About two weeks ago got a 2009 Kymco 250 ri.
Has 14K miles on it. Got it because I like to ride and figured it will keep the miles off my car (Mirage) which now has 56K miles on it 3 years in.
Had plenty of motorcycles before but not a scooter. Surprisingly nice to ride.
Added a piece of plexi glass to the top of the windshield to make it about 6 inches taller. Now it is so quiet behind there that I had to tape the tiny holes on each mirror because the whistle noise bothered me.
Legs are completely in wind shade too.
Learned some things about windshields too! I was wondering why the windshield is not made flush with the fairing and was ready to stuff some rags in the gap when I found out that it is on purpose to keep buffeting down.
And it's called a...vented windshield
If instead of the helmet I just throw my hoodie over my head,the wind actually pushes it forward over my head. So the wind is blowing backwards behind the windshield due to turbulence. This is another pleasant surprise to me on a bike.
It is fuel injected,liquid cooled,cvt transmission,has a tachometer,speedo,gas gauge,a digital display for odometer and trip with a clock. Selectable miles or km.
Dual disk front brakes with single disk on rear.
Supposedly one of the front calipers are applied when the rear brake lever is pulled.
It does not say it anywhere on the bike but it might have ABS. There is a reluctor and wheel speed sensor on the R/F side disk.
The backrest on the seat is adjustable forward and back.
Might be nothing unusual for big scooters but I am surprised by the amount of storage space on this bike. I can go grocery shopping and get large items like 12 roll TP,large jug of washing detergent,watermelon etc. and they fit even under the seat! Then there is the box on the back.
Also has a small locking compartment to the left of the steering in the fairing and another non locking in the front of the seat.
Phone holder and 12V outlet under the seat with a light built in.
Like I said this might be standard on a scooter but new to me.
Have not beaten the record tank on my Mirage yet (~76 MPG) but got close at 75.1 MPG. (had a 65,69,71 and 75 MPG fillups.
To be fair,I ride the bike a lot faster than the Mirage.
RPMs are crazy. 6K at 50 MPH! Why? Had it up to 75 MPH and kept on accelerating but tac was approaching 9K. Red line starts at 7500 RPM.
That is the one thing a normal motorcycle can do that I can't is to re-gear for more eco friendly RPMs.
Might look into heavier rollers/sliders for the variator but even then all it's going to do is apply the tallest ratio at a slower speed than before but at about 45 MPH and above it will be the same ratio and RPMs as now.
Unless there are some other tricks or kits to increase gearing. Usually people go in the other direction with lighter rollers to increase pulling RPMs for faster acceleration but this thing is plenty quick as it is.
All in all I really like this bike and might just have to get an even larger displacement scooter in the future that can cruise 65 MPH at a reasonable RPM.
I did not know scooters were this much relaxing fun to ride!