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  • KYMCO CAPTURES LUXURY SCOOTER MARKET

    Kymco AK550 Arrival Date

    KYMCO Australia is pleased to announce the arrival of its new flagship maxi scooter, the AK550. A first class scooter that has the best of both worlds of performance and touring.

    Kymco Australia

     

    Kymco Captures The Luxury Scooter Market 
    “KYMCO has really done an incredible job with the AK550, such a brilliant piece of machinery, equipped with an exciting list of industry leading features, sure to impress the most meticulous of scooter enthusiasts,” said KYMCO Australia Director Michael Poynton.
     
    Not only does the AK550 have a great list of premium features it also offers great value too, unlike its competitors the AK550 comes without the hefty price tag.
     
    With the tagline, ‘the thrills of touring,’ the AK550 delivers with the following features that will please both spirited rider and the adventurous tourer.
    Lightweight construction, aluminium frame, hollow design aluminium wheels and low weight radial tyres to help keep the weight down to deliver an impressive power to weight ratio.
     
    Low seat height gives the rider comfortable ergonomics and confidence in manoeuvring, enhancing the riding experience. The AK550 has a low centre of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution front to back, creating fantastic handling characteristics.
    Performance braking with twin Brembo calipers on dual 280mm floating discs up front, single caliper and a 260mm disc on the rear. The AK550 is fitted with world class Bosch 9.1 ABS, which is the lightest, shortest stopping and fastest acting emergency braking system on the market.
     
    Underneath the beautifully styled AK550 body, hides a silky smooth 550cc twin cylinder EFI engine. When opened up the KYMCO twin puts out a highly responsive 39.9KW, plenty of power to excite as you carve up the open road. Two power modes available on the fly from normal (performance) to wet, with a more reserved power delivery.
    Upside down (USD) front fork and three-stage reducer technology is used on the rear to basically unweight the engine from the transmission reducing the unsprung weight on the rear suspension resulting in a nicely balanced and comfortable ride.
     
    The AK550 has a great balance of large storage space for the tourer while keeping a compact body design to please the spirited rider.
    An Australian first, the AK550 is equipped with KYMCO’s new Noodoe dashboard technology. Noodoe is an interactive dash that connects the riders smart phone to the scooter providing on board notifications, smart navigation options, customisable dash display options as well as the ability to create their very own unique dash display and are also able to share it, plus more through the Noodoe cloud – an online social community.
    The AK550 is will arrive on dealership floors in December and has a RRP of $11,990 inc GST plus on road costs. Available in Space Grey, supported by a national KYMCO dealer network and comes with KYMCO’s 3-year factory warranty program.
     
    For further information on KYMCO’s AK550, get in contact with your local KYMCO dealer or head to the website www.kymco.com.au.
    KEY FEATURES
    • 550 cc, in-line twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8 valves
    • Premium KYMCO design
    • New Noodoe dashboard technology
    • Aluminium lightweight frame
    • 41mm Upside down (USD) front fork
    • Horizontal trailing arm rear suspension
    • Twin 280mm front discs paired with twin Brembo calipers and a single 260 mm rear disc with new generation 9.1 Bosch ABS brake system
    • 15-inch front alloy wheel with 120/70 METZELER tyre, 15-inch rear alloy wheel with 160/60 METZELER tyre
    • Low centre of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution
    • Low seat height, great ergonomics and confidence when manoeuvring
    • Carefully structured exhaust system to enhance the distinctive twin cylinder sound
    • Spacious under seat compartment (easily fits two helmets) and twin front glove box compartments
    • LED lights, on board USB ports
    • 3 year factory warranty
    • Available colour in Space Grey
  • Yamaha XMAX 300 Launches

    All new XMAX 300 revealed MAX family sports scooter launches in AUS. Yamaha has been the dominant force in the sport scooter segment ever since the original TMAX created the whole maxi- scooter movement. 

    Yamaha Australia

     


