2006 Kymco Venox Review


The 2006 Kymco Venox is the perfect bike for inexperienced or cash-strapped motorcycle enthusiasts. Beginners no longer have to start out on a tiny bike that gets smirks and giggles from motorcycling friends. The 2006 Kymco Venox allows learners to gain experience the easy way while still riding a great-looking motorcycle. In fact, many experienced motorcycle enthusiasts love riding this bike, as it is full of surprises. Even though the Venox is a ""tame"" 250 cc motorcycle, the styling, frame, and amenities are suited to much larger and more expensive bikes.

The Kymco Venox refuses to fit neatly into the typical motorcycle classifications. In size, the Kymco Venox would probably be classified as a midsized cruiser. This classification means that this bike will be comfortable for tall people with larger body frames. The ergonomics of the 2006 Kymco Venox are more like a touring bike, with a comfortable seat that is well suited to all day riding for both driver and passenger. With a 250-cc engine, the Venox is a good starter bike that will not be more than a beginner can handle.

The styling of the Venox is its main appeal. Only Kymco can make the engine of a 250 cc motorcycle look like that of much larger bike. Many test drivers thought at first that the Venox was a 500 or 750 cc motorcycle. Kymco pulled off this illusion by putting the small 250 cc engine inside an amazingly accurate engine casing. The detailing of this false casing perfectly mimics the looks of a much larger motor. Until test drivers closely examined the engine, they could not spot the difference. Not only does this bike look like a big bike, it also sounds like a big motorcycle. When the Venox was cranked, testers were stunned by the big-motor sound of the engine. Somehow, Kymco""s engineers gave a 250 cc engine the sound of a 750 cc engine.

The V-twin, liquid cooled engine of the 2006 Kymco Venox is much more powerful than one might expect. The Venox delivers good acceleration and smooth shifting on flat streets. Some owners have noted, though, that for mountainous or hilly roads, the Venox does go much more slowly. However, testers were pleased with the overall engine performance of the Venox.

New For 2006

  • The length of the 2006 Venox paired with the short seat height is deceptive, giving the impression of a much bigger bike. Additionally, this low seat means that a greater variety of body types will be comfortable on the Venox.
  • Riders noted that the Venox has excellent brakes, giving the rider good control when stopping.
  • Even with a full tank of gas, the Venox is very well-balanced.

2006 Kymco Venox Specs

  • Model: 2006 Kymco Venox
  • Engine Type: V-twin, 8-valve
  • Bore and Stroke: 58 millimeters/ 2.29 inches; 47.2 millimeters/ 1.86 inches
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual, five-speed
  • Fuel Capacity: 14 liters/3.7 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 25.9 kilometers per liter/61 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided, swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 1600.2 millimeters/ 63 inches
  • Seat Height: 736.6 millimeters/ 29 inches
  • Curb Weight: 418.5 kilograms/ 189.8 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/80 R17
  • Tires (Rear): 120/80 R17


  • Kymco offers a variety of accessories to coordinate with the 2006 Venox.
  • These accessories include a tank cover, fringe lever grips, saddlebags and a tool kit.
  • The 2006 Kymco Venox is available in gray, yellow and blue-black.

Key Competitors For The 2006 Kymco Venox

  • 2006 Hyosung Aquila 250 1
  • 2006 Yamaha XVS 250 Drag Star
  • 2006 Diamo Cruiser V-Twin 250
  • 2006 Keeway Land Cruiser 250