The Downtown’s performance is excellent, delivering a fun ride with tight cornering in the city. Light and responsive steering adds more enjoyment to the ride, and its small turning circle is excellent for tight maneuvering in urban areas or squeezing into just about any parking space. Its lighter weight than the average maxi-scooter also contributes to its light and easy handling. Having both front and rear disc brakes, the Downtown comes to a firm stop. The Downtown’s 298.9-cc, four-stroke engine offers good acceleration, making it ideal for driving on the highway or for long, sweeping country roads. The Downtown offers some top-notch versatility for a scooter, with good fuel economy compared to other similar vehicles in its segment. With the Downtown, Kymco rises to the occasion, heralding in an outstanding maxi-scooter that delivers a great performance in the city or on the highway at a more affordable price than its major competitors. A solid list of standard accessories elevates this scooter from the bargain bin variety that is usually associated with the brand. As the name implies, the Downtown is intended to bring a bit of power and some style to the city streets, though it is more than capable of holding its own on the highway as well. Kymco strives and succeeds in bringing a touch of class to their line of scooters while still offering a relatively modest price tag compared to its rivals.