Kymco People 250 Motor Scooter Review

by Pete Emslie
(Port Richey, Florida)

Great scooter, loved it, bought it used (4000 miles) rode it for a year and a half never had a bit of trouble until last month when on my way to work it shut down motor and lights, turned out that it caught on fire and burned up before the fire dept could get the fire out.

It was a 2005 and was a total loss. I checked with the mfg and there was no recalls on this model. It started under the seat and in front of the rear wheel, probably was a faulty wire but the fire dept. could only guess that it was mechanical failure and nothing specific.


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Dec 09, 2010
nothing but problems
by: Anonymous

Wow we have owned the bike hardly two years. Once it has reached 5000miles it has been nothing but problems same thing the shop said they were waiting on parts, its cut out lights RPM's after dumping money and still not fixed they said it may have electrical problems, they don't know... I feel we had a bad bike now after seeing these comments, I think KYMCO is a bad brand.

Jun 15, 2010
Comment on the 250
by: Anonymous

I have a 250 Kymco xciting scooter. I like the bike and had a problem with a bolt vibrating loose on the bike's version of the alt/gen. It was under warranty and the manufacturer covered part of the cost (prorated). I had the same problem as an earlier post where the dealer kept saying the part was on order. After 2 months, I called Kymco US and was told it was in stock but the dealer had not placed the order. The dealer then gave me a line about having to have a minimum order. The dealer is Chaparral Motor Sports in San Bernardino. I was talking to a quad owner picking up his quad the same time I picked up my 250 and he had waited near 4 months...

I love my Kymco - great for local commuting 55-60 mpg.

Apr 22, 2010
Strange deffect
by: Yoly

A catastrophic problem like that is unusual. Maybe a faulty connection in the electrical cabling, but never heard of that in other scooters unless they are the cheap Chinese stuff.

I am weighing this scooter for its design style and bigger wheels as my next jump from the 125cc Buddy but I don't like what I hear.

I will keep looking, the majority of reports I hear are excellent, telling me about its reliability. I wonder if it was really new or had been tampered with before at the dealer. Things do happen.

Apr 19, 2010
Service problem
by: Anonymous

I had a front end problem on my People 250, since I bought it Kymco OK'd for the dealer to take care of the problem under the warranty. The dealer has had the scooter for 4 months. I call them every week and they keep telling me waiting for parts... what kind of help can I get to get this scooter back to where it belongs?

Mar 11, 2010
No kidding
by: Anonymous

That is quite a single, unique accident!!!

Mar 10, 2010
That's a Shame
by: Jim Zeiser

It's too bad when something like that happens. Not only have you lost your transportation, but you lose a friend.

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