Kymco Bet & Win 250 Scooter Review

by Alvin Davenport
(Prestonsburg, KY)

I purchased my Kymco Bet & Win 250 in 2005 as a leftover '04 model. It currently has 4400 km on it (the odo reads in kilometers-you can do the conversion math). The only issue I've had with the bike was a loose spark plug wire. I was embarrassed to find that was the problem after I hauled it home in my truck. I thought it was having carb problems instead. I learned quite a lesson from that experience!

Anyway, the bike still runs and rides very well considering how little it cost and its age. It has good power, and the handling is stable enough for high-speed riding. I have owned both a Honda Silverwing and a Suzuki Burgman 650 in the meantime, and the Kymco is still in my garage while the others are not.

I'm not implying the Kymco is a better scooter, it's just such a small investment I'm not tempted to part with it. The workmanship and quality are very good, and the bike has held up very well.

I've ridden it on the interstate at 75 mph for short distances, and it cruises easily at 60. My only complaint is that it is just a little small for my 6' frame. The foot wells are too confining and I can't use the forward foot position due to awkward positioning.

They no longer sell this model in the US, but if the current bikes share the quality and workmanship of this one, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Kymco - besides, the broken English in my Kymco owners manual is quite an amusing read on a winter's day!

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Jun 18, 2012
Kymco Bet and Win (Ego 250) NEW
by: Kevin Saunders

My wife and I have just purchased two new B&W scooters here in Australia (known as the Ego 250 here) Only done 70 kilometers so far so are just at start of run in period. Seem to be good scooters. Previously owned two lovely Kynco Like 125's but as we live in the country we will feel safer with scooters with higher speeds to maintain traffic flow. I am 71 YO, Wife 58 but hopefully will stay safe riding very defensibly. Have built a trailer for our bikes and always take them on our travels around this great country. Used to ride Vespas back in the 1960s so it is nive to relive our younger days.

Feb 09, 2011
spark plug wire
by: james

My 1st scooter was a united motors 250 (cant't remember model) i liked it,
67-84 mpg.
It started going dead when i was stoped at a light or stop sign. i found a dealer in b'ham that sold them & i really wanted bigger wheels. It was a yr. old.
So i traded for a yamaha tmax 500. It's get around 50 mpg. I have always wondered why it was dieing. And you found a loose wire.
I instaled a heat troller for heat gear & when i went to take hot cable off the battery the bolt was finger loose.
ALWAY WONDER. But i like my tmax. i like 250 also. a little bumpy thou.

Feb 05, 2011
thumbs high
by: karakaš dražen, croatia

i have 2004 kymco bw 250 now 32000 on odometer and it was a best buy looking backwards in time now... very urban and also very reliable out of city...

Jan 18, 2011
Kymco Is Quality
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Thanks for the informative and entertaining review, Alvin, for your Kymco Bet & Win 250 scooter. Appreciate you taking the time to post it here.

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