On the 28th day of November, 2018, KYMCO or Kwang Yang Motor Company conducted the reveal of their company’s new scooters for the year 2019 in I’M Hotel in Makati CIty. This includes the passé Like 150i ABS, the snazzy Xciting 300i, as well as a higher-specification version of the former, which is furnished with Noodoe connectivity.
The company staged the event with a brief introduction of the history of the brand being a previous builder of the Honda two-wheelers. KYMCO was founded in the year 1963 and since 1992, they have been exporting their vehicles from Taiwan to the Philippines.
KYMCO’s 2019 Xciting 300i is actually the maxi scooter of the company, which is powered by a 299 cc single-cylinder, which is claimed to have 29.8 PS at about 7,750 rpm, as well as 30.1 Nm torque at about 6,250 rpm. Furthermore, the company has filled the 2019 Xciting 300i with some modern features, just like the standard for rear and front –Bosch ABS, LED lighting, a multi-functional digital instrument panel, and a 12-volts charger.
Furthermore, KYMCO’s 2019 Xciting 300i reels on a 14 inches front wheel that has a 260 millimeters disc and a 13 inches rear wheel that has a 240 millimeters disc. On the other hand, the dual rear shocks and telescopic fork that has modifiable preload is what manages the ride. Additionally, Xciting 300i has a short wheelbase, which offers maneuverability via the urban jungle. It has a seat height of about 800 millimeters, an underseat storage, and a fuel capacity of about 11 liters. You can choose from either Matte Black and Matte White color. You can avail KYMCO’s 2019 Xciting 300i for 239,900 pesos.
On the other hand, KYMCO’s 2019 Like 150i ABS is the brand new capitulation of the company’s popular and well-appraised retro scooter. Nevertheless, the all new Like 150i ABS has a modern Vespa-esque styling and performance. Furthermore, the new 150cc single-cylinder of it can achieve a boost of about 1.9 PS and can now make 13.5 PS at about 9,000 rpm with a 12.5 Nm torque at about 6,500 rpm. KYMCO’s 2019 Like 150i ABS’s engine also gets a lightweight cylinder head and an upgraded valve train friction-reduction. Moreover, it also features a standard Bosch ABS, 12 inches wheels that has 220 millimeters disc on both ends, dual rear shocks, telescopic forks, and an entirely digital dash. The Like 150i ABS is available in three different colors –Deep Blue Metallic, Pearly White, and Bright Red. You can avail KYMCO’s 2019 Like 150i ABS for 98, 900 pesos.
The higher-specification Like 150i ABS scooter is fully equipped with Noodoe technology that features Bluetooth connectivity with the mobile app of KYMCO that you can download from Google Play and App Store. In the actual fact, the system allows you in choosing a photo, that it will greet you with once you start it up. The smart scooter was actually given by KYMCO the Noodoe Navigation maps that cover the Philippines, and will be updated once connected to the internet. Additionally, the company says that they should work even while offline, with no mobile data coverage at all. The newly-improved Like 150i ABS with Noodoe is available in Matte Silver Crystal. You can get it at 119, 900 pesos.
The President of KYMCO, Frank Yang stated that the three new KYMCO scooters are yet another proof of the company’s well-known engineering legacy and leadership in the motorcycle manufacturing industry. He also believe that these new scooters in their latest roster will be able to meet and even exceed all the expectations of their valued customers. He even added that they have thoroughly combined the greatest characteristics of scooters to come up with a competitively-priced motorcycles, which has set the new standards in this particular category.