2012 Kymco Xciting Review


The 2012 Kymco Xciting is a refined and fast scooter that uses the latest technology to produce a high-end scooter that is in a class of its own. This powerful scooter can handle the demands of driving on the highway and being able to pass with ease as well as handle the demands of traveling through the city setting. The 500cc, liquid-cooled engine which is also fuel injected delivers an impressive amount of power and allows the driver to have the utmost confidence when on the road. The automatic transmission allows for quick acceleration from a stop all the way up to the highway cruising speed. All with a smooth and exhilarating ride. The suspension on this scooter is adjustable rear shocks and telescopic front forks help to smooth out any bumpy roads that one may encounter.

The sleek and sporty design of the scooter is one that is bound to turn heads. From the tinted oversized windscreen to the well-padded driver’s seat, this is one scooter that is bound to get attention. The aerodynamics of the 2012 Kymco Xciting not only helps the bike to stand out from the crown but also helps this scooter to get great fuel economy. With enough room for two and plenty of storage options, this scooter can handle those weekend getaways.

The 2012 Kymco Xciting comes in two models and both models deliver a unique riding experience. The two models are the Xciting 500Ri and the Xciting 500Ri ABS with the main difference between these two models is the option of the ABS brakes. No matter what model you choose there is no question that the 2012 Kymco Xciting delivers an enjoyable and dependable ride.

New For 2012

  • New fully digital dashboard that features the odometer, trip-meter and clock. Easy to read and helps to keep the drivers attention on the road and not on the dash.
  • All of the 2012 models feature a sleek and tinted sport styled windshield that helps to add a unique and sporty look. The windshield also helps to protect from the wind as well as other elements.
  • Additional storage space has been added for the 2012 line. Storage can be found under the seat as well as in the front end of the scooter.
  • Cell phone holder with a 12-volt DC adapter has been added to the 2012 line. Hands free driving accessories are also available.
  • ABS braking system that helps to prevent loss of control in bad weather conditions. Also helps to ensure that the brakes do not lock up providing the rider with the confidence they need.

2012 Kymco Xciting Specs

  • Model: 2012 Kymco Xciting 500Ri
  • Engine Type: 500cc single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 92.0 mm x 75.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously variable ( CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 45 miles per gallon
  • Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with adjustable shock and spring preload
  • Wheelbase: 61.8 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 473 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70-15
  • Tires (Rear): 150/70-14


  • Tinted wind deflector designed to help keep the wind away from the driver.
  • Custom backrest which attaches to the rear and provides additional comfort for the passenger. Backrest can be mounted with ease and dismounted just as easily.
  • Custom foot rests that provide an additional level of comfort for the rider. Passenger foot rests are also available.
  • Diamond plate foot board designed to add an extra level of style. Available in other styles and colors as well.
  • Shad mounting kit that is ideal for attaching to the rear luggage rack. Allowing for additional storage. Weather proof to help protect personal items.
  • Variety of top cases available in a many colors. Colors designed to match the overall color scheme and design of the bike.
  • Waterproof outdoor covers that are ideal for using in bad weather to help protect the scooter from the elements.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Kymco Xciting

  • 2012 Yamaha Majesty 400
  • 2012 Honda Silver Wing ABS
  • 2012 Vectrix VX-1
  • 2012 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive