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2013 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS - Coolness Factor = 39.4%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:42 pm

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2013 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS

The newly designed Xciting 500 Ri ABS is powered by a 38 hp engine and rich on amenities, including underseat storage large enough for a backpack or helmet and jacket, a lockable glove box, useful 12v accessory outlet, and all of the gauges you would expect from a modern two-wheeler capable of intercontinental travel. As the model name suggests, braking assistance is provided by a new generation Bosch anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Luxurious, refined, and incredibly fast, the Xciting 500Ri is truly a state of the art product design from KYMCO. You'll never have to sacrifice comfort again with a fully automatic transmission, adjustable back rest, 4 position brake levers, and a smooth ride! Be sure to take a closer look for chrome finishing, red accents, texturized black satin side panels, and even a carpet-lined under seat storage compartment.

The Xciting 500 Ri ABS is available in Gray or Gold, both with red performance-accented rear suspension spring and brake calipers.



2013 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $6995 CDN


Engine Type DOHC 4-Stroke w/EFI
Displacement 499cc
Bore/Stroke 92x75mm
Cooling System Liquid
Ignition Electric
Fuel System Synerject (Throttle Body)
Torque 6.7ft lbs@ 7000rpm
Gearbox Automatic CVT
Chassis Steel
Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Dual shock
Front Brake Dual Disc
Rear Brake Disc
Front Wheel/Tire 150/70-15
Rear Wheel/Tire 150/70-14
Seat Height 30.7 in.
Wheelbase 61.8 in.
Fuel Capacity/MPG 3.38 gallons
Weight 473 lbs.
Available Colors Gold, Gray
Features Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Trip Meter, Clock, Fuel & Temp, 12 Volt Accessory Outlet and a 2 Year Factory Warranty. Totalmotorcycle.com


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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:00 pm

I loathe scooters I don't know why
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:17 pm

Y'know, I like scooters, think they're tremendously practical, and I occasionally wave to them, but with the exception of, say, a vintage Vespa or Lambretta, I wouldn't call them cool.
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Unread post by faded sun » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:04 am

While I may not be ready to start riding one just yet, I have always liked the look of a scooter. If all I did was ride downtown in Toronto, I would already be on one. I do know of a guy that tours on a Burgman 650 for looong distances, so I am thinking I will have to try one sooner than later. That said, I will have to say "cool". It looks like a comfy ride and no one is going to buy one by mistake thinking it is something it is not.

There's a reason most e-bikes copy the scooter form. They are tremendously practical urban machines.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:39 am

I'll say cool, but I'd be more inclined to go with an "interesting" option over cool. But this is as close as we get. Lol
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:39 am

Edit. Double post
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Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:42 am

I vote "Awesome". I've seen (and ridden) one of these where I work and, although I'm not a scooter guy, I am impressed with them. Yeah, I might be biased because I sell and work on these, but on the other side of the coin this gives me much more insight and experience with them. This "little" 500cc machine can out perform a lot of larger, traditional motorcycles (don't ask me how I know) for much less money and arguably a lot more fun. The boss has one with a sidecar attached to it and he can easily keep pace with my Road Glide sidecar combo. In fact, the little bugger can just plain run away from me at a standing start from a stoplight. :oops:

The fit and finish is second to none, the ride is comfy and confidence inspiring and the ABS brakes can haul you down from speed in the blink of an eye. To me, this is more motorcycle than scooter and if I ever get to the stage where I can't swing a leg over the Harley or get tired of shifting gears all the time, well, I'll be giving one of these a serious look.
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Unread post by montanalifter » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:16 pm

I really want to vote uncool because I always thought if you can ride one of these there is a motorcycle out there you can ride instead. I like the big R1 looking fairing. Near 500lbs for a scooter? I'll give it a cool but really need a vote between cool and uncool. If I had to ride a scooter this might be the one. There are some scooters out there that will outperform a lot of bikes but they cost 10k plus. I think this one has a lot of features and the price is not crazy.

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Unread post by montanalifter » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:52 pm

I change my mind, I can not give a scooter a cool, just can't do it. Uncool.

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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:17 pm

Right?
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Unread post by Hanson » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:35 am

This gets an awesome as a scooter, an uncool as a motorcycle.
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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:11 pm

Wow, did that say 6.7 ft/lbs of torque?

