See photos of the 2010 Kymco scooter lineup as we test them on the Asheville, North Carolina Biltmore Estate in the 2010 KYMCO Scooter First Rides photo gallery.
- A score of scooters and 1.5 days on the prestigious Biltmore Estate, still not enough time to sample the robust 2010 KYMCO scooter line.
- The cone course set up in the Biltmore Estate parking lot let riders sample the various wheel sizes and how they affect scooter handling.
- The KYMCO Downtown 300i is a 2011 model that will appear in the second quarter of 2010.
- Overall a comfortable riding position, the Downtown doesn't allow roomy feet forward rests for taller riders.
- The KYMCO Downtown delivers the performance much closer to the 500Ri than the smaller 250, thanks to its lighter weight and all-new 4-valve 299cc Single.
- Out of the small 50cc crew, the new 2010 Like 50 stood out to us with its styling and buzzy pop from the 2-stroke engine.
- The KYMCO People 150, another standout in the mid-size crowd and a good mount for city commutes.
- The Kymco People 250 is an interesting ride, we only wish we'd had more time to put it through the paces.
- People 50 has a small motor but the large wheels make it an interesting ride.
- 2010 Kymco Super 8 150, a sub-$3000 MSRP and acceptable performance from its air-cooled 149cc mill.
- The Kymco Super 8 150 handles like a smaller scooter but the 150 motor is far more accommodating on the street.
- Storming up the Blue Ridge Parkway aboard the Xciting 500Ri is a ride we won't soon forget.
- Out of the 150-250 KYMCO class, the Yager 200GTi was the best standout, ample performance and comfy ergos.
- The Like 200i looks good, but the road performance is lacking for 200.
- The Kymco Super 8 2T looks like its 4-stroke kin, but enjoys 2-stroke power.
- The Kymco Xciting 250Ri shares the same chassis as the 500, but sports a 249cc motor.