2009 Kymco Venox Review


When imagining a 250 cc motorcycle, many people expect to see a small-framed bike, best suited for smaller riders. However, the 250 cc 2009 Kymco Venox surprises many motorcycle enthusiasts. This motorcycle was designed to be closer in size to a 600 to 650 cc cruiser. Larger riders, who don’t want or cannot afford a big, powerful motorcycle, do not have to worry about looking like a ridiculous circus act while driving down the road on the Venox. This motorcycle was designed on a scale to suit bigger riders. All parts of the bike were calculated to accommodate the large frame and weight of the motorcycle. The brakes and seat are both adequate for the size of the Venox, and the engine appears much larger than the typical 250 cc engine.

Most users are pleasantly surprised by the sound of the Kymco Venox's engine. Somehow, the designers succeeded in perfectly emulating the sounds of a much bigger bike. Budget-conscious riders will love that they can get not only the look and feel of a big, powerful motorcycle, but also the sound – for far less money.

Drivers report that the Kymco Venox handles very well in both city and highway driving. This motorcycle is very maneuverable, but the smaller engine may be problematic if driving in mountainous or hilly regions. Drivers have also noticed the need to rev the engine considerably when driving around town and especially on the highway, in order to keep up with the flow of traffic.

Owners find that the Kymco Venox handles very well because of the bike's low center of gravity and lightweight frame. Drivers can easily manage the weight of the motorcycle even with a full tank of fuel. Because of the superior handling, this would be a fabulous bike for first-time motorcycle owners. Although it does not look like a beginner's bike, the Kymco Venox can help new riders learn to improve their gear-shifting skills before moving on to a more complicated, powerful, or expensive bike.

New For 2009

  • The 2009 Kymco Venox features a fake engine case to make the smaller engine appear more like a larger engine. This case is almost undetectable without close examination.
  • The 2009 Kymco Venox has no branding or decals to reveal that this is a 250 cc bike.
  • Kymco decked out the Venox in a nice finish with plenty of eye-catching chrome.
  • The 2009 Kymco Venox features solid wheel rims on both front and back wheels.

2009 Kymco Venox Specs

  • Model 2009 Kymco Venox
  • Engine Type: Four Stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 58 millimeters/ 2.29 inches; 47.2 millimeters/ 1.86 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.0:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: 30mm Keihin CVK
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual with five speeds
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: approximately 25.9 Km/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: 189.8 kilograms/ 418.5 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/80 R17
  • Tires (Rear): 150/80 R15


  • The 2009 Kymco Venox has over-sized hand-grips and a plush seat.
  • The flashy chrome mufflers of the Venox jut out at an eye-catching angle.
  • Pre-load adjustable rear suspension means that anyone can have a comfy ride on the Venox.

Key Competitors For The 2009 Kymco Venox

  • 2009 Kawasaki's Ninja 250R
  • 2009 Honda Rebel 250
  • 2009 Suzuki TU250X
  • 2009 Honda CRF230M