Kymco Philippines treats its customers to an early Christmas with new models launched just before 2019. The present is in the form of three new scooters: the Like 150i ABS, Like 150i with Noodoe technology, and Xciting 300i at a launch at the I’m Hotel in Makati last Nov. 28.
The all-new Kymco Like 150i ABS is a futuristic-retro style modern scooter. Named the 2017 Best Scooter in the USA at the Motorcycle.com Awards. Its modern features and performance were unprecedented in the light-weight scooter category.
Powered by Kymco’s newly-designed 4V technology engine, there’s an increase of 1.4kW over its predecessor. Expect power to be smooth and linear. Engine friction is reduced by the roller rocker arm, and a lightweight cylinder head also allows the engine to generate more power.
The Like 150i is capable of high speeds on urban roads or highways with stable and light steering. With both classic and modern looks, its equipped with a retro looking LED head lamp, an LED tail lamp, a fully digital instrument panel, a lockable glove box compartment and USB charging port. It rolls on 12” aluminum alloy wheel with Bosch anti-lock braking system (ABS) and an easy front fuel filler opening.
First smart scooter
There’s also the Like 150i with Noodoe dashboard technology. It’s an interactive dash that connects to a smartphone via an app to the scooter for smart navigation. Its interface is customizable and allows riders to share with friends through the Noodoe cloud, which is an online social community where bikers around the world communicate with each other.
Kymco offers the Like 150i ABS at P98,800.00 and the Like 150i with Noodoe at P119,900.00, which by the way, is available in Matte Silver Crystal for Noodoe. Other colors are Pearly White, Bright Red and Deep Blue Metallic for Non-Noodoe Like 150i ABS.
Kymco’s Xciting 300i is a short wheelbase maxi-scooter design that allows for agility and maneuverability. Its features include the multi-functional digital instrument panel, 12v charger, an aggressive headlight with LED, easy refueling front fuel filler opening, front and rear Bosch anti-lock braking system (ABS). There’s also a large underseat compartment, and stylish tail lamps.
The Xciting 300i is offered at P239,000 and is available in Matte White and Matte Black.
“We at Kymco recognize the search of Filipino riders for easier and faster way to move around the city, and we will continue to offer options that will meet their needs, and products that will fit local traffic and road conditions,” said Kymco President Frank Yang.
The Like 150i and Xciting 300i are already available in all Kymco dealerships nationwide. For more information about Kymco motorcycles, visit www.kymco.com.ph.
Text and photos by Neil Pagulayan