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Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby driftwork » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:46

I drive a Yamaha Cygnus 125cc.

My wife finds that its just too big (wide) and uncomfortable to drive.

Unfortunately, Yamaha has done away with all of its smaller 125cc models.

As a result, we're just about to pull the trigger on the Kymco GP.

Its much smaller, cheaper and thinner than the larger 12inch tire offerings (G6 / Cygnus / etc...)

Does anyone have a problem with the Kymco GP? Is there something that I don't know about this scooter?

Is there another smaller 125cc scooter (from Kymco or another company) that anyone can recommend?

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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby Kal El » Wed Mar 14, 2018 13:04

You can't really go wrong with Kymco. Made in Taiwan, therefore very affordable with not shortage of parts or extras. Also, well made, easy to repair/maintain and very reliable.

Edit: Take one for a test drive and do the same for a few other models. See how they drive and fit you and the missus.
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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby SlowRain » Wed Mar 14, 2018 13:43

I have some friends wanting to buy a basic 125cc scooter, and they're thinking of Kymco, too. The only real downside is that the base-price model of the GP 125 doesn't have disc brakes. It's also a bit small if a taller person wants to ride it or double on it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the next one up is the X-Sense, which sits higher up for taller people.

My wife & I both have Kymco scooters, and they've been pretty problem-free. Just regular maintenance & normal wear and tear.
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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby driftwork » Wed Mar 14, 2018 14:57

Thanks guys. My wife and I are pretty short so I'm not entirely flat footed riding the Cygnus. The GP seems the right fit. I was thinking of the Kymco VJR but it seems a little fancy for our needs.
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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby Kal El » Wed Mar 14, 2018 23:13

SlowRain wrote:I have some friends wanting to buy a basic 125cc scooter, and they're thinking of Kymco, too. The only real downside is that the base-price model of the GP 125 doesn't have disc brakes. It's also a bit small if a taller person wants to ride it or double on it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the next one up is the X-Sense, which sits higher up for taller people.

My wife & I both have Kymco scooters, and they've been pretty problem-free. Just regular maintenance & normal wear and tear.

Well, if you want to go there (i.e. opening up the discussion) ...

I've had a Kymco Racing King (180cc) for a little over two years now. Super commuter. Best scooter I've ever had. Totally sweet ride. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby SlowRain » Wed Mar 14, 2018 23:22

Kal El wrote:
SlowRain wrote:I have some friends wanting to buy a basic 125cc scooter, and they're thinking of Kymco, too. The only real downside is that the base-price model of the GP 125 doesn't have disc brakes. It's also a bit small if a taller person wants to ride it or double on it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the next one up is the X-Sense, which sits higher up for taller people.

My wife & I both have Kymco scooters, and they've been pretty problem-free. Just regular maintenance & normal wear and tear.

Well, if you want to go there (i.e. opening up the discussion) ...

I've had a Kymco Racing King (180cc) for a little over two years now. Super commuter. Best scooter I've ever had. Totally sweet ride. [emoji106] [emoji106] [emoji106] [emoji106] [emoji106]
Yeah, I have the Racing King 180, too (175cc). I have no complaints with it. I was just wondering about a more basic Kymco for them.
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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby Kal El » Thu Mar 15, 2018 07:26

SlowRain wrote:
Kal El wrote:
SlowRain wrote:I have some friends wanting to buy a basic 125cc scooter, and they're thinking of Kymco, too. The only real downside is that the base-price model of the GP 125 doesn't have disc brakes. It's also a bit small if a taller person wants to ride it or double on it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the next one up is the X-Sense, which sits higher up for taller people.

My wife & I both have Kymco scooters, and they've been pretty problem-free. Just regular maintenance & normal wear and tear.

Well, if you want to go there (i.e. opening up the discussion) ...

I've had a Kymco Racing King (180cc) for a little over two years now. Super commuter. Best scooter I've ever had. Totally sweet ride. [emoji106] [emoji106] [emoji106] [emoji106] [emoji106]
Yeah, I have the Racing King 180, too (175cc). I have no complaints with it. I was just wondering about a more basic Kymco for them.

I remember, I got my Racing King largely because your suggestion. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby Kal El » Thu Mar 15, 2018 07:50

Just wondering, what 125cc model does the Aeon have? They seem small and decent enough. Also, the new Yamaha BWS comes in 125cc and looks decent, right?
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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby driftwork » Thu Mar 15, 2018 08:08

Most scooters with 12 inch wheels - and certainly the Kymco Racing King etc.. are simply too large for my wife to use as a practical city scooter. For a household, I think having a larger scooter and a smaller 125cc like the GP provides a good combination. I would have rather spent a bit more on a Yamaha Ray or GTR for my wife but they have been discontinued. The BWS is certainly too tall. If I had a job where I was commuting a slightly longer distance outside of the city, I'd probably get a Yamaha Force. However using a 150cc-180cc scooter comes with parking difficulties. The Yamaha Force and S-Max series scooters are brutal to park.
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Re: Kymco GP or other small 125cc recommendations?

Postby Kal El » Thu Mar 15, 2018 13:24

I saw a dainty looking PGO today. Looked like a 125. :idunno:
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