This month, KYMCO UK will add the brand new Xciting 400i superscoot to its commuter range, and with an RRP of £4999 it will become the only scooter in its price range that features ABS as standard.
Already a big hit in Europe and the USA, KYMCO’s Xciting 400i is credited for offering a highly technical specification and a new generation of safety features for improved handling and comfort. Technically, the Xciting 400i’s features will appeal to bike aficionados wanting a quality alternative to mid-sized commuter motorcycles.
For safety, KYMCO has developed a dual under-bone design for the Xciting 400i frame to reduce vibration and improve handling, supported by 5-stage adjustable rear suspension and a new floating disc brake system with radial mounted calipers – a system developed by KYMCO from bigger bike designs.
This is further strengthened with the inclusion of BOSCH ABS, and makes the Xciting 400i the only scooter in its class and price range (including those with a higher RRP) that comes with ABS as standard. The low seat height (795mm), relatively low dry weight (200Kg) and ergonomic riding position add to the scooter’s safe and easy handling.
Power-wise, KYMCO’s brand new liquid cooled, 4 valve, 399cc EFI engine gives the Xciting 400i an impressive output of 26.5kW / 7500rpm, with a top speed of 95mph. These range-topping figures make the Xciting 400i more than capable of coping with traffic flow on congested roads and motorways.
The Xciting 400i also boasts a long list of practical design features for commuters, including a luxurious seat with adjustable backrest, aerodynamic windscreen, a smart high contrast LCD digital display, sports alloy wheels and a large under seat illuminated compartment offering 42.7 litres of storage space. The glove box also incorporates a 12v socket, suitable for charging a mobile phone, GPS or sat nav device, heated grips or clothing.
Speaking on the Xciting 400i’s design, Ian Kidson, Managing Director of MASCO Ltd, KYMCO’s sole UK importer, said that the all new Xciting 400i is an imposing & impressive machine. Ian said: “Its edgy sports styling with ‘eagle-eyed’ twin headlamps and unique rear LED light guides really make it stand out on the road. KYMCO has considered every detail to ensure the Xciting 400i delivers on looks, as well as on the technological performance and comfort expected from today’s savvy commuters.”
The launch of the Xciting 400i follows the announcement that KYMCO is working in strategic partnership with Kawasaki, which gives further testament to KYMCO’s credibility and expertise in designing and manufacturing scooters. Tsuyoshi Shibata from KME product planning was recently quoted in the UK biking press saying that KYMCO is getting more and more like a Japanese brand, and has great expertise with scooters.
Launching in April 2014, the KYMCO Xciting 400i will be available in stunning Pearl Black Metallic, priced at £4999 with a 2-year unlimited-mileage manufacturer’s warranty. Competitive KYMCO Finance incentives will also be available on this exciting new model. To pre-order or arrange a test ride, contact your local KYMCO dealer, who can be found using the dealer postcode locator at www.kymco.co.uk Customers can also ‘book a look’ direct from the homepage of the KYMCO website.