The transmission is also user-friendly. It is manual, so you get the shifting experience most riders demand in their motorcycle ride. However, the engine is linked to a well-calibrated five-speed transmission that provides for some pretty easy and smooth transitions. As novice-friendly as the Kymco Venox 250 is, there is some power to this little cruiser as well. Its liquid-cooled V-twin engine is surprisingly powerful, generating 28 horsepower and 14 lb-ft of torque. You can also get the Venox up to some pretty healthy cruising speeds without a problem, topping out at close to 90 mph, which should be all the speed you need with this kind of bike. You’ll be very comfortable on the highway with the 2008 Kymco Venox, which handles and runs like a much bigger bike. The Venox even sounds like it’s carrying a higher displacement engine. Braking is not ideal but it will get the job done, with a rear drum brake to go with the front disc brake.