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2011 Kymco Xciting 500Ri Comparison Photo Gallery

The 2011 Kymco Xciting 500Ri takes on three other big-bore scoots in MotoUSA's first ever Mega-Scooter Shootout. Check out the full story in our 2011 MotoUSA Maxi Scooter Shootout.

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Retailing for $2300 less, the 2011 Kymco Xciting 500Ri is aimed at being a more affordable option than the Yamaha T-Max.
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The Kymco trailed Suzuki and Yamaha on the run to 60 mph by more than two seconds.
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Similar to the Yamaha T-Max, the Xciting is designed with styling features like an angular headlamp and swept-back windscreen.
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“It is difficult to reflect on this scooter because there really wasn’t anything too memorable about it. The seating position and ergonomics were comfortable enough and the power delivery was as weak and delayed as one may expect out of a scooter." - Jen Ross
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Powered by a 498.5cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, the 521-pound Kymco scoot feels much slower and less refined than the Suzuki Burgman or Yamaha T-Max.
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After picking up the pace a bit the Kymco resisted turn-in and made otherwise simple maneuvers a chore.
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Some of the high points of the Kymco are its comfortable seat, adjustable windscreen and excellent fuel efficiency.
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"Bottom line is that while there was nothing too impressive about this scooter, there was nothing too discerning about it either (at slower paces)." - Joey Augustin
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The Xciting 500Ri featured ample storage under the seat.
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The Xciting 500Ri was nearly capable of going 200 miles on a single fill-up.
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2011 Kymco Xciting 500Ri
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2011 Kymco Xciting 500Ri
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2011 Maxi Scooter Shootout