2010 Kymco Yager 200i Scooter Review

by Ken
(New York, New York)

Kymco Yager 200i

Kymco Yager 200i

I bought this scooter because I was looking to get something a little faster than my Yamaha Vino 125, something that would enable me to keep up on New York City expressways. It meets that need.

It gets up to 60 mph without any fuss; it will go a little faster but I weigh 250 lbs. so I'm sure a lighter rider can run at 70. Fuel injection is great for quick, reliable starting every time.

Big gas tank (almost 3 gallons) provides great range in excess of 200 miles although unlike the Yamaha, it requires premium.

At six foot two, I still can't get quite comfortable over the long haul. The bump in the seat is not as pronounced as the bigger scoots but I wish I could have an inch or two more room.

One good feature is the shape of the front of the interior so that I can put my feet up in a motorcycle like position which makes it more comfortable than keeping my feet flat on the floor.

Very good storage space under the seat. Brakes are very good.

One concern: at about 500 miles, clutch(?) developed a ringing sound when the engine was warm and upon giving it full throttle from a stop. No effect on performance. Dealer replaced clutch and the sound went away but is now back intermittently after a long ride.

I hope Kymco and the dealer come up with a solution as I love the bike otherwise.


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Dec 02, 2011
Very Nice Scooter NEW
by: Wil B.

I've owned the Yager 200gt for 8+ months. I bought new at a discounted price of $2999.00 + tax and setup. That's a pretty good deal for a water-cooled fuel-injected dual disc brake scooter. This summer I rode all over Chicagoland. The Yager can keep up pretty good on 55mph roads, but I'll never take out on the much faster tollways. She cruises good at 55-60mph and I have seen 70mph on the speedometer. Speaking of which, the speedo as GPS is very accurate only 1-2 mph off at 55mph. Measured fuel economy is pretty exceptional for this kind of performance ranging from 75mpg to 90mpg. I'm pretty easy on the throttle.

The whole scoot shows a high quality finish with typical nice Kymco details such as the superlative instrument display.

Only problems, issues are the seat (matter of taste) and some funny trans noises which I'll have the dealer look at. Overall a heckofa nice do-it-all scoot that I plan to keep for a long time.

Broadview, IL

Sep 05, 2011
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by: Richard L

I have owned my Yager since June of this year, 2011. I weigh a little over 200lbs and even though I've only done it one time, I had no problem hitting 70 mph. I use regular gasoline not premium. The seat could be a little softer, I'm not sure that I'd want to sit on it for more than an hour. I have only 600 miles on it and I'm getting 70mpG. It has been very dependable with no problems. However, it will go in for the 600 mile service tomorrow. I will tell the dealer that there is a growling sound during acceleration which does not seem to affect speed. By the way, acceleration is very good.

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