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Here’s a no-nonsense scooter from Taiwan
Choosing one among all the locally available scooters can give buyers a headache. Styling, engine performance, handling, overall size, fuel efficiency, safety features, and comfort are among the salient factors you must look into carefully, before considering budget. Or is it the other way around? Slowly but surely, Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco is getting a bigger slice of the pie on the scooter market ever since it began operating here in the country in 2008. Currently, the price positioning of this brand is triggering confusion among its established Japanese competitors.
Take the case of the hot-selling Kymco Racing King 180i ABS. Priced at P159,900, it is marketed as a no-nonsense scooter that is very dependable for daily city commutes. This light, quick, and nimble two-wheeler, at 1,931mm long and 755mm wide, is powered by a 175.1cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled OHC engine. Power delivery is stable even when you’re in heavy traffic.
With a fuel-tank capacity of seven liters and efficient fuel-injection technology, this street candy is capable of achieving 40km/L. It’s perfect for a short ride in the city or a weekend out-of-town run. For stability on the road, it rolls on 110/70 R12 front and 130/70 R12 rear alloys. Stopping power is further supplemented by a reliable ABS.
Either for racing or just merely cruising, the Kymco Racing King 180i is your dependable buddy.