Review of the Kymco Agility 50 Scooter
(Arlington, MA, USA)
I own the 50cc Kymco Agility scooter and this is my review...
Appearance & design:
The Kymco Agility 50 has a more contemporary "motorcycle" appearance, rather than the retro look that many other scooters have. As a result, it is a bit taller, and fits tall/long-legged riders more comfortably than smaller-sized scooters. The seat technically can handle two riders, but the second seat also flips up to function as a back-rest for the driver, which is great when stuck in traffic.How well it runs/performance:
When it runs, it is a very peppy scooter. Getting up to traffic speed from a stop seems almost effortless for this bike. Handling seems good, although I have no other scooter experience, so I cannot say how it performs as compared to other scooters. Reliability:
My scooter was troublesome to start from the very first week I took it home (bought brand new). I had problems with my Agility 50 not starting and stalling once started, even while running. The dealership could not replicate the problem, so for the next 3 weeks I rode it with intermittent problems.
When it stalled out one day (while riding in rush hour traffic), I had it back in the shop, where they found that the fuel pump was faulty, causing the engine to flood with fuel. Since I rode it for weeks like that, the entire engine is essentially being replaced (4+ weeks in the shop so far and at least 2 more weeks to go).
The repair technician told me that parts are very challenging to get since they all must be ordered through Kymco rather than locally. One of the 2 keys I got with the bike also snapped in half when I was locking it up, and the keys are extremely difficult to duplicate unless you get them from the manufacturer. Price vs. value:
I paid $1650, which was a great price for a new scooter, and thus why I bought it. Given the headaches I've had so far, though, I am trying to trade this in and buy something more reliable, even if it costs more. A bike that stalls while riding in traffic is not worth it, no matter how good of a "deal" it is.Customer support from seller, if applicable:
See reliability comment above for more details. Parts are very
slow to get once they are ordered. Many of the parts I need are back-ordered for weeks.How long you've owned this scooter:
2 months (but only operable for 3.5 weeks).
A battery tender like the Battery Tender Jr. can make all the difference in whether your scooter will start right up each spring, after being stored for months.
Just about every scooter owner needs to have a battery tender, sometimes called a trickle charger. Unless you are lucky enough to live in a climate where you can ride all year long, chances are your scooter will be put on ice, figuratively-speaking, for at least a couple months every winter.
One of the key steps in winterizing a scooter is to protect your battery from draining during its "rest" period. This can – and will – happen if you leave your battery sitting untended in your cold scooter over the winter, even if it's in a garage or shed.