2009 Kymco Xciting Review


Riding a motor scooter does not always mean that you must ride in the slow-lane on the highway. In 2009, the Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco released the Xciting maxi-scooter. This scooter is a nice mid-point between big, powerful motorcycles and tiny mopeds. The Xciting can save you big bucks on gas, but it is still legal to drive on interstate highways. If you want an extra vehicle to help conserve fuel while commuting to work, the Xciting maxi-scooter may be the perfect fit.

The 2009 Kymco Xciting is a great bike for people who want to save money but do not want to sacrifice comfort. The Xciting features adjustable handlebars, a low seat height, an adjustable backrest, and comfortable padding. Anyone can find a comfortable position on this motor scooter. Even taller, larger people will find riding the Xciting fairly comfortable, with its wide seat and broad floorboards.

Users should take note of a few precautions. Although this motor scooter provides more power than many others do, it is also heavier than some of the competition, weighing in at over 400 pounds. The extra weight means that making a mistake at 70 miles per hour can be fatal. Additionally, users should keep in mind that this is a scooter and not a motorcycle. Therefore, it handles a bit clumsily at highway speeds. Drivers should use plenty of common sense when operating the Kymco Xciting. It might not be the best choice for young or inexperienced drivers. The Kymco Xciting is mainly designed for commuting and touring, and it should be used mainly for these purposes.

New For 2009

  • The Kymco Xciting features front and rear disc brakes.
  • The Kymco Xciting has a sporty, new, aerodynamic look.
  • The Kymco Xciting has durable, energy efficient LED headlights, saving battery power.
  • The Kymco Xciting is available in 250, 300 and 500 cc models.

2009 Kymco Xciting Specs

  • Model: 2009 Kymco Xciting
  • Engine Type: Single-Cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 72.7 millimeters/ 2.86 inches; 60 millimeters/ 2.36 inches
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Fuel Capacity: 12.8 liters/ 3.38 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: approximately 25.5 Km/liter or 60 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 1569.7 millimeters /61.8 inches
  • Seat Height: 769.6 millimeters /30.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 184.6 kilograms/ 407 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 - 15
  • Tires (Rear): 150/70 - 14


  • The Kymco Xciting provides plenty of lockable storage areas, including a glove box, under-seat storage area and a helmet storage compartment.
  • The Kymco Xciting has digital instrumentation and includes a clock, tachometer, trip odometer and speedometer.
  • The Kymco Xciting features a high, tinted windshield.
  • The Kymco Xciting has a cell-phone holder in the under-seat storage compartment.

Key Competitors For The 2009 Kymco Xciting

  • 2009 Suzuki Burgman 400
  • 2009 Honda Reflex
  • 2009 Honda Silverwing 600
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie