Being a fan of minibikes myself, I have to say that this recent influx of microscopic machines to the U.S. has been fantastically fun, and Kymco’s Spade does well to continue in the steps of its Japanese rivals. For around the same price as the Grom or a Z125 Pro, you can expect a bit more power, slightly more room, a less aggressive stance, and retro looks. If this is the look you prefer over the sportier motif its challengers, keep this bike squarely in your sights. If you’re hunting for the best quality for your money, I’m inclined to say that Kymco still have some work to do on the overall fit and finish of the Spade, as some of the inconsistencies with the transmission particularly had me a little nervous. Still, the Spade is a solid contender for first time riders and fun-seekers alike, and offers much to enjoy.