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Review of the 2005 Kymco Bet and Win 250:
One of the Best Kept Secrets of Maxi-Scooters
Author: C. Rypkema, 2006-08-17|
One of the best designed, best performing scooters available at any price.
I´ve owned this scooter for only three months, but put on several thousand miles in that time. To keep this short, what is important¿|
Quality: The two-year warranty says a lot. Kymco wouldn´t put that long a warranty on their product, if they thought they would lose money servicing the scooter. Just looking at the way it is put together confirms it is designed and put together with quality parts. Scooters from Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki may cost several thousand more, but aren´t any better IMHO. You definitely get your money´s worth.
Performance: This is one of the top performing ´maxi-scooters´ in the 250cc class. I routinely ride my B and W on the freeway and have no trouble with keeping up with traffic, or having extra throttle available when desired at 60-70 mph. I´m sure it´ll do the 85 mph I´ve see on web pages, because I clocked it at 81 mph with a GPS and against a cross-wind.
Aerodynamics: This wouldn´t seem to be a big deal, but it is. Many scooters are buffeted a lot by wind gusts and turbulence from trucks. I´ve had semi´s pass by me within only a few feet and not been moved over. The scooter with a Puig windscreen is incredibly stable at freeway speeds because you´re not fighting the wind constantly.
Handling: I´ve had mine over far enough to scrape the exhaust pipe during the Experienced Riders Course. It was incredibly stable and didn´t bother me any at all, even though I hadn´t planned to do that fast a corner. This bike will outperform what you can imagine, if you have faith in it.
Pros: See above.
Cons: Perhaps the seat. For tall riders, it seems tight. But I think part of that might be just in our expectations. My initial inclination was to sit like I did on a motorcycle, leaning forward. This is a scooter, and while I can lean somewhat forward, it also is designed for a relaxed upright position. And after debating for the past couple months, I think I´ll leave the seat just as it is. It allows both types of seating positions for me, and gives me a chance to change the pressure on my rear end on long drives.
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