter and that the level of finishing is not a priority.
Engine: 249 CC, 4 time, single-cylinder, bore 72.7 mm x 60 mm, liquid-cooled OHC racing, electronic fuel injection, variable automatic transmission continues
Power 22.3 c. 8 (16.2 kW) 250 rpm, torque 3.7 daN.m 6 000 rpm
Part cycle: frame tubular steel, non-adjustable hydraulic fork, 2 eoccds AR adjustable forced pre, AV 2 disks – AR disk brakes / braking coupled, tires AV 120/70 x 15 – AR 150/70 x 14
Template: wheelbase 1 590 mm, hunting NC / NC, height of seat 790 mm, tank 12.8 litres, dry weight (plant) 189 kg
Performance: max speed 131 km/h, conso moy. Test 4.3 l. / 100 km, autonomy moy. before reserve approx. 210 km, total autonomy approx. 300 km