    All New XMAX 300 Revealed - MAX Family Sports Scooter Launches In AUS
    Yamaha has been the dominant force in the sport scooter segment ever since the original TMAX created the whole maxi- scooter movement. This trend- setting best seller has had a major influence on scooter design and technology for over 15 years, and is the flagship model for the MAX family.
    The TMAX's dynamic DNA has played a significant part in shaping the looks, character and performance of the new XMAX 300. Featuring a high specification and a sporty design, this all-new premium model offers an entry point into the MAX family.
    This completely new model is equipped with a new generation 300cc engine that features the very latest Yamaha Blue Core technology, enabling it to deliver higher performance together with increased fuel economy and reduced emissions.
    Its sophisticated new chassis design delivers motorcycle levels of sports handling performance - and the distinctive TMAX influenced styling with its twin-eye LED headlights and a central high beam light makes this one of the most dynamic looking sport scooters we've built.
    But we haven't forgotten practicality as well as excitement, and with its increased storage space for two full-face helmets and additional items - as well as a 12V adaptor and the new keyless system - the XMAX 300 has plenty of modern conveniences.
    The XMAX's new 300cc engine has been designed using Yamaha's next generation Blue Core technology, whose fundamental aim is to achieve more power using less fuel. By analysing every aspect of the new 4-stroke engine's operation, Yamaha engineers have been able to reduce power losses as well as increase fuel efficiency and achieve higher levels of performance.
    To achieve these goals the new 300cc 4- stroke liquid-cooled SOHC 4-valve XMAX engine features a range of Blue Core inspired power-boosting technologies, including optimised valve shape and timing, as well as a compact hemispherical combustion chamber with a high compression ratio.
    An offset cylinder design helps to minimise mechanical losses - and for increased cooling efficiency a DiASil cylinder is used with an oil jet piston cooler. There's also a specially designed forced air-cooling fan that helps to ensure more consistent engine running.
    The new 300cc engine is EU4 compliant, and aided by a newly designed fuel injection system, delivers strong acceleration and a high top speed together with low fuel consumption and a smooth and refined ride.
    The positioning and angle of the 12-hole injector have been optimised to spray atomized fuel particles towards the back of the valve head, and the shape of the combustion chamber and intake port is designed to create a good tumble motion for quick and efficient combustion that gives strongerlow to mid speed torque. To ensure good acceleration together with excellent rideability and good fuel efficiency, real time 3D mapping precisely controls the fuel volume and the ignition timing.
    The TMAX was the first high performance maxi scooter to use motorcycle style front forks, and for 2017 the new XMAX 300 adopts the same layout. The all-new frame is equipped with a double clamp telescopic fork and twin rear shocks to ensure sporty motorcycle-like handling, together with improved surface feedback and good high- speed stability.
    The fitment of a Traction Control System (TCS) as standard underlines the advanced specification of this new Sport Scooter. Using a number of sensors that temporarily reduce drive to the rear wheel when any loss of traction is detected, this electronic system provides rider confidence in wet or slippery conditions.
    The very latest technology is used in the construction of the new premium specification XMAX 300, including a Smart Key keyless ignition. Not only does it mean you don't have to waste time trying to find which pocket you've put your keys in - this convenient new system also shows how Yamaha's newest sport scooter is leading the way in terms of design and technology.
    XMAX 300 riders can be sure that this premium sport scooter has also been designed to offer the highest levels of day- to-day functionality. Beneath the new dual seat is one of the largest storage compartments in its class, capable of holding two full-face helmets and more. Its extra wide dimensions can also accommodate a laptop, making this an ideal weekday commuter as well as a most exciting weekend leisure vehicle.
    For easier operation there's a control switch on the handlebars that allows you to switch between functions while riding, without taking your hand off the handlebars - and to charge or power various devices, the XMAX 300 is equipped with a convenient 12V outlet located in the left box.
    The XMAX 300's new chassis has been developed to give a sportier ride together with lightweight agility. The choice of wheel and tyre sizes play a significant part in shaping any scooter's handling characteristics and in order to achieve dynamic sports performance together with easy manoeuvrability in town, this new 300 is equipped with a 15-inch front wheel and 14-inch rear. Braking power is supplied by a 267mm front disc and a 245mm rear disc, and ABS is fitted as standard.
    The all-new face of the XMAX 300 features dual slanted LED headlights with a new central light that gives this sport scooter a strong and purposeful appearance and underline the model's close family links with the TMAX. At the rear end the wraparound taillight also features LED bulbs as well as a new LED guide light, making the X-MAX 300 highly visible to other road users, day and night.
    The design of the new instruments has also been inspired by the TMAX, and features stylish round analogue speedometer and tachometer dials sitting in sports car style pods - while a high-tech central multi function display underlines the premium feel and specification of this sporty new 300.
    Featuring high quality components as well as beautifully finished painted parts, the high specification cockpit confirms beyond any doubt that the XMAX 300 is in a class of its own in terms of design, quality and pride of ownership.
    XMAX 300 key features
    • Powerful and efficient new 300cc Blue Core engine
    • New TMAX inspired chassis and sporty riding position
    • Premium quality and high-class finish
    • Dynamic MAX family DNA
    • Motorcycle style dual clamp front forks
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Smart Key keyless ignition system
    • 15-inch front wheel and 14-inch rear for good stability
    • Twin-eye LED headlights with third LED high beam light
    • LED front position lights
    • LED tail light with guide light
    • Iconic MAX family boomerang bodywork design
    • Huge underseat storage compartment for two full-face helmets and more
    • Multi function LCD instruments with handlebar mounted control
    • 12V outlet for powering/charging devices
    For more information on Yamaha Scooter range visit Yamaha-Motor.com.au.

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