The 2013 Kymco Compagno is a sporty new scooter from Kymco, a company which has already established itself as a great brand for reliable, fun, sporty scooters. Kymco is a Taiwanese company that has been producing reliable, high-quality power sport vehicles for decades, after breaking off from Honda years ago. After a few years, the company started focusing on scooters, and is now one of the largest scooter manufacturers in the world. The 2013 Kymco Compagno comes in 50 and 110i models; your choice will be dependent upon just how much power you need out of your scooter.
Despite being a Taiwanese Company, Kymco’s Compagno is distributed by Kymco USA and, as the name might suggest, the Kymco Compagno is designed in a classic European scooter style, so your first issue will be whether that kind of styling is for you. If you’re interested in a more traditionally American style scooter, the Kymco Compagno 50 or 110i just might not be exactly what you’re looking for. The Kymco Compagno has been designed to replace the Sento, and in fact, originally appeared in Canada a year before its US debut under the name New Sento.
The Kymco Compagno 50 is Kymco’s answer to the desire for a more compact vehicle, and the 2013 Compagno 50 certainly fits that bill, weighing a relatively light 189 pounds dry. The Kymco Compagno 50 is light enough for just about any rider to manage without much of a problem.
The Kymco Compagno 50 generates a nifty 4.1 mpg with its 49cc displacement air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine, and easily starts up and is ready to go with its electric starter and fuel injection system. While front disc and rear drum brakes are typical in Kymco 50cc scooters, the Compagno is differentiated from the other 50s in Kymco’s stable by its narrower tires and dual rear shocks.
If you like the idea of the European-styled Kymco Compagno, but are looking for something with a little more power, you’re going to want to upgrade to the 2013 Kymco Compagno 110i. This little number more than doubles your horsepower, with 9.6 total horses generated by its 112cc, four-stroke engine, along with 6.7 lb-ft of torque. What’s nice about the Compagno 110i, in addition to the fact that it doesn’t cost too much more than the 50, is that the specs are pretty much the same, including the light weight, which is only slightly higher than the 50s at 198 lbs. dry. For both models, the smooth-shifting automatic Continuously Variable Transmission makes getting into gear easy.
Stopping power on the Compagno is assisted by dual piston front brakes which gives the 50 much more powerful braking than you normally expect in a 50cc scooter, which is nice if you’re worried about your ability to control a motorized vehicle.
Color options for the Kymco Compagno 50i are either Black or White, while you can get the 110i in either Light Blue or Metallic Mocha. While you won’t want to take a Compagno out on high speed, high traffic roads, either Compagno is great for traveling around your neighborhood, enjoying weekend joyrides, or even traveling back and forth to and from work or the grocery store.
Features on the Kymco Compagno that you’ll appreciate include ample under seat storage, foldaway passenger pegs, a magnetic key lock, a secured gas cap, and an LCD digital fuel gauge and clock.
On the whole, the Kymco Compagno is a fun choice for any scooter rider, but its low seat height, light weight and powerful brakes make it particularly well suited for younger riders, older riders, smaller riders, or new riders. There are definitely more affordable scooters out there though, so if you’re not sure whether or not you actually have a future in scooter riding, you might want to check out a cheaper model first.