So look, I know that in other countries scooters are considered fun, hip, trendy and urban. But hey, in some countries they eat oatmeal three meals a day and consider that acceptable too. I'm an American (though not a 'MERIKAN!) and 'the scooter' is never gonna be anything but goofy to me. Scooters are like bendy straws -- it's IMPOSSIBLE to look cool while using one.

Now on the other hand, I'm liberal and proud of it, and any autoppliance than can conceivably help alleviate traffic congestion, urban sprawl and carbon emissions deserves some consideration. Now if only Kymco had seen fit to provide some fuel economy numbers with their press copy, I could have waved my green flag and given this at least an UnCool, though important. As it is,

FAIL.

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Unread post by Gummiente » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:29 am

Wow. Lots of scooter hate here, I'm surprised and a bit disappointed. I wave to all two wheelers and ride with a few people that own scooters, so I guess I must be from a different mindset.

BTW, the Xciting 500i gets 5.8l/100km (40mpg US) and has a range of 225km (140mi).
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:15 pm

I like scooters, but I want one for commuting. I want a scooter that gets better mileage than my motorcycle.
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:28 am

Kind of went out on a limb here by voting AWESOME. But seriously, this is a 500cc full sized scooter that looks way cooler than any that have been built before. If you're in the market for a full size scooter I'd say this is a good choice!

Why so many fails? Just because it's a scooter? That seems so harsh...
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:35 am

I went with: Cool.

For $7k and you get yourself a 500cc scooter with 38hp. That isn't half bad, but I would like for it to get more than 40mpg and have a range of just 140miles. I guess that speaks to the engine being not that great, in fact, I can't say the quality of the Kymco scooter line (its fit and build quality) has really been that impressive to me, but for $7 it's to be expected. I do like the 500Ri's styling as looks like they borrowed a few queues from the sportbike bin too. Well, ok, for $7 maybe it's not that super as there are other big scooter choices from other manufacturers I'd make before buying the Xciting 500Ri, but I'm sure (off the top of my head) it's one of the cheapest 500cc's out there that isn't Chinese made.

Overall, scootering is a great hobby, it's cheap, inexpensive and like a motorcycle can be great fun. Just not so sure after writing the above if the Xciting really is all that Xciting, but it's good to see big scoots being offered.

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Re: This Week: 2013 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:45 am

2013 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS - Coolness Factor = 39.4%
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Your Coolness Factor of the 2013 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS is:

Awesome (3 points) 15% [ 5 ]
Cool (2 points) 24% [ 8 ]
Uncool (1 point) 24% [ 8 ]
Fail (0 point) 36% [ 12 ]

Total votes : 33



= a Coolwall Factor of 39.4%

NOTES: 39% Cool? OUCH! Our first Kymco scooter up on the Cool Wall and out first FAIL of 2014. Could it have been the almost 500lbs it weights? or the low hp for a 500cc? Build quality, Or crazy as it seems, the $7k price. Or just the fact it is a scooter? But on the bright side of the coin people thought it was very practical and offered a great choice over owning a motorcycle. Overall, quite a interesting vote!

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Re: 2013 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS - Coolness Factor = 39.4%

Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:51 pm

Missed the voting on this bike, but wanted to chime in anyway. Echoing Gummi, lots of scooter hate here. Wonder why? It would be hypocritical for me to join the haters; I started on a Honda Reflex (250cc scooter). It was a perfect town-errand bike, and if we had more space around here, we'd still have it.

500 cc (and almost 500 lbs) is, to my mind, pushing the upper limits of what scootering is about. (Yes, I know Kymco also makes a 700cc model). Measured against the competition (400cc bikes from Yamaha and Suzuki) it stacks up well. More power than the Yammie, and MUCH cheaper than the Zuke. I'm not sure I'd own a scooter as my only bike, but they make great second bikes, very practical. Cool.
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Unread post by Gummiente » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:07 pm

jstark47 wrote:(Yes, I know Kymco also makes a 700cc model).
They also make the motor for the new BMW scooter, too. Wonder what the results would look like if we put that one up on the Cool Wall for a vote? :)
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Re: 2013 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS - Coolness Factor = 39.4%

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:48 am

I'd think the same, I really don't have a reason to dislike scooters I just do,maybe the little tires maybe the way you climb in it IDK they just don't do it for me. I wouldn't be down on a fella or lady for gettin one I just couldn't do it myself. And I think there is a lot of that sentiment out there. I don't think brand name would matter but it is an interesting idea!
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