Review of a 2007 Kymco People 250cc Scooter

by Mark Rice
(Salado, Texas)

I bought the Kymco People 250cc scooter in March of 2008. I selected it because of two basic reasons: (1) It was the largest scooter that still had the old "Vespa" style with a flat deck. I intended to ride my grandson around on it so this was important. (2) on researching scooters, it seemed to have both a good reputation and an adequate infrastructure of sales and service.

Upon calling one of the dealers, he was very knowledgeable about what a Kymco was and what it would do, so I bought it from him.

Overall, I have not been disappointed. In three years, my only maintenance (after the recommended break in period service) was one battery (which was my fault) and to bleed the rear brake, which was very easy to do once I read the manual.

Other than oil changes, that's it. I live in Salado, Texas, which is hill country, and the Kymco is nimble and powerful enough to haul two people around the twisty, hilly roads.

Although the scooter can go nearly 80 MPH, it is best at 60 miles or slower, and I have never taken it on the interstate. There are enough interesting back roads that it is not necessary to get on the interstate, since most of my trips are no more than 30 miles.

The storage compartment under the seat can accommodate almost two full sacks of groceries, so if all I need is milk, bread, fruit, and eggs, I can make my short shopping trips on the Kymco.

The features that make the Kymco People so nice on short trips become a problem on longer trips. The length of the floorboard could be a little longer for my length of legs. The narrow seat which is good for short trips, becomes too hard for long trips.

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Jan 12, 2011
Nice Review
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Thanks for contributing this review, Mark. Very detailed. I can really see what you like about this scooter...

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