Taiwan’s largest scooter manufacturer, Kwang Yang Motor Company (Kymco) introduced its Grand Vista touring scooter to the United States in 2005. The Grand Vista comes only in one model, the 250, that Kymco describes as its ""grand vision of how well appointed a touring scooter should be."" This scooter was never sold in Canada, and is known as Grand Dink in overseas markets. Unlike some other Kymco scooters that are best suited for city driving, the Grand Vista’s 249 cc liquid-cooled engine has plenty of get up and go. The Grand Vista is powerful enough to easily do 70 mph to 80 mph on the freeway under optimum driving conditions, i.e., there are no heavy winds or really heavy people on board. Because it is so big (359 pounds), this scooter comes with folding electric mirrors to get riders out of tight spots or when trailering the scooter. Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes allow easy stopping. The aerodynamically styled windshield, which is integrated into the dash, is large enough to deflect wind around the rider.
The one-piece seat is comfortably large for a rider and passenger on extended highway rides. Additional comfort is provided via backrests for each person. The lockable under-seat storage is roomy enough for two helmets or whatever. It has a rear luggage rack when more storage is needed. Riders also will find a cell phone holder with 12v DC adapter under the seat. The Grand Vista has a digital instrument panel with speedometer, tachometer, odometer and fuel gauge. The Grand Vista 250’s electric start makes starting easy, riders need only touch a button. The scooter comes in three colors: re, blue, and white, and a two-year limited warranty. Kymco discontinued sales of the Grand Vista in the United States in 2011.