The 2005 Kymco Grand Vista was introduced in 2005 by its manufacturer, Taiwan-based Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd. (Kymco), with an MSRP of $4,399. Sporty yet practical, the 2005 Grand Vista was designed with a wide range of riders in mind: from casual drivers to more experienced scooter enthusiasts.
Officially known as the ""2005 Kymco Grand Vista 250,"" the scooter gets its numerical suffix from its engine displacement, which is measured at 249 cubic centimeters and rounded up to 250. The engine is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission, which improves its efficiency by choosing from a wide range of gear ratios. A better operating engine increases the fuel economy of the scooter; in this instance, the 2005 Kymco Grand Vista provides up to 70 miles per gallon with its peak fuel capacity of 2.4 gallons (9.1 liters).
Regarding the engine’s specs, it was designed as a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit with a single overhead camshaft intake valve train. It is fueled by a carburetor, and it has a bore and stroke of 72.7 x 60 millimeters (2.86 x 2.36 inches). An electric ignition linked to the engine enables the driver to conveniently start the scooter.
Each 2005 Kymco Grand Vista uses an all-wheel disc braking system, which is more effective in stopping power than all-wheel drum brake and front-disc-brake rear-drum-brake set-ups. The suspension consists of a telescopic fork at the front and a twin-sided swing arm with two shock absorbers at the back for absorbing bumps and ensuring a controlled ride.
Manufactured with a steel frame, the 2005 Kymco Grand Vista is available in a blue or white finish. Front and rear fenders, exhaust guard and fork guards adorn the scooter or protect its vital parts. On top of the Grand Vista is a two-piece vinyl seat with backrest large enough to accommodate the driver and a passenger. Below it is a center stand for parking the scooter.
The digital dashboard on the 2005 Kymco Grand Vista includes a clock, tachometer, trip odometer, speedometer, and temperature and fuel level warning gauges. Joining the dashboard up front is a tinted mid-level windshield to deflect wind, and a power outlet underneath the digital instrumentation provides the ability to charge a mobile phone. Storage space or capability consists of under-seat, lockable and helmet storage. For enhanced visibility, the 2005 Grand Vista has a halogen headlight and rearview mirrors.
The physical measurements of the 2005 Kymco Grand Vista consist of a wheelbase of 56.4 inches (1,435 mm), aluminum wheels that measure 12 inches, and a dry weight of 359 lbs. (162.8 kilograms). The seat on the scooter is set at a height of 30.3 inches (770 mm).