Kymco Movie 150 i S (2010-current) : Fast and agile urban ridesEngine: The single cylinder, air cooled, vivid engine of 149 c.c., provides decent acceleration. Particularly the scooter will reach instantly the speed of 40 Km/h, pretty fast the 60 Km/h speed, fast the 80 Km/h, 110 Km/h as well as top speed will require some time.
An rpm meter is available, revs are increasing from 6000 to 7000 and then to 8000 indicated rpm at full throttle, under acceleration. Top power output 13.7 PS at 9000 rpm and torque 12.58 Nm at 7000 rpm, nominal values.
Riding position: The seat for the rider is at normal height, although wide, riders shorter than average will feel indifferent confidence stepping a foot on the ground. On the contrary, the floor for the riderĘs feet is relatively high, riderĘs thighs and hands will tend to be parallel, for really tall riders, their elbows could be touching their feet. Center of gravity feels low, generally the Movie feels light, 108 Kg dry nominal weight. The width is little, rider is positioned mainly in the scooter, riding position is neutral for the torso only.
On the road: Suspension stiffness is average, front and rear , kind of firm rebound though at the front. On town rides the exceptional steering lock together with the small diameter of the wheels, 110-70-12 front and 130-70-12 rear, provide superb agility. Movie is a fast scooter for urban rides, due to the engine, which provides rapid transport.
Because of the high foot floor, rider will need an additional tenth of a second in order to step a foot on the ground, compared with other scooters. Due to the narrow width filtering is easy, some caution is required as the handle bar height is virtually the same with that of car mirrors. Due to the small wheel diameter, road imperfections are directly noticed by the rider.
On B roads, the exceptional agility gradually becomes a disadvantage as the pace gets faster, edginess will be felt in fast riding. Under these circumstances, feedback to the rider gradually decreases, independently from the road friction factor.
Brakes are decent for the category standards. The front is relatively strong, average feedback though, while the rear is strong, providing nice feedback.
Comments: The engine output is the most prominent advantage of the Movie, which makes it a fast urban scooter. Equipment is considered to be full as a side stand, rpm meter and anti theft multiple functions lock are provided. There is a storage space under the seat, at least a full face helmet will be accommodated, while in the front there is an open storage space for small objects. ‘he level foot floor will permit carrying large objects.
Price : 2600 §
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Thanks to the motorcycle company V.A. Andriopoulos S.A. , Kymco's official dealer for Patras area, tel.+302610453904-2610452409, Amerikis 63, Patras, Greece, for the test ride.
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