My Kymco People 150cc Scooter Review

by Olive Twanger
(Orlando, FL)

Just last week, I bought a 2009 Kymco People 150cc scooter for $2291 (tax, tag, title included) from a Kymco dealer. I plan to leave future reviews as well. I spent many hours, weeks, even months, online comparing scooters.

The price, I'm OK with, considering the low miles (only 1200km, approx 800miles), & that the dealer's in contact with the previous owner who trades in scooters from his personal collection all the time. The option to easily trade for something bigger, or completely different (enduro/motorcycle) appeals to me as well... (I had adopted a brand new Chinese Peace Sports 50cc briefly last year.

My roommate had fallen off and no longer drove it. It was nothing but headaches once I got it back running. So, I had several reasons for not buying Chinese, or from a stranger.)

The Kymco People 150 is the cutest scooter I've ever seen, a sea foam green color, vintage style Vespa look, and it even has a glove box. It starts beautifully, & accelerates quickly at any speed.

The lights are plenty bright and I have more confidence in being seen. I've had so many "people" stop to ask about & compliment it. So far, I have absolutely no regrets with my decision.

The only thing I am not yet proud of is the narrow tires. Though I like the larger diameter of the wheel, which steers more like a motorcycle, I am still a fan of the wider Yamaha tires, and wonder about how much life I will get out of the narrow tire, or if I shouldn't travel long distances, or if they won't get as good of traction.


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Jul 13, 2011
1000 miles later...
by: OliveTwanger

I'm convinced I couldn't have bought a better 150cc scooter. This Kymco 150cc People is my only mode of transportation around Orlando, so I've put miles on it quickly. Although, if you have the money to spend, I would recommend getting a bigger sized motor if you plan on doing a lot of riding. I haven't taken it on the highway even though I guess it is possible, but the extra 5 or 10 mins it takes to travel the more scenic and safer side roads, seems like a no brainer.

Jul 09, 2011
Kymco People 150
by: Alan Klein

I have owned a 2005 Kymco People 150 for 5 years. I put 11,000 mi. on it without any problems. I did have the rear tire replaced at 9,000 mi. It is extremely nimble and easy to handle.

Apr 13, 2011
Good Scoot, Good Tires
by: Nancy H

Olive should not worry one bit about the tires on her new Kymco scooter. I bought my 2010 People 150 one year ago and have had nothing but fun riding it. They are very dependable machines and the thinner profile and larger diameter of the tire add to the superior handling. I live in Daytona, so I ride a lot. Maybe we'll meet on the road some day!

Apr 12, 2011
People S 150
by: Jim Zeiser

Paul Smith ( has a 2008 Kymco People S150 scooter and has well over 20,000 miles on his. Despite your fears about the tires, Paul took his from southern PA to western Massachusetts to visit family and back, a distance of well over 500 miles. He rides in rain and cold and hasn't had problems with his tires... yet.

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