My newest review…
2012 Kymco Super 8 50cc 2-Stroke
OK heres a quick rundown of the FAQ..
Price – £1800 (Approximate price)
Petrol cost £6-7 per fill
Insurance £300 Lexham 3rd party fire and theft
Top speed 30mph (restricted) 45-55 mph (De-restricted)
How to de-restrict the bike? – Take to a bike dealer, £45-£75 depending on dealers price rate
Where is the bike from? – Taiwan
Is it comfy and reliable? – Yes
What dealer was this bike from? – Roadrunner Stroud
Any warranty? – Yes 2 years from new
A True Winner
With its flashy sports motorbike styling, deep shiny paintwork and great looking graphics, the Super 8 50 cc 2-stroke looks as if it’s punching well above its weight. The Super 8 is both light and very agile, which makes it great fun to ride and with a restricted top speed of 30 mph it is more than capable of swiftly manoeuvring around a congested town or city.
The Super 8 50 2-stroke triumphed on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show ‘Top 5 Scooter’ feature in November 2009. The Scooter not only made Suzi Perry’s Top 5, but came Third, beating off stiff competition from the Peugeot Speedfight 3 and Piaggio NRG. The TV show’s presenter Suzi Perry, also a keen motorcyclist, tested and reviewed more than forty 50cc scooters for the feature.
Commenting on the KYMCO Super 8 50, Suzi said: “Unlike some other 2-strokes this is quite smooth. This is a bike you feel like you can just throw around… keep the revs on… it’s really lovely to ride.”
Fuel-efficient and Environmentally Friendly
The Super 8 is a highly fuel-efficient scooter, capable of achieving in excess of 100 miles per gallon as well as producing very low carbon emissions.
Perfect Learner and Commuter Companion
More than capable of swiftly moving around a congested town or city, the Super 8 50 boasts 14″ six-spoke alloy wheels and a long wheel base, to further enhance stability, comfort and safety.
The low seating position at 785mm in height ensures the rider can easily place their feet on the ground making it ideal for both male and female riders. Pillions are well catered for, with pop-out alloy foot pegs and a grab rail, so you can share your journey with a friend if the mood takes you.
Other features include: powerful front disc and rear drum brakes, electric and kick-start, automatic choke, lockable under seat storage box for helmet, shopping or waterproofs, steering lock, rear carrier, centre and side stands
2 Year Warranty PLUS Fantastic Insurance Offer
KYMCO are running a fantastic insurance offer on this and other bikes, including roadside assistance and full claims service 24/7 from only £99, any area. Please click here for more details.
The Super 8 50 2-Stroke comes with a 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty.