KYMCO goes from 50 to 500cc for 2013 scooter line

Publish Date: 
Aug 24, 2012

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - KYMCO USA's four new scooters for 2013 range from a 50cc commuter to a 500cc tourer.

The Compagno 50i (MSRP $2,599) and Compagno 110i ($2,999) combine a “classic design with the inner workings of a modern machine.”

The Compagno 50i is motivated by an air-cooled 49.5cc three-valve fuel-injected SOHC engine. The 189 lb. scoot has a 29-inch seat height. Amenities include underseat storage, an LCD digital fuel gauge and clock, foldaway passenger pegs, a magnetic key lock, and a secured gas cap offering access to a 1.45-gallon fuel tank. The Compagno 50i is available in black or white, both colors highlighted by silver accents.

The Compagno 110i has all the features and amenities of the Compagno 50i but with a more powerful air-cooled 112cc four-valve fuel-injected SOHC engine. It is available in light blue or metallic mocha.

The midsized Movie 150 ($3,199) is powered by a carbed and air-cooled 149cc four-valve four-stroke SOHC engine producing a claimed 13.5 hp.

Weighing in at 250 lbs. (dry), the Movie 150 rolls on 110/70-12 front and 130/70-12 rear tires, features single disc front and rear brakes, has a “vast” storage space under its 30.7-inch seat height, and is outfitted with a speedometer, odometer, clock, and fuel gauge monitoring a 2-gallon fuel tank.

The Movie 150 is available in tangerine or black, both with red performance-accented rear suspension spring and brake calipers.

The newly designed Xciting 500 Ri ABS ($6,899), KYMCO USA’s largest-displacement premium model for 2013, is powered by a 38 hp fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 499cc DOHC engine. Amenities include underseat storage large enough for a backpack or helmet and jacket, a lockable glove box, a 12-volt accessory outlet, and traditional gauges as well as clock, odometer, multi-function trip meter, and fuel and temperature sensors.

The 440 lb. scoot has a 61.8-inch wheelbase and 30.7-inch seat height. Further aiding maneuverability is a telescopic front fork and dual adjustable hydraulic shocks, bump-absorbing 120/70-15 front and 150/70-14 rear tires, and a 3.38-gallon fuel tank that is slung low for a better center of gravity. (Story continues; click below.)