Kymco Super 8 125cc Review
Looking for a scooter? Add Kymco Super 8 to your list of choices. This scooter looks good and performs exceptionally well. It is one of the most popular models of Kymco in Europe and in Asia. Read the full article for a detailed look on the scooter.
Design – This scooter from Kymco is one head-turner. Kymco is well-known worldwide for its scooters for they are making them for a while now. Rest assured that comes along with the Kymco badge is a design that is durable and stylish Kymco Super 8 has a sporty look which is capable of making head turns when it is seen on the road. The color combinations used in this scooter adds to the sportiness of the bike. It is quite big when compared to the Asian scooter designs such as Yamaha’s Mio and the like. The bulkiness of the bike gives the impression that it is not a toy scoot and it gives off a macho effect to the driver.
Engine – the scooter’s look is powered by a powerful 4-stroke 125cc gy6 engine that is fast enough to justify the sporty design of this bike. The 125cc engine is enough for daily trips from town to town and for leisure tours occasionally.
Handling – the Super 8’s handling is simply superb compared to other scooters that I have tested before. This is due to the wide tires this scooter has: 120/80-14 at the rear and 100/80-14 on the front. The wide tires give stability to the bike even when riding in high speeds. The brakes are very reliable: the front disk brake is strong enough and the rear drum brake is responsive as well. I just love touring with this scooter as I feel relax when driving this bike.
Suspension – the rear dual shocks are a little stiff which adds a sporty feel when maneuvering with this scooter. This is best if you are always on a flat surface. If you are always driving on rough terrains, maybe you should consider replacing the rear shocks to a more playful one.
Fuel – I can personally testify Super 8’s fuel consumption. It is around 38-41 kilometers per liter considering that it is city driving and I weigh around 180+ pounds (yeah, I know I should lose some weight). For a scooter, fuel economy of this scooter is just right. It can store up to 5 liters of fuel.
Parts availability – aftermarket parts are readily available when needed because this scooter is becoming one of the popular scooters in town. From bore kits to brake levers, it is just as easy as going to the nearest motorcycle store and order parts from them.
Storage – the utility box (u-box) is quite big, you can put a lot of things in it (I think a half faced helmet will fit). The floorboard is flat compared to hybrid scooters which has a division in the middle. This will add space to the things you can bring when using the scooter.
One thing that I adore from this scooter is the whistling sound it makes when slowing down after acceleration. It sounds like those of a plane when landing.
I give this scooter these scores:
Handling and suspension: 7/10
Fuel Economy: 7/10
Overall, Kymco has put up in the market a very reliable and sporty scooter for everyday use.