The 250 is based on Taiwanese company Kymco's flagship maxi-scooter, the Xciting 500Ri. Thus it's still a physically big bike, but it's lighter in weight (407 lbs. vs. 473 lbs.) and lower in price ($5249 vs. $6299). Even so, the 250 is almost too heavy for someone of my size and strength, as I had trouble getting it in and out of the garage and tight parking spaces. The riding position is a stretch for my 5-foot-7 frame, and the wide seat apparently was designed more for comfort than my 30-inch inseam. At low speeds, the long wheelbase makes maneuvering a challenge. The suspension is similar to that of a motorcycle, but a tad too stiff for city potholes. ABS isn't an option on the 250 like it is on the 500, but the triple discs reacted well to both measured and panicked pulls on the levers.