2005 KYMCO Vitality

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2005 KYMCO Vitality

2005 KYMCO Vitality 50

Intro

The 2005 model year marked the debut of the Vitality, a scooter from Taiwanese motorcycle, scooter, and ATV manufacturer Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd. (Kymco). For its first year in the market, the Kymco Vitality was offered as a lone model. Kymco set the manufacturer’s suggested retail price at $2,099.

The 2005 Kymco Vitality is sometimes referred to with the addition of a ""50"" numerical suffix to denote the displacement of its engine at 49 cubic centimeters. (The displacement is rounded up to 50.) The engine itself is a four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder unit, with a reed intake valve configuration and bore and stroke of 39 x 41.4 millimeters (1.54 x 1.63 inches). Although riders can turn on the engine with the scooter’s electric starter, Kymco added a kick starter as a back-up.

The engine on the 2005 Kymco Vitality is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission, an automatic gearbox that can improve fuel efficiency by having an unlimited choice of effective gear ratios to choose from. Completing the powertrain is a chain drive, and each 2005 Vitality scooter has a peak fuel capacity of 1.3 gallons (5 liters).

Each 2005 Kymco Vitality uses a front-disc-brake rear-drum-brake set-up for its stopping prowess. A telescopic fork and twin-sided swing arm with rear shock comprises the scooter’s suspension. The 2005 Vitality rides on 12-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in tubed tires.

The 2005 Kymco Vitality has fenders, fork guards, and side covers over its solid steel frame, and sports a blue or red color finish. A center stand below the scooter enables the driver to park the scooter with ease. Digital instrumentation on the 2005 Vitality consists of a clock, trip odometer, speedometer, and fuel level warning gauge. A halogen headlight and pair of rearview mirrors help enhance visual perception. For storage, each 2005 Vitality has a rear rack, under-seat and lockable compartments, and a place to hang a helmet.

Each 2005 Kymco Vitality has a length of 75 inches (1,905 mm), width of 28 inches (1,066.8 mm), height of 42 (1,066.8 mm), and wheelbase of 51 inches (1,296 mm). The one-piece vinyl seat on the scooter, which accommodates only one occupant (the driver), is set at a height of 32.8 inches (835 mm). The dry weight is estimated at 213 lbs. (96.6 kilograms).

The 2005 Kymco is a nifty little bike, with a moderate amount of power, acceptable braking and handling ability, considerable amount of storage, and relatively lightweight build and design. Customers looking for a no-frills scooter may do well with this one.

New For 2005
  • This is the first model year of the 2005 Kymco Vitality; all exterior design features were new.

2005 Kymco Vitality Specs

  • Model: Scooter (2005 Kymco Vitality 50)
  • Engine Type: 49cc four-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke (millimeters/inches): 39 / 1.54 x 41.4 / 1.63
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: Reed valve
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric with kick-start back-up
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters): 1.3 / 5
  • Estimated Fuel Economy (miles per gallon): N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm, with rear shock absorber
  • Wheelbase (inches/millimeters): 51 / 1296
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height (inches/millimeters): 32.8 / 835
  • Curb Weight (lbs./kg): 213 / 96.6
  • Tires (Front): Tubed 120/70-12 on aluminum wheel
  • Tires (Rear): Tubed 130/70-12 on aluminum wheel

Accessories

  • N/A

Key Competitors For The 2005 Kymco Vitality

  • 2005 Yamaha Zuma Base
  • 2005 Honda Ruckus
  • 2005 Piaggio Typhoon
  • 2005 Honda Metropolitan

Available Vitality Sub Models

2005 KYMCO Vitality 50 Buyer's Guide 2005 KYMCO Vitality 50
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