2005 Kymco Bet & Win Review


Before Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd. split it into several models based on engine displacement size, the Kymco Bet & Win scooter was sold as just one version: the Bet & Win 250. The 2005 model year received such an iteration, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $3,999.

Powering each 2005 Kymco Bet & Win scooter is a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which has two intake valves and is fueled by a carburetor. The engine displaces at 249.1 cubic centimeters, which classifies the Bet & Win as a 250cc scooter and explains the three-digit suffix. It produces 9.4 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM), and it has a bore and stroke of 72.7 x 60 millimeters (2.86 x 2.36 inches) and compression ratio of 10.3 to 1. The engine is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission, which shifts through an unlimited amount of gear ratios to produce a better fuel economy. The fuel tank on each 2005 Bet & Win can hold up to 2.8 gallons (10.5 liters).

All-wheel disc brakes provide the 2005 Kymco Bet & Win with superior stopping power, certainly over an all-wheel drum brake or front-disc-brake rear-drum-brake set-up. A telescopic fork and twin-sided swing arm with two shock absorbers constitute the scooter’s suspension, put together to ensure a rather smooth ride. Each 2005 Bet & Win has a pair of 12-inch aluminum wheels, which are wrapped in tubed tires.

Strengthened with a steel frame, the 2005 Kymco Bet & Win is dressed up with front and rear fenders, side covers and fork guards, with a kick stand for parking it. The scooter comes in either a Charcoal / Silver or Red / Silver color scheme. A one-piece vinyl seat is enough to seat two occupants, and the digital instrumentation on front consists of a speedometer and fuel level warning light. A rear rack and under-seat and lockable compartments comprise the Bet & Win’s storage space, and a halogen headlight and pair of side mirrors are provided for improving the driver’s visual perception on the road.

The 2005 Kymco Bet & Win has a length of 79 inches (2,005.6 mm), width of 30 inches (762 mm), height of 45 inches (1,143 mm) and wheelbase of 57 inches (1,447.8 mm). Its seat is set at a height of 32 inches (812.8 mm), and the scooter weighs 348 lbs. (157.9 kilograms).

The 2005 Kymco Bet & Win is a good, if not remarkable, scooter. Customers would be drawn to this one for its considerable amount of power, braking prowess and storage options.

New For 2005

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2005 Kymco Bet & Win Specs

  • Model: Scooter (2005 Kymco Bet & Win 250)
  • Engine Type: 249.1cc four-stroke liquid-cooled single cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke (millimeters/inches): 72.7 / 2.86 x 60 / 2.36
  • Compression ratio: 10.3:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshaft (SOHC), two valves on cylinder
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters): 2.8 / 10.5
  • Estimated Fuel Economy (miles per gallon): N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm, with two shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase (inches/millimeters): 57 / 1447.8
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height (inches/millimeters): 32 / 812.8
  • Dry Weight (lbs./kg): 348.3 / 157.9
  • Tires (Front): Tubed 120 / 70 – 12 on aluminum wheel
  • Tires (Rear): Tubed 140 / 70 – 12 on aluminum wheel


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Key Competitors For The 2005 Kymco Bet & Win

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