2008 United Motors Matrix II 170

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2008 United Motors Matrix 2 170

Model Overview:

2008 Matrix 2 170

Bodystyle Scooter
Warranty 18 months
Manufacturer Country N/A
Introduction Year 2008
Displacement (cc) 168
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Nextstep Bg

2008 United Motors Matrix II 170


The MSRP for the 2008 United Motors Matrix II 150 scooters is around $2,100, and the base MSRP for the United Motors Matrix II 170 is around $2,500. Theses scooters are around 6.2 feet long, 28 inches wide and about 50 inches high. The wheels of the scooters are made of aluminum and the rear suspension and frame are made of steel. The 2008 United Motors Matrix scooters are designed with a vinyl one-piece seat that is made to provide seats for two riders. These scooters feature a floorboard for both riders and foot pegs for the passenger as well. Grab rails are also a standard feature on these scooters.

The 2008 United Motors Matrix II scooters come with standard upper and lower fairing and an exhaust guard as well. The driver’s dash board of the scooter features digital instrumentation, a standard speedometer, a trip odometer, a tachometer, a clock and a fuel level warning gauge as well. The 2008 United Motors Matrix II scooters also come equipped with decals and an engine immobilizer as well. These scooters provide storage underneath the seat, lockable storage, helmet storage, a rear rack and a glove box as well.

Many people feel that the 2008 United Motors Matrix II 150 can be a great starter scooter for novice riders. Riders also love the great fuel economy they typically get with these scooters. Many riders that use these scooters to commute locally on daily basis love the storage room, speed and fuel economy theses scooters provide. Some riders complain about the low ground clearance that can cause the scooter to scrape the pavement on speed bumps.

Riders reported no major mechanical problems for the 2008 United Motors Matrix II 170. Some riders complain that the 2008 Matrix II 170 headlights are too weak for riding around safely and confidently at night. Some riders have complained about minor technical problems with the driver’s console, problems with the rear light, stalling, worries about the kick starter and other minor maintenance repairs as well. The 2008 United Motors Matrix II 170 travels comfortably at 45 to 55 miles per hour but riders say it’s not really meant for the highways.

Many riders like the above average speed, handling and stability of this lightweight scooter. Riders also praise the 2008 United Motors Matrix II 170 scooters for their smooth acceleration and ability to easily climb uphill. Many riders feel these scooters are a great deal in comparison to other options on the market. Many of the people that enjoy these scooters the most are riders that typically travel locally around town to handle errands. Some riders complain about engine vibrations once these scooters start to exceed speeds of around 45 miles per hour.

New For 2008
  • United Motors added the Matrix II 170 to the scooter lineup for 2008. All of the major mechanical components of the scooter are the same for 2007 and 2008.

2008 United Motors Matrix II Specs

  • 2008 United Motors Matrix II 150, Matrix II 170
  • Engine Type: 149 cc, 168 cc four-stroke single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.26 x 2.28 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9:2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 95 miles per gallon
  • Brakes (Front): Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 54 inches
  • Rake: n/a
  • Trail: n/a
  • Seat Height: 35 inches
  • Curb Weight: 229 pounds, 235 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/60 R13
  • Tires (Rear): 130/60 R13


  • The 2008 United Motors Matrix II lineup is available in Black, Blue, Silver, and Red

Key Competitors For The 2008 United Motors Matrix II

  • 2008 Kymco People 150
  • 2008 Piaggio Fly 150
  • 2008 QLINK Pegasus 150
  • 2008 E-TON Beamer R4
  • 2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy International Pamplona 150

Available Matrix II Sub Models

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