2013 Kymco Movie Review


Offered in a bold Tangerine or gloss black, Kymco’s 2013 Movie 150 is a midsized scooter with modern looks and engineering designed for any urban environment where mobility, durability, and responsiveness are highly valued. With a time-tested air-cooled 149cc engine producing maximum torque at 6500 revolutions per minute (rpm), the Movie 150 is a willing and able urban scooter for riders seeking a solid mix of power and convenience.

With its step-though design, 250-pound dry weight, and 12-inch wheels, the Movie 150 certainly looks and feels like a traditional scooter, but closer examination reveals the more aggressive styling and performance-inspired components that indicate that this is a scooter that can take you farther, and in more comfort, than smaller-displacement competitors. It is clear that Kymco understands that the Movie is in a highly-competitive segment of the scooter market, and the wrap-around bodywork, full front and rear fenders, and a nicely integrated instrument cluster combine to create a seamless, integrated look for this scooter that puts it in front of many of its peers as far as overall styling is concerned.

Looks aside, experienced scooter riders will appreciate the Movie 150’s nod toward rider independence and good judgment, as Kymco chose to not offer ABS or linked braking with the standard front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The mechanically-minded will also notice the simplicity and time-tested nature of the Movie 150’s engine; an air-cooled, single-cylinder, 149cc engine that develops 13.5 horsepower. Decades of use in a variety of settings have proven that this type of engine design is a winner due of the reasonable manufacturing costs which can be passed on to the consumer and the overall simplicity of maintenance. With this type of power plant (and a standard 24-month factory warranty), riders will know that the Movie 150 will be there for them in any situation.

When it comes to styling, the Movie 150 is pure modern scooter. Large, highly-visible halogen headlights and turn indicators are integrated into the front bodywork and handlebar fairings and the Movie 150 is offered without a windscreen, which creates a sleek-looking and very streamlined appearance. With center and side kick stands, under-seat and lockable console storage, and comfortable seating for both driver and passenger, the Movie 150 is designed for the smart rider looking for a responsive, nimble, and reliable scooter.

New For 2013

  • Tangerine or Gloss Black body panel color 149cc Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) four-stroke, four-valve engine Continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT) 24-month limited factory warranty Under-seat and front console storage with additional helmet hook Distinctive, sport-influenced painted rear springs (white) and front brake calipers (red) Instrument panel containing speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge & clock

2013 Kymco Movie Specs

  • Model: Movie
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.32 x 2.15 inches
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: Single Overhead Cam (SOHC), four-valve
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric, with kick-start back-up
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.98 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 50.5 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 250 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/70-12
  • Tires (Rear): 130/70-12


  • Standard passenger grab rail
  • Standard rear rack
  • Optional rear storage box
  • Optional rear storage box mounting rack
  • In-dash storage
  • Lockable under-seat storage
  • Helmet hook

Key Competitors For The 2013 Kymco Movie

  • Yamaha Zuma 125
  • Vespa S 150
  • Honda PCX 150
  • Piaggio Fly 150